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The Darkodile is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is a variant of the Heligator originating from the World of Darkness.


The darkodile, like its counterpart from the World of Light, is a bizarre creature that is a mix between a crocodile and a large dog with draconic features. Most of its body is colored in a dark shade of grey while the mane around its neck and the spikes on its body are colored black. It is capable of floating about in midair as if it were swimming through water and its makes use of its immense size by slamming its entire body to attack multiple enemies. When the darkodile reappeared in Joker 3, it was reclassified as a member of the Dragon family.


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

Darkodile (クロコダイモス Kurokodaimosu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Darkodile.png 593 0 243
Defense Agility Experience Gold
96 68 637 207
Bestiary no. #194
Family Beast
In-game description A heligator that somehow lost its way, ended up in the World of Darkness, and began a new life as a darkodile.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Body Press (86~105 damage to the entire party)
Location(s) World of Darkness
Dark Godbird's Eyrie
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Alexandria Region
Kingdom of Ascantha
Baccarat Region
West Argonia
Item(s) dropped Hairband116
Scale armour1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Like the other monsters from the World of Darkness, darkodiles begin appearing throughout the world map after the fall of Black Citadel. These versions drop less experience and gold, but some of their attributes and the power of their body slam attack have been strengthened.


The Darkodile's Japanese name, Crocodeimos, is a reference to Deimos, the god of terror, in Greek mythology. He was the son of Ares and Aphrodite and the twin brother of Phobos, the god of fear. Deimos and Phobos are also the names of Mars's moons.

Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]