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Spell List

Note: This list is not yet complete. While most of the spells found in Dragon Quest are included below, a few remain to be added to this list, including their English localization names.

This is a list for the various spells appearing in the Dragon Quest games released by Enix and Square Enix. For more detail on any given spell, please refer to its specific page. Where N/A is listed, that spell did not appear during the time of Enix of America.

In official documentation such as guidebooks and websites, spells are broadly classified into four groups: offensive, recovery, support, and field.

  • Offensive magic is dedicated to inflicting damage upon enemies using a variety of elemental themed spells. Enemies can be resistant, fully immune, or vulnerable to these elements. Prior to the eighth game, each spell had a fixed range of damage that was only altered by the enemy's tolerance, but this has since changed so that spells can increase in power as the appropriate stat goes up in value.
  • Recovery magic contains spells that either restore a character's HP, revive them from death, or resolve a status ailment. Most of these spells can be used outside of the battle screen.
  • Support magic includes spells that increase the party's capabilities, damped the enemy's, or inflict status ailments such as a magical trance or being lost in a swarm of illusions. The latter two types work off of enemy resistances, with some monsters being immune to a given ailment while others are totally vulnerable and will be hit with the spell every time it is cast. Party augmenting spells will always work, provided the caster is not fizzled or the recipient protected by bounce.
  • Field magic offers movement spells that are exclusive to the world map screen, towns, and dungeons, and produce a variety of effects that facilitate the player's ability to explore their surroundings. This can range from producing an aura to keep weaker enemies away, teleporting outside of a dungeon, or warping time and space to turn night into day.



Offensive spell list
Original Japanese Square-Enix Enix of America Description
ギラ Gira Sizz Firebal Low level fire damage to one group of enemies.
ベギラマ Begirama Sizzle Firebane Mid level fire damage to one group of enemies.
ベギラゴン Begiragon Kasizzle (prior to X), Kasizz Firebolt High level fire damage to one group of enemies.
ギラグレイド Giragrade Kasizzle (after X) N/A Highest level fire damage to one group of enemies.
メラ Mera Frizz Blaze Low level fire damage to one enemy.
メラミ Merami Frizzle Blazemore Mid level fire damage to one enemy.
メラゾーマ Merazoma Kafrizzle (prior to IX), Kafrizz Blazemost High level fire damage to one enemy.
メラガイアー Meragaiā Kafrizzle None Highest fire damage to one enemy.
メラストーム Merastoomu Kerfrizz None Several fire spells in succession, enemy exclusive.
イオ Io Bang Bang Small explosion damages all enemies.
イオラ Iora Boom Boom Medium explosion damages all enemies.
イオナズン Ionazun Kaboom Explodet Large explosion damages all enemies.
イオグランデ Iogurande Kaboomle None Major explosion damages all enemies.
ヒャド Hyado Crack Icebolt Icicle falls on one enemy for small amount of damage.
ヒャダルコ Hyadaruko Crackle Snowblast Icicle attack to one group of enemies.
ヒャダイン Hyadain Kacrack Icespears Icicles attack all enemies.
マヒャド Mahyado Kacrackle Blizzard Massive icicles damage all foes.
バギ Bagi Woosh Infernos Small tornado damages one group of enemies.
バギマ Bagima Swoosh Infermore Mid sized tornado damages one group of enemies.
バギクロス Bagikurosu Kaswoosh Infermost Huge tornado damages one group of enemies.
バギムーチョ Bagimuucho Kaswooshle None Major tornado damages one group of enemies.
メイルストロム Marustoromu Maelstrom Whirpool High level wind damage to one group of enemies.
デイン Dein Zap Lightning Base level lightning spell.
ライデイン Raidein Zap (prior to XI), Zapple (XI onwards) Zap Mid level lightning damage.
ギガデイン Gigadein Kazap Thordain High level lightning damage.
ジコデイン Jigodein N/A N/A Highest level lightning damage
ミナデイン Minadein Kazapple Alldain Group-cast lightning damage
ドルマ Doruma Zam N/A Low level dark damage to one enemy.
ドルクマ Dorukuma Zammle N/A Mid level dark damage to one enemy.
ドルモーア Dorumooa Kazam N/A High level dark damage to one enemy.
ドルマドン Dorumadon Kazammle N/A Highest level dark damage to one enemy.
ジバリア Jibaria Rubblerouser N/A Low level rock damage to one enemy.
ジバリカ Jibarika Boulderbringer N/A Mid level rock damage to one enemy.
ジバリーナ Jibariina Mountainmover N/A High level rock damage to one enemy group.
ジバルンバ Jibarumba Ridgeraiser N/A Highest level rock damage to one enemy group.
コーラルレイン Koorarurein Coral Grief CoralRain Bashes all foes with shards of scleractinia.
ドラゴラム Doragoramu Puff! Bedragon Turns user into a huge, uncontrollable dragon.
マダンテ Madante Magic Burst MegaMagic Consumes all MP to do massive damage to all enemies.
ザキ Zaki Whack Beat Attempts to instantly kill one monster.
ザラキ Zaraki Thwack Defeat Attempts to instantly kill a group of enemies.
ザラキーマ Zarakiima Kathwack DefeatMax Attempts to instantly kill all enemies.
メガンテ Megante Kamikazee Sacrifice User sacrifices his or her own life to annihilate all enemies. (Will not work on some foes).



