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The Cerberwretch is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. It is a two-headed hound modeled after Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of the underworld from Greek myths.


Dangerous and tenacious two-headed dogs that dash around at terrifying speeds, barking and biting at foes with terribly sharp teeth. Their jaws snap and gnash at enemies so quickly that they can nip many enemies in a single attack. Despite being dogs, the cerberwretches are members of the Undead family, possibly due to their mythological inspiration.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Cerberwretch (ケルベロス Keruberosu) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Cerabus DQVII PSX.gif 274 0 163 120
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
110 218 (PS1)
327 (3DS)
111 (PS1)
167 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #184
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Bites down hard with its razor-sharp fangs (125% damage)
Bites down ferociously again and again (four random attacks on party members at 50% damage each)
Location(s) Multipleximus Maximus
Item(s) Dropped Ferocious fangs1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
264 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
50% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 50% 90% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

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


The original name, Cerabus, is a mistranslation of Cerberus. Possessing only two heads, the beast is a better match for Orthrus.

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