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For the monster class in Dragon Quest VII, see Rockbomb (Vocation).

The Rockbomb is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, it is a monster in the form of a craggy boulder and has a penchant for exploding, occasionally killing everyone in the party.


The rockbomb is a monster made of living stone, making it a part of the Material family. It is a bluish, sometimes gray, boulder with a maniacal face on it, its teeth particularly gaped. Despite looking like plain boulders, rockbombs are actually immense geodes with red cores.

Rockbombs are not very aggressive. Most times, they smile strangely or otherwise waste their turn, sometimes even entering battle asleep. However, the boulders are not to be taken lightly as they are capable of self-destructing without any warning, usually in the form of the devastating Kamikazee spell.

Strategy-wise, it is useful to remove the rockbombs first when encountering them in battle to prevent them from casting Kamikazee. This can prove more difficult in some titles over others, as some games give the bombs an enormous HP stat compared to other monsters in the area.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Rockbomb DQIII NES.gif 26 500 4 660 105 0 0 0
Spell(s) Kamikazee (HP down to 25%)
Skill(s) Assesses the situation (wastes turn)
Item Dropped Dieamend1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 0% 70% 0% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 0% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Rockbomb3snes.png None

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Rockbomb DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Rockbomb DQIII NES.gif 300 1 0 0 0 150 40
Bestiary No. 090
Spell(s) Kamikazee (Must be under 1/3rd HP)
Skill(s) Starts battle asleep (always)
Watches and waits (wastes turn)
Item Dropped Seed of Life(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
100% 0% 75% 100% 100% 0% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
75% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png None

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#83 - Rockbomb
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
115 2 95 27
Attack Defense Speed
69 12 10
Locations Mount Magmageddon area
Mount Magmageddon
Spells Kamikazee
Capture Rate 1/64
Bestiary # 83
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Rockbombs first appear in and around the volcano, Mount Magmageddon, and can easily cripple the party if given the chance.

Additionally, a rockbomb appears in the Bruise the Ooze mini-game, acting as part of the timer for the round.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Rockbomb DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
Dq6rockbombsnes.png 240 20 144 15 99 150 50 132
Bestiary No. 080
Spell(s) Kamikazee(HP must be 1/3rd or lower in original, 2/3rds or lower in remakes)
Skill(s) Attacks while laughing (125% damage)
Focus Strength
Watches and waits
Item(s) Dropped Kamikazee bracer1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 60% 60% 60% 25% 25% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
25% 0% 100% 50% 100% 80% 100% 50%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
50% 50% 100% 50% 50% 100% 25%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#127 - Rockbomb
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
200 20 80 50
Attack Defense Speed
105 120 55
Dropped Item Life Rock
Rockbomb Heart (rare)
Locations Deja
Rexwood (Disc 2)
Spells Kamikazee
Family Material
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 127
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The rockbomb can be found in the Excavated Cave in Deja and the Ballymolloy region in Disc 2. There is a rare chance that that, upon defeat, the rockbomb will drop a Heart which can be used to become a rockbomb at Alltrades Abbey.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Rockbomb.png 68 20 70 11 52 110 51
Bestiary No. 071
Family Material
In-Game Description A strange creature with an eerie laugh. When you hear it, you know it's about to self-destruct.
Spell(s) Kamikazee (HP at or below 1/3rd)
Skill(s) Grin maliciously
Location(s) Kingdom of Trodain
Item(s) Dropped Rock salt18
Rockbomb shard164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25% 25% 25% 50% 25%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25% 50% 0% 15% 100%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 100% 15% 100% 15% 50% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#116 - Rockbomb
HP MP Experience Gold
100 5 700 95
Attack Defense Speed
100 156 76
Dropped Item Rockbomb shard (common, 1/8)
Hephaestus' flame (rare, 1/128)
Locations Iluugazar Plains
Mt. Ulbaruun
Skills "grins maliciously"
Spells Kamikazee
Family Material
Bestiary # 116
Game Dragon Quest IX
Description Don't dismiss these beaming boulders due to their funny faces - they can take out entire teams with Kamikazee.

Grabbers of the Greatest Grin gong at the Monscars, their moods are measured by minute shifts in the slope of their smile.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Rockbomb DQM GBC.png

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

While still occasionally mentioned as being monsters, rockbombs are treated as items throughout the game, often found sleeping on patches of dirt. Getting knocked into the air will angrily stir a rockbomb from its rest, and it will detonate the moment it hits the ground. They can be used as ammo in tank battles, but are mainly used to damage enemies and clear obstructions.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]


If you can deplete the life gauge of the Rockbomb and get far enough away before its timed Kamikazee attack expires amd it explodes, destroying all in its path, the enemy just might drop a rockbomb shard. These things are risky to get, but they're worth it.

Rockbomb DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
160 48 23 Rockbomb shard (★★★)
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
60~100 28~35 34~45 Rockbomb shard (★★★)
Sprite DQB Rockbomb.png


  • In Dragon Quest VII, the Jester has a joke about the rockbomb. It goes "Have you heard about the rockbomb who liked to Rock and Roll?"
  • While often noted for their grins, they are never shown smiling in Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, bearing slight frowns while asleep and having angrily agape mouths while steaming from being woken up.
  • The bomb's finishing move in MBRV is likely a parody of the character Sephiroth's supernova attack from Final Fantasy VII.


Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory finishing move


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