Great Argon lizard

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The Great Argon lizard is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.


The great Argon lizard is a giant-sized, tubbier version of an argon lizard. This crimson reptile is known for turning in a clumsy circle and using its powerful tail attack, which strikes all of its opponents simultaneously. It is also drops a rare gemstone called the "great big Argon heart" upon its defeat. Naturally, they originate from Argonia.


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

Great big Argon heart
Great Argon lizard (アルゴングレート Arugongurēto)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Great Argon lizard.png 1,390 0 195
Defense Agility Experience Gold
160 54 2,830 520
Bestiary no. #268
Family Dragon
In-game description The largest and most impressive Argon lizard. Its Argon heart is said to be pretty huge!
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Leaps into the air and attacks (125% damage)
Mows down the party (strike/rock damage to entire party)
Location(s) Royal Hunting Ground
Item(s) dropped Great big Argon heart(100%)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest X[edit]

A Great Argon Lizard first appears as a boss during Version 2, where one attacks Anlucia's amnesiac self on orders from Anlucia the Maluminary, though its attacks are blocked by a light shield that is unknowingly summoned by the seemingly defenseless girl. It is properly fought alongside 3 Pteranodons during a side quest to obtain an Argon heart, since it is a material to make therapeutic drugs.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Great argon lizard
Family Dragon
Rank B
Description As argon lizards grow older, their belies grow bolder.
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Fire Breathproof, Dazzleproof
Skill Breath
Location Fert Isle, Dragon Island
Breeding chart Argon lizard x 4

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

When the player has scouted 50 different monsters, whether or not the player still has them, synthesized them or released them, a Great Argon lizard will be received at the Monster Pen in the Albatross.

Great Argon lizard
Family Dragon
Rank B
Size S
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Desperado
Resistances Immune to Fire Breath and Dazzle
Skill Breath
Location -
Breeding chart Argon lizard x 4

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Great argon lizard DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Great argon lizard DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 dragon family icon.png 1,390 350
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
650 600 420 250
Bestiary No. #092
Rank D Rank
In-game description These creatures are Argon lizards grown larger than life. The Argon hearts found inside them are suitably scaled-up in size too
Talents Hulk
Guaranteed traits Critical Moment (lv. 1)
Close Scraper (lv. 20)
Ultra Crafty Poisoner (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Poisonous Touch (lv. 1)
Uber Demonsbane (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Drakularge DQM3 portrait.png X Axesaurus DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% -25% 0% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% -25% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 0% 25% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% 0%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLagarto argón giganteSpanish for "giant argon lizard".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisGrand lézard ArgonFrench for "great argon lizard".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGroße ArgonechseGerman for "large argon lizard".

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