Fencing fox

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The Fencing fox is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is an anthropomorphic fox dressed as a foppish fencer.


Fencing foxes are vulpine swordsmen dressed in the manner of an aristocrat. They wear a green and orange striped doublet with a ruff and a long orange cape around their necks, dark blue rounded hose, fuchsia boots and gloves, and a fuchsia cavalier with a long plume on their heads. They wield silver rapiers in their right hands. Along with their fencing, the foxes can cast some magic in battle, as well.


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

Fencing fox (サーベルきつね Sāberu kitsune)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Fencing fox.png 25 8 28
Defense Agility Experience Gold
20 16 20 16
Bestiary no. #020
Family Beast
In-game description These foppish fiends leave foes floundering with their flamboyant foil-work. When not showing off their skills with a sword, they like to demonstrate their dazzling dancing.
Spell(s) Fizzle
Skill(s) Tension-reducing dance
Location(s) Alexandria Region (day only)
Item(s) dropped Wayfarer's clothes132
Gold bracer1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 0% 0% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 15% 15%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Fencing fox
Family Beast
Rank E
Description Foxy warriors whose skill with a foil is unsurpassed.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Early Bird
Resistances Confusionproof
Skill Guerrilla
Location Palaish Isle (Temple)
Breeding chart Hammerhood x Spiked hare

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Fencing fox
Family Beast
Rank D
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Early Bird, Timid
Resistances Vulnerable to Ban Dance, Immune to Confusion
Skill Guerrilla
Location -
Breeding chart Night emperor x Boring bug or Dancing flame


The fencing fox's original Japanese name, saber kitsune (サーベルきつね, Sāberu kitsune), references the kitsune from Japanese mythology, a legendary fox that possesses supernatural abilities. They are able to shapeshift themselves into humans in order t trick others.

Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]