Strangler fish (Dragon Quest IV)

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The strangler fish is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, it is a monstrous angler fish.


Deep sea dwelling scary eyed fish that dive and dash at and threaten any adventurers that intrude on their territory. Their dark brown metallic scales and sharp teeth shine even in the dark depths of the ocean, giving enemies and idea of when they're about the charge full force into them with their terrible teeth. Along side their physical strength they can also blast enemies with Bang, hitting an entire party in a single spell.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Strangler fish DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Stranglerfish DQIV NES.gif 55 3 58
Defense Agility Experience Gold
30 50 80 43
Bestiary No. 177
Spell(s) Kasap (fails)
Skill(s) None
Item Dropped Chain sickle(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 25% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 25% 0% 75%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 100% 75% 25%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
25% 25% 75% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Strangler fish ds.png None

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