Orochi

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The Orochi is a many headed monster found in Dragon Quest III. In contrast to her bestial appearance, she is a cruely cunning snake capable of manipulating people to further its own ends.

Characteristics[edit]

The design of Orochi is the one of an enormous dragon that is covered in green scales and has five heads instead of one. At the top of each head there are grey, purplish colored crests that stem from the front of the head to the base of the neck. In each limb there are four fingers that end up in white, sharp claws. It has red eyes with no pupils.

Appearences[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The Orochi masquerades as Pimiko–the queen of Jipang, and uses the disguise to create a despicable ruse: Pimiko has reached a compromise with "orochi", agreeing that if the monster is given sacrifices of young girls at regular intervals then she will not attack the village directly.

When the Hero defeated the Orochi in her lair, she dropped the Orochi sword from her tail and retreats through a portal to Pimiko's Palace in Jipang. Stepping through the portal, the player sees Pimiko severely wounded and being tended to by a panicking handmaiden. When it became clear that the Orochi was pretending to be Pimiko, the monster telepathically spoke to the Hero and struck a bargain: keep quiet about her secret and allow her to continue gorging herself on maidens, and she will spare the lives of the party.

Orochi is hemorrhaging considerably after the first battle and is in no position to threaten anyone: Hero and company battle the beast once more, slaying her and freeing the people of Jipang.

Orochi (first fight) DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Orochi DQIII NES.gif 63 300 12
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
120 68 50 8040 200
Bestiary No. 102
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn (33%)
Flame Breath
Regenerates 100 HP per turn
Location(s) Orochi cave
Item Dropped Orochi sword
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 100% 25% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Orochi3snes.png HP is 1800, attack is 130, agility is 40, no longer recovers HP per turn.



Orochi II (remakes only, second battle has the same stats in original) DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Orochi DQIII NES.gif 63 1800 12
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
140 68 50 8040 1000
Bestiary No. 147
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn (100%)
Fire Breath
Flame Breath
Location(s) Jipang
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Orochi3snes.png None


Orochi is on her last legs in the second battle, only able to occasionally spew the intense flames that made her first battle difficult. Players need only apply kabuff liberally and sap her once to manhandled the monster with impunity.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Orochi DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
60 3/5 2/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family Dragon family
In-game description Its 5 heads can do different things at the same time
Abilities FireSlash, BiAttack, FireAir
Habitat Library Gate
Breeding chart Dragon family x ??? family
Andreal, GreatDrak x MedusaEye
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Strong Immune Strong Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Strong Strong Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Strong


Orochi appears as the boss of the 100 Pals Room Gate, its speech and surroundings an allusion to its appearance in Dragon Quest III. Once Terry defeats it in battle, it will go on a rampage due to its being upset about losing. Its massive build and weight causes the bit of land Terry is standing on to start to give way, putting him in danger. Just in time, a mysterious cloaked swordsman (who is actually Terry's future self) arrives on the scene and finishes Orochi off, saving Terry's life. This entire scene will only occur if Terry defeats Orochi before clearing the Gate of Reflection.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
60 7/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
7/10 6/10 4/10 6/10
Family Dragon
In-game description
Abilities BiAttack, FireAir, FireSlash
Habitat
Breeding chart Dragon family x ??? family
Andreal, GreatDrak x MedusaEye
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Strong Weak Weak None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Strong Immune Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Immune Strong Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Joker 2 Pro[edit]

Orochi is classified with the Dragon family symbol and its rank is X. It has powerful abilities and uses different types of breath attacks and its most impressive stat is the large amount of VP that possesses.

It can be synthesized by fusing two monsters synthesized from Wormonger, Missing Lynx, Bjørn, and Empyrea in any order.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Orochi's sex is confirmed in Dragon Quest III as female by NPC dialogue.
  • If the Hero does not chase Orochi through the portal upon her initial defeat (instead leaving the cave), she will be standing in the same spot later, forcing the palyer to battle her again. She does not drop the Orochi sword more than once, though.
  • The dreadful beast and the events surrounding Jipang and the arrival of the Hero are based on the Japanese legend of the Yamata no Orochi. Yamato no Orochi is an eight-headed and eight-tailed dragon who demands human sacrifices, and who is slain by the thunder god Susanō no Mikoto. The Orochi sword is likewise a reference to the Kusanagi, a sword found within the body of Orochi.

Gallery[edit]

Related enemies[edit]