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|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
A supernatural turtle covered in gaudy golden scales, the Wonder Wyrtle is the most recent addition to the terrapin family and lords over it's lesser brethren.
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
|#217 - Wonder wyrtle|
|Dropped Item||Tortoiseshell (common, 1/8)|
Dragon shield (rare, 1/64)
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||These reptilian regents can bring down bolts of lightning and exhale gouts of flame, but aren't wild about water or darkness.|
Supposedly, when wyrtles' souls depart their bodies, they are absorbed by wonder wyrtles, and earn eternal life.
Dragon Quest X
Appearing as a rarefied monster in this entry, it is more powerful than its debut game and will even run if it's enraged.
- The wonder wyrtle and its pallet-swaps bear a striking resemblance to the extinct horned turtle Meiolania, which lived approximately in Australia during the Holocene period