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The grinade (formerly SmileRock) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VII, it is a weaker, yellowish variant of the rockbomb.


In terms of appearance, the grinade is identical to the rockbomb, but a yellowish shade.

Grinades are generally the weakest of their rocky relations. These smiling yellow bold boulders must rely on physical attacks, since they have yet to develop the spark that allows them to explode or self-sacrifice like their brethren. They allow adventurers to let their guards down and then save up their strength to launch themselves at their foes, full force by using their focus strength skill. Sometimes they just simple spend a turn just staring, and others they find something funny enough to blindly fling themselves at the enemy, cackling madly.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Grinade (スマイルロック sumairurokku)DQVII Logo.png
Original (PSX)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
Smilerock.gif 100 0 66 90 47 34 (PSX)
51 (3DS)
18 (PSX)
27 (3DS)
Bestiary No. 058
Skill(s) Cackles insanely and launches an attack (125% damage)
Focus Strength
Assesses the situation (does nothing)
Location(s) Inside the Time Frame
El Monumento de Pomposo
Mountaintop Tunnel
Item(s) Dropped Dieamend1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 15% 15% 0% 15% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
0% 0% 80% 100% 0% 15% 0% 80%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
80% 0% 100% 100% 15% 100% 0%

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#073 - Grinade
HP MP Experience Gold
75 0 288 86
Attack Defense Speed
77 103 67
Dropped Item Rockbomb shard (common, 1/16)
Flintstone (rare, 1/64)
Locations Heights of Loneliness
Family Material
Bestiary # 073
Game Dragon Quest IX
Description These suspiciously sprightly stones merrily maul opponents, beaming all the while, and bring their boulder buddies into battle.

Although rough and ready in their younger years, the hard edges wear off with time, and most make well-rounded adults.

Related Monsters[edit]


Grinade is taken from grin, a type of smile, and grenade, an explosive used in warfare. This naming is presently a misnomer, as none of the grinade's current appearances show it able to sacrifice itself in any way, unlike its relatives.

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