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The Frightbait is a recurring monster in the series, being first introduced in Dragon Quest VII. It is a skeletal fish monster encountered at sea.


The Frightbait is a terrifying fish of the sea that regularly flops out of the sea to scare and frighten soppy sailors, looking like a fully flitted undead fish with no skin and only fishy bones, slippy scales and fried eyes staring out from the sockets in their head. As such, it has the weaknesses of both Undead and Aquatics monsters. In battle, they bite huge chunks out of anyone with their deceptively powerful punishing jaws, along with flying high into the air and striking all enemies with a single slice of their brutal bony hide. Despite their frightful appearance, they'll actually sometimes flee from seasoned sailing adventurers.


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

Frightbait (ようかい魚 Yōkai-gyo) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Putrefish.gif 85 0 (PS1)
12 (3DS)
70 25
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
35 60 (PS1)
90 (3DS)
52 (PS1)
78 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #261
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Harvest Moon
Location(s) Ocean (present, before the Demon King's resurrection)
Wetlock (past, during the flood)
Sunken Citadel (past)
Coral Cave
Cave to Another World (water area)
Item(s) Dropped Bone stake164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 25% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 60%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 50% 90% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
3DS version changes
Gained MP in order to use Harvest Moon.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

PutreFish (ようかい魚 Yōkai-gyo) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Putrefish.png 35 3/10 3/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
4/10 2/10 4/10 5/10
Family Water x Zombie
In-game description
Abilities PanicAll, Ramming, Watershot
Habitat West Cape Cave (Cobi's Journey)
Breeding chart Water family x Zombie family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None Weak None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak None None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Immune None None None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Weak None Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak None Strong Weak
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Weak


Related enemies[edit]