Clockwork cuckoo

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The Clockwork cuckoo is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, a mechanical bird monster that first appeared in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

Characteristics[edit]

The monster is a mechanical starling roughly the size of a human head that behaves much as its living counterpart. It's metal casing is a pale egg-white with blue accents for the plumage and gold for the legs. They are the successful result of a mad scientist's experiment, and can remain air born even when launching their feathers as razor sharp projectiles.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ Gachakokko)
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
32 0 43 111
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
44 84 47 132
Bestiary No. DLC #091
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Wind Sickles
Location(s) A Voice from On High
Item(s) Dropped Assassin's Dagger164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 25% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 60% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 80% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 25%


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

Clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ Gachakokko)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Clockwork cuckoo.png 32 0 43
Defense Agility Experience Gold
111 56 56 31
Bestiary no. #048
Family Machine
In-game description These mechanical birds are the result of a mad scientist's twisted experiment. When they detect a target, they become a deadly whirlwind of razor sharp blades.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Transforms into a blade and attacks (12~18 damage to entire party)
Flee
Location(s) Kingdom of Ascantha
Pickham Region (day only)
Item(s) dropped Iron nails116
Dagger164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 0% 100% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 0% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Clockwork cuckoo
Clockworkcuckoo DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
27 0 72 41
Attack Defense Speed
46 80 40
Dropped Item Chimaera wing132
Iron nails164
Locations Eastern Coffinwell
Western Coffinwell
Skills Birdcutter (10~15 damage to entire party.)
Family Machine
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ガチャコッコ
Romanized Jap. Gachakokko
Description Mechanical birds that are neither moved by beauty nor motivated to revenge. Fry their circuits with lightning spells.

They're proudest when pounding all their enemies at once with weapon-like wings by busting out Birdcutter.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ Gachakokko)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Clockwork cuckoo XI sprite.png 56 7 77
Defense Agility Experience Gold
145 83 90 45
Bestiary no. #104
Family Machine & Floating
In-game description Murderous machines made by monsters. Their wings are as sharp as scalpels, making their ferocious flapping attacks extremely effective.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Birdcutter (22~26 damage to 2-4 party members.)
Flee
Location(s) Caverns Under Octagonia (first act)
Item(s) dropped Chimaera wing132
Silver ore164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 50% 50% 50%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% 50% 50% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
-110% 25% 0% -110%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%



Malicious clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ・邪 Gachakokko・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Clockwork cuckoo XI sprite.png 331 14 220
Defense Agility Experience Gold
666 221 1,147 501
Bestiary no. #505
Family Machine & Floating
In-game description Clockwork cuckoos who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Birdcutter (77~91 damage to 2-4 party members.)
Flee
Location(s) Caverns Under Octagonia (third act)
Item(s) dropped Chimaera wing132
Silver ore164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 75% 75% 75%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
75% 75% 75% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
-110% 25% 0% -110%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ Gachakokko) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Clockwork cuckoo DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 material family icon.png 1,380 320
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
530 660 520 300
Bestiary No. #304
Rank E Rank
In-game description Adorable clockwork avians made by monsters to massacare mankind. Their ferrous feathers are fabulously sharp - even a single flap could prove fatal
Talents Blusterer (lv. 1)
HP Booster I (lv. 20)
Bedazzlement Blocker (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Insta-Buff (lv. 1)
Ace Evader (lv. 20)
Ultra Crafty Woosher (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Desperate Measures (lv. 1)
Slick Skin (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Fortitude - Middle & Upper Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png)
Barbatos's Bastion
Items Sage's elixir (Common)
Seed of wisdom (Rare)
Synthesis chart Stark raven DQM3 portrait.png X Well wisher DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% 50% 50% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
25% 50% -25% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
25% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *
0%



Dragon Quest: Monster Parade[edit]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Clockwork cuckoo appears as a D-rank monster of the Inorganic family as part of the limited Dragon Quest X event. It can be recruited from the Clockwork Cuckoo stage of the Astoltia Ecological Survey and Chapter 2, Episode 3: Believe in Yourself during the limited True Dragon Quest X event at any difficulty. It could eventually be recruited in Part 4 of the main storyline in Chapter 1, Episode 3: Cordania in Crisis. The clockwork cuckoo can participate in Illusia and the Mindini hunter's Battle Roads as a party member.

Clockwork cuckoo (ガチャコッコ Gachakokko)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Clockwork Cuckoo icon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
Inorganic
DQTact Rank Icon D.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max Level HP MP Move
100 662 140 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
321 188 206 105 15
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Flutter Propeller Blade* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
ATK +5 / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Propeller Blade Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Propeller Blade Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Propeller Blade Potency +2% N/a N/a
Perk Details
First
ATK +5: Raises ATK by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Normal Very Weak Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Immune Normal Normal Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Super Weak Normal



Etymology[edit]

The clockwork cuckoo's Japanese name Gachakokko (ガチャコッコ) is a combination of the word gachapon, an onomatopoeia from the sound of a vending machine that dispenses collectible toys in a plastic capsule and kokekokkō, the sound a rooster makes.

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