Gobstopper is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off games. When used, it prevents enemies from using Breath-based attacks.


Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Gobstopper is used by monsters such as the Crack-billed platypunk and prevents characters from casting spells, working like a skill-version of Fizzle. This is likely due to Hot Lick being the only breath attack the player has access to. This is an interesting departure from the series' tradition, as spells were previously depicted as not being dependent on vocalized chants to manifest.

Dragon Quest MonstersEdit

Gobstopper (known as MouthShut in this game) shuts one foe's mouth shut for 4~6 turns, and costs 6 MP to use. It requires the monster to be at least level 17 with 120 HP, 100 strength, and 140 agility to learn. The Platypunk, Mottle king slime, Ghost, and Toadstool naturally learn the skill.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2Edit

The requirement to learn MouthShut are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the ArrowDog, Pyuro and RayGigas.

Dragon Quest Monsters: JokerEdit

Gobstopper can be learned from various skill trees.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2Edit

Gobstopper can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, though Seal now requires 69 points. It can also be learned from Orochi for 10 points.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3Edit

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