Bird of terrordise

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The Bird of terrordise (originally HellHawk) 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 brethren, birds of terrordise sport humanoid bodies and horns along with their indicated avian qualities, but are of a red-hot coloring as opposed to the prism peacocks' motley plumage.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#253 - Bird of Terrordise
HP MP Experience Gold
870 30 1250 185
Attack Defense Speed
330 155 123
Dropped Item Platinum headgear (1/128)
Locations Dark Palace
Zion Cave
Skills Hellfire
Spells Fuddle
Family Bird
Capture Rate 1256
Bestiary # 253
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

Birds of terrordise (then HellHawk) make their first appearance, though it is not until around the end that they appear. They are incredibly powerful, boasting high stats and the most lethal of the fire breath attacks. The area accessible by use of the fire crest inside Orgodemir's castle houses birds of terrordise, and they are arguably one of the most powerful monsters faced in that dungeon.

They can be found in the Dark Palace and Zion Cave.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Grotto-only beasts that rear their flame-shaded heads in blazing grottoes.

#241 - Bird of terrordise
HP MP Experience Gold
648 40 5560 185
Attack Defense Speed
514 528 285
Dropped Item Fowl fan (common, 1/64)
Flame shield (rare, 1/128)
Locations Grotto
Skills Blazing Fire breath
Hellfire breath
Spells Kafuddle
Family Bird
Bestiary # 241
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
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.

Related Monsters[edit]


The bird of terrodise is a play on the Bird of Paradise, a member of the Paradisaeidae, found in New Guinea.