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Geyzer is a minor character and Monsters that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII.


Geyzer is essentially an orange-red palette swap of the Merman monster first introduced in Dragon Quest III but having a distinguishing trait in his forehead which is swollen and bears a cross-shaped scar from when the crystal ball hit him. His speech regularly contains mistakes, such as, but not limited to, saying similar sounding words in the wrong order, switching the first letters of two words, or switching words around completely.

Geyzer claims to be the master of the waterfall the player comes across at the end of the Waterfall Cave and has a decided grudge against the Fortune Teller who injured him. When trying to retrieve the crystal ball, Geyzer will swim up from the waterfall, introduce himself, and then question the party as to whether or not they are the owners of the crystal ball. If the party says no, Geyzer will dismiss them and go back into hiding until the player attempts to grab the crystal ball again, but if they say yes he will try to exact his revenge, making it clear that he doesn't actually know who threw the crystal ball other than them being a fortune teller.

In battle, Geyzer will attack by either smacking an opponent with his tail or by tearing into one with his claws. He is also capable of casting Sizz in order to hit the whole party and will often release a cursed wave that can stun a character for a turn, though this latter move will never work against the Hero. It is recommended to be at least Level 5 or higher before attempting to fight Geyzer since his claw attack in particular can easily 2HKO a low-level character. He has a unique idle animation in battle where he spasms momentarily while grimacing, possibly because of his head injury.

After the battle Geyzer realizes that the Hero is not the fortune teller saying that the Hero is much too strong to be one. Then Geyzer will shows the party a flash back of Trodain Castle becoming cursed saying that the Hero is the same person and that only he survived the curse. According to Geyzer he got the information from the waterfall saying that it "rears many humours". After that Geyzer accepts "dehands" and gives the party the crystal ball. He then leaves after telling the party that if they ever meet the fortune teller they should tell him "DON'T THROW THINGS IN THE FALLWATER".


Several years prior to the start of the story, the fortuneteller Kalderasha had visited the Waterfall Cave to dispose of his crystal ball, throwing it into the waterfall at the end of the cave. Unbeknownst to Kalderasha, Geyzer was the master of the same waterfall and wound up getting struck in the head by the discarded crystal ball. This event left Geyzer with the scar on his forehead and a degree of brain-damage that impeded his speech, making him get words wrong nearly every sentence he spoke. Constantly pained by his wound, Geyzer swore to get revenge on the 'tortune feller' and placed the crystal ball aloft near his waterfall in the hopes that it would lure back the owner.


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

Geyzer (ザバン Zaban)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Geyzer.png 173 20 43
Defense Agility Experience Gold
14 9 107 108
Bestiary no. 261
Family Aquatic
In-game description A bitter and vengeful merman who has long sought the fortune teller responsible for dropping a crystal ball on its head.
Spell(s) Sizz
Skill(s) Cursed Mist
Slashes with claws. (125% damage)
Location(s) Waterfall Cave
Item(s) dropped Seed of strength11
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 15% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Geyzer appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family as part of the limited Dragon Quest VIII event appearing alongside Rhapthorne on his banner. He can be faced in Chapter 1, Episode 4 of the event quests entitled Challenge Geyzer, reprising his role from the original game as the boss of the Waterfall Cave.

Geyzer (ザバン Zaban)Tactlogo.png

DQT Geyzer.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 990 298 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
440 352 341 158 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Firetwister Cursed Mist* Wild Spellstorm*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Cursed Occasion/Stats Up Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Wild Spellstorm Potency +5%/Stats Up
Curse Success Rate +5%
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25/Stats Up Wild Spellstorm Potency +5%/Stats Up
Curse Success Rate +5%
Leader Perks
Raises Sizz-type potency of nature allies, including himself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 AGL +15 Wild Spellstorm Potency +2%
Perk Details
Cursed Occasion: Greatly raises ATK and Move for 1 turn when user's ability curses the enemy.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Super Weak Immune
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Half Res


Zaban (ザバン) is a splash sound in Japanese.

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