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The Brownie is a recurring monster that was introduced in Dragon Quest V.


Brownies are yellow-skinned palette swaps of hammerhoods, bearing an orange-brown coloring and wielding a dark, grayish blue hammer. Comparatively, brownies aren't too different from hammerhoods, the two monsters essentially having the same purpose as being mostly incompetent creatures that occasionally get off a lucky shot. Brownies tend to have more HP and greater attack power since they have to fulfill this role against players that are no longer troubled by hammerhoods.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Brownie (ブラウニー Buraunī)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
Brownie DQV SNES.gif 47 0 15 33 16 21 15 1/2
Bestiary No. 039
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Muster Strength
Location(s) Ancient Ruins
Whealbrook Adit (G2)
Fortuna area
Desert near Talon Tower
Item Dropped Monster munchies132
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance * Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 20% 0% 67% 0% 20%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance *
67% 67% 0% 100% 100% 0%
PS2 Model DS & Mobile Sprite
Brownie DQV PS2.png


The initial debut of brownies, they are likely to be encountered around the time the player obtains the wagon and can start recruiting certain monsters. The brownie is one of these possible monsters, though it is nothing spectacular beyond having extremely high HP and attack strength growth.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Brownie (ブラウニー Buraunī)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Brownie.png 53 0 43 12 36 36 34
Bestiary No. 39
Family Humanoid
In-Game Description Usually calm and timid, these monsters psyche themselves up to be vicious foes when provoked. Their tiny bodies conceal incredible power.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Psyche Up
Desperate attack
Location(s) Ascantha Region
Item(s) Dropped
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 15% 15%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes


The player is liable to encounter brownies while traveling between Maella Abbey and Ascantha. They are capable of psyching up to 100 in a single turn, though they usually waste this on trying to perform a desperate attack that seems to always fail. A roaming brownie that can be recruited to the player's monster team can also be found north of Peregrin Quay.

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

#022 - Brownie
HP MP Experience Gold
40 255 56 32
Attack Defense Speed
29 26 40
Dropped Item Leather kilt (common, 3.13%)
Seed of strength (rare, 0.39%)
Skills Psyche Up
Bestiary # 022
Game Dragon Quest IX
Description Erratic enemies that can attain an instant state of high tension, only to topple over and go off the boil.

Bodkin bowyers often take them on camping trips and trick them into tapping their tent pegs for them.


Brownies are notable in Dragon Quest IX for being an early source of seeds of strength, though the drop rate is quite low.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Brownie DQMJ DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker


Brownies appear as rank D members of the Beast family and must be synthesized using a hammerhood and a member of the Nature family.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The brownie is a Rank D monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. One can be created by synthesizing a hammerhood and a spiked hare.

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Brownie (ブラウニー Buraunī)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
20~40 11~16 6~7 Fur (★★★)
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
30~38 14~16 4~6 Fur (★★★)
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
16~24 10~19 2~7 Fur (★★★)
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
26~30 11~13 6~8 Fur (★★★)
Sprite DQB Brownie.png

Related Monsters[edit]



Brownies are a part of English and Scottish folklore. They are household spirits, being diminutive little helpers who assist in house maintenance in exchange for small offerings of food. They do not like to be seen, and usually only perform their tasks in the quiet of night.