Anchorman

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The Anchorman is a recurrent monster in the Dragon Quest series and it was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII.

Characteristics[edit]

Anchormen are animated anchor monsters. Their body consists a rusted iron anchor, with two yellow eyes in one of the sides of it, and a rusted chain that makes this monster to attack the player from the depths of the ocean. They are probably the anchors of wrecked ships, that came to life thanks to the possession of the souls of those who died in the shipwreck.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Anchorman.png 80 16 37 9 75 82 50
Bestiary No. 242
Family Aquatic
In-Game Description The anchor of a ship that sunk with all hands on board, given new life as a vengeful monster. Launches itself from the sea bed in an attempt to bring other ships down to share its fate.
Spell(s) Bang
Snooze
Skill(s) Tension-lowering attack
Location(s) East Argonia
Ocean
Item(s) Dropped Tough guy tattoo164
Assassin's dagger1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25% 25% 0% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 50% 50% 100%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 50% 100% 50% 50% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Other appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Pro[edit]

The anchorman can be synthesized by fusing a monster from the demon family and a dingaling.

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

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

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

Related monsters[edit]

Foul anchor[edit]

Foul anchors are animated anchor monsters. Their body consists in a rusted blue bronze anchor, with two yellow eyes in one of the sides of it, and a rusted chain that makes this monster to attack the player from the depths of the ocean. They are probably the anchors of wrecked ships, that came to life thanks to the possession of the souls of those who died in the shipwreck.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Foul anchor.png 47 16 121 33 109 184 68
Bestiary No. 252
Family Aquatic
In-Game Description Fearsome and angry wharf-monsters. Use spells to attack them, as weapons have little or no effect on their tough steel bodies.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Tension-lowering attack
Wind Sickles
Location(s) Ocean
Item(s) Dropped Iron lance132
Farmer's scythe164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25% 25% 0% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0% 100% 15% 100% 100%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 50% 100% 0% 50% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

Gallery[edit]