Grim grinner

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Similar to Leery Louts, only an ugly orange rather than goblin green, Grim Grinners are much better at defending than their brethren, with a much sharper sword for slicing.

In Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, there is one guarding a lost ring at the bottom of the well in Somnia. He speaks in a similar way to the Gollum character from the Lord of the Rings book and series of films, comically referring to 'his precious', complete with long lisps.


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Grim Grinner DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Grimgrinner DQVI SNES.gif 50 0 48 42
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
16 60 45 NA
Bestiary No. 044
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defending Champion
Targets ally with lowest HP
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal herb116
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
60% 25% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 80% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 25%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

#139 - Grim Grinner
HP MP Experience Gold
110 24 760 118
Attack Defense Speed
115 176 110
Dropped Item Cautery sword (common, 1/64)
Magic shield (rare, 1/64)
Locations Eastern Wormwood
Western Wormwood
Skills Chilly Breath
Defending Champion
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # 139
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Hellish, ice-breathing gnomes that wield a mean shield, and supplement their defence with Defending Champion.

They come from families of long standing in the world of shield collecting, and have stacks of spares.

Related enemies[edit]