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The Oligarchaeopteryx is a monster that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VII. They can be found in Pillar of Sulkk in both the past and present, Nottagen Cavern, and Falls Hollow.


Brown bouncing dino-birds with beastly beaks capable of breaking stone and smashing adventurers. They can't help but constantly dance and flit through the air, and the hypnotic way they wave their tails in a fuddle dance that can confuse an entire party of adventurers. Their razor-sharp talons are also used to rake their opponents apart.


The oligarchaeopteryx's name is a combination of oligarchy, suggesting their strength over the anarchaeopteryx; and archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period which helped provide the link between birds and reptiles.


Oligarchaeopteryx (とかげどり Tokagedori) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Lizrdbird.gif 90 0 79 58
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
72 47 (PS1)
71 (3DS)
23 (PS1)
35 (3DS)
Bestiary No. 084
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Slashes with its claws (125% damage)
Fuddle Dance
Location(s) Pillar of Sulkk
Nottagen Cavern
Falls Hollow
Item(s) Dropped Leather hat1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
264 25% 25% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 80% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 15% 0%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 15% 0%
3DS version changes

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