Sleep Attack

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Sleep Attack is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It launches a melee attack that may knock the target Sleep.

Monsters first gained the ability to put characters to sleep with normal attacks in Dragon Quest II, eventually becoming its own skill that can be used by monster companions in V. The effect can be duplicated with weapons like the Dream blade.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Sleep Attack can be used by Man o' wars, Merluscs, Mummies, and Malroth* himself.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Sleep Attack can be used exclusively by the Morphean mushroom.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Sleep Attack can be used by Bantamweights, Bodkin bowyers, Fat bats, Vampire battlers, and Master Kung.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Sleep Attack is learned by the Funghoul at level 5. It does not cost MP to use.

Name Level
Bad apple --
Funghoul 5
Fandangow 10

On the enemy side, it can be used by Drooling ghouls, Hula ghouls, Morphean molluscs, and Snake ch-arm-ers.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Sleep Attack returns to being an enemy-only skill that can be used by Hell gladiators and Pot shots.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Sleep Attack can be used by Decayurions, Lesionnaires, Mousenaps, and Bagley.

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

Sleep Attack can be used by Bodkin bowyers, Dark skeletons, Dead Bowdy, Hell gladiators, Morphean mushrooms, Mummies, and Terror tabbies.

The Infamous Monsters who can use it are Archer, Mushy, and Skeledoid.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called NapAttack in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 7 with 49 max HP, 42 ATK and 42 INT. It is naturally learned by the ArmyAnt, Gulpple, Lipsy, SpotKing, Toadstool and Tonguella.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

NapAttack now requires 76 Intelligence to learn. It is naturally learned by the Gamanian. It is no longer naturally learned by the Lipsy.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Known as Sleep Sock in this game, it costs 2 MP to use and can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Sleep Sock can be learned from all the skills it could be previously.

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

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Sleep Attack costs 4 MP and attempts to knock a monster out for 2~5 turns. It is learned through the Assassin, Charmer, Cutpurse, Breath Taker, Freeze, Graveheart, Hive Mind, Irritant, Malroth, Multidisciplinarian, Nature Child, Nuisance, Sleep Counsellor, Sweet-Talker, and Tongue Twister talents.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Sleep Attack is known naturally by Bobonga, Carnivine, Fandangow, Gargoyle, Mummy, and Mummy boy at level 1 and costs 12 MP to use. It inflicts 130% potency physical damage to a single enemy and has a chance to put them to sleep. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll.

Sleep Attack (ねむりこうげき Nemuri kogeki)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Sleep Attack
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 12
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
DQTact Sleep.png
Deals 130% potency physical damage to 1 enemy, occasionally puts to sleep
Naturally learnt by
Bobonga, Carnivine, Fandangow, Gargoyle, Mummy, Mummy boy

Related skills[edit]