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


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[edit]

Grillerpiller DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Grillerpiller nes.png 13 45 0 96 42 45 40 20
Bestiary No. 036
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Fire Breath
Location(s) Isis region, Pyramid, Navel of the Earth
Item Dropped Seed of Wisdom1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
25% 0% 100% 25% 70%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25% 25%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
DQIII Grillerpillar.png None

Dragon Quest VII 3DS[edit]

In the 3DS version, grillerpillars appear as special enemies in the Feral Forest DLC tablet.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Grillerpillar DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
58 27 32 Coal (★★☆)
Sprite DQB Grillerpillar.png

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Related monsters[edit]