Silhouette

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The Silhouette is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. It was originally colored blue-green in its debut but changed to red with its reappearance in the sixth game, and remained that way until XI where it returned to being blue-green.

Characteristics[edit]

The malefic moans of the murdered given form, which float into battle like a fiery shadow, doing the deadly Death Dance that has a chance to slay all enemies where they stand. A force to be feared, these monsters are astoundingly resistant to all manner of elements and ailments in each appearance. In later games in the series, the spectres gained the ability to breathe out ice-cold breath from their maws and even pure darkness as part of their offensive repertoire.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Hologhost DQIII NES.gif 34 85 20
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
67 47 59 1040 42
Bestiary No. #101
Spell(s) Whack
Thwack
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Maw of the Necrogond
Baramos' Lair
Craggy Cave
Alefgard ocean
Item Dropped Dieamend1256 (NES)
T'n'T ticket 116 (SFC and GBC only)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
116 70% 100% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
25% 25% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
25% 25% 70% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
25% 25% 25%
Remakes sprites



Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Hologhost.gif 224 0 191 90
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
128 288 72 NA
Bestiary No. #149
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Closes the wagon (prevents party swapping)
Dark Haze (nullifies all magic in battle)
Death Dance
Location(s) Pillar of Pegasus (1)
Prison of Sorrow
Mortamor's Dreadlair
Stairway to Zenithia
Item(s) Dropped Flowing dress1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 60% 60% 60%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 60% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 15%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 100% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Silhouette VI ds.png None


A silhouette appears as a boss at the Pillar of Pegasus alongside a Devilmoth and High djinks. It can later be faced normally as an enemy.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Silhouette.png 156 0 169
Defense Agility Experience Gold
101 118 216 14
Bestiary no. #220
Family Elemental
In-game description Almost nothing is known about these mysterious and phantasmal monsters who have a penchant for luring travelers to their death with an evil dance.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Death Dance
Location(s) Dragovian Path
Item(s) dropped Rennet powder132
Saint's ashes164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
116 60% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 50% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 50%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Silhouette XI sprite.png 169 18 127
Defense Agility Experience Gold
140 119 654 110
Bestiary no. #271
Family Elemental & floating
In-game description Umbral entities born in the screams and suffering of mankind. They throw Thwack around indiscriminately, sending all and sundry to the afterlife.
Spell(s) Thwack
Skill(s) Air Pollution
Location(s) Dundrasil Region (second act, night)
Zwaardsrust Region (second act)
Baramos' Lair (3DS and Definitive Edition only)
Item(s) dropped Mystifying mixture132
Saint's ashes1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -150% 50% 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%



Vicious silhouette (ホロゴースト・強 Horo gosuto・kyō)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Silhouette XI sprite.png 297 36 195
Defense Agility Experience Gold
240 172 1,307 271
Bestiary no. #465
Family Elemental & floating
In-game description Silhouettes driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) Kathwack
Skill(s) C-c-cold Breath
Air Pollution
Location(s) Drustan's Labyrinth - Path to Trial Isle (third act, night)
Item(s) dropped Mystifying mixture132
Saint's ashes1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -150% 50% 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 Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Silhouette DQH2.png 452 79g Yes
List No. #127
Field Notes These shape-shifting shadows are formed from the fury-filled souls of men murdered in cold blood. To assuage their anger, they attack any adventurer who approaches—so approach at your peril.
Location(s) The Damned Dunes
Item(s) Dropped Darkonium, Belle cap



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Silhouette appears as a B-rank monster of the Inorganic family as part of the limited Dragon Quest III event. It can be recruited from Chapter 4, Episode 2: Baramos Castle 1 at any difficulty, eventually being recruitable from Chapter 16, Episode 7: A Sinister Visitor and Hard Chapter 3, Episode 1: Escape! in the main storyline. The silhouette can participate in the Armful, Wax murderer, and Lleviathan's Battle Roads as a party member.

Silhouette (ホロゴースト Horo gosuto)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Silhouette.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
Inorganic
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max Level HP MP Move
110 713 270 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
321 282 307 158 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Cool Breath Dark Breath* Chilly Breath*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Crack-type Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Chilly Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Chilly Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +5 Chilly Breath Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Crack-type Breath Potency +5%: Raises Crack-type breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Half Res 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



Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Silhouette Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
Portrait Forte Treasure Capacity Safekeeping Score
Silhouette DQTR portrait.jpg Stealth 2 100%
Bestiary no. #15
Family Elemental
Trivia The cries of the dead given phantomlike form
'Pon the living is where they heap most of their scorn
They are friendless, defeatist, and somewhat forlorn
Favorite foods Power punch
Punchy power punch
Dark side rice
Darker side rice
Habitats The Hinterquarters
The Snarl
Item(s) dropped Princly powder
Purple gem
Potential abilities *
First Second Third Fourth
Grim Keeper Kablunt Kacrack Kafrizz
Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
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Ninth
?
Dragon Attack
Name Target(s) Element
Blackball Area Dark
Traits
First Second
Counter-Debilitator Hypnotist
Third Fourth
Slim Pickings Slippery Skin
Fifth
Sorcereverb
Resistances
Fire Resistance * Water
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
Weak Normal Normal Weak
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Gravity Resistance *
Weak Strong Weak Strong
Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Slash Resistance Impact Resistance
Weak Very strong Quite strong Quite strong
Piercing Resistance Sleep Resistance Stun Resistance Poison Resistance
Quite strong Normal Normal Quite strong
Debilitation Resistance *
Quite strong


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