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The Brownie is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride.


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.

Main series appearances[edit]

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

Brownie (ブラウニー Buraunī)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Brownie DQV SNES.gif 47 0 15 33
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
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 *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 20% 0% 67%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
0% 20% 67% 67%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
0% 100% ? 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Brownie DQV PS2.png

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 Attack
DQVIII PS2 Brownie.png 53 0 36
Defense Agility Experience Gold
36 34 43 12
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 Medicinal herb132
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 15% 0%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

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.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Monsters series appearances[edit]

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.

Other games appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Brownie DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Brownie Dragon Quest Heroes.png 23 27g
List No. 085
Field Notes Hammer-hefting halflings who psych themselves up to unleash a crushing critical hit if even slightly slighted. They're prone to buckle under the weight of their own weapons, but they try not to let it get them down.
Location(s) Arba Castle (Hero)
Sylvea (Captain)
Caliburgh (Hero)
Caliburgh Meadow (Hero)
Item(s) Dropped Spellbound bough
Sturdy stick

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Brownie (ブラウニー Buraunī)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Brownie Dragon Quest Heroes.png 64 27g Yes
List No. 044
Field Notes Hammer-hefting halflings who psych themselves up to unleash a crushing critical hit if even slightly slighted. They're prone to buckle under the weight of their own weapons, but they try not to let it get them down.
Location(s) The Battle of Ingenia
Item(s) Dropped Hardy hide

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


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.


Notable Brownies[edit]

Related Monsters[edit]

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