Mt. Zugzwang

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Mt. Zugzwang is the final dungeon in Dragon Quest V. Called Mt. Evil in fan translations. It is located in Nadiria, it houses the mountain fortress of Grandmaster Nimzo. It is the site where Madalena is held captive, forced to pray for the gate to the human world to be opened wide enough for Nimzo. In the remakes, Nimzo's pawns have names of chess terms and pieces. Thus, in keeping with Nimzo's "chess names" theme, Mt. Evil was renamed Mt Zugzwang, a term used in chess.

Despite the presence of various recruitable monsters, no monster will be recruited within Mt. Zugzwang.

Local enemies[edit]


Dragon Quest V (DS)
Item Location
Dark robe Chest
Ogre shield Mountainside
Double-edged sword Mountainside
Aspersorium Tile room
Sun crown Tile room
Metal king helm Drop-down room
Orichalcum fangs Trapped chest


DQ V SF Evil Mountain.png

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