Red dragon (Biped)

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Not to be confused with its four-legged counter part, the Dread dragon

The Red dragon is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV.

It is a fire-breathing dragon with scarlet scales that stands in its hind legs.


Red dragons are powerful bipedal Dragons with large bellies, a large pair of wings on their backs, and long powerful tails. They have a solid set of evil-looking white eyes, frills on top of their heads and on either side of their faces, and their undersides and the membrane on their wings and frills are pink. These dragons can breathe out flames of intense heat or burp out burning hot gas at their enemies and some have even mastered powerful wind magic, as well as being able to blind enemies with Dazzle. The Red dragon has not made as many appearances as its jade and purple-scaled cousins.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Red dragon (レッドドラゴン Reddodoragon)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Reddragon DQIV NES.gif 167 28 183
Defense Agility Experience Gold
90 78 603 215
Bestiary No. #141
Spell(s) Dazzle
Skill(s) Recovers 50 HP per turn.
Flame Breath
Location(s) Doorway to Nadiria (Chapters 5 & 6)
Nadiria Watchtower (Chapters 5 & 6)
Item Dropped Seed of resilience(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 75% 100% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 75% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 0% 100% 25%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
75% 25% 25% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Reddragon DQIV PSX.png None

A scarlet-scaled serpent, the Red dragon boasts considerably great brawn as well as brains, learning the ever annoying Dazzle spell along with Kaswoosh.

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

##191 - Red dragon
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HP MP Experience Gold
325 9 3000 98
Attack Defense Speed
198 230 121
Dropped Item Dragon's scale116
Dragon claws1128
Locations Realm of the Mighty
Newid Isle (high ground)
Lonely Coast (high ground)
Skills Flame Breath
Bestiary # #191
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name レッドドラゴン
Romanized Jap. Reddodoragon
Description Fiery dragons that engulf enemies in all manner of intense infernos, but fear the might of light.

It's only when pups shed their skins to become adults that they discover if they've developed into red or green dragons.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Red dragon appears as a B-rank monster of the Dragon family. It can be recruited from the Dragon's Tear level of "Move out! Exploration Team Majellan" at any difficulty and can participate in Lleviathan's Battle Road as a party member.

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DQT Red Dragon icon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Dragon.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 1,045 271 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
246 337 365 123 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Scratch Fiery Breath* Smouldering Sphere*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Breath Potency +5%/Stats Up Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Smouldering Sphere Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25/Stats Up Smouldering Sphere Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +15 Smouldering Sphere Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Breath Potency +5%: Raises breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak

Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]