|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
The Battle pip is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, being introduced in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. They are tiny axe-wielding faerie warriors.
Armed with a massive axe, these awesome little adventurous monsters stand out from their brethren thanks to the bothersome damage they can dish out with their battle axes, if they can actually land a hit without falling flat on their faces. They wear dark blue shorts covered with a blue leaf used as a loincloth, a grey breastplate, and a distinctive blue acorn with a spike on top worn as a helmet, which covers the pip's eyes.
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
|Item dropped||Antidotal herb1⁄16|
|Evasion||Frizz resistance *||Sizz resistance *||Fire Breath resistance *|
|Bang resistance *||Crack resistance *||Ice Breath resistance *||Woosh resistance *|
|Zap resistance *||Drain Magic resistance *||Whack resistance *||Kamikazee resistance *|
|Poof resistance||Poison resistance *||Fuddle resistance||Snooze resistance *|
|Dazzle resistance *||Sap resistance *||Fizzle resistance||Stun resistance *|
|PS2 model||DS & Mobile sprite|
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
|Item(s) Dropped||Antidotal herb1⁄64|
|Evasion||Frizz Resistance *||Sizz Resistance *||Fire Breath Resistance *|
|Bang Resistance *||Crack Resistance *||Ice Breath Resistance *||Woosh Resistance *|
|Strike/Rock Resistance *||Zap Resistance *||Drain Magic Resistance *||Whack Resistance *|
|Poof Resistance *||Poison Resistance *||Burning Breath Resistance||Fuddle Resistance *|
|Snooze Resistance *||Dazzle Resistance *||Fizzle Resistance *||Ban Dance Resistance|
|Stun Resistance *||Sap Resistance *||Army Resistance *|
|3DS version changes|
The battle pip, along with its companions, are named after the mythological Korpokkur, a diminutive race of people in the folklore of the Ainu people of northern Japan. They were once said to live in harmony with the Ainu and would bring them deer, fish, and other goods, but after a schism, they disappeared. In fantastical depictions of the Korpokkurs, they are small enough to live underneath the leaves of the giant butterbur plant and would use its leaves as roofs and umbrellas.