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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
Doorway to Nadiria
Nadiria Watchtower
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]


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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