Lesser demon

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The Lesser demon (formerly Vulgarian) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VI, it is a red, winged, humanoid demon that often moves on all fours.


Lesser demons have the appearance of gangly, red humanoids and they usually walks on all four limbs, despite having a pair of wings on its back. Their arms have been depicted as having both four and five fingers, and their feet have two toes. Lesser demons also wear a large amount of jewelry, having multiple gold bracelets on their wrists and ankles, gold earrings, and a necklace with multicolored beads. They have a long pointed tail, large pointed ears, a thick brow with two curved horns, and their mouths appear to be perpetually wide open, displaying a set of sharp fangs and a green tongue.


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

#74 - Lesser demon
HP MP Experience Gold
116 4 138 46
Attack Defense Speed
75 52 57
Dropped Item Iron claw
Skills Spooky Aura
Spells Kasap
Bestiary # 74
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#95 - Lesser demon
HP MP Experience Gold
110 59 39
Attack Defense Speed
86 65 59
Dropped Item Boxer shorts
Locations Aeolus Vale
Skills Dazzleflash
Family Demon
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 95
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX, 3DS

Lesser demons (known as Vulgarians in the PS1 version) can be found in the Aeolus Vale area and is one of the forms that the WonderEgg can take if it hatches.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Lesser demon.png 105 0 107 38 101 77 64
Bestiary No. 114
Family Demon
In-Game Description Fearsome demons capable of channeling the power of the underworld into a dazzling light attack.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Chants a curse
Location(s) Northwest Isle
Item(s) Dropped Red mould116
Gold bracer164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 50%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25% 50% 15% 15% 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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Related Enemies[edit]


A vulgarian is a term for an unrefined or boorish person, who makes an ostentatious display of wealth. This fits with the description of a lesser demon, which wear a large amount of gaudy jewelry on their body.