Wailin' weed

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The Wailin' weed is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a plant monster brought to life by negative energy.


Wailin' weeds are walking masses of tangled plant matter that are colored dark magenta. Their main bodies seem to be made of mossy green material seen on their limbs, lips, and the tops of their heads, while their unkempt fronds give them the appearance of wearing long, flowing robes. The wailin' weeds, much like its variants, are performers of the monster world, using the crudely-carved wooden microphones in their hands to sing various songs, such as cursing their enemies into inaction or bringing fallen allies back to life, but the self-centered monsters also have a tendency to get distracted by the sound of their own voice. The foul magic coursing through their body allows them to sap tension when they strike enemies, as well. Starting with their appearances in the Joker series, the wailin' weeds became part of the Undead family due to their original Japanese names.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Wailin' weed (フラワーゾンビ Furawāzonbi)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Wailin weed.png 59 0 72
Defense Agility Experience Gold
59 61 73 17
Bestiary no. #086
Family Plant
In-game description Flower-Monsters nourished by the anguish of those unfortunate enough to be turned into thorny vines, such as the residents of the Trodain Castle.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Tension-reducing strike
Cursed song (attempts to curse entire party for one turn)
Intoxicated by the sound of its own voice (wastes turn)
Angel Song
Location(s) Trodain Castle
Item(s) dropped Red mould18
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Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 15% 50% 15%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
15% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Wailin' weeds begin appearing starting with Version 2.0 of the game, now being members of the Undead family. They continue to sing Cursed Verses and now have the ability to cast Zing to revive their allies, rather than using Angel Song.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Wailin' weed
Family Undead
Rank A
Description Singers of the sea who synchronize their slap attack in symphony.
Weapons Swords, Hammers, Whips, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Fizzleproof
Skill All-Rounder
Location Fert Isle (Night)
Breeding chart Gorerilla x Skeleton soldier

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Wailin' weed
Family Undead
Rank A
Size S
Weapons Swords, Whips, Hammers, Staves
Traits Rabble Rouser
Resistances Vulnerable to Frizz, Immune to Fizzle
Skill All-Rounder
Location -
Breeding chart Skeleton soldier x King kelp
Phantom swordsman x King kelp
Bona constrictor x Drakularge
Fright knight x Dancing flame

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Caterwaulin' kelp[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]


Related monsters[edit]