Ethereal serpent

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The Ethereal serpent is a golden Asian dragon, the first of its kind to appear in the series. Lacking the gracious wisdom of real life Lung and Ryu, there isn't much to distinguish it from its European styled contemporaries aside from its slender body and perpetual levitation. In other words, keep looking if you expect your wish to be granted.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Ethereal serpent DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Skydragon DQIII NES.gif 25 80 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
80 60 40 800 180
Bestiary No. 059
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Location(s) Tower of Transcendence
Item Dropped Seed of life164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
0% 70% 70% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 0%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Etherealserpent3snes.png None


The ethereal serpent originates in this game, and can be fought at the Tower of Transcendence, as well as on the overworld map between Mur and Jipang and in the dense forest continent where Erdrick might find an Yggdrasil leaf. Later on, variants of the dragon are encountered, including the divine dragon, Xenlon.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

SkyDragon DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
Sky dragon.png 40 2/5 3/5 2/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family Dragon
In-game description Floats freely in midair with its magical powers
Abilities FireAir, SuckAir, MultiCut
Habitat Gate of Wisdom
Breeding chart Dragon family x Phoenix
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
None None Immune None Weak Weak Strong
Rock/Army Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong None Weak Strong Immune
Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
Weak Strong Weak Strong Weak Weak Strong
Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong Strong Weak Weak Weak


The ethereal serpent, translated in GBC releases ask SkyDragon, is a teleportal boss enemy of the Dragon family at the bottom of the Gate of Wisdom. The ethereal serpent's boss floor design is a reference to the Tower of Transcendence and the Fifer's Spire, two dungeons in the Dragon Quest III that utilize tight-rope puzzles like the later Gate of Wisdom. Of note, the first location where ethereal serpents can fought in that game is at the Tower of Transcendence. Ethereal serpents can be synthesized by breeding a member of the Dragon family with a Firebird. Of note, the ethereal serpent is necessary for synthesizing it's more powerful color variant, Xenlon.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Skydragon.png The ethereal serpent is a monster recruitable in the game. Ethereal serpents can be synthesized by breeding a member of the Dragon family with a Firebird.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The ethereal serpent is a Rank B monster in this game. It takes up two monster spaces in battle. It can be synthesized by mixing a Hacksaurus with a Jum.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

As a revision of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, the ethereal serpent plays the same role it had in the earlier version of the game.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

As a remake of the original Dragon Quest Monsters game, the ethereal serpent plays the same role in this title it did on the Game Boy Color – as the boss of the Gate of Wisdom.


Related monsters[edit]

Boreal serpent[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The boreal serpent is an icy recolor of the Ethereal serpent dragon encountered earlier in the game. Boreal serpents can be found on the icy overworld continent of Leiamland as well as in the overworld approach to Baramos' Lair and within the Palace of Baramos.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The boreal serpent is a Rank E monster in this game. One can be synthesized by mixing a Wild slime and a Great sabrecub.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

As a revision of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, the boreal serpent plays the same role it had in the earlier version of the game.

See also[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Ethereal describes an object of being that is otherworldly, and often times appears delicate.

Gallery[edit]