Great dragon

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The great dragon (Formerly GreatDrak / Great Drak due to display constraints) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a large, bipedal dragon covered in gold scales.


Great dragons are adequately described by their name: they are large dragons with wings, a long tail, horns, and golden scales that add up to make a very grand-looking creature. Due to some similarity in coloration and head shape, some fans theorize that these wondrous wyrms are the adult stage of the Small fry.

The power of the great dragon is as impressive as its looks. They are normally in command of some of the most potent breath attacks there are, have excellent strength, and tend to resist many non-physical attacks. Due to this, great dragons aren't normally seen until the player nears the end of the games they appear in.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

#163 - Great dragon
HP MP Experience Gold
250 0 810 158
Attack Defense Speed
220 160 95
Dropped Item Rebirth stone (1/128)
Locations Nadiria
Mt. Zugzwang
Skills Call for backup
Capture Rate 1/64
Bestiary # 163
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Great dragons appear for the first time, though they are not encountered until the player reaches Nadiria, essentially right before the end of the game. They can be incredibly threatening monsters thanks to their excellent elemental resistances, powerful fire breath, deliver mighty physical blows, and even call in other great dragons. Lucky players might occasionally recruit a great dragon, bringing the monster's power over to their side.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The great dragon appears as a rank A member of the Dragon family and is the last monster in the family that can be synthesized without using a specific combination. They are necessary for synthesizing other monsters such as the mechan-o'-wyrm and black dragon.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

A great dragon can be made by synthesizing a drakularge and a yabby.

Related Monsters[edit]

The Black Dragons were originally weaker than their golden counterparts, but this position has been switched in the Joker games.

Black dragon[edit]

#151 - Black dragon
Blackdragon DQV SNES.gif Blackdragon DQV DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
200 0 630 125
Attack Defense Speed
185 144 88
Dropped Item Seed of strength (1/64)
Locations Talon Tower
Skills Flame Breath
Bestiary # 151
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES, PS2, DS, Mobile

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

In DQM:J, there is one that is an optional mini-boss inside Infern Mountain, but it can not be scouted. They can be synthesized by combining a great dragon with a bone baron.