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The Hipster is a monster that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a demon whose most recognizable feature is their long spiked tail.


Hipsters are flamboyant demons with the appearance of men with reddish-pink skin, a pair of orange bat-like wings on their back, and dark blue skintight outfits that cover most of their lower bodies, including their tails which end in a series of sharp spikes. They have slicked back white hair, long pointed ears, and spikes on their shoulders and lower backs. In battle, they constantly have their backs turned towards their enemies, with their cruel faces turned around. The demons are able to put their opponents out of action by attempting to get them into the groove with their dance moves or by placing a curse on them with just a point of their cruel fingers.


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

Hipster (ノックヒップ Nokkuhippu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Hipster.png 70 8 70
Defense Agility Experience Gold
63 50 69 16
Bestiary no. #070
Family Demon
In-game description A gorgeous hunk of a demon that spins and uses its thorny tail as a whip.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Sultry Dance
Points at character (Curses party member for a single turn)
Location(s) Pickham Region
Kingdom of Trodain (night only)
Item(s) dropped Red mould116
Wing of bat164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 0% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 50% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 15% 15%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

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