Badger mager

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The Badger mager is a recurring monster in the series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a novice spellcasting monster based on the Tanuki of Japanese mythology.


The badger mager is a mammalian apprentice mage wielding a large autumn leaf that doubles as a spell-casting tool and surprisingly reliable weapon. While only a novice in the blustery arcane arts, the badger mager can be a threat in the early stages of the game if called forth by a leafy larrikin.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Badger mager (メイジポンポコ Meiji ponpoko)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
DQIX NDS Badger mager.png 56 12 54
Defence Agility Experience Gold
48 54 105 60
Bestiary no. #040
Family Beast
In-game description Badgers who have begun the long journey on the way of the Badja, but have only learnt one spell so far: Woosh.

They undergo harsh, hundred-year apprenticeships with cobra cardinals, starting with wood-cutting and making their way up.
Spell(s) Woosh
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Western Coffinwell
Eastern Coffinwell
Summoned by Leafy larrikins
Item(s) dropped Moonwort bulb116
Magic beast hide132
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% -25% -25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 25% 25%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
25% 25% 0% 0%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Badger mager appeared in the 6th cardpack, "A Symphony of Small Hope" as a rare card exclusive for Mage leaders.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolMalpacheFrom the Spanish mal and mapache.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBlaireau mageFrench for "badger mage".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschZauberdachsGerman for "magic badger".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoLeocane


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