Hacksaurus

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The hacksaurus (formerly BattleRex / Battle Rex) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VI, they are depicted as a mix between a tyrannosaurid dinosaur and a traditional European dragon wielding a broad axe.

Characteristics[edit]

Hacksauri are powerful members of the dragon family, introduced in VI as one of the strongest end-game enemy types. Though later titles would have the species trade positions with the Tyrantosaurus monsters, the Hacksaurus is still considered by most players to be a dangerous foe when first encountered. As demonstrated in the Arkbolt cave, the species exhibits r-type reproductive strategy, with the mother only watching over her offspring until their eggs hatch. Also of note, said eggs will hatch into Diethons when examined by the player. Though this is likely due to game difficulty balancing more than anything, it could suggest a metamorphic relationship between the two types of monsters in a similar to the fan-precieved relationship between Small Fries and Great Dragons.

Interestingly, the species has made a name for itself by being one of the most easily recuritable members of the Dragon family. This precedent was set by Lizzie, the very first Hacksaurus introduced in the series and the most popular monstrous companion in the series, outside of the slime family. This theme was reinforced in VIII by Hackzilla, one of the first infamous monsters (on-screen encounter) new players will stumble upon in the PS2 version.

Taking this into consideration, it can be assumed that Hacksauri have a high regard for physical strength, and will respect anyone who bests them in battle.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

#157 - Hacksaurus
Hacksaurus DQVI SNES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
416 0 698 110
Attack Defense Speed
290 100 115
Dropped Item Seed of strength
Skills Falcon Slash
Inferno
Bestiary # 157
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Hacksaurus appears as the boss of the DLC Tablets "Here be Dragons" and "Scary Lair" in the Nintendo 3DS Version of the game.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Giant axe-toting dragons. Fond of using their scorching flame-breath to roast hapless travelers.

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Hacksaurus DQVIII PS2.png 171 0 216 55 155 108 65
Bestiary No. 150
Family Dragon
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Falcon Slash
Location(s) Arcadia Region
Royal Hunting Grounds
Item(s) Dropped Dragon scale132
Dragon dung164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 15% 50% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 100% 50% 100% 15% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None

While a normal hacksaurus won't be encountered until the player reaches the Royal Hunting Grounds, it is possible to run into a special roaming one near Farebury at the very start of the game. It is ill-advised to fight this hacksaurus until much later on since she can easily wipe out a low-level party using its fire breath and falcon slash techniques, though having a monster team will enable one to recruit the powerful monster after defeating it.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The hacksaurus is a Rank C monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

Variants[edit]

Axesaurus[edit]


#97 - Axesaurus
Axesaurus DQVI SNES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
296 0 300 90
Attack Defense Speed
110 100 80
Dropped Item Battle axe
Skills Flame Breath
Hatchet Man
Bestiary # 97
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console DS

Tyrantosaurus[edit]

Interestingly, the Tyrantosaurus has changed color with its transition into the third dimension, shifting from a dull green to a bright red. It also ditched the axe for a sizable spiked hammer, likely to differentiate it from its brethren.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

#118 - Tyrantosaurus
Tyrantosaurus DQVI SNES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
248 0 372 108
Attack Defense Speed
180 90 96
Dropped Item Battle axe
Bestiary # 118
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console DS

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
208 0 283 57 187 146 108
Bestiary No. 182
Family Dragon
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Ferocious blow (250% damage)
Scorch
Location(s) Dragon Graveyard
Isolated Plateau
Item(s) Dropped Dragon scale164
Iron axe1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 15% 50% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 15% 100% 15% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


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