Grim gryphon

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The Grim gryphon is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest XI. They are the latest additions to the gryphon clan, serving as the weakest pallet-swap within the group. Like their brethren, they are bipedal gryphons with three eyes and considerable spell-casting capability.

Characteristics[edit]

Grim gryphons are monstrous gryphons, having the upper bodies of sky blue eagles with large wingspans and the powerful lower bodies of lions with olive drab green fur. Their most distinctive characteristics are the third eye on their foreheads and the long tongues that poke out of their beaks. They are capable of attacking twice in quick succession with their sharp talons and have some skill with magic. Despite their intimidating appearance, the grim gryphons are nothing more than lackeys in the monster world.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Two grim gryphons will appear as a boss battle within the Kingsbarrow during the first act of the game.

Grim gryphon (boss) (イビルビースト Ibirubisuto)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Grim gryphon XI sprite.png 128 12 44
Defense Agility Experience Gold
38 25 165 81
Bestiary no. #36
Family Bird
In-game description Their massive wings and cruel claws make them appear impressive, but they're mid-level monsters at best, and often get bossed around by others.
Spell(s) Deceleratle
Woosh
Skill(s) Slashes with its claws (attacks twice for 75% damage each)
Location(s) The Kingsbarrow (first act)
Item(s) dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 0% 0% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -110% 25% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%



Grim gryphon (normal encounter) (イビルビースト Ibirubisuto)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Grim gryphon XI sprite.png 63 12 72
Defense Agility Experience Gold
67 58 121 30
Bestiary no. #36
Family Bird
In-game description Their massive wings and cruel claws make them appear impressive, but they're mid-level monsters at best, and often get bossed around by others.
Spell(s) Deceleratle
Woosh
Skill(s) Slashes with its claws (attacks twice for 75% damage each)
Location(s) Zwaardsrust Region (first act)
The Costa Valor (first act)
The Eerie Eyrie (third act)
Item(s) dropped Twisted talons18
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Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 0% 0% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -110% 25% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


A vicious grim gryphon is faced in the boss battle with the Headless Honcho, along with a Skelegon, a Skeleton swordsman, and a Chasmonaut. In the Nintendo 3DS and the 2D mode of the Definitive Edition, four chasmonauts fight alongside the Headless Honcho instead.

Vicious grim gryphon (イビルビースト・強 Ibirubisuto・kyō)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Grim gryphon XI sprite.png 108 15 88
Defense Agility Experience Gold
111 101 305 57
Bestiary no. #205
Family Bird
In-game description Grim gryphons driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) Deceleratle
Swoosh
Skill(s) Slashes with its claws (attacks twice for 75% damage each)
Location(s) Heliodor Region (second act)
Heliodor Castle (3DS and 2D mode only, second act)
Heliodor Sewers (3DS and 2D mode only, second act)
Insula Occidentalis (3DS and 2D mode only, second act)
The Disciple's Trial - The Eerie Valley (third act, day only)
Item(s) dropped Twisted talons18
Drasilian guinea1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 0% 0% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -110% 25% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
0% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Grim gryphon appeared in the second true card pack's expansion after the game's name changed to Rivals Ace as a super rare card exclusive for Martial Artist leaders.

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