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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenEdit

Bodkin bowyer  
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
  27 0 46
Defense Agility Experience Gold
36 21 47 16
Bestiary No. 068
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for back up
Sleep Attack
Location(s) Desert north of Bath
Item Dropped Wayfarer's clothes(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
116 25% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
25% 100% 100% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

Bodkin bowyer  
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
  48 255 46
Defense Agility Experience Gold
36 37 43 17
Bestiary no. 42
Family Humanoid
In-game description Great archers in spite of their size. Capable of surrounding opponents and unleashing a fusillade of arrows upon them. When trouble beckons, they swiftly call for reinforcements.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for help
Poison Attack
Location(s) Kingdom of Ascantha
Item(s) dropped Silk robe116
Short bow1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

#047 - Bodkin bowyer
HP MP Experience Gold
58 255 112 62
Attack Defense Speed
58 52 56
Dropped Item Leather hat (common, 1/32)
Leather cape (rare, 1/64)
Locations Newid Isle
Skills Poison arrow
summon ally
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # 047
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description These expert archers specialise in trouble travellers with hails of well-aimed arrows.
The brown hoods of the bodkin bowyers mark them out as master marksmen, mightier than mere bodkin fletchers.

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Bodkin bowyer (アローインプ Arō inpu) 
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
  54 44g Yes
List No. 061
Field Notes Evil elfin fiends who wield a bow and arrow better than any other breed of bodkin. Only those who have reached the apex of archery are allowed to wear the yellow hood of the bodkin bower.
Location(s) Battle of the Great Divide (N)
Battle of the Great Divide (S)
Item(s) Dropped Birdsong nectar

Dragon Quest BuildersEdit

Bodkin Bowyer  
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
356 30 18 N/A
Ancient Palace


A bodkin defines a small, blunt needle with a large eye used to punch through cloth and leather. In terms of archery, it means the archer is using less than ideal ammunition.

A bowyer is an older occupational term that refers to one who crafts bows.


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