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The Hacksaurus is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VI, they are depicted as a mix between a tyrannosaurid dinosaur and a traditional European dragon wielding a broad axe.


Hacksauri are powerful members of the dragon family, introduced in VI as one of the strongest end-game enemy types. Though later titles would have the species trade positions with the Tyrantosaurus monsters, the Hacksaurus is still considered by most players to be a dangerous foe when first encountered. As demonstrated in the Arkbolt cave, the species exhibits r-type reproductive strategy, with the mother only watching over her offspring until their eggs hatch. Also of note, said eggs will hatch into Diethons when examined by the player. Though this is likely due to game difficulty balancing more than anything, it could suggest a metamorphic relationship between the two types of monsters in a similar to the fan-precieved relationship between Small Fries and Great Dragons.

Interestingly, the species has made a name for itself by being one of the most easily recuritable members of the Dragon family. This precedent was set by Lizzie, the very first Hacksaurus introduced in the series and the most popular monstrous companion in the series, outside of the slime family. This theme was reinforced in VIII by Hackzilla, one of the first infamous monsters (on-screen encounter) new players will stumble upon in the PS2 version.

Taking this into consideration, it can be assumed that Hacksauri have a high regard for physical strength, and will respect anyone who bests them in battle.


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Hacksaurus DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
Hacksaurus DQVI SNES.gif 416 0 698 110 290 100 115 Na
Bestiary No. 157
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Falcon Slash
Item(s) Dropped Seed of strength1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 25% 60% 60% 60% 0% 0% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
0% 0% 100$ 100% 15% 100% 50% 100%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
80% 15% 100% 100% 50% 100% 0%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Hacksaurus appears as the boss of the DLC Tablets "Here be Dragons" and "Scary Lair" in the Nintendo 3DS Version of the game.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

While a normal hacksaurus won't be encountered until the player reaches the Royal Hunting Grounds, it is possible to run into a special roaming one near Farebury at the very start of the game. It is ill-advised to fight this hacksaurus until much later on since she can easily wipe out a low-level party using its fire breath and falcon slash techniques, though having a monster team will enable one to recruit the powerful monster after defeating it.

Hacksaurus (バトルレックス batoru rekkusu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Hacksaurus.png 171 0 216 55 155 108 65
Bestiary No. 150
Family Dragon
In-Game Description Giant axe-toting dragons. Fond of using their scorching flame-breath to roast hapless travelers.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Falcon Slash
Location(s) Arcadia Region
Royal Hunting Grounds
Item(s) Dropped Dragon scale (132)
Dragon dung (164)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50% 50% 0% 25% 0%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 15% 50% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 100% 50% 100% 15% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The Hacksaurus is a Rank C monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The Hacksaurus is a Rank C monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.


Related monsters[edit]