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The Swingre is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV. They are brutish demons wielding spiked flails in battle.


Swingres are giant-sized brutes with glowing eyes, armed with a double-ended steel spiked flail that they fling and swing with blistering speed. They have a mess of spiky white hair and bushy beards. Their outfits consist of long capes attached to leather harnesses on their torsos, a pair of briefs with belts around their waists, and boots, all colored black. However, when the swingres returned in VII, they had green skin instead and wore blue attire rather than their regular black. They are capable of landing desperate attacks with them to bring down adventurers in one fell swoop.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Swingre (てっきゅうまじん Tekkyūmajin)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Swingre DQIV NES.gif 380 0 220
Defense Agility Experience Gold
90 55 1,094 53
Bestiary No. #140
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Recovers 100 HP per turn
Location(s) Nadiria
Castle Nadiria
Item Dropped Hela's armour(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 75% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
75% 0% 100% 25%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
25% 25% 25% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Swingre ds.png None

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Swingre (鉄球まじん Tekkyūmajin) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Wreckman.gif 325 0 160 85
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
85 180 (PS1)
270 (3DS)
80 (PS1)
120 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #174
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flails weapon about fiercely (125% damage)
Desperate attack
Location(s) After the Demon King's resurrection:
L'Arca region
Faraday region
Aeolus Vale region
Item(s) Dropped Leather kilt164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 60%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
15% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Swingre appeared in the 5th card pack, "Heroic Tales of Bravery" as a rare card exclusive for Merchant leaders.


Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]