|Dragon Quest Monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First Appearance||Dragon Quest III|
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.
- 1 Description
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Dragon Quest III
- 2.2 Dragon Quest IV
- 2.3 Dragon Quest V
- 2.4 Dragon Quest VI
- 2.5 Dragon Quest VII
- 2.6 Dragon Quest VIII
- 2.7 Dragon Quest IX
- 2.8 Dragon Quest Monsters
- 2.9 Dragon Quest Monsters 2
- 2.10 Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart
- 2.11 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- 2.12 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
- 2.13 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
- 2.14 Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
- 2.15 Dragon Quest Swords
- 2.16 Dragon Quest Builders
- 3 Related Enemies
- 4 See Also
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
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.
|#83 - Rockbomb|
|Locations|| Mount Magmageddon area|
|Game||Dragon Quest V|
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.
|#80 - Rockbomb|
|Dropped Item||Kamikazee bracer|
|Game||Dragon Quest VI|
|#127 - Rockbomb|
|Dropped Item|| Life Rock |
Rockbomb Heart (rare)
|Locations|| Deja |
Rexwood (Disc 2)
|Game||Dragon Quest VII|
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.
|#71 - Rockbomb|
|Dropped Item|| Rock salt (common)|
Rockbomb shard (rare)
|Locations||Kingdom of Trodain|
|Game||Dragon Quest VIII|
|Description||A strange creature with an eerie laugh. When you hear it, you know it's about to self-destruct.|
|#116 - Rockbomb|
|Dropped Item|| Rockbomb shard (common, 1/8)|
Hephaestus' flame (rare, 1/128)
|Locations|| Iluugazar Plains|
|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.
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.
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.
- 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.