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The Spitnik is recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. It has the appearance of a sun with a trailing satellite orbiting around it, both displaying wide smiles.


The sputnik is a large, spherical orange monster that resembles an anthropomorphic sun or star. It has a perpetually grinning face, along with a squat nose and beady eyes, and the back of its body is covered with sharp spikes, meant to evoke the image of a star's corona. It also has a smaller satellite with a grinning face orbiting its body that looks like a comet with a long, trailing tail. The spitnik attacks by swallowing its satellite and spitting it at enemies, after which it returns to the spitnik.


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

Spitnik (シャイニング Shainingu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Spitnik.png 108 0 88
Defense Agility Experience Gold
90 58 92 18
Bestiary no. #096
Family Elemental
In-game description The dazzling bodies of these monsters burn as fiercely as the surface of the sun. They spew fire at their enemies.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Dazzleflash
Flame Breath
Location(s) Baccarat Region
Item(s) dropped Boomerang132
Moon's mercy164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 100% 100%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
100% 50% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
15% 50% 100% 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 X[edit]

Reappearing from 4.1 onwards, it is big just like in its appearances from Joker 3 onwards.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Material
Rank F
Description Small, sentient suns circled by similar, somewhat smaller satellites.
Weapons Swords, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Bangmeister
Resistances Healed by Bang, Vulnerable to Crack
Skill Frizz & Bang, Defense Boost
Location Xeroph Isle
Breeding chart Frostburn x Firespirit

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Family Material
Rank F
Size S
Weapons Swords, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Bangmeister, Crafty Banger
Resistances Vulnerable to Crack, Healed by Bang and Sizz
Skill Frizz & Bang
Location Doubtback
Breeding chart Wax murderer x Satyr
Weaken beakon x Funghoul

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]

Spitnik (シャイニング) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Spitnik DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 material family icon.png 1,340 480
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
590 570 490 330
Bestiary No. #282
Rank G Rank
In-game description This sun-like monster, who fights together with its orbiting accomplice, is precisely as hot as you might imagine. It is aware of the existence of the blue moon, but they are yet to meet face-to-face
Talents Sizz Afficionado (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Sizzmeister (lv. 1)
Intimidating (lv. 20)
Rando-Relief (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Trooper (lv. 1)
Wizardly Wind (lv. 1)
Insta-Ping (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Eggsoskeleton DQM3 portrait.png X Winky DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% -25% -25% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 100%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 50% -25% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]


Spitnik's name is a reference to Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite that was launched into space by the Soviet Union in 1957.

Similar species[edit]