|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
The salamarauder is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a stronger, pale variant of the Wooper trooper.
Like wooper troopers, salamarauders are small amphibian warriors based off the axolotl, their paler complexion making them more reminiscent of the real-life animal. They wear simple blue tabards and horned helmets on their heads. The salamarauders can dodge attacks and redirect them in much the same way as their blue brethren, and can also breathe cool breath and block attacks with their shield.
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
|##060 - Salamarauder|
|Dropped Item||Emerald moss1⁄16|
Call for backup (Salamarauder)
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Romanized Jap.||Kaizoku ūpā|
|Description||These piratical pests freeze foes with their breath, and evade attacks while summoning support.|
They're wooper troopers who set sail on a new career after a medalsome king told them that now is the new dawn of piracy.
Salamarauders are part of the objective in Quest #062: Brian's Dyin' Wish, where they must be defeated until one of them drops a treasure chest containing a "bedraggled piece of paper".
Dragon Quest Rivals
Salamarauder appeared in the 10th card pack, "Frontier of Creation and Destruction" as a rare card exclusive for Thief leaders.
Dragon Quest Tact
Salamarauder appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family during the second part of the limited "Scintillating Summer Hols! Swimwear, Waves, and Watermelons!" event. It will join the party in Chapter 2, Episode 1 of the event quests and it can be fully awakened by completing the quest at any difficulty.
|Wooper Tackle||Wooper Guard*||Cyclone Spinning Wheel*|
|Gale Slash Stance / Stats Up||Crack Res +25 / Stats Up||Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +5% / Stats Up
Rare Gale Slash Follow-Up: Rarely attacks with Gale Slash if enemy is within 1 to 3-space range when ally or user attacks.
|Bang Res +25 / Stats Up||Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +5% / Stats Up
Soul of a Pirate: Greatly raises DEF/AGL/Move for 1 turn at battle start.
|Raises DEF of nature allies, including itself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around it.|
|Max HP +20||DEF +15||Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +2%|
|Gale Slash Stance: Attacks with Gale Slash when attacked by enemy within 1 to 3-space range.|
|Frizz Resistance *||Sizz Resistance *||Crack Resistance *||Woosh Resistance *|
|Very Weak||Normal||Half Res||Normal|
|Bang Resistance *||Zap Resistance *||Zam Resistance *||Snooze Resistance|
|Half Res||Normal||Very Weak||Immune|
|Poison Resistance||Physical Lock Resistance||Spell Lock Resistance||Martial Lock Resistance|
|Breath Lock Resistance||Hobble Resistance *||Stun Resistance *||Dazzle Resistance|
|Curse Resistance||Paralysis Resistance||Confusion Resistance||Charm Resistance|
|Super Weak||Normal||Half Res||Normal|
The salamarauder, along with the rest of its wooper variants, are based on the axolotl, an endangered species of salamander from Mexico. The name wooper itself references the term "wooper looper" (ウーパールーパー, Ūpārūpā), a term introduced by the Nissin Foods company to refer to their axolotl mascot, which appeared in a 1985 commercial.