Terror tabby

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The Terror tabby is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is a lethargic cat capable of putting entire parties of adventurers to Sleep with their abilities.


Terror tabbies are rotund cats with orange fur and black stripes all over their bodies. They have a tuft of red fur on top of their heads and a long, lolling tongue that trails out of their mouths. Like their feline cousins, the terror tabbies are easygoing monsters with a tendency to completely space out in the middle of battle by cleaning themselves or rolling around on the ground. Unprepared adventurers can suddenly be sent to dream land with the terror tabby's hypnotic attacks or their Kasnooze spell. In later appearances, the tabbies also gained the ability to cast fire magic against their enemies.


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

Terror tabby (ベロニャーゴ Beronyāgo)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Terror tabby.png 56 10 65
Defense Agility Experience Gold
63 52 67 12
Bestiary no. #074
Family Beast
In-game description A feline monster that spends its days lazing around. In battle, its sleepiness is contagious.
Spell(s) Kasnooze
Skill(s) Cleans self. (wastes turn)
Rolls around. (wastes turn)
Sleep Attack
Location(s) Kingdom of Trodain
Item(s) dropped Leather whip116
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 15% 15%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

In the Nintendo 3DS version, defeating 30 Terror tabbies will cause a Gold nugcat to appear near the West Trodain Church.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Terror tabbies appeared from the beginning of the game, keeping their ability to use Sleep Attack and cast Kasnooze. They have also gained the ability to use Tongue Lashing and cast Frizzle.

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

Terror tabby (ベロニャーゴ Beronyāgo)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Terror tabby DQH2.png 339 42g Yes
List No. #048
Field Notes Feline fiends who can fall asleep any time, anywhere, but always remain alert to approaching enemies. An evil inventor bred them to hunt rats in his castle. Alas, cats being cats, they soon escaped and went walkabout.
Location(s) Battle of the Pinnacle: Base, Blacka Pastures, No Man’s Land
Item(s) Dropped Cruel claw, Kitty litter

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Terror tabby appears as a C-rank monster of the Beast family as part of the limited True Dragon Quest X event. It can be scouted in Chapter 2, Episode 2: To the Seat of the Nemesis at any difficulty and can participate in Illusia's Battle Road as a party member. Recruiting the terror tabby a total of 20 times is one of the objectives of the Illusia's Sketchbook sidequest.

Terror tabby (ベロニャーゴ Beronyāgo)Tactlogo.png

DQT Terror tabby.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
105 538 266 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
232 201 278 225 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Tongue Lashing Searing Slumber* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1/Stats Up Woosh Res +25/Stats Up Searing Slumber Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25/Stats Up Searing Slumber Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +3 Searing Slumber Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
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 Immune
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Super Weak Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal


  • The Japanese name appears to a portmanteau of bero (ベロ), the Japanese word for tongue, and Goronyaago (ゴロニャーゴ), a children's television program in Japan featuring a cat character.

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