Golden goliath

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The Golden goliath is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest XI.

It is a golden variant of the ordinary Gigantes, being a club-wielding Cyclops whose body and weapon are made entirely from gold.


Golden goliaths are enormous brutes that wear simple tunics that only go over their right shoulders of the same kind stereotypically worn by cavemen, held with a belt around their waist. Its entire body, garment, and the enormous clubs held in their hands are all made of solid gold. Their gold bodies grant them a high degree of resistance against most attack spells except for darkness magic. The goliaths can hammer into the earth with their mighty clubs, driving up jagged rock pillars that spear into their opponents.


Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Golden goliath (ゴールデンタイタス Gōrudentaitasu)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Golden goliath XI sprite.png 1,720 70 384
Defense Agility Experience Gold
624 62 4,558 750
Bestiary no. #613
Family Demon
In-game description Sizeable statues gifted with golden bodies by their creator, whose dying words they continue to hold dear to this day.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Becomes Pepped up
Desperate attack
Seismic Shock (Earth damage to entire party and chance to stumble.)
Seismosmash (Pep power, with Golden goliath)
Location(s) The Sage's Trial - Hoarder's Keep (third act)
Item(s) dropped Gold bar164
Thunderstorm skean1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance *
N/a 75% 75% 75%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
75% 75% -150% 75%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 50% 0% 50%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%

This monster does not have a vicious, nor a malicious variant.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

The golden goliath appears as a monster card.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Golden goliath appears as an A-rank monster of the Demon family as part of the 3.0 Update Festival's Back to the Golden Sands limited event alongside Gyldygga on her banner. It can participate in the Gold lion's Battle Road as a party member.

Golden goliath (ゴールデンタイタス Gōrudentaitasu)Tactlogo.png

DQT Golden Goliath.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,011 251 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
427 575 346 76 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightstrike Slow Stomp* Earthly Rage*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1/Stats Up Frizz Res +25/Stats Up Earthly Rage Potency +5%/Stats Up
Instant Insulate: Greatly raises Breath Res for 3 turns at battle start.
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25/Stats Up Earthly Rage Potency +5%/Stats Up
Instant Buff: Greatly raises DEF for 3 turns at battle start.
Leader Perks
Raises DEF of demon allies, including itself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 ATK +10 Earthy Rage Potency +2%
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Super Weak Super Weak Normal Immune

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Golden goliath Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
Portrait Forte Treasure Capacity Safekeeping Score
Golden goliath DQTR portrait.jpg DQTR Scan Forte Icon.png 4 85%
Bestiary no. #65
Family Demon
Trivia A giant whose body is gold to the core
They sell their clubs when they're feeling poor
They once were statues, but not anymore
Favorite foods Stirring coffee DQTR icon.pngSpecial stirring coffee DQTR icon.pngBang bang noodles DQTR icon.pngBanging bang bang noodles DQTR icon.png
Habitats The Snarl
Item(s) dropped None
Starting HP Starting MP Starting Strength
62 16 26
Starting Defence Starting Deftness Starting magic
9 4 7
Max HP Max MP Max Strength
1,080 260 450
Max Defence Max Deftness Max magic
433 300 300
Potential abilities *
First Second Third
Batter Up Glowstick Light Club
Fourth Fifth Sixth
Mad Dash Muster Strength Strike Gold
Dragon Attack
Name Target(s) Element
Smash Hit Area Explosion
First Second
Attention Seeker Clown
Third Fourth
Greedy Guts Healthy Advantage
Fire Resistance * Water
Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
Normal Normal Normal Quite strong
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Gravity Resistance *
Quite strong Normal Quite strong Weak
Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Slash Resistance Impact Resistance
Quite strong Weak Normal Normal
Piercing Resistance Sleep Resistance Stun Resistance Poison Resistance
Normal Quite strong Weak Normal
Debilitation Resistance *


In the Book of Samuel of the Hebrew Bible, Goliath is a character that is described as a Philistine giant, who was famously defeated by the young David in single combat with nothing more than a stone from his sling. The term "goliath" has gone on to be used in modern English as any large person or thing, something that is abnormally large or powerful.

Mono-eyed morons[edit]