Morphean mollusc

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The Morphean mollusc is an aquatic monster that first appeared in Dragon Quest V.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Morphean mollusc DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
55 0 80 97
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
60 110 47 N/A
Bestiary no. 182
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Sleep Attack
Sweet Breath
Location(s) Ocean
Item dropped Seed of Resilience164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 67% 67% 67%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
67% 100% 100% 100%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
20% 67% 0% 20%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
0% 0% 0% 20%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
0% 100% ? 67%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Morpheanmollusc DQV PS2.png Morphean mollusc.png

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Scallopa DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Scallopa.png 35 6/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/10 7/10 4/10 4/10
Family Water
In-game description Its shell is tough to open.
Abilities MagicWall, Radiant, Upper
Habitat Canal
Breeding chart RogueWave x Devil family, Mimic
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Strong Weak Weak None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Weak None Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong Weak
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None Strong Strong None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None Strong None

Related enemies[edit]



This monster's Japanese name, たまてがい tamategai is possibly a play on words of the 玉手箱 tamatebako from the famous Japanese fairy tale Urashima Tarō.

The "bako" (hako before "rendaku") in tamatebako means "box", while the "gai" (kai before rendaku) in "tamategai" means "clam". The "tamate" is two seperate words, with "tama" meaning jewel and "te" meaning hand, which would literally mean "tamate" translates to "Jewel Hand", but the words aren't agreed to impart any special meaning in this context, and might be merely phonetic.