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The tortoceratops (formerly Spikerous) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a quadrupedal, dinosaur-like monster with a spiked body.


The tortoceratops and its pallet swaps are stout looking monsters that take inspiration from the Nodosauridae family of Ankylosaurian dinosaurs. They lack the distinctive tail club to mark them as true ankylosaurids, but they do sport crested frills and nose horns reminiscent of Ceratopsians. The family also bears a striking resemblance to the Toho studios monster Anguirus, especially considering the tortoceratops' similar brown and gray hues.


Dragon Quest V

#118 - Tortoceratops
HP MP Experience Gold
113 0 225 45
Attack Defense Speed
121 115 49
Dropped Item Seed of strength
Locations Knick-Knackatory
Central Continent
Ancient Ruins area (G3)
Diggery Pokery area
Skills Muster Strength
Bestiary # 118
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

The first appearance of the Tortoceratops. They're purely physical attacking monsters that have high defense and can charge up power for a stronger attack. In the English fan translation for the SNES version, they're known as "Dentasaurus".

Dragon Quest X

After a long absence the spiked behemoths return in the tenth entry in the series, only they are now classified as members of the Beast family despite clear saurian traits. Additionally, they now make use of Pincushion, retracting their limbs into their shell like the first half of their namesake and putting their scutes to good use.

Dragon Quest Monsters

Dragon Quest Monsters 2

You can create a Tortoceratops by breeding any dragon-family monster with an ArmyCrab or a Digster. Its default skills are Berserker, RockThrow, and Kamikaze. Its blurb in the library states that it "Breaks foes as if they were rocks."



#138 - Terrorceratops
HP MP Experience Gold
135 0 376 95
Attack Defense Speed
165 125 61
Dropped Item Seed of resilience
Locations Diggery Pokery
Bestiary # 138
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS


#152 - Terrorceratops
HP MP Experience Gold
161 0 470 80
Attack Defense Speed
173 137 63
Dropped Item Seed of resilience
Locations Nadiria
Bestiary # 152
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS