Killer croaker

From Dragon Quest Wiki

The Killer croaker is a monster that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a powerful variant of the Frogface that hides a demonic face on its back.


As is the case with its other varieties, the Killer croaker is only threatening when made to have its Oni-like face turned towards the party. They have dark blue skin and pinkish-purple spots all over their bodies. Since the frogs can cast Thwack and unleash breath attacks from their demonic faces, it is highly recommended to use sleep-inducing moves and attacks capable of defeating them in a single blow in order to avoid confronting their unfavorable sides. Killer croakers appear most frequently at nighttime and only in areas that can be accessed through flight. Oddly enough, the killer croaker and its amphibian brethren are part of the Bug family.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Killer croaker (ゲロンガー Gerongā)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Killer croaker.png 183 14 130*
Defense Agility Experience Gold
126 100 166 16
Bestiary no. #192
Family Bug
In-game description Frog monsters with two faces. The sight of the demonic faces on their backs is widely regarded as an omen of death by adventurers.
Spell(s) Whack (when turned over)
Skill(s) Chilly Breath (when turned over)
Burning Breath (when turned over)
Location(s) Untrodden Groves (night only)
Small Island South of Ascantha (night only)
Hill on Argonia's Western Border (night only)
Mountain Overlooking Desert (night only)
High Place on Northwest Isle (night only)
Godbird's Eyrie (night only)
Item(s) dropped Waterweed mould116
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
116 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]