The Hellion is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV.

It is a ferocious lion monster with four arms and four legs. Its name a pun based on the word "hellion", which means a rowdy or unruly person, and "hell lion".


Hellions, naturally, are fearsome lions straight from the depths of hell with yellow fur and a blue mane. While the lower half of its body is identical to that of a real lion, its upper body is closer to a humanoid's, being capable of using its many arms in vicious swiping attacks. They are often fast enough to act twice per turn and build up their strength to deliver devastating attacks. The felines have had a variety of tricks up their sleeves depending on the game, such as being able to heal themselves with Medicinal herbs, breathing out fire or ice, and intimidating enemies with their ferocious roars.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenEdit

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion) 
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
  150 0 94
Defense Agility Experience Gold
80 45 224 119
Bestiary No. #114
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Muster Strength
Occasionally acts twice per turn
Location(s) Colossus (Chapters 5 & 6)
Diabolic Hall outskirts (Chapters 5 & 6)
Item Dropped Leather dress(132)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 75% 75% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 25% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
25% 0% 100% 75%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
75% 75% 75% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion) 
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
  110 0 117 72
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
78 240 70 132
Bestiary No. #114
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Slashes with claws (125% damage)
Uses Medicinal herb (30~40 HP)
Location(s) Knightmare Towers
Item dropped Iron claw116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 67% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 67% 67% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
67% 67% 67% 67%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
67% 20% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite

Dragon Quest XEdit

Hellions appeared from the beginning of the game. They can increase their Tension by psyching up, and have a chance of performing an action twice in a row. Hellions gone Vicious are encountered in the Netherworld from 5.3 onwards.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark PrinceEdit

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion)  
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
    1,390 340
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
570 530 440 450
Bestiary No. #251
Rank C Rank
In-game description Lethal underworld lions who possess four arms and four legs. Some of the world's tribes actually worship these creatures as gods
Talents Paragon (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Rando-Muster (lv. 1)
Close Scraper (lv. 20)
Critical Moment (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Commander (lv. 1)
Frizzmeister (lv. 1)
Adrenaline Rush (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart   X  
(Either parent is C-rank.)
Notable synthesis   X   =  
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 25%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% -25% 25% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
25% -25% 50% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% 0%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight BelowEdit

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion) 
Model Experience Gold
  74 48g
List No. #069
Field Notes Kitty cats from hell who strike fear into foes with a resounding roar before bringing their claws to bear. Blessed with four more paws than fellow felines, they can rip and rend without ever breaking their stride.
Location(s) Dawnsholm (Captain), Grannet (Hero), Shrine of Scales (Hero), Yggdrasil's Crown (Hero)
Item(s) Dropped Magic beast hide
Cruel claw
Classic Goddess ring recipe
Luxury Goddess ring recipe

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's EndEdit

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion) 
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
  2,212 246g Yes
List No. #069
Field Notes Kitty cats from hell who strike fear into foes with a resounding roar before bringing their claws to bear. Blessed with four more paws than fellow felines, they can rip and rend without ever breaking their stride.
Location(s) Battle of the Great Divide (N), Battle of the Great Divide (S), The Fetid Foothills
Item(s) Dropped Magic beast bone
Cruel claw

Dragon Quest of the StarsEdit

Dragon Quest RivalsEdit

Dragon Quest WalkEdit

Dragon Quest TactEdit

Hellion appears as an A-rank monster of the Beast family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Chocobo and Blossom Hammerhood's Battle Roads as a party member.

Hellion (アームライオン Āmu raion) 

Family Rank Role
Max Level HP MP Move
130 692 278 4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
515 323 453 225 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Flame Slash Hellfire Slash* Mince*
Talent Blossoming: Crimson Slice and Dice
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Frizz-type Physical Potency +10%/Stats Up Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Hellfire Slash Potency +5%/Stats Up
Crimson Slice and Dice Potency +5%
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25/Stats Up Hellfire Slash Potency +5%/Stats Up
Crimson Slice and Dice Potency +5%
Leader Perks
Raises physical potency of beast allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 AGL +15 Hellfire Slash Potency +2%
Perk Details
Frizz-type Physical Potency +10%: Raises Frizz-type physical potency by 10%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Half Res
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal

Dragon Quest Keshi KeshiEdit

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