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Hackzilla (ドランゴ, Drango) is one of several infamous monsters that can be recruited in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

Despite being a silver rank monster, the saurian boasts some of the very best potential in the game and can easily find a permanent slot in most players' monster team. They can form the team The Hackers along with Bush-W, Hoodwink, or Skeledoid, who all wield axes.


Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Hero's Level 12 47
HP 145 897
MP 0 0
Attack 53 336
Agility 18 143
Defence 19 239
Exp 103
Gold 31
Bonus turn contribution 0.9
Abilities Falcon Slash
Flame Breath


The Axoraptor (魔獣ドランゴ, Majū Drango) can be found in the coastal forest north of Farebury. Players should not approach Hackzilla until the Hero and Yangus are at least Level 8, and even then several Medicinal herbs will be needed.


  • Hackzilla's Japanese name, Drango (ドランゴ), is the same as Lizzie's. This is likely meant to be a mere homage rather than imply the two are the same.

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