Greygnarl

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Greygnarl (グレイナル Gureinaru) is a large gray dragon in Dragon Quest IX. He lives high atop Upover at the summit of the Magmaroo. He fought the black dragon Barbarus and the Gittish Empire 300 years prior to the events of Dragon Quest IX.

Appearance[edit]

Greygnarl seems to be a (grayish) white Oriental Dragon winged with wings of a Western Dragon.

Synopsis[edit]

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  • When the hero reaches the summit of Magmaroo to seek assistance from Greygnarl, he mistakenly believes the hero to be a Gittish warrior come to slay him.
  • Greygnarl sacrifices himself to stop an attack by Barbarus targeting the village of Upover.
  • Death? A shadow of a dragon appears after a villager in Upover offers a jar of Drunken Dragon in the ending scene.

Enemy appearances[edit]

#269 - Greygnarl
Greygnarl.png
HP MP Experience Gold
2280 50 15500 0
Attack Defense Speed
188 214 145
Skills Blinding Flash
Family Dragon
Bestiary # 269
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.
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 100 100 100 100 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 0 0
Blunt Sap Decelerate
0 0 0

Grotto boss[edit]

#294 - Greygnarl
Greygnarl.png
HP MP Experience Gold
7400 255 80000 2392
Attack Defense Speed
478 478 252
Skills Attacks 3 times per turn, Apocalyptic Lightning, Blinding Flash, Disruptive Wave, Magic Burst, Raging Roar, Recover MP
Family Dragon
Bestiary # 294
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.
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
50 150 100 100 50 150
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 0 75
Blunt Sap Decelerate
0 0 0

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.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Greygnarl is a great two-slot Rank X monster. He can be synthesized by combining a dragovian lord and a barbarus.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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References[edit]

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