Shadow

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The Shadow is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in Dragon Quest III. It is a black, insubstantial, phantom-like creature. It was originally colored a dull blue due to the blank backgrounds on the NES games, but as of the sixth game it has become black to better match its name.

Characteristics[edit]

These phantom-like fiends haunt remote ruins such as the Moonmirror Tower and the darkness of caves and dungeons, hardly taking physical damage thanks to their fading form. Screeching as they slash with ghastly claws, Shadows are a spooky sight for unsuspecting adventurers. They have an affinity for the cold, being capable of freezing adventurers solid with ice magic or letting loose a cool breath to bathe the party in a chilly wicked wind.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Shadow (シャドー Shadō)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Terrorshadow DQIII NES.gif 30 70 18
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
63 65 50 743 31
Bestiary No. #082
Spell(s) Crackle
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Manoza Cave
Item Dropped Thorn whip1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 25% 25% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
25% 25% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
70% 25% 70% 70%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
25% 25% 0%
Remakes sprites



Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Shadow (シャドー Shadō) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Shadow.gif 20 0 43 130
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
18 27 12 ?
Bestiary No. #031
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Moonmirror Tower
Item(s) Dropped Seed of resilience1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
116 25% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 25% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 100% 80% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Shadow VI ds.png None



Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Shadow (シャドー Shadō)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Shadow.png 154 0 134
Defense Agility Experience Gold
85 92 216 14
Bestiary no. #170
Family Elemental
In-game description Born from the darkness, these creatures jump from shadow to shadow to sneak up on foes. They are completely unaffected by physical attacks.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Location(s) Summoned by Evil Jessica
World of Darkness
Godbird's Eyrie
Item(s) dropped Bronze knife132
Iron mask1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
116 60% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Shadow (シャドー Shadō)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Shadow XI sprite.png 100 16 91
Defense Agility Experience Gold
101 89 229 43
Bestiary no. #171
Family Elemental & floating
In-game description Umbral entities drawn from the deepest depths of darkness who thrill in using the chill of night to kill, kill, kill!
Spell(s) Crackle
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Call for backup (Shadow)
Location(s) The Snærfelt (first act, night)
The Royal Library 1-2F (first and second acts)
Item(s) dropped Purple eye132
Thief's turban1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -125% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
25% 100% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Malicious[edit]

Malicious shadow (シャドー・邪 Shadō・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Shadow XI sprite.png 315 32 180
Defense Agility Experience Gold
252 199 1,611 303
Bestiary no. #559
Family Elemental & floating
In-game description Shadows who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) Kacrack
Skill(s) C-c-cold Breath
Call for help (Malicious shadow)
Location(s) Sniflheim Region (third act, night)
The Snærfelt (third act, night)
Item(s) dropped Purple eye132
Thief's turban1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -125% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
50% 100% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%



Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Shadow DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Shadow dqm 1.png 50 3/5 2/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
2/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family Zombie
In-game description Real identity is unknown due to its shadow-like body
Abilities FrigidAir, K.O.Dance, ThickFog
Habitat Gate of Reflection, Gate of Sleep
Breeding chart Zombie family x Material family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak None None
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
None None None None
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Immune
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Strong Strong None
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
None None None None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Shadow DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Shadow dqm 1.png 50 5/10 3/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/10 5/10 7/10 4/10
Family Zombie
In-game description
Abilities FrigidAir, K.O Dance, ThickFog
Habitat Southern Forest (Cobi's Journey)
Breeding chart Zombie family x Material family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak None None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak None None None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Immune Immune Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Shadow
Family Material
Rank F
Description Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? These monsters do.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Axes, Staves
Traits Zammeister
Resistances Vulnerable to Zap, Healed by Zam, Whackproof
Skill Reaper
Location Infant Isle (Cave)
Breeding chart Bag o' laughs x Dracky


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Shadow
Family Material
Rank D
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Spears, Staves
Traits Hit Squad, Zammeister
Resistances Vulnerable to Zap, Immune to Whack, Healed by Zam
Skill Reaper
Location Iceolation (night), Cragravation
Breeding chart Cannibox x Teeny sanguini
Dancing flame x Dancing devil


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Shadow (シャドー Shadō)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Shadow DQH2.png 258 39g Yes
List No. #080
Field Notes Incorporeal creatures born from the deepest darkness, who silently stalk their prey before suddenly striking. They dwell in the darkness and shun the sun, but are oddly attracted to bright and breeze personalities.
Location(s) Battle of Mt. Neverest
Item(s) Dropped Ethereal stone, Evencloth


Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Shadow appears as a C-rank monster of the Inorganic family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Dancing flame's Battle Road as a party member.

Shadow (シャドー Shadō)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Shadow.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
Inorganic
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max level HP MP Move
95 646 217 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
242 231 203 162 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Darkness Breath Dark Breath* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Zam-type Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Dark Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Dark Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +3 Dark Breath Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Zam-type Breath Potency +5%: Raises Zam-type breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Very Weak Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Super Weak Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Super Weak



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