Dancing flame

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The Dancing flame is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest II, it is a human-shaped being of fire sporting a smoldering smile.


Dancing flames are somewhat humanoid in shape, having two arms, two legs, and a round body with a slight lump at the top to help put a head to their phantasmal face. In some titles they are depicted as having blue fire filling the insides of their yellow-red fire bodies, indicating that their centers are much hotter than the rest of their body.

Seeing as how they appear to be fire itself, dancing flames are usually shown to be masters of fire attacks both magic and skill based. Their fiery bodies also give a kick to their physical attacks, and provides them with full inferno immunity in all appearances.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Dancingflame DQII NES.gif 55 0 99
Defense Agility Experience Gold
32 78 185 101
Abilities Fire Breath
Call ally
Location(s) Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Magic armor (132)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
164 77 57 27
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
27 77 27
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Attack
Defense Agility Experience Gold
54 68 315 101
Abilities Fire Breath
Call ally
Location(s) Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Magic armor (132)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
164 77 07 17
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
27 77 07

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Dancing flame DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dancing flame.png 90 0 112
Defense Agility Experience Gold
92 78 143 14
Bestiary no. 147
Family Elemental
In-game description The physical manifestation of the flames of a subterranean volcano. Fond of using their scorching breath to give adventurers a warm reception!
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Location(s) Desert
Item(s) dropped Bandit's grass skirt132
Spicy cheese164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 30% 100% 100%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
100% 50% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 50% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dancingflame DQMCH GBA.png The Flame is a two-star member of the Elemental family with a weight of 3. It can be found in the Cave to Rendarak. It naturally learns Fire Breath, Blaze and Panic Dance. Its in-game description reads "It was given life by flames. It must eat burning things to live."

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dancing flame
Family Material
Rank F
Description These fiery creatures are actually passionate lovers as well as fighters.
Weapons Swords, Hammers, Whips, Staves
Traits Frizzmeister
Resistances Healed by Frizz, Vulnerable to Crack, Healed by Fire Breath
Skill Fire Fighter
Location Xeroph Isle
Breeding chart Bag o' laughs x Firespirit

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dancing flame
Family Material
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Swords, Whips, Hammers, Staves
Traits Frizzmeister, Crafty Frizzer
Resistances Vulnerable to Crack, Healed by Frizz and Fire Breath
Skill Fire Fighter
Location Cragravation, Necropolis (night)
Breeding chart Frostburn x Firespirit or Spitnik

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Dancing flames are among the Platiosi that are part of the Plob and appear specifically in Flucifer's Necropolis, though they can show up in tank battles elsewhere. They attack using a prolonged wave of fire breath, an attack that works very well at wrecking the insides of a tank. Despite being made mostly of fire, Rocket, the player's character, has no difficulty in carrying them around. A dancing flame defeated by being thrown into water will always yield a Lucky Bag containing either a Chili Pepper or Fire Water, at least until the player has sent home the maximum of sixteen Lucky Bags.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Dancing flame DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
1 14 0 Flame orb (★★★)
Kol volcanic region
Sprite DQB Dancing Flame.png

Being Elementals, dancing flames are immune to all types of physical damage and must be slain with either a Crack shot or an ethereal weapon.

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Dancing flame (フレイム Fureimu)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Dancing flame DQH2.png 27 30g Yes
List No. 015
Field Notes Some say these fiery phantasms are the souls of the damned, burning with hatred for humankind. They try to put a brave face on their unhappy fate, and get very upset if anyone suggests their smiles are just for show.
Location(s) The Grand Dunes, The Battle of Dunisia
Item(s) Dropped Warmaline, Wrecklace

Related Monsters[edit]

Similar Species[edit]