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The Monarchaeopteryx is a monster that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VII. It can be found in Emberdale and Nottagen regions in the present.


Weird and wicked white feathered bird-lizard fiends that constantly flutter their wings, building up momentum for bashing at adversaries with their beastly beaks. These avian monsters can summon up storms of lightning to strike at parties of threatening adventurers after slashing with its slicing claws.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Monarchaeopteryx (フーガベッサム Fūgabessamu) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Whitefuga.gif 230 0 121 82
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
99 125 (PS1)
188 (3DS)
88 (PS1)
132 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #151
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Slashes with its claws (125% damage)
Fuddle Dance (PS1 only)
Location(s) (After the Demon King's resurrection):
Item(s) Dropped Captain's coat164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
15% 100% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 90% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
15% 0% 100% 0% (PS1 only)
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

There are two scripted encounters with Monarchaeopteryxes when the party is stranded in Emberdale after the islands have been sealed away again. One battle is with a Monarchaeopteryx, a Mandrake major, and a Very devil and another with two Monarchaeopteryxes and a Mandrake major. They do not pose any major threat and can be taken out easily with group-targeting attacks such as Thin Air.

Related monsters[edit]


The monarchaeopteryx name is a combination of monarchy, suggesting their strength over the anarchaeopteryx and oligarchaeopteryx; and archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period which helped provide the link between birds and reptiles.