Rockbomb

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This article is about the monster. For the class, see Rockbomb (Vocation).

The rockbomb is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. It is a craggy boulder with a trademark smile and penchant for exploding, occasionally killing everyone in the party.

Characteristics[edit]

Monsters made of living stone, this characteristic makes rockbombs 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.

Main series appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Rockbomb (爆弾岩 Bakudan-iwa)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Rockbomb DQIII NES.gif 26 500 4
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
0 0 0 660 105
Bestiary No. 088
Spell(s) Kamikazee (HP down to 25%)
Skill(s) Assesses the situation (wastes turn)
Location(s)
Item Dropped Dieamend1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
70% 100% 100% 0%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 0% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Rockbomb3snes.png None



Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Rockbomb (ばくだん岩 Bakudan-iwa)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Rockbomb DQIII NES.gif 300 1 0
Defense Agility Experience Gold
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)
Location(s)
Item Dropped Seed of Life(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 75% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
0% 100% 75% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png None



Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Rockbomb (ばくだん岩 Bakudan-iwa)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Rockbomb DQV SNES.gif 115 2 69 12
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
10 95 27 1/64
Bestiary no. 083
Spell(s) Kamikazee (under 1/3rd HP)
Skill(s) Attacks while laughing
Watches and waits
Location(s) Mount Magmageddon area
Mount Magmageddon
Item dropped Rockbomb shard132
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 67% 67% 67%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
67% 20% 20% 0%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 100% 0% 0%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
67% 100% 67% 20%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
67% 100% ? 67%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Rockbomb DQV PS2.png Rockbomb DQVII PSX.png


Other appearances[edit]

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

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Rockbomb (ばくだん岩 Bakudan-iwa) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Dq6rockbombsnes.png 240 20 99 150
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
50 144 15 132
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
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Kamikazee bracer1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 60% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 25% 25% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
50% 100% 80% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 25%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None


Other appearances[edit]

Rockbombs appear in the Slippin' Slime minigame as obstacles, causing the player to lose if their slime touches it. A rockbomb also appears in the monster-oriented version of Reaper's Peak. It will simply say "Grrrarrrgh" when spoken to.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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 Region of The Roamers
Ballymolloy (Disc 2)
Spells Kamikazee
Family Material
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 127
Game Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
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, upon defeat, the rockbomb will drop a Heart which can be used to become a rockbomb at Alltrades Abbey.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Rockbomb (ばくだん岩 Bakudan-iwa)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Rockbomb.png 68 20 52
Defense Agility Experience Gold
110 51 70 11
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 *
064 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 50% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 25% 25% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 15% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None




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

#116 - Rockbomb
DQIX Rockbomb.png
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
Grotto
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 X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Monsters series appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

BombCrag DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Rockbomb DQM GBC.png 50 2/5 3/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 2/5 4/5 1/5
Family Material
In-game description
Abilities Sacrifice, Meditate, Farewell
Habitat Bazaar Gate #2
Breeding chart Roboster x Bug family
SpikyBoy x SpikyBoy
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Strong None Weak
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
None Weak None Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Weak Weak
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Weak Weak None Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
None None None Weak
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

BombCrag DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
50 5/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
6/10 5/10 4/10 1/10
Family Material
In-game description
Abilities Farewell, RockThrow, Sacrifice
Habitat Border Mine
Breeding chart DarkMate, Roboster x Bug family
SpikyBoy x SpikyBoy
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Strong None Weak
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Strong None Weak None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Immune Immune Weak
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak None
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Rockbomb
Family Material
Rank D
Description These rugged rocks smile through to the bitter end.
Weapons Swords, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Whackproof
Skill Martyr
Location -
Breeding chart Skipper x Spitnik


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Other games appearances[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: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]


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

Rockbomb DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Rockbomb DQH series.png 31 31g
List No. 016
Field Notes Craggy creatures concealed among rocks who explode when endangered, taking flocks of foes down with them. Pacifists at heart, they like nothing more than to doze in quiet corners. Disturb their dreams at your peril!
Location(s) Dawnsholm (Recruit), Pinnacle of Light (Captain), Rockscotter's Rift (Showdown: Old Five-Necks), The Fault (Recruit, Captain)
Item(s) Dropped Fisticup, Lava lump


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Rockbomb (ばくだん岩)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Rockbomb DQH series.png 183 31g Yes
List No. 053
Field Notes Craggy creatures concealed among rocks who explode when endangered, taking flocks of foes down with them. Pacifists at heart, they like nothing more than to doze in quiet corners. Disturb their dreams at your peril!
Location(s) Redrock Ravine
Item(s) Dropped Lava lump, Kamikazee bracer


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

RockbombShard.png

If you can deplete the life gauge of the Rockbomb and get far enough away before its timed Kamikazee attack expires and 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 (ばくだん岩 Bakudan-iwa)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
160 48 23 Rockbomb shard (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
60~100 28~35 34~45 Rockbomb shard (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Sprite DQB Rockbomb.png



Trivia[edit]

  • In Dragon Quest VII, the Gadabout 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 Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory is likely a parody of the character Sephiroth's supernova attack from Final Fantasy VII.

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