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The Pickeerer is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV. It is a short, sprite-like monster with green wings on its back.


Pickeerers are Humanoid monsters with the appearance of purple-skinned children with a pair of green angelic wings on their backs. They have a huge pair of pointed ears, solid yellow eyes with small irises, a magenta shell-like growth on their heads, and a singular horn on the middle of their heads. The monsters wear olive green togas and golden sandals on their feet. They are vexatious threats in battle, having a tendency to gang up and call upon more of their kind to attack adventurers or summon Cureslimes to heal themselves and their allies. According to their bestiary description in X, the Pickeerers are discontent with the injustice in the world and take out their frustration by attacking travelers.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Pickeerer (バアラック Baarakku)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Pickeerer DQIV NES.gif 140 0 162
Defense Agility Experience Gold
130 70 573 172
Bestiary No. #132
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for backup. (Pickeerer or Cureslime)
Location(s) Stairway to Zenithia (Chapter 5)
Doorway to Nadiria (Chapter 5)
Nadiria Watchtower (Chapter 5)
Fungeon (Chapter 6)
Item Dropped Prayer ring(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
164 25% 75% 75%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
75% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
75% 0% 75% 25%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
25% 25% 75% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Pickeerer ds.png None

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Pickeerers appeared from the beginning of the game, making their first appearance in the main series after 22 years. They are still able to call for more of their kind in battle and have gained the ability to breathe out Flame Breath.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Pickeerer appears as an A-rank monster of the Demon family during the limited True Dragon Quest IV event alongside Maya on her banner. It can participate in Healie's Battle Road as a party member.

Pickeerer (バアラック Baarakku)Tactlogo.png

DQT Pickeerer icon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,015 341 2-4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
522 301 466 120 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Innocent Prank Antimagic Blaze* Molten Fist*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Heavy Attack/Stats Up Zam Res +25/Stats Up Molten Fist Potency +5%/Stats Up
Rare Muster Strength: Rarely grants x1.5 physical potency/recovery for 1 turn at action start.
Fourth Fifth
Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Molten Fist Potency +5%/Stats Up
Physical Critical Hit Rate +3%
Leader Perks
Raises physical potency of demon allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 ATK +10 Molten Fist Potency +2%
Perk Details
Heavy Attack: Greatly raises ATK and Move for 2 turns at battle start.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak


Pickeerer's name in Japanese, Valac, is one of the 72 demons listed in the Ars Goetia, taken from the Lesser Key of Solomon, a grimoire on demonology. In some demonology books, he is known alternatively as Ualac or Volach. Valac is described as a mighty president of Hell who has thirty legions of demons under his command. He gives true answers about hidden treasures, reveals where serpents can be seen, and delivers them harmless to the summoner. Valac appears as a small boy with angelic wings riding on the back of a two-headed dragon.


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