|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest Monsters|
Scruffy is the spirit of the Kingdom of GreatLog that appeared in Dragon Quest Monsters and its sequel, Dragon Quest Monsters 2. He is the cheeky, mischievous counterpart to the calmer and kinder Fluffy of the neighboring GreatTree kingdom.
Scruffy is a small, pink and purple furry monster with long arms and short, stubby legs. He is usually shown having long ears with an antenna protruding from the top of his head.
In Dragon Quest Monsters, Scruffy acts as an antagonist for the game, being the one to kidnap Milly from her brother Terry at the start of the game. After the kidnapping, Watabou, a creature of a similar species to Scruffy's, brings Terry to the land of GreatTree, where Scruffy had taken Milly. There, Terry becomes the Monster Master of GreatTree and saves his sister. Scruffy's intentions for kidnapping Milly presumably is to bring a potential Monster Master to GreatLog and win the Starry Night Tournament (although this isn't made clear until Milly's appearance at the tournament).
Scruffy occasionally makes appearances at the boss rooms of certain Traveler's Gates, as well as within the Kingdom of GreatTree. In the monster stables, Scruffy will trick Terry into eating BadMeat. In the bazaar, a woman will make a remark on Scruffy's name being funny, prompting him to push the woman off a ledge (although she will appear back where she was later, seemingly unharmed). In the Room of Talisman, Scruffy will attempt to enter the village Golem is guarding, prompting the latter to send him flying away. In the Wells Gate, Scruffy will attempt to transverse the area before taking a wrong step and falling into a pitfall. In the first Arena Gate, Scruffy will ambush Terry and drop one of his monsters into the lake. In the Room of Reflection, Scruffy will carry future Terry away after the conclusion of the battle with Dhuran. Finally, after Terry wins the Starry Night Tournament, Scruffy will appear and carry Milly off.
In this game, Scruffy acts less evil than in the previous installment and more prone to just being mischievous. After Cobi and Tara get a Nut Pie for their mother, Scruffy and Prince Kameha, his partner in trouble-making, steal it from them and hide deep inside GreatLog. When Cobi and Tara go to get back, they find Scruffy and the Prince in an argument over who should claim their prize. In the ensuing struggle, GreatLog's navel is dislodged. At this, the Prince flees, but Scruffy jumps in to help stop the navel from letting in water, which would eventually sink the entire island. He asks Cobi and Tara to find a Monster Master to help them, but when nobody takes them seriously, they are forced to go themselves and find a plug for the navel. Once they do, Scruffy is freed from stopping up the hole and is able to continue living his life.
If the player collects 250 monsters, Scruffy's son, named Petibou, will join the player.
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|Game||Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional|