Moai minstrel

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The Moai minstrel is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a giant, floating stone head wearing the garish makeup of a clown.


Moai minstrels are monolithic heads made of purple stone with their faces made up mostly in white with other gaudy colours, a round squeaky nose, exaggerated lips, and a fluffy pink afro like that of a stereotypical clown. When they first appeared, the minstrels were able to boost the attack power of their fellow monsters with a Gritty Ditty and could send parties of adventurers into hysterics by making silly faces before sacrificing themselves with Kamikazee in an attempt to finish them off. In later appearances, they lost their ability to cast the deadly spell, instead opting to crush their enemies alive either with their immense weight or by headbutting them, as well as gaining the ability to breathe out harmful bursts of blinding light from their mouths.


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

Moai minstrel (クラウンヘッド Kuraunheddo)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Moai minstrel DQIX DS.png 518 20 368
Defence Agility Experience Gold
567 206 5,880 103
Bestiary no. #248
Family Material
In-game description Those facing these po-faced Pierrots should overcome the urge to laugh - a clout with Kamikazee just isn't funny.

Their face paint is put on by boa bishops, who say it brings victory. Their real faces are rather handsome.
Spell(s) Kamikazee
Skill(s) Gritty Ditty
Makes a funny face (attempts to stun entire party)
Location(s) Grotto (Cave, rank 8-9, Water, rank 8-10)
Item(s) dropped Narspicious132
Witch's hat164
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
50% 100% 50% 50%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
50% 50% 100% 100%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Moai minstrels appeared since the beginning of the game. In battle, they are able to crush enemies with Crackerwhack and breathe out bursts of blinding light, as well as putting characters to sleep with Lullab-Eye.


  • The exaggerated lip makeup suggests the minstrel part of the name may be a reference to minstrels.


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