Scissor beatle

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The Scissor Beatle is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest IV, it is a cartoon-like stag beetle monster.


Scissor Beatles are somewhat small monsters with a pair of shearing mandibles, their namesake. Their head and body, alongside the mandibles, make up most of their form. The arms and legs of Scissor Beatles are diminutive by comparison and they appear to be wearing boots on their feet.

While among the ranks of Slimes in their initial appearance, Scissor Beatles have since proven to have strengths that shine better when positioned as a more advanced monster, though they tend to pick up some of the skills of their Bedbug and Fire beatle kin.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Scissor beetle DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Scissorbeatle DQIV NES.gif 9 0 9 5 3 1 4
Bestiary No. 004
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Burland outskirts
Strathbaile Burrow
Strathbaile outskirts (chapter 1)
Lakanaba outskirts
Cave North of Lakanaba
Casabranca outskirts
Item Dropped Medicinal herb(132)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 25% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Scissor beatle ds.png None

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

#111 - Scissor Beatle
Scissorbeatle DQMJ DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
Attack Defense Speed
Locations Fert Isle (daytime)
Family Nature
Bestiary # 111
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Console DS
Description They battle day and night, seeking to ascend to the throne of bug-kind.

Scissor Beatles appear as rank C members of the Nature family and can be found in the upper areas of Fert Isle during the daytime.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Related enemies[edit]