Night knight

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The Night knight is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. It is a heavily armoured skeletal warrior adept at both swordplay and sorcery.


Night knights are large skeletal swordsmen wearing a set of dark blue and purple armour, wielding a round shield in its left hand and a wicked broadsword in its right hand. On their shoulders, they wear ragged blue capes with red lining that drag along the ground. They are former kings that have forced their subjects to follow them even into the afterlife. The knights are able to focus their strength and unleash grievous blows with their enormous swords. They also possess the ability to heal themselves and their allies completely with a Fullheal spell. The knights have an affinity for the cold of the grave, in some games having the ability to emit blasts of freezing air or cast powerful ice magic against their foes. When the night knights appeared in Monsters: Joker 2, they traded in their broadswords to wield a Headsman's axe instead.


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

Night knight (ナイトキング Naitokingu) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Niteking.gif 800 100 310 140
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
95 1,420 (PS1)
210 (PS1)
350 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #254
Spell(s) Kafrizzle
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Muster Strength
Freezing Blizzard
Location(s) Cave to Yet Another World
Item(s) Dropped Massacre sword1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 0%
3DS version changes

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

#199 - Night knight
Night knight DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
256 48 2,980 182
Attack Defense Speed
186 225 169
Dropped Item Dark shield164
Skull helm1256
Locations Realm of the Mighty
Cringle Coast
Grotto (ice)
Skills Blocks with its shield
Desperate attack
Spells Fullheal
Family Undead family
Bestiary # 199
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ナイトキング
Romanized Jap. Naitokingu
Description Emperors of the undead who can mend friends with Fullheal, batter foes with critical blows, and smack hard with Kacrack.

Cruel kings who forced their followers to travel with them into the underworld so their kingdoms could continue.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Night knight
Family Undead
Rank A
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Metal Beater, Fly Swatter
Resistances Immune to Crack, Cold Breath, and Sag
Skill Sizz & Zam
Location -
Breeding chart Wailin' weed x Demon-at-arms
Bona constrictor x Gripevine

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Night knight (ナイトキング Naitokingu) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Night knight DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 undead family icon.png 1,330 350
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
600 560 440 590
Bestiary No. #492
Rank A Rank
In-game description This cruel former king once conscripted all his subjects to construct his hellish kingdom. Now reduced to this monstrous form, all he leads is a ragtag band of zombies
Talents Multidisciplinarian (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Tactical Trooper (lv. 1)
Metal Medley (lv. 20)
Rando-Muster (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Dodge Denier (lv. 1)
Critical Sensation (lv. 1)
Desperate Measures (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Fright knight DQM3 portrait.png X Wight king DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
-25% 0% 25% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
50% 0% -25% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
25% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Night knight appeared in the 9th card pack, "Reunion and Oath of Lotozetasia" as a normal card exclusive for Warrior leaders.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds[edit]

Night knight appeared as a boss that could be challenged in the Hall of Perdition starting on November 22nd, 2021 in the Undead King & Commander of the Night battle. Its special move is Bitter Blizzard, a powerful ice breath which it unleashes after a 10-second countdown unless it is interrupted or defeated first. A more powerful Breakbeast version was eventually added to the Hall of Perdition on December 19th, 2022.

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