Imp

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The Imp 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, choice of weapon, and lore referring to them being juvenile forms of powerful demons, imps are regularly believed to be the infantile states of Archdemons.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Imp DQIII NES.gif 19 70 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
55 33 23 45 100
Bestiary No. #053
Spell(s) Kaboom
Kamikazee
Thwack
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Location(s) Alltrades Abbey region
Item Dropped Prayer Ring1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 70% 70% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 0% 100% 0%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remakes sprites
SNES GBC Switch
Imp3snes.png Imp III gbc.png Ezgif-4-94ff8204b648.png



Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Imp DQIII NES.gif 40 0 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
33 23 80 75
Bestiary No. #073
Spell(s) Kaboom
Kamikazee
Thwack
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Parthenia region (Chapter 5)
Laissez Fayre region (Chapter 5)
Mamon region (Chapters 5-6)
Item Dropped Seed of Resilience(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
164 75% 25% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
75% 0% 100% 0%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Imp IV psx.png None


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

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

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
40 0 55 33
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
23 113 60 1/64
Bestiary No. #003
Spell(s) Kaboom (fails)
Kamikazee (fails)
Thwack (fails)
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Empire of the Imp
Daredevil's Distraction
Item(s) Dropped Seed of Wisdom164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 60% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%

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

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Imp.png 28 0 21
Defense Agility Experience Gold
21 18 15 11
Bestiary no. #018
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
Thwack
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Tower of Alexandria
Item(s) dropped Chimaera wing132
Cool cheese1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 ? 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 25% 0% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 0% ? 0%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
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 X[edit]

First appearing from the start of Version 2 onwards, Imps are first encountered in the False Renshinda. While they still fail at casting Kaboom, they can cast Boom and spew a Freezing Blizzard while blocking enemy attacks and spells with their forks. In addition, Imps can also be recruited while learning Kaboom by investing 25 skill points into their Koaku Magic skill tree.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Demonite (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Imp dqm 1.png 30 2/5 1/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
1/5 1/5 3/5 5/5
Family Devil
In-game description Smart but, lacks the power to cast big spells
Abilities Blaze, FrigidAir, FireSlash
Habitat Gate of Bewilder
Breeding chart Devil family x Bird family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong None Immune Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Immune Weak None None
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Strong Strong None Weak
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Strong None None None
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Strong Strong Weak None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Demonite (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Imp dqm 2.png 30 4/10 2/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/10 3/10 5/10 5/10
Family Devil
In-game description
Abilities Blaze, FireAir, FrigidAir
Habitat Southern Forest (Cobi's Journey)
Breeding chart Devil family x Bird family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong None Immune Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
None Immune Weak None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Strong Strong None
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak Strong None None
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None Strong Strong Weak
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Imp
Family Demon
Rank E
Description Mischievous fiends who delight in blowing things up.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Bangmeister
Resistances Fizzleproof
Skill Frizz & Bang, Wisdom Boost
Location Xeroph Isle (Ruins)
Breeding chart See urchin x Argon lizard


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Imp
Family Demon
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Bangmeister, Crafty Banger
Resistances Immune to Fizzle and Magic Sabotage
Skill Frizz & Bang
Location Iceolation
Breeding chart Lump wizard x Wild boarfish
Dracky x Jailcat


Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Imp DQH series.png 18 22g
List No. #013
Field Notes These infant fiends may look cute, but don't fall for their butter-wouldn't-melt act—those forks aren't for eating with! It'll be a few years before these diminutive demons have enough MP to cast Kaboom, but that doesn't stop them from trying.
Location(s) Arba Castle (Captain), Caliburgh (Captain), Caliburgh Meadow (Captain), Colissea (Recruit), Colissean Desert (Recruit), Sylvea (Recruit)
Item(s) Dropped Warmaline, Royal soil


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Imp DQH series.png 15 18g Yes
List No. #030
Field Notes These infant fiends may look cute, but don't fall for their butter-wouldn't-melt act—those forks aren't for eating with! It'll be a few years before these diminutive demons have enough MP to cast Kaboom, but that doesn't stop them from trying.
Location(s) The Battle of the Wildwood
Item(s) Dropped Snakeskin, Wing of bat


Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Imp appears as a D-rank monster of the Demon family. It can be recruited from Chapter 6, Episode 1: Opening soon! and Chapter 10, Episode 2: The Road to the Gold Cup Part 1 and it stars in its own Battle Road. The imp can also participate in Leery lantern and Jolly sasquash's Battle Roads as a party member.

Imp (ベビーサタン Bebīsatan)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Imp.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
Demon
DQTact Rank Icon D.png DQTact MagicType.png
Magic
Max level HP MP Move
90 438 217 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
200 145 198 205 15
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Cool Breath Bang N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Max MP +5 / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Bang Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Bang Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Bang Potency +2% N/a N/a
Awakening Perks
First
Max MP +5: Raises max MP by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Super Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Immune



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