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The Skipper is a monster that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII.


The skipper is a peculiar creature that uses a large leather boot reinforced with spiked iron plates for both shelter and combat. In certain animations, its body is revealed to be a thin tendril hanging from the bottom of its furry head. It will usually first be encountered in the deepest recesses of the Waterfall Cave, and it's a decently powerful monster for that area.


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

Skipper (スキッパー Sukippā)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Skipper.png 21 5 20
Defense Agility Experience Gold
17 22 12 10
Bestiary no. #015
Family Material
In-game description A hairy furball of a monster whose love for unwanted old boots manifests itself in much the same way as a hermit crab's love for discarded shells.
Spell(s) Deceleratle
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Alexandria Region
Waterfall Cave
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb164
Bunny tail1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
1/4 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Undead
Rank E
Description Smelly boots inhabited by smellier sprites.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Inactionproof
Skill Saboteur, Attack Boost
Location Palaish Isle (Temple)
Breeding chart Funghoul x Wax murderer

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Undead
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Escape Artist
Resistances Immune to Abiliterator and Inaction
Skill Saboteur
Breeding chart Mummy boy x Frogface
Stump chump x Jailcat

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Skipper (スキッパー Sukippā) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Skipper DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 undead family icon.png 1,320 380
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
560 630 530 430
Bestiary No. #434
Rank G Rank
In-game description The unholy union of an abandoned boot and a spherical furball fiend. Best keep your distance - that's a sure recipe for a ripe aroma
Talents Irritant (lv. 1)
Poison Preventer (lv. 20)
Attack Booster I (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Ultra Crafty Debilitator (lv. 1)
Ace Evader (lv. 20)
Ultra crafty Spellbinder (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Insta-Accel (lv. 1)
Last Legs (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Fortitude - Lower & Middle Echelon (DQM3 autumn icon.png)
Items Magic water (Common)
Seed of magic (Rare)
Synthesis chart Pan piper DQM3 portrait.png X Winky DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
-25% 25% 0% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
50% 50% 25% -25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippodan[edit]

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