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Dragon Quest XI
Cetacea artwork.png
Japanese name ケトス
Romaji Ketos
Old localization None
Class Divinity
Age Several centuries

Cetacea is a fabled flying whale that ferries chosen heroes and their allies across the expanse of Erdrea. Despite her incredible size, Cetacea is a elegent being who sails through the blue sky with the gracefulness of a spring breeze.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Cetacea is an egg-white Baleen Whale approximately one hundred feet long, a pale white jaw and ventral pleats, and red markings under her golden eyes. Being adapted to life in the skies, Cetacea is carried by two massive wings that extend from her sides from the rise of her back. These wings have a golden under-coloration, and are the only part of her underbelly that is not a shade of white. Her pectoral fins possess two overlapping rows of feathers, with a second smaller set extending from behind her wings at the beginning of her tail. Cetacea's fluke is more V-shaped than a normal whale's, and resembles a pair of flower petals. Cetacea is adorned with golden markings across her back, with a blue gem set in a headdress behind her blowhole. Once she is granted the power needed to puncture Calasmos' barrier, Cetacea wears gold armor adorned with solar markings and the light from her gemstone condenses into a beam of energy resembling a narwhal's horn.

Cetacea is a dedicated companion to the Luminary, as she was to Erdwin in the distant past. She does not hesitate to breach dens of evil, and she participates in the final battle by carrying the party within the void of space and projecting a wide magical sigil for the heroes to stand upon and fight without restriction. Cetacea also has a playful side to her personality, buzzing the party with a low altitude flyby when she is first summoned in the third act of the game.


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

Cetacea can be summoned once the has been given the Calamus Flute in the second act of the game Father Benedictus in Arboria. When the Luminary tries to play it, the flute transforms into a fishing rod with a line made of glowing light. Casting the line into the air, Cetacea responds to the signal and descends to the group.

Riding on Cetacea's back opens a secondary world map in the 3D mode of the game and, in the 3DS and Switch versions, a raised perspective of the normal world map in the 2D mode. Due to her size, Cetacea can only land at specific points know as whale weigh-stations; these points are marked by tall shafts of rotating light that cannot be missed. Cetacea can be summoned from any location in Erdrea, but unless she is called from one of these stations she will begin her flight from the Luminary's Landing station.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Cetacea was added as a legendary rare card on November 11th, 2019.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Cetacea belongs to the ??? family and is a class SS monster. She was added to the game on November 28th, 2019.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Cetacea appears as a background element in the Yggdrasil's Altar stage. She additionally appears as an equipable spirit, specifically a support-class spirit that grants the giant-status effect. She can be purchased the vault shop for 6,000G, or can be battled on the spirit board. When fought, she is represented by a white King K.Rool that fights alongside the Luminary.

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