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The Carnivine is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest IV, it is a monstrous plant with three flowers that act as mouths.


The body of a carnivine is arranged in three layers, with the bottom composed of its leg-like roots, the middle being made of a circle of large, green leaves, and the top holding its three white, fanged flowers, connected to the leafy section by flexible stems.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Carnivine DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Carnivine DQIV NES.gif 17 0 21 16 4 7 18
Bestiary No. 025
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for back up (Healslime)
Item Dropped Medicinal herb(116)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 0% 0% 25% 25% 75% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
25% 0% 75% 75% 25% 25% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Carnivine ds.png None

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]


Carnivine is possibly a spin on the original name, Carnivore Plant, combining carnivore, a being that eats meat, with vine, a tendril-like component found on some plants.

Related monsters[edit]


  • The monster shares its name, possibly by coincidence, with a Pokémon.
  • Carnivines also bear a thematic similarity to the Piranha Plants of Super Mario fame, though they lack the tropical coloring and mottled appearance.