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The Dragonthorn is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a wyrm composed of weeds. They were originally the product of Dhoulmagus' curse set upon the kingdom of Trodain. Despite being composed of plant matter, the species does not belong to the Nature family.


Dragonthorns are thorny dragons brought to life from the cursed thorny vines that have overgrown Castle Trodain. It has a yellowish-orange head covered in long pink barbs. They are dangerous combatants, being capable of entangling opponents with their vines and then unleashing fiery breath on them just like ordinary dragons. The dragonthorns will fall quickly to dragon-slaying measures like Dragon Slash.


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

Dragonthorn (いばらドラゴン Ibara doragon)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dragonthorn.png 164 0 90
Defense Agility Experience Gold
55 57 101 25
Bestiary no. #089
Family Dragon
In-game description Thorny rose bushes turned into monsters by Dhoulmagus. Whenever one is killed, another is born to take its place.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Unleashes its thorns (stuns party member for one turn)
Location(s) Castle Trodain
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb116
Thorn whip164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank F
Description These creatures are born when bunches of vines gain sentience and take the form of dragons.
Weapons Hammers, Whips, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Fizzleproof
Skill Frizz & Woosh
Location Palaish Isle
Breeding chart Frou-fry x Capsichum

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank F
Size S
Weapons Whips, Hammers, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Crafty Poisoner
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Immune to Fizzle
Skill Toxifier
Location -
Breeding chart Frou-fry x Bad egg
Mischievous mole x Lips

Related Monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]