|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
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.
|##093 - Axolhotl|
|Dropped Item||Iron helmet1⁄32|
|Skills||Blocks with its shield|
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|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.
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.
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.