Stone guardian

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The Stone guardian is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III.

It is a stone statue often constructed and infused with mighty spirits to guard the lairs of Demon Lords.

Characteristics[edit]

Rambunctious, rocky warriors that tirelessly guard the deepest and darkest caves for some unknown reason that even they've most likely forgotten. They have the appearance of solidly-built bearded men wearing togas that have been carved out of dark green stone, their eyes glowing with blue light. Forged in only the sturdiest stone as effigies to dark deities, it's hard to bring these solid soldiers to ruin. It is said that the statues were originally constructed with protecting innocent people before turning their loyalty to Demon Lords. They spend endless years stamping around in the darkness, causing rock falls and tremors that they then level against any lackluster intruders. In some games such as VI and VIII, the stone guardians have been carved out of an earthy grey stone instead of their usual dark green.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

They appear when Hero & company is trapped in a room on the first floor of Zoma's Citadel. They are also summoned by Muddy hands which are found by:

Muddy hands and by extension Stone guardians are also in Craggy Cave and the Tower of Rubiss.

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Stoneguardian DQIII NES.gif 43 350 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
200 90 35 2,500 150
Bestiary No. #118
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Occasionally acts twice per turn.
Desperate attack
Location(s) Zoma's Citadel
Item Dropped Stormlord's sword1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 0% 25% 70%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
25% 25% 25% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 25%
Remakes sprites



Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Granitetitan.gif 480 0 310 200
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
77 840 144 N/A
Bestiary No. #165
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Crushes character underfoot. (125% damage)
Stomp
Location(s) Dread Realm
Fungeon
Item(s) Dropped Hela's armour1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 60% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Stone guardian VI ds.png None



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

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Stone guardian.png 450 0 246
Defense Agility Experience Gold
287 75 422 80
Bestiary no. #210
Family Material
In-game description A statue from the Black Citadel, risen to protect the Lord of Darkness to answer to devout believers' prayers.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Stomp foe under foot. (125% damage)
Location(s) Black Citadel
Godbird's Eyrie
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Alexandria Region
Maella Region
Pickham Region (day only)
Kingdom of Argonia
Item(s) dropped Rock salt18
Mighty armlet1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 50% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 100% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



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

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
DQIX Stone guardian.png 255 0 160
Defence Agility Experience Gold
255 102 2,040 182
Bestiary no. #178
Family Material
In-game description Normal blows won't blemish these blighter's bodies, and those who aren't quaking before they save up a Stomp will be once it lands!

They hold their arms aloft in preparation for holding on tight when they finally get the chance to ride the Starflight Express.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Stamps with its giant foot. (125% damage)
Psyche Up
Stomp
Location(s) Gittish Empire
Gittingham Palace
The Oubliette
Tower of Nod
Grotto (Ice, rank 5-6)
Item(s) dropped Resurrock164
Reset stone1256
Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
25% 25% -50% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 75%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
100% 50% 50% 50%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
25% 50% 100% 75%
Charm Resistance *
90%


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Stone guardians began appearing starting in Version 1.4 of the game. They have kept their ability to crush characters underneath their stony feet and create tremors with Stomp, as well as being able to cast both Oomphle and Remoreheal.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Stone guardian XI sprite.png 594 15 217
Defense Agility Experience Gold
306 69 1,202 184
Bestiary no. #304
Family Material
In-game description Monsters made in the image of a certain great statue. Rumour has it that they were originally tasked with protecting people.
Spell(s) Oomphle
Skill(s) Sets the ground a-shuddering. (Earth damage to entire party.)
Location(s) Insula Centralis (second act)
The Arborian Highlands (second act)
Baramos' Lair (2D mode of 3DS and Definitive Edition only)
Item(s) dropped Dieamend132
Mighty armlet1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 25% -25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 0% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
25% 99% -25% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Malicious[edit]

Malicious stone guardian (だいまじん・邪 Daimajin・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Stone guardian XI sprite.png 980 30 464
Defense Agility Experience Gold
541 111 3,097 711
Bestiary no. #523
Family Material
In-game description Stone guardians who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) Oomphle
Skill(s) Sets the ground a-shuddering. (Earth damage to entire party.)
Location(s) Insula Centralis (third act)
Item(s) dropped Dieamend132
Mighty armlet1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 25% -25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
50% 99% -25% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Stone guardian DQH series.png 155 42g
List No. #080
Field Notes These enormous effigies to a demon deity are suffused with summoned spirits, and are said to cause catastrophes. They topple targets with tremendous tremors, and close in as their foes find their feet, sporting a stony stare.
Location(s) Fields of Goold (Guardians of the Grassland), Statuary Hall (Showdown: Sinister Statue)
Item(s) Dropped Sainted soma, Enchanted stone, Classic mighty armlet recipe, Luxury mighty armlet recipe



Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

These denizens of the Dark World can be found in Blacka Pastures, often surrounded by mobs of crack-billed platypunks.

Stone guardian (だいまじん Daimajin)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Stone guardian DQH series.png 15,068 363g Yes
List No. #133
Field Notes These enormous effigies to a demon deity are suffused with summoned spirits, and are said to cause catastrophes. They topple targets with tremendous tremors, and close in as their foes find their feet, sporting a stony stare.
Location(s) Blacka Pastures
Item(s) Dropped Enchanted stone, Loin-girder



Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Stone guardian's Japanese name Daimajin (だいまじん) is a reference to a series of Japanese films of the same name, first released in 1966. The films center around a wrathful mountain spirit sealed within a giant warrior statue that would come to life in times of desperation to punish evildoers. The Stone guardian's monster descriptions in various games often make reference to the films.

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