Bomboulder

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The Bomboulder is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a reddish variant of a rockbomb and is known for casting Kerplunk.

Characteristics[edit]

Usually stronger than rockbombs, at least in terms of stamina, bomboulders further differentiate themselves from their equally suicidal brethren by expending their lives to support their comrades instead of doing so in an attempt to wipe out the enemy. They achieve this with their knowledge of the spell Kerplunk, making them bothersome opponents when attempting to dispose of a large group of monsters.

In the DS remake of Dragon Quest V they are further distinguished in appearance by having a full grin, instead of the gapped teeth normally seen in rockbombs.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#83 - Bomboulder
Bomboulder DQV DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
220 5 370 70
Attack Defense Speed
105 195 52
Locations Neverglade area
Neverglade
Talon Tower
Estark's Labyrinth
Spells Kerplunk
Capture Rate 1/256
Bestiary # 83
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Bomboulder DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
Giveliferock.gif 240 63 302 84 143 153 82 NA
Bestiary No. 124
Spell(s) Kerplunk
Skill(s) Grins (wastes turn)
Watches and waits
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Kerplunk bracer1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 60% 60% 60% 0% 0% ?
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 100% 100% 50% 50% 50%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 50% 100% 100% ?


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#202 - Bomboulder
Revirock.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
411 50 107 107
Attack Defense Speed
182 130 48
Dropped Item Kamikazee Bracelet (1/256)
Locations Mentare
Deja
Litorud
Dark Palace
Bonus Dungeon 1
Skills Focus Strength
Spells Kerplunk
Family Material
Capture Rate 132
Bestiary # 202
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The Bomboulder (then Revirock) can be found in the Mentare region in Disc 2, the Deja region in Disc 2, the Litorud region in Disc 2, the Dark Palace and the first Bonus Dungeon.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Bomboulder DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Bomboulder.png 115 10 111 11 80 111 80
Bestiary No. 116
Family Material
In-Game Description They often appear uninterested when first encountered, but in reality, they are merely biding their time, waiting for the best moment to attack.
Spell(s) Kerplunk
Skill(s) Grin maliciously
Psyche Up
Location(s) Baccarat Region
West Argonia
Item(s) Dropped Stone hardhat116
Rockbomb shard164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50% 50% 50% 100% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 25% 0% 25% 100% 100% 100% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#159 - Bomboulder
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HP MP Experience Gold
146 26 1300 144
Attack Defense Speed
78 180 100
Dropped Item Rockbomb shard (common, 1/16)
Yggdrasil dew (rare, 1/128)
Locations Wyrmtail
Wyrmsmaw
Western Wormwood (high ground)
Khaalag Coast
Grotto
Skills "grins maliciously"
Spells Kerplunk
Family Material
Bestiary # 159
Game Dragon Quest IX
Description They're not fond of fighting, and mostly just sit there smiling, but if an ally expires, they kick in with Kerplunk to bring them back.

Sensible, soft-hearted senior citizens who keep a supply of amazing medicine handy in case of emergencies.


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Trivia[edit]

  • In terms of the threat they pose, bomboulders are nearly identical to beelzebuzzes, monsters that preceded them by one game.

Gallery[edit]

Related Monsters[edit]