Wooper trooper

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The Wooper trooper is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a salamander soldier wielding a sword and shield.


Wooper troopers are anthropomorphic salamander swordsmen with sky blue skin wearing simple red tabards and horned helmets. Their equipment consists of simple copper swords and shields. They are well-versed in utilising their shields for their defence.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Wooper trooper (ウパソルジャー Upasorujā)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
DQIX Wooper trooper DS.png 30 4 33
Defence Agility Experience Gold
24 28 40 32
Bestiary no. #017
Family Aquatic
In-game description Amphibious soldiers and adepts of defence who can be found patrolling around bodies of water.

They're forever scraping their soles on seashells while on beach patrol, and have been saving up to buy boots.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defends
Blocks with its shield
Back Atcha
Location(s) Western Stornway
Eastern Stornway
Item(s) dropped Pot lid116
Soldier's sword164
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
-25% 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% -25% -25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 25% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
50% 25% 0% 0%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Wooper troopers reappear in the game from Version 7 onwards, one being first encountered by the game's Hero shortly after arriving in Zenias. They can now call for more of their kind just like their Salamarauder and Axolhotl relatives, leaping to attack enemies with their swords, and tackle enemies with Wooper Tackle.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Wooper trooper appears as an E-rank monster of the Nature family as part of the Dragon Quest IX event. It can be scouted from the Memories of the Dead stage of "Be Kind to Monsters" at any difficulty.

Wooper trooper (ウパソルジャー Upasorujā)Tactlogo.png

DQT Wooper Trooper.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon E.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
105 631 125 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
310 173 163 103 10
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Helichopter Wooper Tackle* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
ATK +5 / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Wooper Tackle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Wooper Tackle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Wooper Tackle Potency +2% N/a N/a
Perk Details
ATK +5: Raises ATK by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Immune Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Super Weak


  • The wooper trooper, along with the rest of its variants, are based on the axolotl, an endangered species of salamander from Mexico. The name wooper itself references the term "wooper looper" (ウーパールーパー, Ūpārūpā), a term introduced by the Nissin Foods company to refer to their axolotl mascot, which first appeared in a 1985 commercial.
  • Additionally, the adding of "trooper" to the end draws a parallel to the turtle character from Super Mario, the Koopa Troopa - which in itself was likely a nod to the Abba song "Super Trouper", as well as being a generally obvious rhyme to use.

Related monsters[edit]