Argon lizard

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The Argon lizard (アルゴリザード Arugorizādo) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest (series) that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.


An argon lizard is a mid-sized chubby lizard monster. They have red and beige scales and look reminiscent of dragons. They have dinosaur-like arms and legs, each of them ending in hands and feet with little black claws. Their most peculiar body feature is their ear-flaps, that resemble the ones of the australian lizard Chlamydosaurus which they only open when they feel in danger or, in the argon lizards' case, they attack someone.

In the world of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Argon lizards are very important to the kingdom of Argonia, with the prince being required to retrieve an Argon heart in order to prove his worth. The environmentally conscientious need not fret, as the "heart" is just a glorified gizzard stone and removing one is not fatal to the animal. In addition to this, royal lizard keepers are tasked with monitoring the species to prevent them from falling into decline.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Argon heart
Argon lizard (アルゴリザード Arugorizādo)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Argon lizard.png 472 0 168
Defense Agility Experience Gold
155 90 650 102
Bestiary no. 267
Family Dragon
In-game description Long hunted for their precious Argon hearts, these monsters run at the first sight of humans.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Venom Mist
War Cry
Location(s) Royal Hunting Ground
Item(s) dropped Argon heart11
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
116 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

The party needs to help Prince Charmles find the lizards in the Royal Hunting Ground at the east of Argonia in order to be given the magical mirror by King Clavius.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Argon lizard
Family Dragon
Rank F
Description These lizards intimidate their enemies by unfurling their imposing neck frills.
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Escape Artist
Resistances Poisonproof, Paralysisproof
Skill Toxifier
Location Fert Isle, Dragon Island
Breeding chart Komodo x Satyr

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Argon lizard
Family Dragon
Rank F
Size S
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Escape Artist
Resistances Immune to Poison and Paralysis
Skill Toxifier
Location -
Breeding chart Dragonthorn x Weedie
Komodo x Funghoul

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Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLagarto argón
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLézard argon

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