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Shogum is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing as a Grotto boss in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. He is a red and black variant of Slionheart. His name is a combination of "Shogun" and "gum".


Shogum is a diminutive humanoid knight riding on top of a giant red Slime, both possessing bushy white beards. The slime has a knight's visor on top of its head and a short black cape that flows from its back. The knight wears black clothing with a set of dark blue and gold armor, a long red cape, and a blue and green crown on his head. He dual wields a pair of large broadswords that are bigger than himself.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

##285 - Shogum
DQIX Shogum DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
3600 255 19000 1110
Attack Defense Speed
242 298 130
Dropped Item Miracle sword (5%)
Apprentice's gloves (2%)
Platinum headgear (steal)
Skills Killer Combo, Attack twice per turn, Call for backup. (King cureslime)
Spells Kaboom, Disruptive Wave
Family Slime
Bestiary # #285
Romanized Jap. Suraimu jeneraru
Description A slime so saturated with fighting spirit, that its body has turned from blue to red. Doesn't know the meaning of defeat. Master of the slime armies, he searches ceaselessly for his nine long-lost companions.
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 100 100 100 100 200
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 25 0 0 10 50
Blunt Sap Decelerate
15 25 50

Defeating Shogum is the objective of Quest #61.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Shogum appears as a boss in the Magic Labyrinth in Version 3.4.3. This time around, he is able to call for help from a King slime and Queen slime along with his ability to call for King cureslimes as backup.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Slime
Rank S
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Counterstriker, Tactical Trooper
Resistances Vulnerable to Zam, Immune to Bang, Blade Blunter, and Sag
Skill Iceplosion Slashes
Location -
Breeding chart Metal kaiser slime x Metal kaiser slime

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Shogum (スライムジェネラル Suraimu jeneraru) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Shogum DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 slime family icon.png 1,260 580
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
660 450 460 590
Bestiary No. #053
Rank B
In-game description This slime army commander is said to have pioneered the paired sword school of combat. It searches ceaselessly for its nine missing companions, who once assembled will unleash their utter devastation on the world
Talents Leading Light
Guaranteed traits Tactical Trooper, Dodge Denier, Attacking Impulse
Large-size exclusive traits Bangmeister, Ultra Crafty Banger, Late Bloomer
Habitat Unavailable in the wild
Items N/A
Synthesis chart King jester slime DQM3 portrait.jpeg X Antguzzler DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% 25% 0% -25%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
50% 25% 50% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
-25% 25% 50% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
-25% 25% 0% 50%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
25% 0%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Shogum appears as an A-rank monster of the Slime family, appearing on Barbatos's banner. He is faced as a boss in Chapter 5, Episode 9: The Dark Hand of Elegia in the second part of the main storyline.

Shogum (スライムジェネラル Suraimu jeneraru)Tactlogo.png

DQT Shogum.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Slime.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 872 301 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
467 351 361 133 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Muster Strength Curse Slash* Dual Slice*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1 / Stats Up Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Dual Slice Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Dual Slice Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Lowers enemy DEF by 10% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 ATK +10 Dual Slice Potency +2%
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Very Weak Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Immune
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Half Res


  • The shogum is in fact one of the ten pieces of the destroyed god Zenus of Dragon Quest IX, which is alluded to by his searching for nine "companions" in several of his in-game descriptions. These companions are the other bodies parts of Zenus that are found in the grottoes of Dragon Quest IX, being the bosses of said grottoes with the exception of the bosses Tyrannosaurus Wrecks and Greygnarl, who are not related to the body parts of Zenus whatsoever.

Similar slimes[edit]