Dark devildog

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The Dark devildog is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a powerful relative of the Chainine.


Dark devildogs are anthropomorphic bulldog monsters that wear golden suits of armor and carry around a pair of chained collars attached to their waists. They also wear red trousers and red, spiked skullcaps which they can drop after battle. Like their less powerful cousins, these powerful guard dogs are capable of incapacitating their opponents with the collars they carry. The fearsome barking of the hounds can shock enemies into intimidation and even summon hell's gatekeepers to assist them in battle.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Dark devildog (ダークデーブル Dākudēburu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dark devildog.png 397 0 312
Defense Agility Experience Gold
153 105 398 71
Bestiary no. #217
Family Beast
In-game description These powerful dog-monsters are a handful in their own right, but become even more difficult to defeat when they call upon hell's gatekeepers for help.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for backup (Hell's gatekeeper)
Throw a collar (Stun ally for 1 turn)
War Cry
Location(s) Dragovian Path
Item(s) dropped Iron headgear164
Life bracer1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 15% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dark devildogs appeared in the 3rd cardpack, "Cries of the Phoenix and Mother Earth" as a super rare card exclusive for Fortune Teller leaders. As a reference to their original appearance, the dark devildogs could summon a hell's gatekeeper as a special token.


Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]