|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
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
|##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.
Dragon Quest Tact
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.
|Steadfast Attack / Stats Up||Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up||Hellish Sweep Potency +5% / Stats Up
Rare HP Regen: Rarely heals HP at action start.
|Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up||Hellish Sweep Potency +5% / Stats Up
Max HP +30: Raises max HP by 30.
|Lowers enemy ATK by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.|
|Max HP +20||ATK +10||Hellish Sweep Potency +2%|
|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|
|Poison Resistance||Physical Lock Resistance||Spell Lock Resistance||Martial Lock Resistance|
|Breath Lock Resistance||Hobble Resistance *||Stun Resistance *||Dazzle Resistance|
|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.