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The Gastropog is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a bizarre hybrid between a snail and a frog.


Gastropogs are an unusual cross between frogs and snails, having the green spotted skin of an amphibian, but with a large, spiked spiral shell on its back and eyes on tall stalks like a gastropod. They have long tongues poking out of their mouths, which they use to stun their enemies into inaction. It attacks by rolling itself into a ball and tackling opponents with the spikes on their shells. The monsters can also expel a sickening mucus that can slow foes down.


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

Gastropog (デンデンがえる Dendenkaeru)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Gastropog DQIX DS.png 28 0 36
Defence Agility Experience Gold
48 22 48 36
Bestiary no. #021
Family Bug
In-game description They slap their sickeningly long tongues across enemies' faces, and eject 'orrible ooze to slow their foes.

The size of their shells dictates their status, and the competition for cool carapaces is fairly fierce.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Spews forth a sticky, snotty substance (lowers one character's Agility for 7~10 turns)
Tongue Lashing
Location(s) Zere
Doomingale Forest
Item(s) dropped Antidotal herb116
Toad oil132
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% -25% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% -25% -25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
50% 0% 25% 0%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Charm Resistance *

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

Gastropog appears as an E-rank monster of the Nature family exclusive to the smartphone version of the game.

Related monsters[edit]