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The Weartiger is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Although they appear to be monstrous anthropomorphic tigers, they are actually absurd men wearing tiger skins and thus belong to the Humanoid family.


At first inspection the weartiger appears to be large orange jungle cat monster, but by looking in the tiger's mouth, there is a red-skinned humanoid wearing the tiger's skin like a costume. Their description in Dragon Quest XI even states that the weartigers happen to be committed vegetarians. These monstrous men have large eyes, orange tongues, and a mouth lined with sharp fangs. They attack by using the sharp claws of their costume to tear through enemies.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Weartiger DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Weartiger DQIV NES.gif 50 0 54
Defense Agility Experience Gold
32 20 30 50
Bestiary No. 057
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) War Cry
Item Dropped Wayfarer's clothes(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 25% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 25%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Weartiger ds.png None

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Weartigers can first be found in the Laguna di Gondolia area.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Tryger the weartiger is a finalist in the Monster Scout Challenge. He is the third challenger and uses a Garuda and a Beetlebully.

Family Beast
Rank D
Description These feline beasts have become possessed by the very men they ate.
Weapons Swords, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits Critical Massacre
Resistances Fizzleproof
Skill Boom Boxer
Location -
Breeding chart Orc x Headhunter

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The weartiger is a Rank D monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. One can be synthesized by mixing a phantom fencer and an angel slime.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]


The weartiger's name is a pun based on the words "weretiger" and "wear". Weretigers are fictional beings analogous to werewolves—a human who is able to shapeshift or transform into a tiger by some means, such as a curse.


  • The weartiger is physically identical to the later-appearing Caper tiger. Given that the caper tiger's original Japanese name is an approximation of "weretiger" (the original localization name of this monster), it is possible that the caper tiger was originally meant to be the original weartiger but with a new name.
  • The weartiger is likely based on the Oni, a Japanese ogre that's sometimes red-skinned and wears tiger skins as clothing.

Related Enemies[edit]