The Mighty Pip
|Dragon Quest monster|
|The Mighty Pip|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|Romaji||Sanzoku no kashira|
|First appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
The Mighty Pip is a little yellow sprite wearing a leaf as armour over black shorts, and a silver circlet reminiscent of the mighty Erdrick, even down to wearing it over a similar spiky black hairstyle. He wields a cracked sword and a round wooden shield. He's able to make violent slashing attack and cast explosive magic against the party, but he doesn't possess enough MP to cast it frequently.
The Mighty Pip is the leader of the bandits that attack Alltrades. One day, he fought and defeated a warrior. This warrior has a Fragment on him. This warrior told him that now that he had the shard, he had to continue fighting until someone could defeat him in combat and take it from him.
To this end, Bandit Wig ordered his group to attack people going to Alltrades until one could defeat him in battle.
The party encounters him after defeating his crew. Pip asks them if they thought it strange that someone like him could be the Bandit Boss. He proceeds to tell them that they shouldn't judge him by his looks. He attacks the party.
The party defeats him in battle. He passes on the fragment and tells them about the history behind it. He tells them that he believes that the fragment is meant to be with them anyways and to use it however they please. He then expresses relief and goes back to being a regular bandit.
This fight is somewhat easier than the four on three battle fought earlier. Pip can attack twice in one turn and can use the powerful Boom spell. He can only cast it twice before he runs out of MP. The damage can be reduced if Ruff and Maribel are wearing Magic vestments. Although he has high attack power, it can be counteracted by casting Buff on everyone and Dazzle on him, which he only has minimal resistance against.
Otherwise, use your strongest attacks. Also, don't worry about the Blade of Ultimate Power. He can't actually use it anyways. Should he try to do so, a funny animation will occur.