Lost soul

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The Lost soul is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV. It is a cobalt coloured variant of the Firespirit. Rather than being an elemental manifestation of fire come to life, it is the lingering anguish of the forgotten given form.


Lost souls are wisps composed of blue flames that have a sorrowful visage. They have a tendency to self-destruct at the drop of a hat in an attempt to take their enemies to the grave with them. Depending on the game, the Lost soul has been a member of the Undead family or the Elemental family.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Lost soul (さまようたましい Samayō tamashī)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Lost soul nes.png 40 0 20
Defense Agility Experience Gold
35 1 20 28
Bestiary No. #060
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Occasionally starts battle confused
Can't make up its mind (wastes turn)
Self-destruct (18~22 damage to entire party)
Location(s) Mamon Mine (Chapter 4)
Pharos Beacon (Chapters 5 & 6, night only)
Item Dropped Holy water(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 25% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
75% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
25% 75% 0% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Lost soul ds.png None

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Lost soul (さまようたましい Samayō tamashī)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Lost soul.png 53 0 41
Defense Agility Experience Gold
54 49 62 9
Bestiary no. #068
Family Elemental
In-game description The soul of a slain traveler, endlessly wandering in search of its path back home.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Can't make up its mind (wastes turn)
Self-destructs (10~15 damage to entire party.)
Location(s) Swordsman's Labyrinth
Item(s) dropped Holy water132
Magic water164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 70% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 50% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

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

Lost soul (さまようたましい Samayō tamashī)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
DQIX Lost soul.png 62 10 32
Defence Agility Experience Gold
32 70 96 40
Bestiary no. #038
Family Elemental
In-game description Self-destructive miseries of the monster realm who shy away from reality, only to implode self-importantly.
These wandering wretches would readily renounce their roaming and undo their disrepute. They long to happen upon happiness.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Can't make up its mind (wastes turn)
Self-destruct (10~17 damage to entire party)
Location(s) Quarantomb
Eastern Coffinwell (night only)
Western Coffinwell (night only)
Grotto (Ice, rank 1)
Item(s) dropped Holy water18
Angel bell164
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% -100% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 100% 100% 25%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
50% 50% 0% 0%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Lost souls appeared from the beginning of the game, retaining their familiar ability to self-destruct to damage anyone in the surrounding area or will waste their turns when they can't make up their minds. They have also gained the ability to place curses on opponents, as well.

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Lost soul (さまようたましい Samayō tamashī)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Lost soul DQH2.png 69 5g Yes
List No. #027
Field Notes Apparitions of adventurers who lost their lives, racked with regret that they failed to complete their quests. They crave human contact, but aren't welcome anywhere, and have to make do with close-quarters combat instead.
Location(s) The Lumberlands
Item(s) Dropped Bendy branch, Narspicious

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Lost soul appears as a C-rank monster of the Undead family as part of the Dragon Quest VIII event. It can be recruited from the Isolated Plateau stage from Journey of the Cursed King at any difficulty, eventually becoming recruitable in Part 3 of the main storyline from Chapter 8, Episode 1: Jewel's Notice. The lost soul can participate in the Trap box's Battle Road as a party member.

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DQT Lost Soul.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
115 763 216 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
277 307 257 152 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Darkness Breath Paralyse* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Zam-type Martial Potency +5% / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Paralyse Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Paralyse Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +10 Paralyse Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Zam-type Martial Potency +5: Raises Zam-type martial potency 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 Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Super Weak Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Super Weak


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