Raving lunatick

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The Raving Lunatick is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in the original Dragon Quest. It is a Lunatick with a significantly more garish color scheme that has gained spellcasting abilities.


Raving lunaticks are unusual nightmarish creatures whose main body consists of a purple body protected by a wine-red carapace with a pair of blue antennae on top, multiple blue tentacles, and a longer pair of green tentacles. Its most striking feature is its singular eye which is always turned to face the player. They are able to float in midair by moving their tentacles as though swimming. The "tick" in its name implies the monster is an insect or arthropod of some sort, although in some games they are classified as Demons due to their evil origins. According to their bestiary descriptions in IX, they were once normal Lunaticks that were raised on a diet of darkness, but were mutated into their current forms after overdosing it, earning them the disdain of Lunatick queens.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Raving Lunatick (メーダロード Mēda rōdo)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-NES-RAVING-LUNATICK.png 35 30 20 85 47 40 28
Spell(s) Heal
Location(s) Grave of Galen
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
116 016 1516 016
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-SNES-RAVING-LUNATICK.pngDQ-GBC-RAVING-LUNATICK.pngDQ iOS Raving lunatick.pngDQI Raving Lunatick.png 35 30 58 95 41 18 11
Spell(s) Heal
Location(s) Grave of Galen
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
18 07 77 07

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

##086 - Raving lunatick
Ravinglunatick DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
85 21 310 98
Attack Defense Speed
86 100 90
Dropped Item Thorn whip132
Strong antidote164
Locations Bloomingdale (lighthouse)
The Bad Cave
Spells Zam
Family Bug
Bestiary # #086
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name メーダロード
Romanized Jap. Mēda rōdo
Description They banish their enemies to the underworld by zapping them with Zammle. Weak against light due to their shady origins.

Raised on a diet of darkness in a world without light, they were once regular lunaticks, but mutated after overdosing on evil.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Raving lunatick (メーダロード Mēda rōdo)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
105 31 38 Medicinal herb (★☆☆)
Patchwork Island
Sprite DQB Raving Lunatick.png

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Raving lunatick appears as a B-rank monster of the Demon family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can take part in the Leery lout's Battle Road as a party member.

Raving lunatick (メーダロード Mēda rōdo)Tactlogo.png

DQT Raving Lunatick.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact MagicType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 547 313 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
273 272 293 287 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Zap Swoosh* Zapple*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Zap-type Spell Potency +5%/Stats Up Crack Res +25/Stats Up Zapple Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25/Stats Up Zapple Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +5 Zapple Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Zap-type Spell Potency +5%: Raises Zap-type spell potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Heavy Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Heavy Res Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Immune


Related monsters[edit]