Merking

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The Merking is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III. It is a high-ranking monarch of the merpeople with purple scales.

Characteristics[edit]

These great, grumpy fish-folk lurk in the forgotten and gloomy caves of the great sea, waiting to punish all people that dare to intrude their isolated deep domains. With a huge golden frills on their backs and bright blue scales, they can be a frightful sight to behold, especially as they're armed with unimaginably huge bladed staves for smacking and smashing uninvited guests. Capable of casting crushing ice magic with Crackle, damaging a full party with frost, as well preventing all incoming spells being cast with the threatening Fizzle spell. They've even been known for spew forth a vile venomous vapor that can envenom their enemies. Oddly enough, the merkings has a tendency to drop bikinis when they are defeated.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Merking (キングマーマン Kingumāman)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Merking DQIII NES.gif 36 120 12
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
125 85 72 1590 110
Bestiary No. #115
Spell(s) Crackle
Skill(s) Call for help
Location(s) Alefgard ocean
Cloudsgate Citadel
Item Dropped Magic bikini164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 25% 70% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 25% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 70% 70% 0%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
25% 0% 25%
Remakes sprites



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

Merking (マーマンダイン Māmandain)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Merking V snes.png 95 3 120 90
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
83 170 90 N/A
Bestiary No. #192
Spell(s) Fizzle
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Ocean
Item dropped Seed of Strength1128
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 0% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 67% 67% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% ? 67% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
67% 20% 20% 20%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
20% 0% 20% 20%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Merking DQV PS2.png Merking V DS.png



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

Merking (キングマーマン Kingumāman)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Merking.png 196 32 169
Defense Agility Experience Gold
115 86 278 54
Bestiary no. #255
Family Aquatic
In-game description An elite among mermen. The hard scales covering its body bestow complete resistance to fire-based spells. Beware of their high attack power.
Spell(s) Fizzle
Kasizzle
Skill(s) Venom Mist
Location(s) Pirate's Cove
Item(s) dropped Antidotal herb18
Medicinal herb116
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 25% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
Magic bikini1128 replaces Medicinal herb as rare drop.



Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Merking (キングマーマン Kingumāman)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Merking XI sprite.png 324 76 178
Defense Agility Experience Gold
167 112 573 86
Bestiary no. #230
Family Nature
In-game description Leaders among mermen and skilled strategists, they like to spray enemies with poison to weaken them, then call in their underlings to finish the job.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Sharp Claws (attacks character twice at 75% damage each)
Venom Mist
Controls the currents to summon pillars of water (ice damage to entire party)
Location(s) The Costa Valor (second act, night only)
Inland Sea (second act, sea near Nautica/Zwaardsrust)
Item(s) dropped Special antidote132
Scandalous swimsuit1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 0% 0% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%


The malicious merking appears as a boss alongside a group of four (three in the 3DS version) malicious mermaniacs, threatening Michelle and Kainui at the Strand in the third act.

Malicious merking (キングマーマン・邪 Kingumāman・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Merking XI sprite.png 3,009 999 501
Defense Agility Experience Gold
302 60 24,000 10,000
Bestiary no. #489
Family Nature
In-game description Merkings possessed by incredible evil. The violent undersea gangs they lead leave trails of death and destruction in their wake.
Spell(s) Kacrack
Kazing
Co-Kacrack (Pep power, with Malicious mermaniac)
Skill(s) Acts two or three times per turn
Becomes Pepped up
Sharp Claws (attacks character twice at 75% damage each)
Venom Mist
Controls the currents to summon pillars of water (ice damage to entire party)
Location(s) The Strand (third act)
Item(s) dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 0% 0% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 99% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
75% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


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