Imp

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The Imp (formerly Demonite and DemonImp) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, they are small, purple demons armed with pitchforks.

Description[edit]

Imps are small demons that more closely resemble mischievous children in purple demon costumes, given the way their faces appear to be showing from the headpiece of such a costume. They are armed with pitchforks, and constantly have their tongues sticking out, which often affects their speech.

Despite their unassuming appearance, imps have access to some of the most potent spells known, such as Kaboom and Kathwack, and while this may cause a scare, they almost never have the energy necessary to cast these high-end spells but try to all the same, often to humorous results. Due to this, they are one of the more comical, inept monsters that can be found in the series, but can still prove dangerous in some titles. Because of their magical knowledge, armament, and position as demons, imps are regularly believed to be the infantile forms of archdemons.


Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

While actual imps are absent, minidemons appear using the imp's color scheme.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
28 0 15 11 21 21 18
Bestiary No. 18
Family Demon
In-Game Description Juvenile forms of elite magical monsters. Imps try to cast spells which are far too powerful for them and fail every time.
Spell(s) Kaboom
Kamikazee
Thwhack
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Tower of Alexandria
Item(s) Dropped Chimaera wing132
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Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 ? 0% 0% 25% 0% 50% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0% 15% 0% ? 0%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None

Imps are likely to first be encountered whilst climbing the Tower of Alexandria. While they are prone to miserably failing at casting powerful spells, they may perform a cool breath attack that can be very dangerous at this point of the adventure.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Related monsters[edit]

Wimp[edit]

A wimp (formerly Xemime and Demonica) is a rare, blue pallet swap of the imp. It is a common complaint among players of DQIV that, when filling out their 'Big Book of Beasts', they are often missing the Wimp, as it is hard to encounter. Completing the entire monster book awards the player 250,000 tokens for use in the casinos in Endor and Immigrant Town.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Minidemon[edit]

A Minidemon is the same kind of fork-holding monster as an imp. In some games, it is the same color as an imp, but its typical color is green.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#100 - Minidemon
HP MP Experience Gold
70 8 120 47
Attack Defense Speed
79 68 55
Locations Gotha Pass
Knightmare Towers
Skills Voice mimic (changes tactics)
Spells Kaboom
Frizzle
Capture Rate 1/32
Bestiary # 100
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Minidemon.png 58 5 59 11 40 52 45
Bestiary No. 59
Family Demon
In-Game Description A surprisingly powerful monster. Its cute looks betray no hint that it is skilled at both fire and ice magic.
Spell(s) Frizzle
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Location(s) Pickham Region
Item(s) Dropped Wing of bat116
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Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 0% 50% 50% 25% 0% 50% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 25% 50% 15% 15% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
15% 15% 15% 100% 0% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Morrie devil[edit]

The Morrie devil is a new monster in the Dragon Quest series and it was introduced in the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VIII. Morrie devils are a subspecies of the imp that are clearly inspired by Morrie of the same game they debuted in. This demon, as the name suggests, has the color scheme of Morrie's clothes with their "costume" constantly having red and green colors everywhere, also in their wings. They wear black gloves and boots of black leather. The pitchfork is replaced by a white spear with golden details and a slime stack figurine inserted on it.

Dragon Quest VIII (3D)[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Starrydemon[edit]

The Starrydemon is a new monster in the Dragon Quest series and it was introduced in Dragon Quest X. Starrydemons are a subspecies of the imp. These demons, as the name suggest, have a star-like pattern in their "costume", however the stars only appear in their torsos and forehead, the rest of the "costume" it has pastel colors on them (principally bubblegum pink and pale blue). They wear a pair of pale blue gloves and boots. The pitchfork they wield is made from silver.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]