Elepus

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The Elepus is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. As its name implies, it is an octopus crossed with an elephant.

Characteristics

Elepi are beige-colored octopi crossed with elephants, possessing large yellow eyes, a long trunk, and a pair of tusks on its face. They have 8 tentacles, 4 spikes on their heads, and their trunk and undersides are orange. In the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII, the elepus's eyes has purple glowing eyes instead of yellow. It attacks using both its long tentacles and flame breath and is also known as something of a dancer, as well.

In the Official Guide Book for the Famicom version of Dragon Quest IV, there is an illustration of an elepus performing a dance while holding a fan in one of its many tentacles.

Appearances

Dragon Quest IV

Elepus DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Elepus DQIV NES.gif 28 0 22
Defense Agility Experience Gold
16 10 14 18
Bestiary No. 045
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) None
Location(s) The Cistern Chapel
Item Dropped Dancer's costume(1)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
132 25% 25% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 100% 25% 25%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
25% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
DQIV Elepus.png None


Dragon Quest VII

Elepus (エレフローバー Erefurōpā) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Squidgore.gif 200 30 130 90
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
83 180 98 164
Bestiary No. 270
Spell(s) Frizzle
Skill(s) Weird Dance
Hustle Dance
Flame Breath
Location(s) Ocean near Estard Island and L'Arca (after Demon King's resurrection)
Item(s) Dropped Seed of magic (1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 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 *
0% 0% 100% 15%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 80% 80% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
80% 80% 80% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 15%


Etymology

Elepus's original Japanese name, Elephroper, is a combination of elephant and roper, a monster from the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons. Ropers are magical beasts resembling stalagmites that are covered in long tentacles which conceal a mouth.

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