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|Dragon Quest monster|
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
Greygnarl is a large gray dragon in Dragon Quest IX. He lives high atop Upover at the summit of the Magmaroo volcano. He fought the black dragon Barbarus and the Gittish Empire 300 years prior to the events of Dragon Quest IX.
|#269 - Greygnarl|
|Skills||Attack with claws|
|Description||One-time hero of the skies who watched over the world from up over Upover. Not too fond of Celestrians for some reason. This lizard lord of light chased the Empire out of Upover three hundred years ago, and they've never forgotten the slight.|
|#294 - Greygnarl|
|Skills||Attacks 3 times per turn|
|Description||The hero of the skies, back from the dead after his supposed slaying, and more mind-blowingly mighty than ever.|
It was Barbarus the dark who brought back Greygnarl the light, his second brother after Styrmling the sacred.
As the fiercest Grotto boss outside of Legacy Bosses, Greygnarl is a truly dangerous foe. Combining the power of three actions per turn with highly damaging abilities, Greygnarl is a very difficult boss. Not only does he have access to the extremely powerful Magic Burst, but he can also incapacitate your party members with Raging Roar. Also noteworthy is his ability to temporarily raise his Attack, Defense, and Agility, as well as preventing the party from matching his stat boosts by casting Disruptive Wave. Luckily, unlike members of the ??? Family who have no weapon weaknesses, Greygnarl can be hit for extra damage by swords and the powerful Dragon Slash.
|Weapons||Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves|
|Traits||Big Hitter, Desperado, Comeback Kid|
|Resistances||Vulnerable to Zam, Immune to Fire Breath, Whack, Poison, Confusion, Inaction, Paralysis, and Sleep, Healed by Zap|
|Skill||Hero of the Heavens|
|Breeding chart||Barbarus x Dragovian lord|
- The war between Greygnarl and Barbarus seems to be originate from a legend about Heilong River (River of Black Dragon); however, the color of evil and good dragons have been switched.
- The name "Greygnarl" indicates his color, as well as his age.
- If you look carefully at Greygnarl in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, someone wearing the Dragon warrior armour is riding him. It is most likely a reference to the Hero of Dragon Quest IX.
- it should be noted that before Greygnarl is fought as a grotto boss he mentions something about "Styrmling" being the third dragon (the first two being he and Barbarus). This could possibly be similar to "Stellestria" where as he had a past life as something different. Interestingly enough though this is never explored further.
Greygnarl appears as a S-rank member of the Dragon family as part of the limited Dragon Quest IX event, appearing on his own banner alongside Axolhotl. He can participate in Stella's Battle Road as a party member.