Notso macho

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For the monster vocation in Dragon Quest VII, see Notso macho (vocation).

The Notso Macho is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.

Introduced in Dragon Quest VII, it is an obese, yellow humanoid armed with a sword and savage expression.


Notso machos are rather fat Humanoid creatures with yellow skin, albeit the green tops of their heads and 'ears', and black eyes with red irises. They are constantly slack-jawed with tongue lolling out and wear metal bands around their wrists and ankles. Their weapon of choice is a very large single-edged sword, which they constantly have at the ready to draw.

While intelligence may be the last word one would attach to these creatures, they are far more versatile than their appearances would let on. Already boasting impressive Attack power, notso machos can typically bolster this with Oomph to make themselves an even greater threat. Their entire bodies shake as they cast their spells.

A recurring animation of the Notso macho is when it swings its sword with too much strength, causing itself to pivot around and visibly fall back on its rear-end.


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

Notso macho (ダンビラムーチョ Danbiramūcho) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Notsomacho DQVII PSX.gif 99 7 80 75
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
65 42 (PS1)
64 (3DS)
22 (PS1)
33 (3DS)
Bestiary No. 66
Spell(s) Oomph
Skill(s) Body Slam
Location(s) Hardlypool Tunnel
Highendreigh Tower
Item(s) Dropped Copper sword 164
Notso macho heart 164
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% 15% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 80% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 25%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Notso macho (ダンビラムーチョ Danbiramūcho)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Notso macho.png 147 12 ?
Defense Agility Experience Gold
? ? 120 38
Bestiary no. 124
Family Humanoid
In-game description A monster whose enormous, flabby body and lolling tongue belie its intelligence. Generally uses spells to raise its attacks before unleashing a powerful strike.
Spell(s) Oomph
Skill(s) Body Slam
Location(s) East Argonia
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb132
Gold bracer164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 15%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 0% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dumbira (ダンビラムーチョ Danbiramūcho) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Notsomacho DQM2 GBC.png 45 5/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/10 4/10 4/10 5/10
Family Beast
In-game description
Abilities MetalCut, RainSlash, TwinSlash
Breeding chart NoctoKing x Gigantes
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None Weak Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Strong None Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak None Strong None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Immune Weak Weak
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None Weak Strong Immune
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong Strong Weak

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Notso macho
Family Beast
Rank C
Description Masters of the blade who laugh in the face of Death. How rude.
Weapons Swords, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Confusionproof
Skill Berserker
Location Celeste Isle (Temple of the Sun)
Breeding chart Merman x Restless armour

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Notso macho
Family Beast
Rank C
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Hammer, Staves
Traits Crafty Abiliterator, Crafty Blade Blunter
Resistances Immune to Donk and Confusion
Skill Berserker
Location Dark World
Breeding chart Jumping jackal x Paws
Merman x Yabby

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

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Notso macho (ダンビラムーチョ Danbiramūcho) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Notso macho DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 beast family icon.png 1,380 300
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
670 530 460 290
Bestiary No. #255
Rank C
In-game description Muscly monsters who wield bulky, broad-bladed swords. Don't be fooled by their flabby physique - these fearsome fighters will fly at you fast!
Talents Slayer (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Insta-Oomph (lv. 1)
Intimidating (lv. 20)
Agent of Chaos (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Uber Demonsbane (lv. 1)
Critical Sensation (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Hellion DQM3 portrait.png X Winky DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% -25% 0% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% -25% 50% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
50% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]


Notso macho's name is meant to be interpreted as 'not so macho'. 'Macho' is a term adopted from the Spanish word for 'male' used to characterize something that is manly, either in appearance or demeanor. While these monsters' mannerisms may be befitting the word, their blubbery bodies certainly aren't.

Notso macho's original Japanese, danbiramucho, is a combination of the word 'danbira', a type of Japanese broadsword similar to the ones the monsters carry and the word 'mucho', a Spanish word which means a lot, possibly referring to their excess fat on their bodies.


Notso macho are one of the few monsters, alongside the Cyclops family, that are shown to be left-handed.

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