Recovery spell list
Original Japanese Square-Enix Enix of America Description
ホイミ Hoimi Heal Heal Heals one ally for about 30 HP.
ベホイミ Behoimi Midheal Healmore Heals one ally for about 80 HP.
ベホイム Behoimu Moreheal N/A Recovers at least 165 HP for one ally.
ベホマ Behoma Fullheal Healall One ally recovers all HP.
ベホマラー Behomaraa Multiheal Healus Heals all allies for about 80 HP.
ベホマズン Behomazun Omniheal Healusall Heals all allies fully.
リホイミ Rehumi Reheal N/A Recovers a small amount of HP at the beginning of each turn.
リベホイミ Rebehumi Remidheal N/A Recovers a medium amount of HP at the beginning of each turn.
リベホイム Rebehoim Remoreheal N/A Recovers a large amount of HP at the beginning of each turn.
マホアゲル Mahoageru Share Magic N/A Transfers MP to ally
ザオラル Zaoraru Zing Vivify 50% chance to revive an ally at half HP.
ザオリク Zaoriku Kazing Revive Revives one ally.
ザオリーマ Zaoriima Zingslinger N/A Revives the entire party and restores HP to max.
メガザル Megazaru Kerplunk Farewell Consumes all HP and MP to revive all allies at full health.
キアリー Kiarii Squelch Antidote Removes poison from one party member.
キアリク Kiariku Tingle Numboff Removes paralysis from all allies.
ザメハ Zameha Cock-a-doodle-doo Awaken Awakens all allies from sleep.
シャナク Shanaku Sheen CurseOff Removes a curse from an ally.
キアラル Kiararu Defuddle N/A Brings an ally back to their senses, removing confusion.
マヌーハ Manuuha Dedazzle N/A Removes the effect of dazzle from one ally.



Support spell list
Original Japanese Square-Enix Enix of America Description
ラリホー Rarihoo Snooze Sleep Attempts to put an enemy group to sleep.
ラリホーマ Rarihooma Kasnooze SleepAll A more potent spell that attempts to put a group of enemies into a deep sleep.
マホトーン Mahotoon Fizzle Stopspell Attempts to seal a group of enemies spells.
マヌーサ Manuusa Dazzle Surround Attempts to dazzle a group of enemies.
ルカニ Rukani Sap Sap Lowers one foe's defense.
ルカナン Rukanan Kasap Defense Lowers one group of foe's defense.
ボミエ Bomie Decelerate N/A Lowers one foe's agility.
ボミオス Bomiosu Deceleratle Slow Lowers one group of enemies agility.
メダパニ Medapani Fuddle PanicAll Attempts to confuse one enemy.
メダパニーマ Medapaniima Kafuddle N/A Attempts to confuse all enemies.
マホトラ Mahotora Drain Magic RobMagic Steals MP from one enemy.
ペスカトレ Pesukatore Ban Dance DanceShut Prevents foes from dancing.
ディバインスペル Dibainsuperu Divine Intervention N/A Lowers a group of enemies resistance to magic.
ヘナトス Henatosu Blunt N/A Lowers one foe's attack.
フール Furu Dim N/A Cuts an enemy's wisdom.
ニフラム Nifuramu Poof Expel Attempts to exorcise an enemy group from battle.
バシルーラ Bashiruura Bazoom Disperse Attempts to remove one enemy from battle.
マジャスティス Majasutisu The Great Leveller Majustis Prevents a single enemy from using certain spells.
ギガジャティス Gigajatisu The Greater Leveller Gigastis Prevents all enemies and allies from using certain spells.
スカラ Sukara Buff Upper Increases one ally's defense.
スクルト Sukuruto Kabuff Increase Increases all allies defense.
ピオラ Piora Accelerate N/A Increase one ally's agility.
ピオリム Piorimu Acceleratle Speedup Increases all allies agility.
バイキルト Baikiruto Oomph TwinHits Doubles one ally's attack power.
マホステ Mahosute Snub Fendspell Renders a character temporarily immune to spells.
マホキテ Mahokite Absorb Magic TakeMagic Absorbs MP from incoming spells.
マホターン Mahotaan Bound MagicBack Bounces back one spell
マホカンタ Mahokanta Bounce Bounce Creates a shield on one ally that will reflect all magic cast on that ally back at the user.
マジックバリア Majikkubaria Magic Barrier MagicWall Puts a shield on all allies that reduces damage from magic attacks.
マホバリア Mahobaria Spell checker N/A Reduces magic damage for one ally.
バーハ Baaha Insulate N/A Draws a curtain of light before one ally that will reduce damage from breath attacks.
フバーハ Fubaaha Insulatle Barrier Draws a curtain of light before all allies that will reduce damage from breath attacks.
アストロン Asutoron Kaclang Ironize Turns all allies to iron, allowing them to not be harmed but they will not be able to take any actions.
モシャス Moshasu Morph Transform Transform into one of your fellow allies and gain their abilities.



Field spell list
Original Japanese Square-Enix Enix of America Description
ルーラ Ruura Zoom Return Return to a previously visited town.
リレミト Riremito Evac Outside Teleports you right outside the cave or dungeon you are in.
レミーラ Remiira Glow Radiant Emits a bright light around your character allowing you to see in dark caves.
トラマナ Toramana Safe Passage StepGuard Prevents dangerous floors from harming you for a short while.
トヘロス Toherosu Holy Protection Repel Keeps weaker monsters away from your party.
レムオル Remuoru Fade Invisible Turns your party invisible for a short time.
ラナルータ Ranaruuta Tick-tock Day-Night Turns day into night and night into day.
レミラーマ Remiraama Snoop MapMagic Reveals the number of treasures in the area.
インパス Inpasu Peep X-Ray Allows you to see what is inside a chest before opening it.
フローミ Furoomi Storeyteller Location Reveals current floor number and name of dungeon.
アバカム Abakamu Click Open Opens any locked door.
Miscellaneous spell list
Original Japanese Square-Enix Enix of America Description
パルプンテ Parupunte Hocus Pocus Chance Only Rubiss Herself knows what will happen.


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