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The Cyclown is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. It is a blue, clown-like elemental whose lower body is perpetually wrapped in a swirling whirlwind.


Cyclowns are blue humanoid creatures with cartoonish faces and two antennae on top of their heads. Their most notable feature is the cyclone that they ride around on, which completely obscures their lower body. They are elemental spirits associated with wind and they attack their foes with sharp, cutting gales. When a cyclown is defeated in Dragon Quest IX, their whirlwind will disappear, revealing that their lower bodies are scrawny.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Cyclown DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Cyclown DQIV NES.gif 41 4 29 31 40 32 34
Bestiary No. 035
Spell(s) Woosh
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Endor area (Chapter 2)
Birdsong Tower (Chapter 2 & 5)
Porthtrunnel Area (Chapter 5)
Item Dropped Hunter's bow(132)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
132 75% 75% 25% 0% 25% 25%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
75% 75%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
DQIV Cyclown DS.png None

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Although cyclowns do not make an appearance in the game as enemies, an image of a cyclown can be seen at the Ancient Fane in the PS1 version of the game, representing the element of wind.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#049 - Cyclown
DQIX Cyclown.png
HP MP Experience Gold
56 8 108 79
Attack Defense Speed
52 48 78
Dropped Item Glass frit (common, 1/32)
Agility ring (rare, 1/128)
Locations Newid Isle
Tower of Trades
Skills Wind Sickles
Psych Up
Family Elemental
Bestiary # 049
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Their whipping whirlwinds slice through enemies and stop wind attacks from working.

They turn heads with their hypnotic hurricanes and tempt people into their wicked world of whirling winds.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

HP MP Experience Gold
2/5 4/5
Attack Defense Speed
2/5 2/5 4/5
Spells Infernos
Family Beast
Game Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC, PSX

The cyclown is a member of the Beast family. Any Beast pedigree with a Material mate will create a cyclown

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]


The cyclown's original Japanese name is kamaitachi, a yōkai, or supernatural creature, from Japanese mythology. It is a mischievous creature, sometimes interpreted as a weasel, that rides on dust devils and is known to cut people with their sickle-like nails. The kamaitachi make frequent appearances in Japanese media, including anime, manga, and video games, and they often possess wind manipulation abilities.

Related enemies[edit]