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The Tortoceratops is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a quadrupedal, dinosaur-like monster with a spiked body.


The tortoceratops and its pallet swaps are stout looking monsters that take inspiration from the Nodosauridae family of Ankylosaurian dinosaurs. They lack the distinctive tail club to mark them as true ankylosaurids, but they do sport crested frills and nose horns reminiscent of Ceratopsians. The family also bears a striking resemblance to the Toho studios monster Anguirus, especially considering the tortoceratops' similar brown and gray hues. The tortoceratops can also fly by retracting its limbs and expelling fire from the sockets, allowing it to spin and ram into enemies at high speeds like Gamera, as shown in the video below.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Tortoceratops DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
Tortoceratops DQV SNES.gif 113 0 121 115 49 225 45 N/A
Bestiary No. 118
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Charge (125% damage)
Desperate attack
Muster Strength
Location(s) Knick-Knackatory
Central Continent
Ancient Ruins area (G3)
Diggery Pokery area
Item Dropped Seed of Strength1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance *
0/64 20% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67%
Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance * Fuddle Resistance
20% 20% 67% 0% 67% 67% 67%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance *
67% 20% 20% 100% 100% 20%
PS2 Model DS & Mobile Sprite
Tortoceratops DQV PS2.png Tortoceratops.png

The first appearance of the Tortoceratops. They're purely physical attacking monsters that have high defense and can charge up power for a stronger attack.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

After a long absence the spiked behemoths return in the tenth entry in the series, only they are classified as members of the Beast family despite clear saurian traits. Additionally, they now make use of Pincushion, retracting their limbs into their shell like the first half of their namesake and putting their scutes to good use.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

You can create a Tortoceratops by breeding any dragon-family monster with an ArmyCrab or a Digster. Its default skills are Double Up, Boulder Toss, and Kamikazee. Its blurb in the library states that it "Breaks foes as if they were rocks."

Related monsters[edit]


Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory finishing move