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The Lickspittle is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV.

It is a small brown goblin-like creature.


Lickspittles have the appearance of small humanoid creatures with tan skin and a tougher brown hide covering most of their torsos and the tops of their heads. Their eyes are constantly seen shut and they have huge pointy ears and long tongues sticking out of their open mouths. The Lickspittles have wiry limbs and make fast scratching attacks with their sharp claws. Despite their weak appearance, they are capable of calling upon other monsters to help them overwhelm novice adventurers.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Lickspittle (つちわらし Tsuchiwarashi)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Lickspittle DQIV NES.gif 13 0 13
Defense Agility Experience Gold
8 5 4 10
Bestiary No. #019
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for help.
Location(s) Zamoksva region (Chapter 2)
Vrenor region (Chapter 2)
Zalenagrad region (Chapter 2)
Laissez Fayre (Chapter 4)
Aubout du Monde (Chapter 4)
Gupta Gupha (Chapter 4)
Endor region (Chapters 5 & 6)
Item Dropped Medicinal herb(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 0% 75%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 25% 0%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
75% 0% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Lickspittle.png None

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

Lickspittle (つちわらし Tsuchiwarashi)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Lickspittle DQV SFC.png 22 0 22 11
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
13 8 5 N/A
Bestiary No. #013
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for backup. (Healslime)
Location(s) Faerie Lea
Dwarf's Den
Item dropped Bamboo spear164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 0% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 0% 0% 67%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
67% 0% 100% 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Lickspittle DQV PS2.png Lickspittle.png

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Lickspittle appears as an E-rank monster of the Undead family. It can be recruited from Chapters 2-2, 5-4, 5-5, 14-2, and 14-7 of the main storyline and it can participate in the Ghost and Walking corpse's Battle Roads as a party member.

Lickspittle (つちわらし Tsuchiwarashi)Tactlogo.png

DQT Lickspittle.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
DQTact Rank Icon E.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
95 493 156 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
213 196 131 108 10
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Scratch Poison Breath* Talent Blossoming: Venom Breath
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Max MP +5 / Stats Up Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Scratch Potency +5% / Stats Up
Poison Success Rate +5%
Fourth Fifth
Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Scratch Potency +5% / Stats Up
Poison Success Rate +5%
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Scratch Potency +2% N/a N/a
Perk Details
Max MP +5: Raises max MP by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Very Weak Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal 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


The Lickspittle's original English name, Troglodyte, is the name of a prehistoric race of people that supposedly lives in caves or holes. It can also be used as a derogatory term for someone who is reclusive and/or brutish.

A Lickspittle is slang for a fawning toady or sycophantic person who debases themselves or gives empty flattery for the sake of personal gain.


Related monsters[edit]