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The frogface is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, it is a frog monster that hides a demonic face on its back.


At first glance, frogfaces are just magenta-colored frogs with two horns poking up from behind their heads. However, once attacked, they will turn around and reveal the yellow-eyed, blue-tongued face on their backs. If attacked again, they will turn back around to being primarily frogs. As they first appear, frogfaces pose no true threat. They can only execute a weak attack or runaway while acting as frogs. It is when the back-situated face is shown that the monster becomes dangerous: its basic attack becomes much stronger and it gains the ability to cast spells and use breath attacks. The frogface and its amphibious brethren are part of the bug family in their debut title, oddly enough, but are members of the demon family in the Monsters games due to their faces.


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

Frogfaces appear primarily in the Alexandria Region, notably within the Tower of Alexandra. Because of the threat they can pose to low-leveled characters, especially after being provoked into showing their second faces, it is wise to try and defeat them in a single blow by either using strong abilities or psyching up to bolster attacks that normally wouldn't cut it.

Frogface (じんめんガエル Jinmengaeru)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Frogface.png 36 6 20
Defense Agility Experience Gold
23 13 20 13
Bestiary no. #024
Family Bug
In-game description Although quite weak in frog form, their attacks become far more dangerous when they reveal the human faces on their backs.
Spell(s) Sizz (when turned over)
Skill(s) Flee
Fire Breath (when turned over)
Location(s) Alexandria Region
Tower of Alexandra
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb132
Amor seco essence164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 20% 20%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
20% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 0% 0% 0%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
15% 0% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Frogfaces make their second appearance, this time with their backs always facing in battle.

Family Demon
Rank E
Description Two faces can be better than one, providing they can both breathe underwater.
Weapons Spears, Whips, Claws, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Dazzleproof
Skill Healer
Location Fert Isle
Breeding chart Lump wizard x Khalamari kid

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Demon
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Whips, Spears, Claws
Traits -
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Immune to Dazzle
Skill Healer
Location Treepidation (rain)
Breeding chart Heedoo voodoo x Cheeky tiki
Dracky x Drohl drone

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Frogface appeared in the standard card pack as a 1★ rarity common monster. As a reference to its original appearance, it would gain 5 attack power if it is in the back row.

Similar species[edit]