Foo dog

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The Foo dog is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen.


Foo dogs are large Beasts that are a cross between lions and rabid dogs with silvery white fur, a golden mane and tail and gold tufts of hair on its legs and paws. It has glowing yellow eyes and drool trailing from its fang-lined mouth. In the Monsters spinoff games, the foo dogs are part of the Material family as a reference to the guardian lion dog statues they are based on.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Two Foo dogs at either side of Master Kung are encountered in a boss fight in Dragon Quest IV. Master Kung demands sacrificial female victims brought to an altar behind the church in Taborov.

Foo dog (あばれこまいぬ Abare komainu)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Foo dog nes.png 23 0 19
Defense Agility Experience Gold
18 7 7 20
Bestiary No. 021
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Zalenagrad (Chapter 2)
Taborov (Chapter 2)
Aubout du Monde region (Chapter 4)
Ballymoral region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Lakanaba region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Item Dropped Chimaera wing(18)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 100% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 75% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
25% 0% 100% 0%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Foo dog ds.png None

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Foo dogs appear as regular enemies in the Western Azlan region of the Eltona continent. It is capable of raising its Tension in battle with Psyche Up.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Fairly handy guard dogs as far as monsters go. Their masters keep them nice and hungry to ensure that they never slack off.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Foo dog appears as a D-rank monster of the Material family. They appear as bosses in the Iceolation area instead of Hellhound. It can be synthesized with Damned ram to form Octagoon.

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

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Foo dog (あばれこまいぬ Abare komainu) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Foo dog DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 material family icon.png 1,350 400
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
570 450 480 550
Bestiary No. #290
Rank F Rank
In-game description Hellish hounds employed in the underworld as ghastly guard dogs. Bloodthirsty to the bone, even fellow monsters give these mutts a wide berth
Talents Wild Child (lv. 1)
HP Booster I (lv. 20)
Sizz Ward (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Close Scraper (lv. 1)
Naked Ambition (lv. 20)
Critical Moment (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Rando-Buff (lv. 1)
Personal Grudge (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Temper - Lower Echelon (DQM3 winter icon.png)
Items Mystery meat (Common)
Seed of resilience (Rare)
Synthesis chart Antguzzler DQM3 portrait.png X Horriflying saucers DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 25%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 50% 50% 50%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
0% 0% 25% 25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
25% 50% -25% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Foo dog first appeared as a D-rank monster of the Beast family as part of the limited Dragon Quest IV event. It can be recruited from Chapter 1, Episode 3: A Training Journey of the event quests at any difficulty, eventually appearing in the main storyline in Chapter 18, Episode 1: Approaching Castle Town. It later appeared in the "Spring Training! Train with Lt Goresby-Purrvis" event, being recruitable from every 5th floor of the Great Cherry Tree starting from the 2nd until the 22nd, as well as the Abracadabrador Barman stages of Majellan's Rebellion! during the limited Beast Fest event. The Foo dog can participate in Ragnar, Purrcival, and Alphyn's Battle Roads as a party member.

Foo Dog (あばれこまいぬ Abare komainu)Tactlogo.png

DQT Foo Dog.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon D.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
100 436 146 4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
402 216 257 110 15
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightning Slash Attack Prep* N/A
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
AGL +10 / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Lightning Slash Potency +2% N/A N/A
Perk Details
AGL +10: Raises AGL by 10.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Half Res
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal


Foo dog is a corruption of fu dog, another term for the Chinese lion guardians frequently seen in statue form at the entrances of buildings. In Japan, they are known as shishi or komainu.

The two Foo dogs being paired with Master Kung can form a name that is based on the word "kung-fu" (Master Kung and Foo dog).

Similar species[edit]