Ethereal serpent

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The Ethereal serpent is a golden Asian dragon, the first of its kind to appear in the series. Lacking the gracious wisdom of real life Lung and Ryu, there isn't much to distinguish it from its European styled contemporaries aside from its slender body and perpetual levitation. In other words, keep looking if you expect your wish to be granted.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Ethereal serpent (スカイドラゴン)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Skydragon DQIII NES.gif 25 80 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
80 60 40 800 180
Bestiary No. #059
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Location(s) Tower of Transcendence
Item Dropped Seed of life164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0/64 100% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
0% 70% 70% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 0%
Remakes sprites
SNES GBC Switch
Etherealserpent3snes.png Ethereal serpent III gbc.png Ethereal serpent Erdrick trilogy switch.png


The ethereal serpent originates in this game, and can be fought at the Tower of Transcendence, as well as on the overworld map between Mur and Jipang and in the dense forest continent where Erdrick might find an Yggdrasil leaf. Later on, variants of the dragon are encountered, including the divine dragon, Xenlon.

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

Ethereal serpent DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Ethereal serpent XI sprite.png 494 35 190
Defense Agility Experience Gold
144 196 820 112
Bestiary no. #186
Family Dragon & floating
In-game description Soaring, slender, snake-like dragons held aloft as if by magic. Legend has it they came from beyond the eastern edge of the world.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Inferno
Location(s) Arborian Highlands (first act)
Item(s) dropped Dragon Scale18
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Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 50% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -110% 0% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 25% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anthamatize Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%



Vicious ethereal serpent DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Ethereal serpent XI sprite.png 833 48 276
Defense Agility Experience Gold
213 248 2,597 196
Bestiary no. #327
Family Dragon & floating
In-game description Ethereal serpents driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Scorch
Location(s) Arborian Highlands (second act)
Hottoe Steppe northern whale weigh station (second act)
Item(s) dropped Dragon Scale18
Dragon Horn1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 50% 50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -110% 0% -110%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 25% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anthamatize Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

SkyDragon DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Sky dragon.png 40 2/5 3/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
2/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family Dragon
In-game description Floats freely in midair with its magical powers
Abilities FireAir, SuckAir, MultiCut
Habitat Gate of Wisdom
Breeding chart Dragon family x Phoenix
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None Immune None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Strong Strong None Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Strong Immune Weak Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Weak Strong Weak Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong Weak
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak


The ethereal serpent, translated in GBC releases ask SkyDragon, is a teleportal boss enemy of the Dragon family at the bottom of the Gate of Wisdom. The ethereal serpent's boss floor design is a reference to the Tower of Transcendence and the Fifer's Spire, two dungeons in the Dragon Quest III that utilize tight-rope puzzles like the later Gate of Wisdom. Of note, the first location where ethereal serpents can fought in that game is at the Tower of Transcendence. Ethereal serpents can be synthesized by breeding a member of the Dragon family with a Firebird. Of note, the ethereal serpent is necessary for synthesizing it's more powerful color variant, Xenlon.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

SkyDragon DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Skydragon.png 40 5/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/10 5/10 4/10 7/10
Family Dragon
In-game description
Abilities FireAir, MultiCut, SuckAir
Habitat
Breeding chart Dragon family x Phoenix
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None Immune None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Strong Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Strong Strong None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Strong Immune Weak
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong Weak
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak Strong Strong Strong
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak Weak



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Ethereal serpent
Family Dragon
Rank B
Size M
Weapons Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Big Hitter, Tactical Trooper
Resistances Vulnerable to Woosh and Crack, Immune to Fire Breath
Skill Breath
Location Cragravation
Breeding chart Tyrantosaurus x Dark slime or Dancing flame


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

As a remake of the original Dragon Quest Monsters game, the ethereal serpent plays the same role in this title it did on the Game Boy Color – as the boss of the Gate of Wisdom.


Related monsters[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Ethereal describes an object of being that is otherworldly, and often times appears delicate.

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