From Dragon Quest Wiki

Tricksy is a monster in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared as a boss in Dragon Quest IV.


Picksy monsters said to disguise themselves as one's trusted companions, only to betray them at a moment's notice.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

There are only two of them in the game, setting a trap at Con Cave. When the lone Hero fell into a pit after battling 2 Frolickers, he encounters them chasing who appeared to be Maya and Meena Mahabala. It turned out that they were really Vampire bats in disguise. Together, all four of them attempt to defeat the Hero, only to fail.

Tricksy DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Tricksy DQIV NES.gif 35 0 37
Defense Agility Experience Gold
30 3 450 30
Bestiary No. 199
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Fireball (6~10)
Muster Strength
Location(s) Con Cave
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Tricksy ds.png None

Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade[edit]

The strongest of the Picksy monster line, as well as the strongest Rank B monster for the Demon family, they have Psyche Up when recruited and learn Morph at level 20.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Tricksies appear in the game's Dragon Quest IV event, one disguising itself as Ragnar to lure Majellan into a false sense of security. Eventually, it became a playable unit and is recruited during Chapter 5.


See also[edit]