Dark gryphon

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Dark Gryphons are bipedal Birds with feathers as black a blots of ink. These monsters have a habit of only appearing when a world is being besieged by an an Archfiend during the final act of a game.

Appearances[edit]

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

Dark gryphon DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Dark gryphon VIII.png 349 16 273
Defense Agility Experience Gold
186 119 305 59
Bestiary no. 214
Family Bird
In-game description Firebird born phoenix-like from raging infernos. Capable of exhaling an incinerating breath. Totally resistant to any fire-bird attack.
Spell(s) Fizzle
Skill(s) Scorch
Location(s)
Item(s) dropped Bunny tail132
Saint's ashes1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
0/64 0% 100% 100%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
100% 25% 0% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 25% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



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

Dark gryphon (ダークジャミラ)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Dark gryphon XI sprite.png 610 48 304
Defense Agility Experience Gold
420 172 1,532 340
Bestiary no. #446
Family Bird
In-game description Bird beasts who bear a striking resemblance to the legendary Jamirus. Their deadly dark breath is perhaps their most fearsome feature.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Air Pollution
Becomes pepped up
Dark Breath
Malevolent Miasma
Hexhalation
Location(s) Zwaardsrust region at night, third act
Dundrasil region at night, third act
The Other Side, third act
Castle Trodain, 3DS and Definitive Edition only
Item(s) dropped Saint's ashes164
Monster slashers1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 50% 50% 50%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -125% 75% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 50%
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 *
50% 0% 0%


Etymology[edit]

  • The Japanese name for the monster references Jamiras, one of the four Dread Fiends to the Archfiend Mortamor. Whether there is a direct relation between the dark gryphon species and Jamiras is up to the player's imagination.
The name change for the overseas versions of VIII was likely made due to there being no international release for VI at the time, and thus the vast majority of players would not understand the reference to the series' most infamous griffin.

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