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The Testudogre is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. It is an ogre that brings two massive halves of a shield to battle, bashing its prey with both sides and bringing them whole to exhale frigid air.


Testudogres are lumbering, muscular ogres with dull grey skin carrying two halves of an immense shield in their hands. They wear purple shorts covered by a blue loincloth and a white skullcap topped with a golden spike on their heads. The ogres have tiny solid eyes and straw-colored beards, as well as a pair of spikes on their broad backs. The shield they can form is almost as tall as themselves, bearing a spiked grey demonic face with evil red eyes on it. They can use their shields to make themselves impervious to almost all damage, breathe out ice-cold breath from its mouth, or put an opponent to sleep with its eyes. According to its bestiary description in X, the testudogre's shield bears the power of hell and has been passed down from generation to generation.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Tetsudogre (オーガキング Ōgakingu)DQIV Logo.png
Remake Exclusive (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Ogreking.gif 360 0 195 135 115 750 200
Bestiary No. #161
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Location(s) Fungeon
Item Dropped Hela's armour(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
75% 100% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
100% 25% 25% 100%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Testudogre (オーガキング Ōgakingu) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Ogreking.gif 360 0 195 135
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
115 270 (PS1)
405 (3DS)
200 (PS1)
300 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #209
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defending Champion
Chilly Breath
Location(s) Cathedral of Blight
Item(s) Dropped Ogre shield1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 15% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
15% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 90% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest X[edit]


Related monsters[edit]


Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise". During the time of ancient Rome, the testudo formation was commonly used by Roman legions during battles, particularly sieges. The formation involved the soldiers aligning their shields to create a packed formation covered by the shields from the front and the top to protect against enemy weapons.