|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest II|
|Old localization||Vampirus (NES and GBC)|
Terrodactyls are large winged pterosaurs capable of flight. They are usually portrayed as a pale blue or teal with tan bellies. The Terrordactyls often attack seafaring adventurers with the help of other flying monsters like Gargoyles by swooping down with their deadly talons, having the ability to attack twice per turn. They are also capable of calling for more of their own kind to assist in their assaults.
Terrordactyls make various appearances throughout the series. In the manga and the original 1991 anime, there is a terrordactyl living on Dermline Island along with Dai and other friendly monsters. It helps Dai defeat the evil scorpion released on the island by the treacherous sage Varon.