Body Slam

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Body Slam is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest IV as an enemy-exclusive ability before becoming a player-usable skill in later installments. Upon use, it attempts to reduce both the user and target's HP by around 80%. Be wary of using this skill, as the player will still take damage even if they miss their target.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

It made its first appearance in this game, as a skill exclusively used by enemies. The skill is used by Bullfinch, King Slime, and Moosifer. Enemies will only use it when low on HP.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Body Slam is learned by several monster companions such as the Rockbomb. As the skill shares the same resistance tag with Kamikazee, only the Pink elephant, Blizzybody, Necromancer, Hades' helm, Hyperpyrexion, Mandrake marauder, Bomboulder, Moosifer, Balhib, Archdemon, Great dragon, Deathsquad, Mechan-o'-wyrm, Barbatos, Bilhaw, Metal slimes, and boss monsters have any resistance or immunity at all.

Name Level
Fat rat --
Rotten apple --
Hades helm 5
Ticking timeburrm 5
Bomboulder 6
Rockbomb 10
Fandangow 25

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Body Slam is learned by Kingsley at level 10. Other characters can learn it by advancing to rank 6 of the Merchant vocation. Body Slam now uses the same resistance tag as Whack.

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

Body Slam has the same parameters as in the previous game, and can only be learned by Ruff at level 6, possibly due to fan criticism of the skill and the removal of the Merchant vocation. In the 3DS version, Body Slam can be learned by the Sailor vocation at the second rank.

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

This ability is learned with 48 skill points invested into Courage skill. It is very useful for Quests that require a character to be at low health, giving it some added functionality.


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called Ramming in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 12 with 70 HP and 70 agility. It is naturally learned by the BullBird, DeathMore (Transformed), GulpBeast, MiniDrak and PillowRat.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

The requirements to learn Ramming are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the Belzebub, BossTroll, Digong, Drygon, KingSlime, Petiteel, ProtoMech, PutreFish and RockSlime.