Jawtoise (vocation)

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The Jawtoise is a basic monster vocation in Dragon Quest VII.


The Jawtoise is a monstrous hybrid of a sea turtle and an alligator. It offers a moderate increase in Strength and a great increase in Resilience, but serious drops in all other categories. At rank 8, the vocation will give a weak resistance to Frizz, Sizz, Bang, Woosh, and Crack. It also grants a strong resistance to all status ailments, but Sap and Drain Magic. Mastering the vocation is necessary in order to become a Seasaur or a Dingbat.

Monster Heart[edit]

A character can become a Jawtoise by carrying a heart in their inventory and going to Alltrades Abbey to change their vocation. A Jawtoise Heart can be found in a treasure chest on B3F of the Den of the Dwarves in the past. More can also be won as prizes by playing the Lucky Panel game starting from the Casino at Pilgrim's Rest in the present onward. Finally, a jawtoise heart can be obtained by defeating the terrible terrapins at the Sunken Citadel in the past or from the Coral Cave in both the past and the present. The jawtoises have a 116 chance of dropping their hearts, lowering to a rate of 164 from the second time onward.

Stat Changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 125
Strength +10%
Agility Null
Resilience +20%
Wisdom -30%
Style -30%
Max HP -20%
Max MP -10%


Level Title
Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Shellementary
Nothing 0
2 Shelliable
Buff 10 One Ally Increases the defense of one ally 3
3 Exshellent
Nothing 18
4 Shellebrity
Kabuff 40 All Allies Increases the defense of all allies 3
5 Shell Raiser
Nothing 60
6 One Shell of a Guy
Oomph 85 One Ally Doubles the physical attack of one ally for a couple of turns 6
7 Bestsheller
Body Slam 100 One Enemy Reduces the user and enemy to 20% HP if successful 0
8 Exshellsior
Harvest Moon 125 All Enemies Attacks all enemies with decreasing damage 0


  • In the Nintendo 3DS version, the names of each rank are all puns on the word "shell".
    • The accolade for rank 8, Exshellsior, is a pun based on the Latin word Excelsior, meaning "ever upward".