Tom Foolery

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Dragon Quest series character
Tom Foolery
Dragon Quest IV
DQIV Tom Foolery.png
Sprite Dq4panon-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese Name パノン
Rōmaji Panon
Class Jester (NES Version)
Comedian (Remakes)
Race Human

Tom Foolery (also known as Panon) is a temporary playable character in Dragon Quest IV.


Tom Foolery is first seen in Laissez Fayre in Chapter 5, as a replacement act for Maya. When the party travels to Canalot in search of the Zenithia Equipment, the king says he will only give the equipment to the person who can make him laugh. The party runs down to Laissez Fayre and recruits Tom for the task, but when he reaches there, instead of delivering on his promise he makes a speech on the necessity of assisting the Chosen. The king is convinced and gives up his treasure, after which Tom leaves the party and begins traveling.

If the party recruits Tom right after getting the ship, he can remain with them for a long period of time until climbing the Stairway to Zenithia.


Attribute Stats
Level Unknown
HP 85
MP 24
Strength 28
Agility 38
Resilience 18 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Wisdom 55 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Luck 88 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Attack 88
Defence 53
Spell Snooze
Initial gear Dream blade, Cloak of evasion, Hardwood headwear

Appearances in other games[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

In the Real World version of Clearvale, it's mentioned by a town residence that many entertainers visited. One of which went by the name Tom Foolery. He can be found in an underwater shrine southwest of Graceskull, having lost his memory.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Tom Foolery appeared as a NPC minstrel ghost in Alltrades Abbey that assign some quests to the player. He has a son locked up in the prison of Stornway.


  • In the NES Version, Tom will depart upon leaving the castle entirely after the Zenithian Helm is obtained whether through exiting the castle town or using the Zoom spell. In the remakes, he leaves the party after they exit the King's chamber.


  • Tom Foolery and Healie are the only NPC allies to completely disappear later in the game.


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