Candy cat

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The Candy cat is a monster introduced in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a fat, striped cat encountered early in the game.

Characteristics[edit]

Candy cats are very large cats with white fur and orange stripes. Their name is derived from their striped fur, which gives it the appearance of a candy cane. They have goofy faces, a long tongue which is often seen trailing behind their permanently open mouths, and a tuft of orange fur on top of their heads. They are quite harmless on their own, sometimes wasting their turn in battle in order to lick their face or roll around.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII Candy cat.png 10 0 2 2 11 9 6
Bestiary No. 002
Family Beast
In-Game Description A happy-go-lucky, good natured monster. Born with only one stripe, it grows another with each passing year.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Cleans self (wastes turn)
Location(s) Farebury Region
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal herb132
Bandit's grass skirt164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 0% 0%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 15% 0% 100% 0% 100% ?
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Related monsters[edit]

Jailcat[edit]

Jailcats are large cats with white fur and blue stripes all over their bodies. Their names are derived from their stripe pattern, which gives the jailcat an appearance similar to the blue and white striped uniforms commonly worn by prisoners. They have a tuft of orange fur on top of their heads and a very long tongue that trails out of their permanently open mouths. Just like the other cats in their family, jailcats have a tendency to space out in battle, spending time washing themselves like ordinary housecats. They are not to be taken lightly though, since they are capable of casting Crack on their enemies. When casting magic, they stand on their front paws and their eyes bulge out.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

While jailcats debuted in Dragon Quest VIII, they also appear in the Nintendo DS and mobile remakes of Dragon Quest V, replacing the Great sabrecub. It's possible to recruit one shortly after obtaining the wagon in Fortuna; the jailcat is somewhat unique being the only monster able to cast Crack (which normally isn't available until much later), and can last until the third generation.


#15 - Jailcat
Jailcat1.png
HP MP Experience Gold
21 6 11 7
Attack Defense Speed
17 10 11
Dropped Item Rags
Locations Whealbrook area
Outside Uptaten Towers
Fortuna area
Outside Talon Tower
Spells Crack
Capture Rate 1/16
Bestiary # 15
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Jailcat.png 29 6 19 8 27 18 19
Bestiary No. 023
Family Beast
In-Game Description A feline monster with stripes reminiscent of a jailhouse convict. Strangely popular among cat lovers. Usually quite playful, but capable of casting spells when provoked.
Spell(s) Crack
Skill(s) Cleans self, rolls around (wastes turn)
Location(s) Alexandria Region
Item(s) Dropped Bandana164
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Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 25% 0% 0% 15% 15%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 15% ?
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Jailcats appear as a special enemy in the Gooing Strong DLC tablet. They cast Crack, as in other Dragon Quest games, crunching enemies with icy magic. They'll also sometimes spend a turn simply assessing the situation and doing nothing.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The jailcat is a Rank E monster of the Nature family. They are encountered on Palaish Isle inside Madame Rummy's residence. It learns the skillset "Woosh & Crack" naturally and possesses the trait "Crackmeister". It cannot be damaged by the Crack element.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The jailcat is a Rank E monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. Many can be found in the Iceolation area.

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

Terror tabby[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
56 10 67 12 65 63 52
Bestiary No. 074
Family Beast
In-Game Description A feline monster that spends its days lazing around. In battle, its sleepiness is contagious.
Spell(s) Kasnooze
Skill(s) Cleans self, rolls around (wastes turn)
Sleep Attack
Location(s) Kingdom of Trodain
Item(s) Dropped Leather whip116
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Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0% 25% 25% 0% 25%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 15% 15%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Deceleratle Resistance *
15% 15% 15% 100% 0% 0% ?
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Rainbow kitty[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Gold nugcat[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

The Great Sabrecub (which the Jailcat replaced) was probably removed because it may have been confusing to some players why the Hero is trying to help a Great sabrecub while other sabrecubs are attacking him outside of town.