|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest III|
The Ethereal serpent is a golden Asian dragon, the first of its kind to appear in the series. Lacking the gracious wisdom of real life Lung and Ryu, there isn't much to distinguish it from its European styled contemporaries aside from its slender body and perpetual levitation. In other words, keep looking if you expect your wish to be granted.
The ethereal serpent originates in this game, and can be fought at the Tower of Transcendence, as well as on the overworld map between Mur and Jipang and in the dense forest continent where Erdrick might find an Yggdrasil leaf. Later on, variants of the dragon are encountered, including the divine dragon, Xenlon.
The ethereal serpent, translated in GBC releases ask SkyDragon, is a teleportal boss enemy of the Dragon family at the bottom of the Gate of Wisdom. The ethereal serpent's boss floor design is a reference to the Tower of Transcendence and the Fifer's Spire, two dungeons in the Dragon Quest III that utilize tight-rope puzzles like the later Gate of Wisdom. Of note, the first location where ethereal serpents can fought in that game is at the Tower of Transcendence. Ethereal serpents can be synthesized by breeding a member of the Dragon family with a Firebird. Of note, the ethereal serpent is necessary for synthesizing it's more powerful color variant, Xenlon.
|Traits||Artful Dodger, Big Hitter, Tactical Trooper|
|Resistances||Vulnerable to Woosh and Crack, Immune to Fire Breath|
|Breeding chart||Tyrantosaurus x Dark slime or Dancing flame|
As a remake of the original Dragon Quest Monsters game, the ethereal serpent plays the same role in this title it did on the Game Boy Color – as the boss of the Gate of Wisdom.
- Ethereal describes an object of being that is otherworldly, and often times appears delicate.