Monster munchies

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Monster munchies
Monster munchies modern.png
Japanese まもののエサ
Romaji Mamono no esa
Old localizations BeefJerky
Found in Dragon Quest V
Effect Varies

Monster munchies are a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. True to it's name, the bundle of meat is for feeding Monsters to either distract them in battle or improve their temperament.


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

Hurl some to a hungry enemy to distract them so they miss their chance to strike![1]
Hurl some to a hungry foe to make them miss their chance to strike!.[2]

Monster munchies are treats to be used to distract enemies in battle, but do not raise the chance of a monster being tamed despite the common misconception. On the field, it can also be used to increase the frequency of encounters to save time on level grinding. Bags of chow can be bought in Zoomingale for 200 gold coins, and can be found in the following locales:

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Just carrying these tasty treats seems to have some kind of effect...[3]

The Monster munchies are key item in Dragon Quest VII. Having the item in possession allows for monster recruitment even when a Monster masher is not in the party. Monster munchies are available in the office of the Monster Meadows.


In the original Sony PlayStation port, Nottagen had to be saved for the obtaining of this item, while the Nintendo 3DS port makes the M.M. office accessible through a teleportal from The Haven. This means monster taming can happen much sooner than before, but the enclosures must still be built before the monsters can be interacted with—monsters that are tamed prior to the building of their enclosure are not lost and will appear once the habitat is constructed.

Dragon Quest Monsters & Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Monster munchies return to being store-bought, common items, but are much more handy than before. Throwing a bag of meat at an enemy monster will greatly improve it's attitude towards the player, and several servings can be used in a single battle for a nearly 100% chance to recruit even metal monsters.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The Builder will receive a bundle of monster munchies during the events of Skelkatrez, and will be able to produce their own at a brick barbecue with one frogstool and one bit of dry grass. When certain enemies are defeated in Explorer's Shores islands, a 30 second timer will appear over them and players can offer food to tame them and take them back to the Island of Awakening.

See also[edit]



  1. Nintendo DS version
  2. Cell phone version
  3. Nintendo 3DS version