Paralysis Attack

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Paralysis Attack is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.

It launches a melee attack that may paralyse the target. Monsters first gained the ability to inflict paralysis with their normal attacks in Dragon Quest III, eventually becoming its own skill in V. It is identical to the Paralysing Punch skill, which remains exclusive to the Monsters spinoff games.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Paralysis Attack is an enemy-only skill that can be used by dread admirals, man o' wars, and scornets.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Paralysis Attack can be used by cocoon goons, decayurions, demonspawns, drooling ghouls, humbabas, man o' wars, mangler fish, paralyslicers, and pit vipers.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Paralysis Attack is learned by the man o' war upon joining. It does not cost MP to use. On the enemy side, it can also be used by deadcurions, Fire-eaters, and paralakeets.

Name Level
Man o' war --
Fat rat 5
Rotten apple 10
Fandangow 20

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Paralysis Attack returns to being an enemy-only skill that can be used by aristobats, hell hornets, killer moths, man o' wars, sail serpents, venom wasps, and zombie gladiators.

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

Paralysis Attack can be used by deadcurions, decayurions, diethons, disastropods, electroslimes, lesionnaires, major headaches, man o' war, pink panzers, sting slimes, picudas, toxic zombies, as well as the boss version of nail blighter and Orgodemir in his final form.

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

Paralysis Attack can be used by dark skeletons, hell hornets, man o' wars, Scorpion, soulspawns, toxic zombies, venom wasps, and zombie gladiators.

The only Infamous Monster who can use it is Noddy.

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

Paralysis Attack can be used by cobra cardinals, deadcurions, dread admirals, man o' wars, and peckerels.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Paralysis Attack is known naturally by Abracadabrador, Hunter mech, and Zombie gladiator at level 1 and can be learned by Drooling ghoul at level 16. It costs 12 MP to use, inflicts 130% potency physical damage to a single enemy, and has a chance to paralyse them. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll, which is earned as a reward for completing stage 7 of the Ghost's Battle Road.

Paralysis Attack (まひこうげき Mahi kōgeki)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Paralysis Attack
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 12
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
DQTact Paralysis.png
Deals physical damage (130% potency) to 1 enemy, occasionally paralyses
Naturally learnt by
Abracadabrador, Drooling ghoul, Hunter mech, Zombie gladiator

Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi[edit]

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit]

Known as Paralysing Touch in this game, it is a skill that can be learned by Killing machine and Robbin' 'Ood at 4★ rarity or higher. It deals 120% damage to a single enemy and has a 30% chance to inflict paralysis.

Related abilities[edit]