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The Drakulard is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VII, they are bipedal dragons of noticeable girth.


Girthy grand green dragons with massive claws used for mashing enemies and smashing straight into the ground in order to cause outright earthquakes. Their fiery breath hits a party of adventurers hard, getting increasingly hot as the battle goes on. They even pack strong wind magic, letting loose with the Kaswoosh spell when they feel threatened.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Drakulard (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon)DQIV Logo.png
Remake Exclusive (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Gigadraco.gif 520 50 220 130 82 935 130
Bestiary No. #162
Spell(s) Kaswoosh
Skill(s) Inferno
Stomp (50~65 damage to entire party)
Location(s) Fungeon
Item Dropped Seed of life(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 25% 75%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 75% 0% 75%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
75% 100% 100% 75%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
75% 75% 25% 75%

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Drakulard (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Gigadraco.gif 520 50 220 130
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
82 330 (PS1)
495 (3DS)
130 (PS1)
195 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #225
Spell(s) Kaswoosh
Skill(s) Stomp
Location(s) Cathedral of Blight
Cave to Yet Another World (fire area)
Item(s) Dropped Hela's armour1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 25% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 0% 0% 60%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Drakulard (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Drakulard IX.png 520 18 203
Defence Agility Experience Gold
203 112 3,450 152
Bestiary no. #200
Family Dragon
In-game description Serpentine sovereigns of the wind who smash enemies with Swoosh, burn them with Inferno, then conclude with their claws.

Once, when some of them were sleeping, some belisha beakons mistook them for mountains and scaled their scaly sides.
Spell(s) Swoosh
Skill(s) Claw Slash (125% damage)
Location(s) Realm of the Mighty
Tower of Nod
Newid Isle (high ground)
Lonely Coast (high ground)
Grotto (Water, rank 7, Cave, rank 8-9, Volcano, rank 8-9)
Item(s) dropped Dragon's scale116
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% -50% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% -50% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 75% 75%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
100% 50% 50% 50%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 50%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Drakulards appeared from the beginning of the game. Once again, they can perform a Stomp attack and cast Kaswoosh.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

GigaDraco (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Gigadraco.png 70 9/10 7/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
8/10 7/10 6/10 3/10
Family Dragon
In-game description
Abilities FireAir, Massacre, RockThrow
Breeding chart Andreal, BattleRex, GreatDrak, SkyDragon x BossTroll, Gigantes
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None Strong None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
None None None Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak None Strong Weak
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Weak Immune Immune
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong Weak
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak Strong

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

The Giga Draco is a five-star monster with a weight of 6. In this game, it is a member of the Beast family instead of being a dragon. It naturally learns Fire Breath, Blaze Cut and Body Slam. Its in-game description reads "Even its eggs are large. It can lay batches of 100."

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank S
Description The gigantic arms of this burly dragon are registered as lethal weapons.
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Zapproof, Whackproof
Skill Toughie
Location -
Breeding chart Drakularge x Atlas

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank S
Size S
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Critical Massacre, Intimidating
Resistances Immune to Zap
Skill Toughie
Location -
Breeding chart Drakularge x Atlas or Pazuzu

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Drakulard (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Drakulard DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 dragon family icon.png 1,400 270
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
610 640 420 330
Bestiary No. #109
Rank B
In-game description These bulky lizards are so heavy that their wings can't get them off the ground. Their arms are anything but decorative however, and can smash boulders into smithereens
Talents Wrecker (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Intimidating (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Banger (lv. 20)
Sleep Twitch (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Commander (lv. 1)
Critical Sensation (lv. 1)
Rando-Oomph (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Slime DQM3 portrait.png X Great dragon DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50%% -25% 25% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
50% 0% 25% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% -25%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Drakulard (ギガントドラゴン Giganto doragon)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Drakulard.png 12,841 300g No
List No. #166
Field Notes A legendary lizard of epic proportions. Its brobdingnagian hulk protects it against all ordinary attacks. Other monsters often mistake it for a mountain, and try to scale its scaly sides and plant flags in its forehead.
Location(s) Story
Item(s) Dropped None

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Similar species[edit]


  • Despite being named for their obese appearance, the Drakulards and its variants are not the most proportionally portly dragons. This distinction goes to the Jargon and their variants.
  • Their appearance and coloring in their Dragon Quest Monsters 2 sprite is different from other artworks of this monster. This is likely because it was based on an earlier, non-finalised design.