Hacksaurus

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The Hacksaurus is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, they are depicted as a mix between a tyrannosaurid dinosaur and a traditional European dragon wielding a broad axe.

Characteristics[edit]

Hacksauri are powerful members of the dragon family, introduced in VI as one of the strongest end-game enemy types. Though later titles would have the species trade positions with the Tyrantosaurus monsters, the Hacksaurus is still considered by most players to be a dangerous foe when first encountered. As demonstrated in the Arkbolt cave, the species exhibits r-type reproductive strategy, with the mother only watching over her offspring until their eggs hatch. Also of note, said eggs will hatch into Diethons when examined by the player. Though this is likely due to game difficulty balancing more than anything, it could suggest a metamorphic relationship between the two types of monsters in a similar to the fan-perceived relationship between Small Fries and Great dragons.

Interestingly, the species has made a name for itself by being one of the most easily recuritable members of the Dragon family. This precedent was set by Lizzie, the very first Hacksaurus introduced in the series and the most popular monstrous companion in the series, outside of the slime family. This theme was reinforced in VIII by Hackzilla, one of the first infamous monsters (on-screen encounter) new players will stumble upon in the PS2 Version, and by the fact that the species is present in every title that has monster taming.

Taking this into consideration, it can be assumed that Hacksauri have a high regard for physical strength, and will respect anyone who bests them in battle. This notion was picked up by Koei-Tecmo when developing the first Heroes spin-off, and wrote it into the monster's description.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Hacksaurus DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Hacksaurus DQVI SNES.gif 416 0 290 100
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
115 698 110 Na
Bestiary No. 157
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Falcon Slash
Inferno
Location(s) Mortamor's Dreadlair
Fungeon
Item(s) Dropped Seed of strength1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 25% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 0% 0% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Hacksaurus DS.png None



Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Hacksaurus appears as the boss of the DLC Tablets "Here be Dragons" and "Scary Lair" in the Nintendo 3DS Version of the game.


Hacksaurus
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
416 0 285 100
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
115 1044 165 1/32
Bestiary No. DLC #081
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Falcon Slash
Inferno
Location(s) Here Be Dragons
Scary Lair
Item(s) Dropped Seed of strength1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 25% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 0% 0% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 25%


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

While a normal hacksaurus won't be encountered until the player reaches the Royal Hunting Grounds, it is possible to run into a special roaming one near Farebury at the very start of the game. It is ill-advised to fight this hacksaurus until much later on since she can easily wipe out a low-level party using its fire breath and falcon slash techniques, though having a monster team will enable one to recruit the powerful monster after defeating it.

Hacksaurus (バトルレックス batoru rekkusu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Hacksaurus.png 171 0 155
Defense Agility Experience Gold
108 65 216 55
Bestiary no. 150
Family Dragon
In-game description Giant axe-toting dragons. Fond of using their scorching flame-breath to roast hapless travelers.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Falcon Slash
Location(s) Arcadia Region
Royal Hunting Ground
Item(s) dropped Dragon's scale (132)
Dragon dung (164)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 25% 0%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 15% 50% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

BattleRex DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Hacksaurus DQM GBC.png 60 3/5 2/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/5 2/5 4/5 5/5
Family Dragon
In-game description Attacks by swinging its powerful giant ax
Abilities Gate of Anger
Habitat FireAir, MetalCut, EvilSlash
Breeding chart Dragon family x EvilArmor, KingLeo, Lionex, MadKnight, Ogre
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong Weak
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Strong Weak None Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Strong Immune Weak Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Weak Strong Weak Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak



A BattleRex appears as the boss of Gate of Anger.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

BattleRex DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Hacksaurus DQM2 GBC.png 60 7/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
8/10 5/10 6/10 6/10
Family Dragon
In-game description
Abilities EvilSlash, FireAir, MetalCut
Habitat
Breeding chart Dragon family x EvilArmor, KingLeo, Lionex, MadKnight, Ogre
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong Weak
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Strong Weak None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Strong Immune Weak
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong Weak
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hacksaurus
Family Dragon
Rank C
Description With axe in hand, they are dedicated to chopping everything they find into tiny pieces.
Weapons Swords, Axes, Claws, Staves
Traits Critical Massacre
Resistances Confusionproof
Skill Dragon Lore
Location Celeste Isle (Temple of the Moon), Fert Isle
Breeding chart Dragurn x Gryphon


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Hacksaurus
Family Dragon
Rank C
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Claws, Staves
Traits Hit Squad, Giant Killer
Resistances Immune to Confusion
Skill Dragon Lore
Location Bemusoleum
Breeding chart Red dragon x Behemoth slime
Gasbagon x Firn fiend


Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Hacksaurus DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Hacksaurus DQH series.png 67 55g
List No. 025
Field Notes Reptilian rogues who like nothing more than to flambé foes with blazing breath and then cut them into cubes. They're known to admire enemies deft enough to defeat them, and are often found fighting for former foes.
Location(s) Grannet (Captain), Pinnacle of Light (Recruit), Pinnacle of Light (Captain), Sylvea (Hero), The Lion's Den (Showdown: Feral Feline)
Item(s) Dropped Dragon horn, Dragon hide


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Hacksaurus (バトルレックス Batoru rekkusu)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Hacksaurus DQH series.png 976 145g Yes
List No. 056
Field Notes Reptilian rogues who like nothing more than to flambé foes with blazing breath and then cut them into cubes. They're known to admire enemies deft enough to defeat them, and are often found fighting for former foes.
Location(s) Redrock Ravine
Item(s) Dropped Small scale, Titan belt


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