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BirdBlow is a skill exclusive to Dragon Quest Monsters and Dragon Quest Monsters 2. It deals 1.5 times more damage to enemies in the Bird family, and costs 3 MP to use. It possibily influenced the creation of Wing-Clipper as they have similar names (in Japanese and the old localization) and effects, however it is a different ability with its own name.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Called BirdBlow in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 12 with 62 HP, 68 Attack and 72 Agility. It is naturally learned by many different monsters, including ArcDemon, BoneSlave, Durran, LandOwl, MadGopher, Orc, and Skeletor.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

The requirements to learn BirdBlow are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the WindMerge. It is no longer naturally learned by the ArcDemon, BoneSlave or LandOwl.


Its Japanese name, Tsubame Gaeshi (roughly translated as "Swallow Counter" or "Swallow Reversal"), is a reference to a sword technique invented by legendary Japanese swordsman Sasaki Kojirō. The name of this technique was also later given to a Judo throw.