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The Nightcrawler is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. It is an enormous, spike-covered centipede monster with a fearsome visage.


Large orange creepy caterpillars that a covered in a thick layer of threatening purple barbs. Despite their frightful face and fangs, they much prefer to fling themselves at foes spike side first, and won't hesitate to flee from battle whenever they encounter a strong foe.


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

Nightcrawler (オニムカデ Onimukade) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Centbeast.png 8 0 12 13
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
4 3 (PS1)
5 (3DS)
3 (PS1)
5 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #003
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Ballymolloy (past)
Rainbow Mines
The Tower (past)
Regenstein (past)
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal herb18
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

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

The nightcrawler appears as an E-rank monster of the Nature family exclusive to the smartphone version of the game.


  • Nightcrawler is a term used mainly in North America for the common earthworm, also known as Lumbricus terrestris, a large species of worm that digs deep burrows in the ground and emerges at night. They are commonly used as fishing lures.


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