Psaro the Manslayer

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"Grraaargh! I must eradicate all of humankind!"

—Psaro the Manslayer, in Psaro's Peak (DS, cell phone)

Psaro the Manslayer
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Psaro Final.png
Japanese name デスピサロ
Romaji Desupisaro
Old localization Necrosaro, Pizzaro, Death Pisaro
Race Artificially Augmented Demon

Psaro the Manslayer is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that appears as the central antagonist in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. He is a powerful demon with a passionate hatred for humanity.

Characteristics[edit]

Psaro hates and is in turn reviled by humans, but revered by demons and the inhabitants of Rosehill. When Rose, his lover, was attacked by humans for the ruby tears she sheds as an elf, he protected her by concealing her in a small fortress he built far away from human settlements. The town of Rosehill grew up around it as others looking for shelter from humans relocated there. Psaro paid frequent visits to Rosehill in order to see Rose. He shares with her his plans to destroy humanity, while disregarding her pleas to stop and pursue peaceful co-existence.

Near the end of the events of Dragon Quest IV, Aamon has Rose murdered, causing Psaro to go insane. He loses what little inhibition Rose had given him and uses the Secret of Evolution to transform into a monster, destroying his mind in the process. The only thing he remembers is his desire to genocide humanity. This leads to the final confrontation between he and the Hero in the Nadiria.

Abilities[edit]

Psaro the Manslayer is fought at the very end of Dragon Quest IV. He is notably the first transforming final boss in the Dragon Quest series, and the electronic medium as a whole. The battle is a test of endurance more than anything, as Psaro's only tricks are ones used by other bosses earlier on, so the player should already be familiar with the methods of dealing with them. He has seven different forms, effectively undergoing an elaborate metamorphosis.


Psaro the Manslayer (phase one) (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
PsaroALL DQIV NES.gif 2,000 0 250
Defense Agility Experience Gold
250 70 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Desperate attack
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 25% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 75%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase two) (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
1,600 0 340
Defense Agility Experience Gold
220 110 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 25% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase three) (xデスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
1,600 255 230
Defense Agility Experience Gold
200 90 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) Crackle
Kabuff
Sizzle
Whack
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Sweet Breath
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 25% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 25% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase four) (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
1,800 0 210
Defense Agility Experience Gold
200 90 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Occasionally acts twice per turn
Disruptive Wave
Hot Gas (30~40 damage)
Meditation
Inferno
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
0% 75% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 75% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase five (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
1,600 0 260
Defense Agility Experience Gold
220 85 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Hot Gas (30~40 damage)
Inferno
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 75% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase six) (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
1,700 0 290
Defense Agility Experience Gold
230 80 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Inferno
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 75% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Psaro the Manslayer (phase seven) (デスピサロ Desupisaro)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
2,100 255 320
Defense Agility Experience Gold
230 80 None None
Bestiary No. None
Spell(s) Bounce (always activates at onset)
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Disruptive Wave
Freezing Blizzard
Inferno
Location(s) Psaro's Peak
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 75% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None


Other games appearances[edit]

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

#299 - Psaro
HP MP Experience Gold
7500
15066 (99)
255 65600 2490
Attack Defense Speed
665
1336 (99)
510
765 (99)
280
448 (99)
Family ???
Bestiary # 299
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description "Toughens up with Kabuff, then --- Shazam! --- hits hard with Kazam. Keep him under control with water-based warcraft.

A tragic figure who forsook his normal form to wreak revenge on the mortals who murdered his beloved."

”スクルトで守りを高めドルモーアを使ってくる。弱点の氷の攻撃でこちらのペースに持ち込め。愛するものを殺した人間に復習するため、進化の秘密に手をそめた悲劇のプリンス。” (Japanese)

Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 150 150 100 100 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
50 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
25 0 0 0 5 25
Blunt Sap Decelerate
5 25 75

Psaro appears as a Legacy Boss. He has no current memory of himself, and he challenges the Hero. His map can be dropped from the Dragonlord at higher levels (and thus can be obtained multiple times).

Treasure[edit]

Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Zenithian boots 20% Green Orb 5%
4-8 Zenithian boots 25% Green Orb 5%
9-15 Zenithian boots 25% Green Orb 6%
16-25 Nimzo's Map 10% Green Orb 6%
26-40 Nimzo's Map 15% Green Orb 7%
41-56 Nimzo's Map 20% Green Orb 7%
57-68 Nimzo's Map 25% Green Orb 8%
69-80 Nimzo's Map 30% Green Orb 8%
81-90 Nimzo's Map 35% Green Orb 9%
91-99 Nimzo's Map 40% Green Orb 10%

Skills[edit]

Level New abilities
Initial Disruptive Wave, Kacrack, Kazam, Kabuff, critical attack, sometimes attacks twice per round
5 Whack
10 Sweet Breath
16 Hellfire
22 Thwack
28 Kacrackle
34 C-c-cold Breath
41 Begins attacking 3 times per turn, Kazammle, stops using Whack & Kacrack & Kazam
57 Meditation

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Pizzaro DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
70 2/5 5/5 5/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family ???
In-game description
Abilities FireAir, BiAttack, HellBlast
Habitat Gate of Extinction
Breeding chart Durran x Divinegon
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak Strong None Weak
Rock/Army Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance *
Strong None Weak Weak Immune Immune Immune
Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune


Boss of the Gate of Extinction, Pizzaro is confronted by Terry shortly after voicing his desire to eliminate all humans.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Psaro appears in his final form as a rank X member of the material family and can be obtained by synthesizing a Ruin and Roseguardin together. His Manslayer title is reflected in his default nicknames, all of which contain 'slay'.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Psaro is an excellent two-slot Rank X monster. He can be synthesized by combining a roseguardin with Ruin.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

The green Goliath form appears as a part of Psaro's Coup de Grâce.

Trivia[edit]

  • There are two Psaros in the remake; the other one is a gender-confused naked man.
  • There is an writing error in the IX's Japanese version of the bestiary; it was written 秘密 (Himitsu) when it should have been 秘法 (Hibou, meaning secret act literary), although it is the same meaning.

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