Scare root

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The Scare root is a recurrent monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.

In the Japanese version of Dragon Quest Monsters, the enemy HerbMan shares the same name as them (マンドラゴラ Mandoragora), but they otherwise appear to be unrelated.


Scare roots are plant-like monsters, specifically the taproots of carrots. Their bodies are brown except the budding stalk that contains the eye, which is fuchsia. Their arms and legs are made of some lesser roots and tendrils, as is common among plant monsters, and they sport some stubby incisors in their silly grins.

They often dance in a devious, catchy kind of way that gets their enemies jiving along with them, leaving them vulnerable to being slapped as they swing.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Scare root DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
DQVI Scare root sprite.png 7 0 11 7
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
5 3 4 NA
Bestiary No. 003
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Sultry Dance
Location(s) Near Weaver's Peak
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal herb116
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 100% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Other appearances[edit]

Torneko: The Last Hope[edit]

Related monsters[edit]