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The Cruelcumber is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that made its debut in Dragon Quest IX. It is an anthropomorphic spear-wielding summer squash.


The Cruelcumber and their cousins are tribal looking vegetables with deranged smiles, their tongues flailing about as they fight. Interestingly, a bit of dishwater blonde hair extends from the tip of their stem, giving them a look reminiscent of the Chonmage, a traditional Japanese topknot hairstyle.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

##002 - Cruelcumber
Cruelcumber DQIX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
10 2 3 5
Attack Defense Speed
12 9 10
Dropped Item Antidotal herb18
Moonwort bulb1128
Locations Angel Falls
Family Plant
Bestiary # #002
Game Dragon Quest IX
Romanized Jap. Zukkīnya
Description "Poky little vegetables that often trouble travellers, but are terribly sour losers."
"The violent vestiges of veggies vetoed by unadventutous eaters. They fight for the favor they didn't find as food."

At the start of the game, one cruelcumber and two slimes are fought off by the hero and Aquila before they can threaten Erinn and her grandfather.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Cruelcumber (ズッキーニャ Zukkīnya)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Cruelcumber XI sprite.png 14 0 15
Defense Agility Experience Gold
11 5 5 6
Bestiary no. #006
Family Nature
In-game description Monsters made when uneaten cucumbers are inhabited by evil spirits. Each crafts it own spear, so no two are exactly the same length.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Parry
Location(s) Heliodor Region (first act)
The Kingsbarrow (second act)
Heliodorian Foothills (third act)
Item(s) dropped Moonwort bulb 116
Cypress stick164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance *
N/a -110% -110% -110%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
-110% -110% -110% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 0% -125%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 0% 0% 0%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%

This monster does not have a vicious, nor a malicious variant.

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Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippodan[edit]


##105 - Scourgette
DQIX scourgette.png
HP MP Experience Gold
96 20 500 130
Attack Defense Speed
90 98 81
Dropped Item rockbomb shard (common, 1/32)
long spear (rare, 1/128)
Locations Hermany
Pluvi Isle
Lonely Coast (high ground)
Newid Isle (high ground)
Spells Boom
Family Plant
Bestiary # #105
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Romanized Jap. ブラックベジター
Description These veteran vegetables are very versatile, and can batter with Boom, and resurrect perished pals with Zing.
The white design on their bellies is the mark of a misspent youth. It seemed like a good idea once, but now they're not so sure.