Leery lout

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The Leery lout is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.


Leery louts are little green goblins that hide behind their bucklers, which are hideous grinning shields they use to defend while waiting for other allies to defeat foes, though recent entries also have seen them contribute to the battle with their shields such as ramming enemies with it or just breathing fire, other than defending. In their left hands, they wield broadswords that are nearly as tall as themselves.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

Leery lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Squire.gif 11 0 18 36
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
6 14 13 N/a
Bestiary No. #010
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defend
Location(s) Somnia region
Haggleton region
Wellshire region
Amor region
Item(s) Dropped Leather shield164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 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% 0%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

##031 - Leery lout
Leery lout.PNG
HP MP Experience Gold
36 255 68 34
Attack Defense Speed
40 28 35
Dropped Item Leather shield116
Bronze shield1128
Locations Brigadoom
Skills Blockenspiel
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # #031
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name シールドこぞう
Romanized Jap. Shīrudo kozō
Description Mostly found cowering behind cover, even when countering, but, interestingly, the originator of the Blockenspiel ability.

Their shields are their best buddies, and they spend many a happy hour chatting away to them when not busy battling.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest Tact

Leery lout appears as an E-rank monster of the Demon family. It can be recruited from Chapters 9-5, 9-7, 12-7 of the storyline, as well as every fifth floor of the Great Cherry Tree from the limited "Spring Training! Train with Lt. Goresby-Purrvis!" event starting from the 1st floor until the 21st, with each level increasing in difficulty but having a higher chance of recruitment. The leery lout stars in its own Battle Road and can also participate in the Battle Roads of Dracky, Purrcival, and Red Robbin' Hood as party members.

Leery Lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō)Tactlogo.png

DQT Leery lout.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon E.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
95 345 173 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
167 347 97 97 10
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Cover Lightning Slash* Talent Blossoming: Protection Purloiner
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
DEF +10 / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Protection Purloiner Potency +5%
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Protection Purloiner Potency +5%
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Lightning Slash Potency +2% N/A N/A
Perk Details
DEF +10: Raises DEF by 10.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Immune Super Weak Half Res Normal


  • A shield like the one Leery lout uses was obtainable in Dragon Quest X and Stars. It was only for cosmetic purposes, as it had very basic stats and no special skills.


Related enemies

See Also