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The Rhinothrope is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen.

It is an axe-wielding rhinoceros warrior that dons blue armor in battle. Its name is a combination of the words "rhino" and "anthrope", which means human in Latin.


Rhinothropes, naturally, are anthropomorphic rhinoceroses whose weapon of choice is a large, two-handed battle axe with a teal axe head. Their armor consists of a blue breastplate with pauldrons attached, a skullcap that lets their ears poke out, a pair of blue trunks, and green gauntlets and boots. Their tough hides and armor make them highly resistant to various types of magic.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Rhinothrope (サイおとこ Sai otoko)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Rhinothrope DQIV NES.gif 70 0 88
Defense Agility Experience Gold
100 22 126 39
Bestiary No. #086
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Vrenor region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Canalot region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Zamoksva region and castle (Chapters 5 & 6)
Dunplundrin region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Item Dropped Battle axe(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 75% 75% 100%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
75% 0% 100% 0%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Rhinothrope ds.png None

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Rhinothrope appears as a B-rank monster of the Beast family. It can be scouted from Chapter 4, Episode 7: Wavering Hearts in Part 2 of the main storyline, where it appears as a boss, along with the Rhinoceraxe Nun stage of The Beastliest Beast of Bravas Qualifiers during the "Beast Fest" event at any difficulty. The rhinothrope can participate in the Battle Roads of the Dark sabrecub, Maldragora the Worldbreaker, Robbin' 'Ood, and Sweet troll as a party member.

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DQT Rhinothrope.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 922 202 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
375 275 298 130 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Frigidtwister Slow Stomp* Blasting Multislash*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Physical Potency +5% / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Blasting Multislash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Blasting Multislash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +5 Blasting Multislash Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
ATK +5: Raises ATK by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal 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


Related monsters[edit]