Poison Breath

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Poison Breath is a breath attack in the Dragon Quest series. It attempts to Poison a group of enemies when used, and the effects will linger after battle for the party.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Poison Breath makes its first appearance in the series, being usable by the gnashturtium.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Poison Breath can be used by illerpillars and toxic zombies.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Poison Breath can be used by abracadabradors, hellspawns, jade dragons, and killer gilas.

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

Poison Breath is learned by monster companions such as the walking corpse (at level 20). It does not cost MP to use.

Name Level
Funghoul 3
Walking corpse 20

On the enemy side, it can be used by gastanks.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Poison Breath is obtained by advancing to rank 3 of the Monster Master vocation.

It is also used by toxic turnips.

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

Poison Breath can be learned automatically at rank 1 of the Monster Masher vocation and it can also be learned by advancing to rank 4 as a Walking corpse. On the enemy side, it can be used by blighted bloaters, corpse corporals, diethons, frightcrawlers, toxic zombies, Putric Stinkenheimer, worms of woe, and the boss version of claw breaker.

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

Poison Breath returns to being an enemy-only skill that can be used by devilmoths, hellspawns, and toxic zombies.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called PoisonGas in this game, this ability can be learned by various monsters. It requires the monster to be at least level 9, with at least 63 HP, and 54 Intelligence. It grows into PoisonAir when the monster reaches at least level 14 with at least 98 HP, and 84 Intelligence. It is naturally learned by the Andreal, Catapila, Hork, Mudou, Poisongon, TailEater and WingSnake.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

PoisonGas now requires 98 Intelligence to learn and 152 Intelligence to upgrade. It is naturally learned by the Anemon, Devipine, Digong, Inverzon, Moray, RogueWave, and Skularach. The Catapila no longer naturally learns it.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Poison Breath can be learned with 5 points in Bad Breath or 12 points in Toxifier.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Poison Breath can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, as well as from All-Rounder or Wormonger for 5 points in either skill.

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

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Poison Breath costs 3 MP and attempts to poison all foes. Poison Breath is learned though the Bad Breather, Blow Hard, Devil's Advocate, Murdaw, Respirator, Stinker, and Toxicologist talents.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Grotty hands and umbras can use Poison Breath.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Poison Breath is known naturally by Batmandrill and Rashaverak at level 1 and can be learned by Lickspittle at level 16. It costs 11 MP to use and has a chance to poison all enemies in a range of three squares in front of the user. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll.

Poison Breath (どくの息 Doku no iki)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Poison Breath
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Breath DQTact Non-elemental.png 11
Range Additional effects
DQT SkillRangeStraight3.png
Straight line
DQTact Poison.png
Occasionally poisons all enemies in area of effect
Naturally learnt by
Batmandrill, Lickspittle, Rashaverak

Related skills[edit]