Grim grinner

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Similar to Leery Louts, only an ugly orange rather than goblin green, Grim Grinners are much better at defending than their brethren, with a much sharper sword for slicing.

In Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, there is one guarding a lost ring at the bottom of the well in Somnia. He speaks in a similar way to the Gollum character from the Lord of the Rings book and series of films, comically referring to 'his precious', complete with long lisps.


Dragon Quest VI

Grim Grinner DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Grimgrinner DQVI SNES.gif 50 0 48 42
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
16 60 45 NA
Bestiary No. 044
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defending Champion
Targets ally with lowest HP
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal herb116
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
60% 25% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 80% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 25%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

#139 - Grim Grinner
HP MP Experience Gold
110 24 760 118
Attack Defense Speed
115 176 110
Dropped Item Cautery sword (common, 1/64)
Magic shield (rare, 1/64)
Locations Eastern Wormwood
Western Wormwood
Skills Chilly Breath
Defending Champion
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # 139
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Hellish, ice-breathing gnomes that wield a mean shield, and supplement their defence with Defending Champion.

They come from families of long standing in the world of shield collecting, and have stacks of spares.

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