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The Nemean is a low level Grotto boss.


His appearance resembles a large flying lion-type monster, with an scale-armored back and both dragon tail and wings. He also has red demonic eyes.


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In Dragon Quest IX it is revealed, thanks to Fowleye, that the Nemean is one of the ten monsters that were created by Zenus remains (due to Corvus' attack) and also that the draconic lion used to be His "harebrained" head and in the Monster List is also revealed that "he could speak the mortal tongue, but had long forgotten".


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#284 - Nemean
DQIX Nemean sprite.png
HP MP Experience Gold
2800 255 15000 967
Attack Defense Speed
225 240 132
Dropped Item White tights, Fire claws, Invincible trousers
Skills Claw Slash, Inferno, Disruptive Wave
Family Beast
Bestiary # 284
Description This ultimate being combines the best of nature's creations, and its heavenly form has earned it the nickname 'Godbeloved'.
It was once able to speak the mortal tongue, but has forgotten both that and its true form in its long years of captivity.
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 100 100 100 100 200
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 0 50
Blunt Sap Decelerate
50 25 75

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Nemean appears as a S-rank monster of the Beast family, appearing on its own banner alongside the Gasmon. It can be faced as a boss in Chapter 4, Episode 9 in Part 4 of the main storyline.

Nemean (ハヌマーン Hanumān)Tactlogo.png

DQT Nemean.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,093 440 4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
561 347 515 118 50
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Burning Fog Bolt Storm* Beastly Ring Smash*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Windbreak / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Beastly Command: Action start on turn 1: Raises beast ATK in a 5x5 area including self for 3 turns (self: 4 turns) / Beastly Ring Smash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Max HP +50 / Beastly Ring Smash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Raises ATK of all beast allies, including itself, by 20% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +15
AGL +20
Instant Accelerate: Battle start: Greatly raises AGL for 3 turns. Beastly Ring Smash Potency +2%
Perk Details
Windbreak: Battle start: Nullifies breath damage for 3 turns
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Super Weak Normal


His name is a reference to the Nemean Lion, a creature with impervious golden fur that was slain as the first of the 12 labors of Hercules.


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