Orochi

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The Orochi is a many headed monster found in Enix's Dragon Quest III. The dreadful beast and the events surrounding Jipang and the arrival of Erdrick are based on the Japanese legend of the Yamata no Orochi.

Characteristics[edit]

The design of Orochi is the one of an enormous reptilian being which is covered in green scales and has five heads instead of one. At the top of each head there are grey purplish colored crests that go from the front of the head to the base of the neck. In each limb there are four fingers that end up in white, sharp claws. It has red eyes.

Story[edit]

In Dragon Quest III, the Orochi masquerades as the queen of the village of Jipang, demanding the sacrifice of young girls. When Erdrick defeated the Orochi in her lair, she dropped the Orochi sword, before retreating through a portal to Pimiko's Palace in Jipang. When it became clear that the Orochi was pretending to be Pimiko, Erdrick again fought the Orochi, slaying her and freeing the people of Jipang.

Appearences[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Orochi (first fight) DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Orochi DQIII NES.gif 63 300 12 8040 200 120 68 50
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn (33%)
Flame Breath
Regenerates 100 HP per turn
Location(s) Orochi cave
Item Dropped Orochi sword
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 100% 100% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Orochi3snes.png HP is 1800, attack is 130, agility is 40, no longer recovers HP per turn.


Orochi II (remakes only) DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Orochi DQIII NES.gif 63 1800 12 8040 1000 140 68 50
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn (100%)
Fire Breath
Flame Breath
Location(s) Jipang
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 100% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 100% 100% 25% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Orochi3snes.png None

Other appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Orochi appears as the boss of the 100 Pals Room Gate, its speech and surroundings an allusion to its appearance in Dragon Quest III. Once Terry defeats it in battle, it will go on a rampage due to its being upset about losing. Its massive build and weight causes the bit of land Terry is standing on to start to give way, putting him in danger. Just in time, a mysterious cloaked swordsman (who is actually Terry's future self) arrives on the scene and finishes Orochi off, saving Terry's life. This entire scene will only occur if Terry defeats Orochi before clearing the Gate of Reflection.

Orochi can be bred through two ways. The first way (which is recommended) is breeding either a GreatDrak or an Andreal with a MedusaEye. The second way is breeding any dragon with a monster of the Boss family, with the dragon being the pedigree. Alternatively, Orochi can be stolen from a foreign master, although it will only appear at the highest level ranges. Orochi is required to breed both Xenlon and Baramos.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Joker 2 Pro[edit]

Orochi is classified with the Dragon family symbol and its rank is X. It has powerful abilities and uses different types of breath attacks and its most impressive stat is the large amount of VP that possesses.

It can be synthesized by fusing two monsters synthesized from Wormonger, Missing Lynx, Bjørn, and Empyrea in any order.

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

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Orochi's gender is confirmed in Dragon Quest III as female by NPC dialogue.
  • If Erdrick does not chase Orochi through the portal upon her initial defeat (instead leaving the cave), she will be standing in the same spot later, forcing Erdrick to battle her again. She does not drop the Orochi sword more than once, though.

Gallery[edit]

Related enemies[edit]