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The Snapdragon is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a powerful dragon brought to life from cursed rose vines.


Snapdragons are dragons made from bushes of withered thorny vines, its head being green with deep red eyes. They are the most powerful monsters of their kind, using their thorn-covered vines to ensnare unlucky adventurers and then incinerate them with their powerful fire magic. Despite their high HP, the thorny dragons themselves are vulnerable to attack magic as well.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Snapdragon (ドラゴンブッシュ Doragonbusshu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Snapdragon.png 436 30 171
Defense Agility Experience Gold
116 102 356 63
Bestiary no. #197
Family Dragon
In-game description Strange monsters that are animated forms of cursed rose bushes. They entwine enemies in thorny vines, then incinerate them with powerful fire spells.
Spell(s) Kafrizzle
Skill(s) Unleashes its thorns (stuns party member for one turn)
Location(s) Egeus' Tablet
Untrodden Groves
Troll Maze
Item(s) dropped Thorn whip132
Spiked steel whip1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 25% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 50% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank E
Description -
Weapons Hammers, Whips, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger
Resistances Confusionproof, Vulnerable to Frizz
Skill Frizz & Woosh
Location -
Breeding chart Dragonthorn x Undead family

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Dragon
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Hammers, Whips, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Craft Decelerater
Resistances Confusionproof, Vulnerable to Frizz
Skill Frizz & Woosh
Location Dark World
Breeding chart Komodo x Shell slime, Nardragon x Wild slime

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Snapdragon appeared in the third true card pack, "Showdown of the Falling Stars", when the game's name changed to Rivals Ace as a super rare card exclusive for Mage leaders.


  • A Snapdragon is a real-world plant, scientific name Antirrhinum, found in rocky regions in Europe, North America, and Northern Africa. They are named such due to their resemblance to European dragons.


Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]