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The Heligator is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is a bizarre flying creature that is a cross between a dog and an alligator.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Heligator (ワニバーン Wanibān)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Heligator.png 512 0 223
Defense Agility Experience Gold
96 75 617 138
Bestiary no. #190
Family Beast
In-game description A flying alligator creature that uses its enormous weight to body slam unwary foes into submission.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Body Press (81~99 damage to the entire party)
Location(s) Isolated Plateau
Item(s) dropped Hairband132
Scale armour1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest X[edit]

The Heligator returns in X as a member of the Dragon family. It is found underwater in the Water region of Nagaland, behaving like its namesake. Heligators have kept their familiar body slam attack and can also swing their tails around at any surrounding enemies.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Nature
Rank A
Description These alligators have evolved into flying beasts resistant to fire and ice.
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger
Resistances Fire Breathproof, Ice Breathproof
Skill Naturalist
Location -
Breeding chart King squid x Gracos

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Nature
Rank A
Size S
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Crafty Zammer
Resistances Vulnerable to Sag, Immune to Fire Breath and Cold Breath
Skill Naturalist
Location Dark World
Breeding chart King squid x Gracos
Yabby x Drakularge
Paws x Fright knight

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Heligator (ワニバーン Wanibān) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Heligator DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 dragon family icon.png 1,400 330
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
610 640 410 290
Bestiary No. #108
Rank C
In-game description Once their formidable jaws are clamped upon their prey, nothing can escape them. They like to add a twist to their attacks, considerably upping the damage they can do
Talents Mariner (lv. 1)
Agility Booster I (lv. 20)
Crag Ward (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Ace Evader (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Stunner (lv. 20)
Ultra Crafty Zammer (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Dodge Denier (lv. 1)
Stunning Touch (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Caprice - Upper Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png
Items Rarified steak (Common)
Seed of magic (Rare)
Synthesis chart Chihuawyrm DQM3 portrait.png X Stark raven DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% 25% 0% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
? 0% 0% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 25% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 50%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% -25%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Heligator appears as an A-rank monster of the Dragon family during the second part of the 1-Year Wrap Party post-anniversary event. It will join the party in Chapter 2, Episode 1 of the event quests and it can be fully awakened by completing the quest at any difficulty. The heligator also stars in its own Battle Road.

Heligator (ワニバーン Wanibān)Tactlogo.png

DQT Heligator.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Dragon.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,163 336 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
468 301 373 133 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Bite Death Roll* Body Press*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Dodge Roll / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Body Press Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Body Press Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Raises physical potency of allies, including itself, by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 ATK +10 Body Press Potency +2%
Perk Details
Dodge Roll: Occasionally raises evasion rate for 3 turns when user is hit.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak


The Heligator's Japanese name is combination pun based on Wani (alligator & crocodile) and Wyvern (Waibān).


Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]