Cannibox

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The Cannibox is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, it is a weaker version of the more common Mimic and as such is usually the first container-mimicking monster encountered by the player.

Characteristics[edit]

Canniboxes, like Mimics, are monster treasure chests with a pair of sharp teeth. The Cannibox most closely resembles an actual treasure chest because it is brown, unlike the off-color palettes of the Mimic and Pandora's Box.

Being a lesser variety of the Mimic, Canniboxes usually don't have access to instant-death moves but, rather, desperate attacks that can act as instant-death if the target's HP isn't sufficient enough to survive. An encounter with a Cannibox can usually be prevented by casting Peep on a chest to determine whether or not is a monster, though this may not help any if Canniboxes wander the area like normal monsters do.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Cannibox DQIII NES.gif 25 120 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
200 55 67 137 60
Bestiary No. 055
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Sweet Breath
Location(s) Varies
Item Dropped Cypress stick12048
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
116 70% 25% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
25% 100% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 25% 70% 70%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 25%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Cannibox3snes.png None



Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Cannibox DQIII NES.gif 100 0 140
Defense Agility Experience Gold
55 62 150 25
Bestiary No. 170
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Sweet Breath
War Cry
Location(s) Varies
Item Dropped Chain mail(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 75% 25% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 75%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 100% 75% 25%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
75% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Cannibox DQVII PSX.gif None


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Maneaterchest.gif 90 8 60 50
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
12 23 95 N/A
Bestiary no. 050
Spell(s) Drain magic
Frizzle
Whack
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Scary Lair (x1)
Gotha Pass x2
Item dropped Mini medal18
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 100% 0% 100%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
20% 100% ? 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Cannibox DQV PS2.png Cannibox DQVII PSX.gif



Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Cannibox VI.png 144 8 37 60
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
40 118 96 NA
Bestiary No. 032
Spell(s) Drain Magic
Frizzle
Whack
Skill(s) Critical Hit
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Seed of agility (100%)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 0% 0% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 15% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Cannibox DQVII PSX.gif 110 30 65 50
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
40 65 (PS1)
98 (3DS)
100 (PS1)
150 (3DS)
18
Bestiary No. 037
Spell(s) Sizz
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Sweet Breath
Location(s) Great Lighthouse
Excavated Cave
Item(s) Dropped Seed of Strength (164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
116 25% 25% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 0% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Cannibox DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Cannibox.png 61 12 60
Defense Agility Experience Gold
50 46 76 110
Bestiary no. 062
Family Material
In-game description A skillful mimic that disguises itself a treasure chest. It waits quietly to be discovered, then chomps on unwary travelers with its sharp fangs. Occasionally capable of landing devastating attacks.
Spell(s) Sizz
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Sweet Breath
Location(s) Swordsman's Labyrinth
Item(s) dropped Iron nail18
Pot lid116
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
132 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 50% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 50% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Cannibox
Cannibox IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
960 210
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item Mini medal
Gold bracer
Locations Treasure Chests
Skills Sweet Breath
Spells Whack
Family Material
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Romanized Jap. Hitokuibako
Description Shut these big, bad boxes up with Fizzle before they send you to sleep with Sweet Breath or waste you with Whack
Monsters who've morphed into boxes to ambush adventurers. What treasures await inside their well-guarded wooden depths?


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

On occasion, the respawnable treasure chests scattered around the game will be Canniboxes. They are challenging to scout.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

On occasion, the respawnable treasure chests scattered around the game will be Canniboxes. They are challenging to scout. Their "evolved" form, the Mimic, replaces them for the blue "ornate" treasure chests found in the Necropolis.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Cannibox DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Cannibox Dragon Quest Heroes.png 46 70g
List No. 054
Field Notes Treacherous chests who wait for wandering adventurers to lift their lids, then show them the cost of curiosity. Treasure hunters who've met these bestial boxes speak of their struggles with PTCD: Post-Tramautic Chest Disorder.
Location(s) Colissea (Hero)
Item(s) Dropped Royal Ruby, Slipweed


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Cannibox (ひとくいばこ Hitokuibako)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Cannibox Dragon Quest Heroes.png 300 70g Yes
List No. 035
Field Notes Treacherous chests who wait for wandering adventurers to lift their lids, then show them the cost of curiosity. Treasure hunters who've met these bestial boxes speak of their struggles with PTCD: Post-Tramautic Chest Disorder.
Location(s) The Battle of Ingenia, The Battle of Dunisia, The Battle of the Wildwood
Item(s) Dropped Gold nugget


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Cannibox DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
240 ~ 370 26 ~ 28 32 Ring of awakening (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
370 26 32 N/A
Location(s)
?
Sprite DQB Cannibox.png



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