Rockbomb

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For the monster class in Dragon Quest VII, see Rockbomb (Class).

The Rockbomb (formerly Bombcrag) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, it is a monster in the form of a round boulder and has a penchant for exploding, occasionally killing everyone in the party.

Description[edit]

The rockbomb is a monster made of living stone, making it a part of the Material family. It is a bluish, sometimes gray, boulder with a maniacal face on it, its teeth particularly gaped. Despite looking like plain boulders, rockbombs are actually immense geodes.

Rockbombs are not very aggressive. Most times, they smile strangely or otherwise waste their turn, sometimes even entering battle asleep. However, the boulders are not to be taken lightly as they are capable of self-destructing without any warning, usually in the form of the potentially devastating Kamikazee spell.

Strategy-wise, it is useful to remove the rockbombs first when encountering them in battle to prevent them from casting Kamikazee. This can prove more difficult in some titles over others, as some games give the bombs an enormous HP stat compared to other monsters in the area.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#83 - Rockbomb
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
115 2 95 27
Attack Defense Speed
69 12 10
Locations Mount Magmageddon area
Mount Magmageddon
Spells Kamikazee
Capture Rate 1/64
Bestiary # 83
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Rockbombs first appear in and around the volcano, Mount Magmageddon, and can easily cripple the party if given the chance.

Additionally, a rockbomb appears in the Bruise the Ooze mini-game, acting as part of the timer for the round.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

#80 - Rockbomb
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
240 20 144 15
Attack Defense Speed
99 150 50
Dropped Item Kamikazee bracer
Bestiary # 80
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#127 - Rockbomb
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
200 20 80 50
Attack Defense Speed
105 120 55
Dropped Item Life Rock
Rockbomb Heart (rare)
Locations Deja
Rexwood (Disc 2)
Spells Kamikazee
Family Material
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 127
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The rockbomb can be found in the Excavated Cave in Deja and the Rexwood region in Disc 2. There is a rare chance that that, upon defeat, the rockbomb will drop a Heart which can be used to become a rockbomb at Alltrades Abbey.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Rockbomb.png 68 20 70 11 52 110 51
Bestiary No. 071
Family Material
In-Game Description A strange creature with an eerie laugh. When you hear it, you know it's about to self-destruct.
Spell(s) Kamikazee
Skill(s) Grin maliciously
Location(s) Kingdom of Trodain
Item(s) Dropped Rock salt18
Rockbomb shard164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25% 25% 50% 25% 25%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25% 50% 0% 15% 100%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 100% 15% 100% 15% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#116 - Rockbomb
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HP MP Experience Gold
100 5 700 95
Attack Defense Speed
100 156 76
Dropped Item Rockbomb shard (common, 1/8)
Hephaestus' flame (rare, 1/128)
Locations Iluugazar Plains
Mt. Ulbaruun
Grotto
Skills "grins maliciously"
Spells Kamikazee
Family Material
Bestiary # 116
Game Dragon Quest IX
Description Don't dismiss these beaming boulders due to their funny faces - they can take out entire teams with Kamikazee.

Grabbers of the Greatest Grin gong at the Monscars, their moods are measured by minute shifts in the slope of their smile.


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Rockbomb DQM GBC.png

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

While still occasionally mentioned as being monsters, rockbombs are treated as items throughout the game, often found sleeping on patches of dirt. Getting knocked into the air will angrily stir a rockbomb from its rest, and it will detonate the moment it hits the ground. They can be used as ammo in tank battles, but are mainly used to damage enemies and clear obstructions.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

RockbombShard.png

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

If you can deplete the life gauge of the Rockbomb and get far enough away before its timed Kamikazee attack expires amd it explodes, destroying all in its path, the enemy just might drop a rockbomb shard. These things are risky to get, but they're worth it.

Related Enemies[edit]

See Also[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Dragon Quest VII, the Jester has a joke about the BombCrag. It goes "Have you heard about the BombCrag who liked to Rock and Roll?"
  • While often noted for their grins, they are never shown smiling in Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, bearing slight frowns while asleep and having angrily agape mouths while steaming from being woken up.

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