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The Mortoad is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. First appearing in Dragon Quest IX, it is an enormous frog monster with gun barrels on its body. Its name is a combination of the words "mortar", a type of cannon, and "toad".


Mortoads are gigantic frog monsters with bluish-purple skin and two sets of gun barrel-like structures mounted on their shoulders that they are known for. The amphibians have white undersides, large mouths that are constantly turned downwards, and small yellow eyes. They use their shoulder cannons for basic artillery attacks or to expel forth sickening snot that can slow adventurers down. From their large mouths, mortoads are able to fire off powerful missile attacks as well, their stomachs displaying a countdown when it is ready to launch.


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

Mortoad (ガマキャノン Gama kyanon)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Mortoad DQIX DS.png 140 10 80
Defence Agility Experience Gold
70 48 290 90
Bestiary no. #062
Family Aquatic
In-game description Hopping powder kegs with a whole heap of heavy artillery. Keep a particular eye out for the sickening Snot Shot.

Their mountain-shaped mouths are meant to be marvelous omens, and are treasured by travellers as goodwill gifts.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Assesses the situation (wastes turn)
Toadent Missile (22~31 non-elemental damage to one character)
Snot Shot (lowers entire party's Agility by one stage for 7~10 turns)
Location(s) Tywll Cave
Slurry Coast
Grotto (Water, rank 2)
Item(s) dropped Toad oil18
Manky mud132
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
25% -25% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% -25% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 50% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 25%
Charm Resistance *
  • Defeating a mortoad with a boomerang in the Tywll Cave is one of the objectives of Quest #86: Brave the Caves. It will drop the 'Bonzer Boomeranging' scroll at the end of the battle.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Family Beast
Rank D
Size M
Weapons Axes, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Hit Squad, Grand Slammer, Spell Critical Massacre
Resistances Vulnerable to Crack, Sleep, and Sag
Resistant to Frizz, Whack, Confusion, Paralysis, and Decelerate
Immune to Bang, Poison, and Inactivity
Skill Bang & Woosh
Location Treepidation (at night, during rain)
Breeding chart Frogface x Discombombulator

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Mortoad (ガマキャノン Gama kyanon) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Mortoad DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 nature family icon.png 1,330 460
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
550 530 500 490
Bestiary No. #171
Rank D
In-game description These tremendous toads were created as literal living weapons, capable of delivering all manner of payloads from their mighty cannons. Their firework displays are a sight to behold
Talents Bombshell (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Insensitive Skin (lv. 1)
Evasive Impulse (lv. 20)
Bangmeister (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Paralysing Touch (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Paralyser (lv. 60)
Habitat Silver-coloured eggs only, best hatch rate is at the Gradely Grasslands
Items N/A
Synthesis chart N/A
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
0% 25% 0% 25%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% 0% 25% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 50%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
-25% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolSapogaitasFrom the Spanish sapo and gaitas.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCrapouillotFrom the French crapaud and pouillot.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschPlatzprotzDerived from the German platzen and Protze.
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoRospomorFrom the Italian rospo and mortaio.

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