Bird of terrordise

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The Bird of terrordise is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VII, it is a fiery red variant of the Prism peacock.


Like their Prism peacock birdy brethren, birds of terrordise sport powerfully built humanoid bodies and a pair of golden curved horns atop their heads, along with their indicated avian qualities, but are of a raging red-hot colouring as opposed to the prism peacocks' motley plumage. The infernal avians are among the most powerful monsters around in each of their appearances, boasting high stats and the most lethal of the fire breath attacks. The birds can also send adventurers into a state of utter chaos with Fuddle spells. Their scarlet plumage grants them a high amount of protection against fire spells and techniques. They typically make their habitats in volcanic regions, such as the Hellfire Hollow of Orgodemir's Cathedral of Blight and high-level fire grottoes in IX.


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

Bird of terrordise (れんごくまちょう Rengoku machō) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Hellhawk.gif 870 30 330 155
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
123 1,250 (PS1)
1,875 (3DS)
185 (PS1)
278 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #253
Spell(s) Fuddle
Skill(s) Scorch
Location(s) Cathedral of Blight (Hellfire Hollow)
Cave to Yet Another World
Item(s) Dropped Platinum headgear1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 60% 60% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 15% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 0%
3DS version changes

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

Bird of terrordise (れんごくまちょう Rengoku machō)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Bird of terrordise DQIX DS.png 648 40 514
Defence Agility Experience Gold
528 285 5,560 185
Bestiary no. #241
Family Bird
In-game description Brutish birds that bring things to a boil with their burning breath, and drive enemies dotty with Kafuddle.

Supposedly named after world champion strongman Terry Terrordise, who is said to have discovered them on his travels.
Spell(s) Kafuddle
Skill(s) Scorch
Location(s) Grotto (Volcano, rank 10-12)
Item(s) dropped Fowl fan164
Flame shield1128
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
50% -50% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
100% 25% 100% 100%
Charm Resistance *

Defeating birds of terrordise is the objective for Quest #167: Who's a Pretty Boy? in acquire a jewelry box and terrordise tail feather. They can only be encountered in high-level volcano grottoes.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Reappearing from Version 4.3 onward, they are one of the 3 non-boss monsters in the game to use Purgatory Pyre.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds[edit]

Bird of terrordise appeared as a boss that could be challenged in the Hall of Perdition starting on April 26th, 2022 in the Feather and Flames battle. Its special move is Trial by Fire, a powerful fire breath which it unleashes after a 10-second countdown unless it is interrupted or defeated first. A more powerful Breakbeast version was eventually added to the Hall of Perdition on October 26th, 2022.


  • The bird of terrordise's name is a play on the bird-of-paradise, a member of the Paradisaeidae, found in Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAve del terrorisoSpanish for "bird of terrordise".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisOiseau de peuradisFrench for "bird of fearadise".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschTerrordiesvogelGerman for "bird of terrordise".
ICON-FLAG-TW.png 中文 (繁體)煉獄魔鳥Transliteration of れんごくまちょう.


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