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Barbatos is a boss monster in Dragon Quest IV that has since become a regular enemy in the series noteworthy for being a dangerous encounter in the late stage of a game.


Barbatos is one of Psaro the Manslayer's top generals and guards one of the four towers that maintain the barrier surrounding Castle Nadiria. He is a powerful spell caster, and with the exception of Aamon, possesses the most powerful magical capabilities of the four. His dialogue indicates that he is loyal to Psaro.


Dragon Quest IV

Barbatos DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Barbatos DQIV NES.gif 3,300 255 190
Defense Agility Experience Gold
180 72 5,500 0
Bestiary No. 206
Spell(s) Kaboom
Skill(s) Occassionally acts twice per turn
Chilly Breath
War Cry
Location(s) The Four Dens of Nadiria
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 75% 75% 75%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 75% 100% 75%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Barbatos DQIV PSX.png None

This grating goat is immune to Whack, Poof, Fuddle, Dazzle, Snooze, Drain Magic, and is highly resistant to all forms of attack magic except for Woosh and Zap spells. He casts Kaboom and breathes intense flames. He drops the Miracle Sword when he dies.

Dragon Quest V

Barbatos DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Barbatos DQV SNES.gif 480 65 205 192
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
124 1,165 215 1/256
Bestiary no. 178
Spell(s) Kaboom
Skill(s) Attacks while laughing (125% damage)
Location(s) Mt. Zugzwang (miniboss x2)
Estark's Labyrinth
Item dropped Hell Sabre164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 20% 67% 67%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
100% 20% 20% 20%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 100% 20% 100%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
100% 0% 0% 67%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
67% 67% ? 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Barbatos DQV PS2.png Barbatos DQIV PSX.png

A pair of these fiends appear near the summit of Mt. Zugzwang. In the room right before the lair of Grandmaster Nimzo, a chest containing the Orichalcum fangs can be found. When the hero attempts to open the chest, the pair break down the door and engage the heroes in battle. The cannot be recruited in this battle due to the polluting evil of Mt. Zugzwang, but they can join the party when found again as a normal encounter n Estark's Labyrinth.

Dragon Quest VII

#208 - Barbatos
HP MP Experience Gold
410 70 175 175
Attack Defense Speed
210 140 100
Dropped Item Staff of Divine Wrath (1/128)
HellGiant Heart (rare)
Locations Dark Palace
Zion Cave
Skills Inferno
Spooky Aura
Spells Kafrizzle
Family Demon
Capture Rate 132
Bestiary # 208
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

It can be found in the Dark Palace and Zion Cave. There is a rare chance that the Barbatos will drop a Barbatos Heart, allowing a character to become a Barbatos, after taking it to Alltrades Abbey.

Dragon Quest IX

#201 - Barbatos
DQIX NDS Barbatos.png
HP MP Experience Gold
355 30 3400 187
Attack Defense Speed
199 255 178
Dropped Item Terrible tattoo (common, 1/16)
Raging bull helm (rare, 1/128)
Locations Realm of the Mighty
Tower of Nod
Eastern Stornway (island)
Western Coffinwell (outside tower)
Skills Psyche Up
Spells Kaboom
Family Demon
Bestiary # 201
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Beasts whose burning rage causes them to spit flames and cast Kaboom. Protected against pyrotechnical techniques.

The weeny wings on their backs bloom into spectacular, sky-soaring sails when they return to their hellish home.

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Barbatos is the name of a duke of hell described in the Lesser Key of Solomon, being described as a humanoid who can speak with animals, conciliates rulers, and predict the future. The demon's name is derived from the Latin Barbatus, meaning "Bearded". The localization team did their demonological homework, as this perfectly describes the monster.