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"Humans!? What are humans doing in MY domain!? And that colour! You are not of the Dark realm! It seems you have strayed into a place you are not welcome. But at a good time! I was getting bored of watching this egg. I'm sure the Lord of Darkness would permit me to enjoy a little distraction!"

Gemon is a character and villain first introduced in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. His appearance is similar to a Dark gryphon, but he is much, much larger, has three straight horns protruding from his head. He has gone on to make regular appearances in spinoff games in the series, both as a boss and as a recruitable monster.


Gemon is a dark gryphon, a monster with the body of a lion and the wingspan and head of a great eagle. Like all denizens of the World of Darkness, his fur and plumage are various shades of black and grey and he is set apart from other dark gryphons with a set of three horns on his head and a pair of glowing white eyes. In battle, he is a fierce combatant, being capable of unleashing devastating attacks with his powerful set of claws and breathing intense flames from his maw.


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

Gemon is Rhapthorne's right hand man and a boss that appears in the World of Darkness. Gemon threatened to murder Empyrea's unborn child if she did not co-operate with him, forcing her to attack the village of Dark Empycchu. He starts the battle accompanied by a Dark condor and a Dark turkey and will summon more of the feathered fiends if they are defeated before him.

Gemon (妖魔ゲモン Yōma Gemon)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Gemon.png 3,960 8 328
Defense Agility Experience Gold
152 99 8,600 0
Bestiary no. #276
Family Bird
In-game description Rhapthorne's right-hand monster. Took Empyrea's egg hostage to force her to attack Dark Empycchu.
Spell(s) Bounce
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn on odd turns
Grabs hold of character (125% damage)
Desperate attack
Calls for backup (Dark condor and Dark turkey)
Location(s) Dark Godbird's Eyrie
Item(s) dropped Seed of skill
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 100%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Gemon is a boss in the Cragvaration area. It can be found in a large nest (not its own) filled with giant eggs. Post-Game, Gemon is replaced by Empyrea, who can be found in the same spot. This is obviously a reference to Dragon Quest VIII, considering the relationship between the two monsters.

Family Demon
Rank A
Size M
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Fly Swatter, Big Hitter, Scare Stare
Resistances Vulnerable to Confusion, Immune to Zam and Decelerate
Skill Frizz & Zam
Location -
Breeding chart Jamirus x Belial

Related enemies[edit]

Similar species[edit]