Dark star (monster)

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The Dark star is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a sinister celestial body originating from the World of Darkness displaying an unnerving smile.


Dark stars are a large, spherical monsters that resemble an anthropomorphic sun or star. Like all monsters from the World of Darkness, its coloration consists of various shades of black and grey. It has a perpetually grinning face, along with a squat nose and beady eyes, and the back of its body is covered with sharp spikes, meant to evoke the image of a star's corona. The dark star has a smaller satellite with a grinning face orbiting its body that looks like a comet with a long, trailing tail. It attacks by swallowing its satellite and spitting it at enemies, after which it returns to the dark star. It possesses various abilities for debilitating its enemies, such as blinding them by casting Dazzle, paralyzing them with its burning breath, and making them more vulnerable to magic by emitting an eerie light. According to the dark star's bestiary entry in Dragon Quest X, they have bad blood with the Blue moons.


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

Dark star (スピンサタン Supinsatan)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dark star.png 236* 12 196*
Defense Agility Experience Gold
135* 99* 301* 66*
Bestiary no. #184
Family Elemental
In-game description A tiny star system from the World of Darkness. Emits an eerie light that makes enemies more vulnerable to spells.
Spell(s) Dazzle
Skill(s) Burning Breath
Eerie Light
Location(s) Dark Godbird's Eyrie
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Alexandria Region (day only)
Pickham Region
Land of the Moles
East Argonia
Blizzard Peaks (night only)
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb132
Edged boomerang1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0%* 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25%* 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 100% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Like all monsters from the World of Darkness, it begins appearing in various parts of the world after the fall of Black Citadel. Unlike the other monsters, the dark star encountered in the World of Light has become stronger, notably gaining a high resistance to damage but losing its resistance to ice breath. Oddly enough, it drops less gold than its World of Darkness counterpart.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Reappearing from Version 6.2 onwards, they fight the same way as in VIII, but have traded in their ability to use Spooky Aura for Dark Breath.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]


In astronomy, a dark star is a theoretical type of star that may have existed early in the universe before conventional stars were able to form and thrive. It is believed to be powered by the self-annihilation of dark matter particles. Dark stars may also refer to another theoretical celestial object that is so massive that its gravitational pull is equal to that or exceeds to speed of light, making it appear dark as no light can escape. This makes it equivalent to a black hole.

  • The dark star's original name in Japanese, Spin Satan (スピンサタン), can have a double meaning as it can refer to both the planet Saturn and Satan, also known as the devil in Christianity. The dark star's bestiary description in X states that it smiles eerily like a demon.


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