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Dragon Quest series character
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
DQVI DS Gracos.png
Sprite Glacos.gif
Japanese Name グラコス
Rōmaji Grakos
Title Dread Fiend

Gracos is a recurring monster and antagonist in the Dragon Quest series. He is typically depicted as an overweight merman-like monster wielding a pole-arm.


Gracos is likely a more powerful form of a Merman, as he shares many of his characteristics with this monster, particularly the placement of his fins. Gracos differs from this common monster by means of his greater girth, thicker lips, wristbands and weapon: a pole-arm with a crescent-shaped blade on the end.

Having first appeared as a boss monster, Gracos typically fulfills that same role in his other appearances and is powerful as such. He possesses great physical might and is adept at using magic and abilities as well.

In Dragon Quest VI, Gracos maintains the seal on Sorceria and defeating him enables access to the city. Gracos is the least competent of the Dread Fiends, sleeping on the job and unintentionally informing the party of his master's plans at the slightest inquiry.


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Gracos (グラコス)DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
3000 50 3700 900 210 210 80 ?
Bestiary No.
Spell(s) Kacrackle
Skill(s) Mow down party (75% damage to party)
Chilly Breath
Location(s) Seabed Shrine
Item(s) Dropped Gracos' trident (100%)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 25% 25% 100% 100% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
50% 100% 50% 15% 100% 100% 25%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#287 - Gracos
HP MP Experience Gold
1400 90 1320 720
Attack Defense Speed
Locations Ocean
Skills Two Turns
Beat Down (Attacks Party)
Ice Air
Poison Fog
Family Aquatic
Bestiary # 287
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

Making his second appearance as a boss, Gracos is the one responsible for flooding Hamelia in the past and must be confronted in order to set things right.


Gracos is a tough fight. He can attack twice in one round and hit the party very hard. He is immune to Sap and has a high resistance to Surround. Finally, he has a very high resistance to ice spells and skills so these should be avoided completely.

There is a small grace as Jann joins this fight. Even still, Gracos shouldn't be taken lightly. The Shepherd's Barrier technique does wonders for this battle as well as Increase and Upper. Armor that protects against ice is a must. The Fighter's Wind Beast should be used regularly as well as the Shepherd's Stampede attack and the Hybrid skill Sword Dance.

Do not rely on Jann to heal the party. If you are in need of healing, have Maribel use the Bless Staff.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Appearing as a rank A member of the Demon family, Gracos also has a small role in the piracy side-quest of the game, being summoned as one of the many monsters the player must confront while tracking down Captain Crow. One possible synthesis for a Gracos is combining a Merman with an Archdemon.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

See also[edit]

Related Monsters[edit]