Thunderbird

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The Thunderbird is a member of the Bird family that appears in the Monsters spin-off games.

Characteristics[edit]

The Thunderbird is the electric counterpart to the Firebird and Snowbird, and as such it naturally produces high voltage. The species distinct from the aforementioned birds in that it's body is serpentine with smooth scales and only its head being feathered--interestingly, the monster is wearing an entire Cumaulus around it's waist. While a humorous gag at first glance, this peculiar communalism alludes to the creature's life spent in the high atmosphere.

When the first Monsters title was remade for the Nintendo 3DS, the Thunderbird was given a redesign based on the polygon model of the Snowbird to reduce development costs. This form has dark teal feathers with lightning stripes for accents.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

ZapBird DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Zapbird DQM GBC.png 50 2/5 1/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
2/5 3/5 5/5 4/5
Family Bird
In-game description Attacks with the thundercloud that covers its body
Abilities BoltSlash, Lightning, Hellblast
Habitat Gate of Control
Breeding chart Bird family x ??? family
MadCondor, Phoenix, WhipBird x Gismo
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Immune Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Immune Strong None Strong
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Strong None None None
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None


A Thunderbird egg is received for 13 Mini medals.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Thunderbird DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Zapbird DQM2 GBC.png 50 5/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
4/10 6/10 7/10 6/10
Family Bird
In-game description
Abilities BoltSlash, Lightning, Hellblast
Habitat
Breeding chart Bird family x ??? family
MadCondor, Phoenix, WhipBird x Gismo
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak Weak Immune Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
None Immune Strong None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Strong Weak Weak None
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Weak Strong None None
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None Strong Strong Strong
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None None



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Thunderbird appears as a A-rank monster of the Nature family as part of the limited Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D event. It can be synthesized at the Ancient Shrine by combining Snowbird Might and Firebird Might together. It also stars in its own Battle Road.

Thunderbird (サンダーバード Thunderbird)Tactlogo.png
Stats


Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
Nature
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact MagicType.png
Magic
Max Level HP MP Move
110 687 229 4
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
199 155 354 309 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightning Slash Lightning Speed Lightning Shower
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Instant Dodgy Dance / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up AGL +20 / Lightning Shower Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Zapmeister / Lightning Shower Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises Zap-type potency of all allies in a 5x5 square around it by 5%.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +10 Max MP +10 Lightning Shower Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Instant Dodgy Dance: Battle Start: Raises Evasion rate for 3 turns.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Normal



Related enemies[edit]