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For the Dragon Quest IV enemy formerly localized as "Orc", see Pickayune.

The Orc is a pig-headed monster wearing a green tunic and holding a spear. Their fur and clothing are dyed new colors as they advance upwards in their species' society, creating some putridity porcine pigment combinations.


Orcs are anthropomorphic boars that dress in simple clothing and carry spears as weapons. Contrary to common depictions in fantasy literature, movies, and video games that originated from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series of books, the orcs of Dragon Quest are boar beastmen rather than green-skinned humanoids.


Dragon Quest II

Orc DQII NES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
60 0 61 50
Attack Defense Speed
75 23 36
Game Dragon Quest I
Console NES, SNES, Mobile

Dragon Quest V

Orc DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Orclv20.gif 105 0 90 64
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
55 125 55 N/A
Bestiary no. 090
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Cataract Caves
Helmunaptra area
Gotha Pass
Item dropped Fur cape116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 67% 67% 0%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
20% 20% 0% 67%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
67% 67% 20% 67%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
0% 100% ? 20%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Orc DQV PS2.png Orc1.png

Dragon Quest VIII

Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Orc.png 105 0 99
Defense Agility Experience Gold
88 45 94 31
Bestiary no. 099
Family Beast
In-game description Boar-like monsters with masterful spear technique. Their achilles heel is their low agility.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Multithrust
Location(s) Baccarat Region
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb (1/32)
Iron lance (1/64)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 15%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Dragon Quest Monsters

In this game, orcs are members of the Devil family rather than the Beast family. Orcs can be encountered as enemies in the Medal Man and Extinction Traveler's Gates. They can also be bred with a pedigree of any member of the Devil family and a BeanMan. Orcs learn Sap, BirdBlow, and Vivify naturally. An orc is also necessary to breed a Yeti, by breeding it with any member of the Beast family as a pedigree.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Orcs are Rank E monsters of the Beast family. They have the Speedster skillset naturally and cannot be put to sleep.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional

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