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The pickayune is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV. It is a mischievous, goblin-like monster with wings on its back.


Pickayunes are Humanoid monsters with the appearance of orange-skinned children with a pair of white angelic wings on their backs. They have a huge pair of pointed ears, eyes with minuscule irises, a red shell-like growth on their heads, and a singular horn on the middle of their heads. The monsters wear purple togas and white sandals on their feet. They are more nuisances than true threats, failing to even cast a simple Dazzle spell due to their insufficient MP pools. When the pickayunes returned many years later in X, they gained the ability to breathe fire.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Pickayune (おにこぞう Oni kozō)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Pickayune DQIV NES.gif 25 3 26
Defense Agility Experience Gold
24 21 18 36
Bestiary No. #031
Spell(s) Attempts to cast Dazzle but fails.
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Vault of Vrenor (Chapters 2 & 5)
Birdsong Tower (Chapters 2 & 5)
Item Dropped Holy water164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 100% 25%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
75% 25% 25% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Pickayune ds.png None

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Family Beast
Rank F
Size S
Weapons Spears, Axes, Claws, Wands
Traits Fly Swatter, Able Ambusher
Resistances Vulnerable to Crack, Snooze, and Sag
Resists Frizz and Decelerate
Immune to Drain Magic
Skill VS Blades
Location Doubtback
Breeding chart Cruelcumber x Wax murderer

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]

Pickayune (おにこぞう Oni kozō) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Pickayune DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 demon family icon.png 1,330 410
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
590 520 490 490
Bestiary No. #363
Rank F Rank
In-game description These demonic scamps like to live in gloomy spots. When adventurers arrive, they appear out of nowhere to serve up a generous serving of knuckle sandwhich
Talents Irritant (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Adrenaline Rush (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Spellbinder (lv. 20)
Major Downer (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Uber Slimesbane (lv. 1)
Unhealthy Advantage (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Nardragon DQM3 portrait.png X Cloud surfer DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% 50% 50% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 50% 0% -25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
25% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The pickayune appears as a C-rank monster of the Demon family during the True Dragon Quest IV event. It can be scouted from Chapter 1, Episode 4: Husband, Where Are You? of the event quests at any difficulty and it can participate in Healie's Battle Road as a party member.

Pickayune (おにこぞう Oni kozō)Tactlogo.png

DQT Pickayune.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
105 858 246 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
233 287 316 111 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Dazzle Fiery Breath* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Fiery Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Fiery Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +10 Fiery Breath Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Breath Potency +5: Raises breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Half Res
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Immune


A picayune (no K) is an old Spanish term that means "of little value" and to be "trivial". This association is derived from the coin of the same name, which was used from the 1700's to the mid 1800's in both Spain and the colonial United States until it lost it's legal tender status in the latter country in 1857.

Similar species[edit]