Stale whale

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The Stale whale is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a gargantuan, fire-breathing cetacean monster with a purple body.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Stale whale (だいおうクジラ Daiō kujira)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Stale whale DQIX DS.png 1,244 24 584
Defence Agility Experience Gold
496 106 5,700 84
Bestiary no. #213
Family Aquatic
In-game description Woeful wales who singe foes with Scorch, and whose rancid spines are rank enough to confuse anyone they touch.

Companions of Lleviathan who made a pact with an evil god to remain in the mortal realm as monsters rather than be ruined.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Confusion Attack
Location(s) Grotto (Nature, ranks 10-11)
Item(s) dropped Glass frit116
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% 0% -50%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
25% 25% 50% 100%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Stale whale appears as an S-rank monster of the Nature family.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Stale whale appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family during the second part of the limited Scintillating Summer! Swimwear, Waves, and Watermelons! event alongside Summer Angel Seraphi on her banner.

Stale whale (だいおうクジラ Daiō kujira)Tactlogo.png

DQT Stale Whale.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,220 386 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
211 503 361 140 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Deep Breath Dark Flames* Scorching Fumes*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Raging Seas/Stats Up Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Scorching Fumes Potency +5%/Stats Up
Stirred Up: Rarely raises Tension for 1 turn when attacked by enemy.
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25/Stats Up Scorching Fumes Potency +5%/Stats Up
Max HP +30
Leader Perks
Increases breath potency of nature allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 Max MP +10 Scorching Fumes Potency +2%
Perk Details
Raging Seas: Triggers Raging Seas when HP drops to 50% or less, up to 1 time per battle
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Very Weak Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Super Weak Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Super Weak Immune Normal Half Res

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolBallena varadaSpanish for "beached whale"
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLéviathonFrom Léviathan, a vast sea monster of tremendous strength referenced in several books of the Bible.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschAnnodazu-WalDerived from the German phrase anno dazumal and Wal.
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBaledettaFrom the Italian balena and maledetta.


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