Roseguardin

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Roseguardin is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest IV as a boss monster, he is green recolor of the restless armour charged with the task of protecting Rose at all cost.

Characteristics[edit]

Roseguardin's nature is unknown; while it is possible that he is an animated suit of armor as with the monsters he shares his design with, the novel Legend in the Dark depicts him as a humanoid man with red hair and pointed ears.

Whether Psaro enlisted or otherwise created him, Roseguardin's sole purpose is protecting Rose from anyone who managed to infiltrate the small fortress she dwells in. The party must kill him to speak with Rose. Though just a palette swap of a regular knight enemy, he is significantly more powerful. Moreover, he uses the Sphere of Silence to prevent the party from casting spells.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Sir Roseguardian DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Roseguardin DQIV NES.gif 1,200 0 175
Defense Agility Experience Gold
155 77 6,800 0
Bestiary No. 203
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for back up (Chillanodon)
Uses the sphere of silence
Location(s) Rosehill tower
Item Dropped Sphere of Silence(100%)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 25% 75%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
100% 100% 25% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Sir roseguardin ds.png None


He is an optional boss in Chapter 5 that can be defeated to (re)gain the Sphere of Silence. Depending on the version of the game, Sir Roseguardin will no longer be available to battle after either the defeat of Estark or the completion of Chapter 5. The latter case is rather strange as the humans who kidnapped Rose would have had to get past Sir Roseguardin, but he will still be standing after the kidnapping already took place and is somehow completely unaware that the one he is supposed to protect is no longer present.

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

Sir Roseguardin is a boss encountered in the Rosehill section of the Echo Chamber. The encounter is before the chosen reach the tower, and he has been driven mad by a monster's curse. Chasing Rose and her slime around the chamber, the Luminary knocks sense into him and returns him to normal. Aghast at his actions, he vows to leave and never return, but this farewell is interrupted by the slime who points out that the flute of revelation Psaro uses to access the tower is now broken. A revelatree branch is required to fix the instrument.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Roseguardin
Family Undead
Rank A
Description This knight has dedicated himself to protecting one special person.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Axes, Staves
Traits Double Trouble
Resistances Whackproof, Fizzleproof, Paralysisproof
Skill Diminisher
Location -
Breeding chart Lethal armour x Bone baron or Riptide


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Roseguardin
Family Undead
Rank A
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Spears, Staves
Traits Counterstriker, Tactical Trooper
Resistances Vulnerable to Whack and Paralysis, Immune to Fizzle
Skill Diminisher
Location -
Breeding chart Lethal armour x Riptide or Bone baron


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

In this game, to unlock Psaro as a playable character, not only must the player face and defeat the demon himself, but also his two Roseguardin bodyguards.


Roseguardin (ピサロナイト Pisaro naito)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Roseguardin DQH series.png 1152 79g
List No. 024
Field Notes Despite their ponderous appearance, these green-clad sirs slash with surprising and sustained celerity. With memories of their past lord fading, they challenge worthy warriors to fill the void in their hollow hearts.
Location(s) Arba Town (Hero), Fields of Goold (Guardians of the Grassland), Fire Place (Grudge Match: Green Dragon), Sentinel's Square (Defenders of the Desert), Statuary Hall (Grudge Match: Sinister Statue), The Altered Altar (Grudge Match: Bearded Beast)
Item(s) Dropped Chronocrystal, Faerie flame


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Roseguardin (ピサロナイト Pisaro naito)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Roseguardin DQH series.png 22064 286g Yes
List No. 149
Field Notes Despite their ponderous appearance, these green-clad sirs slash with surprising and sustained celerity. With memories of their past lord fading, they challenge worthy warriors to fill the void in their hollow hearts.
Location(s) No Man’s Land
Item(s) Dropped Sainted soma, Venus' tear


Related enemies[edit]

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