Headhunter

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A Headhunter is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. They are wild, leaping humanoids that wield their weapons with reckless abandon.

Description[edit]

The Headhunter is a palette swap of the Berserker and, as such, acts in the same way. Headhunters are green humanoids with wild blond hair and a set of jagged fangs lining their mouths. They wield small hatchets and shields and they wear blue tunics and sandals with a purple cape. They also wear silver circlets around their head decorated with a blue gem. Headhunters attack wildly in combat, swinging their axes in quick succession to overwhelm their enemies. When they originally appeared, headhunters had a completely black head, but starting with Dragon Quest VIII, they now have green heads like the rest of their bodies, possibly to avoid any unfortunate resemblance to real-world blackface.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

Headhunter (くびかりぞく kubikarizoku)DQ2-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
65 ? 82
Defense Agility Experience Gold
25 70 67 45
Abilities
Location(s) Slewse region
Tower of the Moon
Rendarak Plateau
Item Dropped Iron lance
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
? ? ? ?
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
? ? ?
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Attack
65 ? 82
Defense Agility Experience Gold
25 57 77 97
Abilities
Location(s) Slewse region
Tower of the Moon
Item Dropped Iron lance (1/16)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
? ? ? ?
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
? ? ?



Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Headhunter (くびかりぞく Kubikarizoku) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
DQVII Headhunter.png 48 0 54 40
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
33 21 (PSX)
32 (3DS)
10 (PSX)
15 (3DS)
132
Bestiary No. 032
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flails its weapon about fiercely (125% damage)
Location(s) Roamer Encampment Region
Poolside Cave
Al-Balad
Item(s) Dropped Oaken club1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 15%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
90% 0% 10% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
3DS version changes
None



Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

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Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
54 0 56
Defense Agility Experience Gold
53 43 62 18
Bestiary no. 58
Family Humanoid
In-game description Known for their jumping ability, these monsters wait for the best opportunity to attack their enemies. Watch out for their vicious slashes and formidable defense abilities.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Attack while defending
Uses Medicinal Herbs
Location(s) Pickham Region
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb18
Scale shield164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 25% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 50% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 15% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest X[edit]

Reappearing from the game's 3.3 version onwards, they are more stronger than in previous titles, being able to go on a rampage, cast Kazam, and use a Double-Edged Slash.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Headhunter
Family Demon
Rank D
Description These hyperactive hooligans often hyperbolise about how many heads they've hunted.
Weapons Spears, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits Metal Beater
Resistances Whackproof
Skill Berserker, Attack Boost
Location Celeste Isle
Breeding chart Dancing devil x Jumping jackal


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Headhunter
Family Demon
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Axes, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Metal Beater
Resistances Vulnerable to Sap, Immune to Whack
Skill Berserker
Location Treepidation (night)
Breeding chart Frogface x Rockbomb or Dracky


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Pro[edit]

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