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The Grillerpillar is a monster introduced in Dragon Quest III. As its name suggests, it is a large, fire-breathing caterpillar.


Grillerpillars are enormous red/fuschia caterpillars with orange undersides and spots on the side of their bodies and green faces. They have six purple limbs and a purple mouth, as well as two green spots on the side of its head that look like eyes. Grillerpillars have a sharp stinger at the end of their tail, but their main form of offense is their ability to breathe fire at enemies. Like the other caterpillars in its family, it also attacks physically by rolling up into a ball and poking with their stingers.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Grillerpiller (かえんムカデ Kaen mukade)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Grillerpiller nes.png 13 45 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
45 40 20 96 42
Bestiary No. #036
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Fire Breath
Location(s) Isis region
Navel of the Earth
Item Dropped Seed of wisdom1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0/64 100% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 25% 70% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 25%
Remakes sprites

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Grillerpillar (かえんムカデ Kaen mukade)
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
45 0 45 40
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
20 80 53 132
Bestiary No. DLC #011
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Fire Breath
Flame Breath
Location(s) Feral Forest
Item(s) Dropped Seed of wisdom1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 100% 100% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 25% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 15% 0%

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Grillerpillars appeared from the very beginning of the game. They are much stronger than their original appearance, having the ability to breathe out Inferno now.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Grillerpillar DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Grillerpillar DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 nature family icon.png 1,400 330
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
530 550 440 460
Bestiary No. #180
Rank C
In-game description Crimson caterpillar monsters born in volcanoes. When they overuse their fiery breath attacks, their throats are sure to be sore the next day
Talents Fire Chief (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Frizzmeister (lv. 1)
Metal beater (lv. 20)
Ultra Crafty Zapper (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Wizardly Wind (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Frizzer (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Temper - Upper Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png)
Items Special medicine (Common)
Seed of agility (Rare)
Synthesis chart Nardragon DQM3 portrait.png X Tartarus eagle DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% 50% 0% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
-25% 0% 0% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 50%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
-25% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Grillerpillar (かえんムカデ Kaen mukade)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
58 27 32 Coal (★★☆)
Patchwork Island
Sprite DQB Grillerpillar.png

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Grillerpillar appears as a C-rank monster of the Nature family. It can be scouted from Chapter 16, Episode 3: Something Bodes Ill, as well as Chapter 1, Episode 4 of the event quests of the limited "Serious Showdown!? White Hot Sweets Contest" at any difficulty. It can participate in Frankengolem and the Sweet troll's Battle Roads as a party member.

Grillerpillar (かえんムカデ Kaen mukade)Tactlogo.png

DQT Grillerpillar.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
105 693 266 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
208 295 201 168 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Burning Breath Searing Breath* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Frizz-type Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Searing Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Searing Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +3 Searing Breath Potency +2%
Perk Details
Frizz-type Breath Potency +5: Raises Frizz-type breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Very Weak Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Immune

Similar species[edit]