Snowbird

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Snowbird is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest V. It is a large ice-breathing bird of prey with blue plumage.

Characteristics[edit]

The snowbird is a large avian with plumage in various shades of blue and white. The majority of its body is sky blue with a long cerulean tail with a ruff around its neck and crest on top of its head of white feathers, as well as golden beak and talons. In battle, they are capable of breathing out ice cold breath and casting death magic on the party, making them fearsome enemies especially when faced in groups. Much like its fire-breathing counterpart, the snowbird did not make a reappearance in the main series until X two decades later. It has made regular appearances in spinoff games in the series, particularly the Monsters games, where it can form Prism peacock by breeding with a Firebird. The snowbird has also been a member of the Beast family and Nature family depending on the game.

Appearances[edit]

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

Snowbird (ホークブリザード Hōku burizādo)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
DQV HawkBlizzard.png 150 14 150 120
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
80 445 90 132
Bestiary No. #150
Spell(s) Thwack
Skill(s) Freezing Blizzard
Location(s) Nadiria
Mantleplace area
Item dropped Hermes' hat1128
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 100% 100% 67%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
67% 20% 67% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 20% 67% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
20% 20% 20% 67%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Snowbird DQV PS2.png DQV SnowbirdDS.png



Dragon Quest X[edit]

In the game's debut, the snowbird first appeared as a rare monster in the Ragi Snowfield when it is snowing or during a heavy snowstorm. It can use Freezing Blizzard and can cast Whack in battle.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Snowbird (ホークブリザード Hōku burizādo)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Snowbird XI sprite.png 193 15 194
Defense Agility Experience Gold
163 230 824 226
Bestiary no. #693
Family Bird
In-game description Born in the coldest of climes, these birds have some serious spells in their repertoire. Their icy breath is enough to cause foes to drop dead on the spot.
Spell(s) Crackle
Whack
Skill(s) Chilly Breath
Location(s) Pillar of Pegasus (3DS and Definitive Edition only)
Item(s) dropped Ice crystal132
Hermes' hat1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a -120% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
100% 100% 100% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Blizzardy (ホークブリザード Hōku burizādo) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Snowbird DQM GBC.png 50 2/5 1/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 3/5 5/5 3/5
Family Bird
In-game description Breathes out freezing air to defeat its prey
Abilities FrigidAir, IceSlash, Beat
Habitat Foreign Master
Breeding chart Bird family x DeadNoble, Goategon, IceMan, Metabble, Metaly, Servant, Skeletor, Skullgon, SuperTen, Trumpeter, WhiteKing, Yeti
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Strong Strong None None
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Strong Weak None Weak
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Weak None None None
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Blizzardy (ホークブリザード Hōku burizādo) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Snowbird DQM2 GBC.png ? 5/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
6/10 6/10 6/10 4/10
Family Bird
In-game description Adept at freezing foes immobile.
Abilities FrigidAir, IceSlash, Beat
Habitat
Breeding chart Bird family x DeadNoble, Goategon, Metabble, Metaly, Skeletor, Skullgon, SuperTen, Trumpeter, WhiteKing, Yeti
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Strong Strong None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Strong Weak None
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak Weak None None
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None Strong Strong Strong
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None None



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Snowbird
Family Beast
Rank E
Size S
Weapons Axes, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Able Ambusher
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz and Fire Breath, Healed by Crack and Cold Breath
Skill Cold Sleep
Location Iceolation
Breeding chart Mischievous mole x Wild boarfish or Dancing flame


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]


Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Snowbird appeared as a super rare card exclusive for Demon Swordsmen in the fifth card pack "Heroic Tale of Courage". As a reference to its infamous ability to cast Thwack in its original game, the snowbird will kill a random enemy unit on the field when it is defeated.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Snowbird appears as an A-rank member of the Nature family as part of the limited Dragon Quest V event, appearing alongside the three Heavenly Brides on each of their banners. The snowbird can participate in Kon the Knight's Battle Road as a party member.

Snowbird (ホークブリザード Hōku burizādo)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Snowbird.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
Nature
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact SupportType.png
Support
Max level HP MP Move
110 503 311 4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
330 300 385 226 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Sweet Breath Midheal* Snowbird Breath*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Crack-type Breath Potency +10% / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Snowbird Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Snowbird Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises breath potency of nature allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +10 AGL +15 Snowbird Breath Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Crack-type Breath Potency +10%: Raises Crack-type breath potency by 10%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Immune Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal



Related enemies[edit]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAguzanievesSpanish for "snow sharpener". Shares a name with the White wagtail in Spanish.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisRapaglaceFrom the French rapace and glace.

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