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For the similarly named Dragon Quest IV monster, see axolotl.

The Axolhotl is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a salamander swordsman that specializes in using fire-based techniques.


Axolhotls are anthropomorphic salamander warriors with bright orange skin and green scattered on their external gills, limbs, and tails. They wear a black tabards and helmets, both decorated with gold, and they wield golden swords and shields. In battle, they can breathe out fiery breath and enchant their swords with fire, as well as being able to protect their allies with their shields. When encountered in the field, axolhotls will persistently pursue any adventurers they spot, making it difficult to escape from them.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

##093 - Axolhotl
DQIX NDS Axolhotl.png
HP MP Experience Gold
92 8 360 104
Attack Defense Speed
90 100 83
Dropped Item Iron helmet132
Cautery sword164
Locations Bloomingdale
Djust Desert
Skills Blocks with its shield
Flame Slash
Fire Breath
Family Aquatic
Bestiary # #093
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ウパパロン
Romanized Jap. Upaparon
Description Nihilistic, flame-retardant desert warriors that use Flame Slash and Flame Breath, and are experts on selflessness.

Their radiantly sun-kissed skin is a real hit with the ladies, but these dedicated swordsmen don't have time for dating.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Axolhotl appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family as part of the limited Dragon Quest IX event, appearing on both Barbarus and Greygnarl's banners. It can participate in Stella's Battle Road as a party member.

Axolhotl (ウパパロン Upaparon)Tactlogo.png

DQT Axolhotl icon.jpg
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,048 290 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
458 361 356 121 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Tackle Frizzforce* Hellish Sweep*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Steadfast Attack / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Hellish Sweep Potency +5% / Stats Up
Rare HP Regen: Rarely heals HP at action start.
Fourth Fifth
Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Hellish Sweep Potency +5% / Stats Up
Max HP +30: Raises max HP by 30.
Leader Perks
Lowers enemy ATK by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 ATK +10 Hellish Sweep Potency +2%
Perk Details
Steadfast Attack: Enables Cover for 1 turns when making a physical attack.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Immune Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Super Weak


The axolhotl's name is a play on the axolotl, a species of salamander from Mexico, and the word "hot". Axolotls themselves are named after Xolotl, the Aztec god of fire and lightning, who could turn into an axolotl in order to disguise himself.

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