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The balhib (originally Gold Golem / GoldGolem due to display constraints; not to be confused with the golem palette swap, and Golden Golem in fan-translations) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a winged, centaur-like monster armed with an axe and brilliant, gold skin.


Balhibs are centaur-like, having an upper torso emerging from where the neck of a quadrupedal beast would start. They have six limbs: two arms with metal wristbands and four legs armed with talons. They are winged and have a single thick tail, have purple facial hair and a flowing mane, and wield a large axe.

They are usually portrayed as powerful monsters, having many strengths granted to them. As indicated by their original names, they are apparently made of gold and will drop a very large amount of it when defeated.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

#153 - Balhib
Balhib DQV DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
280 23 130 1023
Attack Defense Speed
175 130 125
Dropped Item Hela hammer
Locations Talon Tower
Mt. Zugzwang
Spells Kaswoosh
Bestiary # 153
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Introduced as a monster found around the end of the game in places such as Talon Tower and Nadiria. They have a large amount of HP, can deliver strong physical attacks, and cast Kaswoosh on the player's party. The amount of gold they drop is usually worth the risk of fighting them, though.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The Balhib is a Rank A monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. One can be synthesized by mixing four monsters: a magmalice, a firn fiend, a golem and a gold golem.


Related Monsters[edit]

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