Leery lout

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The Leery lout is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VI. It is a minuscule monster that constantly hides behind its large shield in battle.


Leery louts are little green goblins that hide behind their bucklers, which are hideous grinning shields they use to defend while waiting for other allies to defeat foes, though recent entries also have seen them contribute to the battle with their shields such as ramming enemies with it or just breathing fire, other than defending. In their left hands, they wield longswords that are nearly as tall as themselves.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Leery lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Squire.gif 11 0 18 36
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
6 14 13 N/a
Bestiary No. #010
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defend
Location(s) Somnia region
Haggleton region
Wellshire region
Amor region
Item(s) Dropped Leather shield164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Leery lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Leery lout DQIX DS.PNG 36 255 40
Defence Agility Experience Gold
28 35 68 34
Bestiary no. #031
Family Humanoid
In-game description Mostly found cowering behind cover, even when countering, but, interestingly, the originator of the Blockenspiel ability.

Their shields are their best buddies, and they spend many a happy hour chatting away to them when not busy battling.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defend
Location(s) Brigadoom
Item(s) dropped Leather shield116
Bronze shield1128
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% -25% -25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Leery louds appeared from the beginning of the game. They are able to defend themselves or block enemy attacks with their shields. When the louts become enraged, they are able to breathe Fire Breath from their shields, as well.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Leery lout is one of the monsters added the smart phone port released in 2018. It is an E-rank monster of the Demon family.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Leery lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Leery lout DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 demon family icon.png 1,350 340
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
550 670 450 490
Bestiary No. #354
Rank G
In-game description These shy scoundrels dish out damage from behind their smirking shields, which are precious family heirlooms, passed down from father to son
Talents Defender (lv. 1)
Defence Booster I (lv. 20)
Antimagic Avoider (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Insta-Buff (lv. 1)
Late Bloomer (lv. 20)
Insta-Oomph (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Static Discharge (lv. 1)
Desperate Measures (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of - Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png)
Items Pretty pebble (Common)
Seed of resilience (Rare)
Synthesis chart DQM3 demon family icon.png X DQM3 material family icon.png
(Either parent is G-rank.)
Notable synthesis Leery lout X Firespirit DQM3 portrait.png = Skeleton DQM3 portrait.png
Bag o' laughs DQM3 portrait.png X Leery lout = String fella DQM3 portrait.png
Slime Stack DQM3 portrait.png X Leery lout = Slime knight DQM3 portrait.png
Leery lout X Hunter mech DQM3 portrait.png = Escudogre DQM3 portrait.png
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% 50% 50% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 25% 25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 50% 0% -25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
25% 0%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Leery lout appears as an E-rank monster of the Demon family. It can be recruited from Chapters 9-5, 9-7, 12-7 of the storyline, as well as every fifth floor of the Great Cherry Tree from the limited "Spring Training! Train with Lt. Goresby-Purrvis!" event starting from the 1st floor until the 21st, with each level increasing in difficulty but having a higher chance of recruitment. The leery lout stars in its own Battle Road and can also participate in the Battle Roads of Dracky, Purrcival, and Red Robbin' Hood as party members.

Leery Lout (シールドこぞう Shīrudo kozō)Tactlogo.png

DQT Leery lout.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon E.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
105 367 185 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
178 368 103 103 10
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Cover Lightning Slash* Talent Blossoming: Protection Purloiner
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
DEF +10 / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Protection Purloiner Potency +5%
Fourth Fifth
Sizz]] Res +25 / Stats Up Lightning Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Protection Purloiner Potency +5%
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Lightning Slash Potency +2% N/A N/A
Perk Details
DEF +10: Raises DEF by 10.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Immune Super Weak Half Res Normal


  • A shield like the one Leery lout uses is obtainable in Dragon Quest X and Stars. It was only for cosmetic purposes, as it had very basic stats and no special skills.

Similar species[edit]

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