Merking (Dragon Quest VI)

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The Merking is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VI. It is a stronger and bulkier variant of a Merman that wields a polearm.


Merkings are bulky mermen that have grown larger fins and more musculature than their ordinary counterparts. In their hands, they wield unusual tridents with a crescent-moon shaped head which they flail wildly about in battle. With its magic, it is capable of freezing parties of adventurers with its Crackle spell and seal away their spells with Fizzle. They are also capable of spewing forth venomous vapors that can envenom their enemies. Although the merking shares the same name as the Merking in both English and Japanese, the kind that appear in VI have a similar appearance to the Dread Fiend Gracos. In the next game, a similar monster named Merderer essentially replaced this merking, having a near identical appearance and combat abilities. Years later, the merking from VI made a reappearance in Monsters: Super Light wielding a trident with a different design.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Merking (キングマーマン Kingumāman) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Kingmerman.gif 264 50 160 133
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
92 360 300 NA
Bestiary No. #197
Spell(s) Crackle
Skill(s) Flail weapon wildly (125% damage)
Venom Mist
Location(s) Undersea
Item(s) Dropped Cobra claw14096
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 60% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 25% 15% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 80% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 50% 25%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Merking VI DS.png None


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