Dark turkey

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The Dark turkey is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a fearsome birdman swordfighter originating from the World of Darkness.


Dark turkeys are anthropomorphic birdman warriors that are the size of grown men, having both plumage and armaments in various shades of black. Despite their names, the dark turkey has the appearance of a rooster rather than that of a meleagris. They have spiked pauldrons on their left shoulders and wear a swordbelt with their scabbards hanging from their left side around their waists. The fowl swordsmen wield their longswords with both of their talons, being capable of slicing through the air fast enough to send blades of sharp wind at their opponents. They have a tendency to shout suddenly in the middle of battle to intimidate foes into inaction and have some magic at their disposal. The dark turkeys are at the beck and call of their avian master Gemon, and are summoned alongside Dark condors. After the fall of the Black Citadel, they begin to appear throughout the World of Light with slightly enhanced attributes.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Dark turkey (デスターキー Desutākī)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dark turkey.png 214* 12 158*
Defense Agility Experience Gold
129* 110* 309* 73* (PS2)
110* (3DS)
Bestiary no. #189
Family Bird
In-game description Once able to fly freely, these fearsome birds descended from the skies long ago to become swordsmen on terra firma. They taunt their foes by calling them 'chickens'.
Spell(s) Kasap*
Skill(s) Wind Sickles
War Cry
Location(s) World of Darkness
Dark Godbird's Eyrie
Summoned by Gemon
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Farebury Region
Alexandria Region (night only)
Kingdom of Ascantha
Pickham Region
Kingdom of Trodain
West Argonia (day only)
Hill on Argonia's Western Border (night only)
Mountain Overlooking Desert (night only)
Item(s) dropped Garter132
Dream blade1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
Amount of gold dropped increased.


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