Candy cat

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The Candy cat is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII.

They are typically among the weakest members of the Beast family in the titles they appear in.


Candy cats are very large cats with white fur and orange stripes. Their name is derived from their striped fur, which gives it the appearance of a candy cane. They have goofy faces, a long tongue which is often seen trailing behind their permanently open mouths, and a tuft of orange fur on top of their heads. They are quite harmless on their own, sometimes wasting their turn in battle in order to lick their face or roll around.


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

Candy cat (しましまキャット Shimashimakyatto)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Candy cat.png 10 0 11
Defense Agility Experience Gold
9 6 2 2
Bestiary no. #002
Family Beast
In-game description A happy-go-lucky, good natured monster. Born with only one stripe, it grows another with each passing year.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Cleans self. (wastes turn)
Rolls around. (wastes turn)
Location(s) Farebury Region
Hilltop Hut
Flying spot south of Dragon Graveyard
Flying spot east of Mystical Spring
Flying spot southwest of Dark Ruins
Flying spot on Neos
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb132
Bandit's grass skirt164
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 *
0% 15% 0% 15%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
3 Gold

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Candy cat (しましまキャット Shimashimakyatto) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Candy cat DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 beast family icon.png 1,350 480
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
560 510 450 490
Bestiary No. #211
Rank G Rank
In-game description These carefree kitties are beloved by some for their trademark lolling tongues and fetching stripy coats. Their fur is delightfully fluffy, but it's probably best not to attempt to pet them
Talents Enfeebler (lv. 1)
Agility Booster I (lv. 20)
Crag Ward (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Ultra Crafty Stunner (lv. 1)
Insta-Bounce (lv. 20)
Late Bloomer (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Uber Dragonsbane (lv. 1)
Heaven-Sent (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Indulgence - Lower Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.png)
Circle of Indulgence - Middle Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png)
Items Mystery meat (Common)
Seed of strength (Rare)
Synthesis chart Great sabrecub DQM3 portrait.png X Fromage fray DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 25%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% -25% 0% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% -25% 50% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *

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

Candy cat (しましまキャット Shimashimakyatto)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Candy cat DQH2.png 4 4G Yes
List No. #003
Field Notes Cat-like creatures with fluffy fur, long, lolling tongues and peaceable personalities. Candy kittens are born with a single stripe, and add another every year. Can you work out how old this one is?
Location(s) Greena Pastures, The Battle of Harba
Item(s) Dropped Kitty litter, Hardy hide

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Candy cat appears as a F-rank monster of the Beast family. It can be recruited from Chapter 3, Episode 1: Escape!, as well as the Abracadabrador Barman stages of Majellan's Rebellion! during the limited Beast Fest event at any difficulty. The candy cat can participate in the Great sabrecub's Battle Road as a party member.

Candy cat (しましまキャット Shimashimakyatto)Tactlogo.png

DQT Candy Cat.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon F.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
90 293 101 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
206 133 192 100 5
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Sizzling Slash Rend* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
AGL +10/Stats Up Zam Res +25/Stats Up Rend Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Rend Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Rend Potency +2% N/a N/a
Perk Details
AGL +10: Raises AGL by 10.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Half Res
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolGato apasteladoPastel cat
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLanguochatTongue cat
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoDolcegattoCandy cat

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