|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest III|
Wyrtles are large blue dragons that crawl on all fours like a turtle. Their most distinctive physical feature is the grey tortoise shell that covers its body, which they are able to withdraw in to defend themselves. They have long necks and tails like dragons. Wyrtles have a pair of long curved horns on tops of their heads, fins on either side of their face, and scales running down the length of their body, all colored orange. The undersides of their body are orange, as well. In combat, they are capable of utilizing different kinds of breath against unwitting adventurers, including Sweet Breath and Fire Breath.
|#106 - Wyrtle|
|Dropped Item||Tortoiseshell (common)|
dragon scale (rare)
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||Hurtful turtles that like to frazzle foes with Flame Breath. Watch out for their critical attacks and hellish shells.|
Turtles become wyrtles by eating the meat of a dragon god, but must live a thousand years before doing so.
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- The English name is similar to its shape, the combination of "wyrm" and "turtle".
- The Japanese name "ガメゴン Gamegon " is the combination of "かめ Kame "(turtle) and "ドラゴン Doragon "(Dragon).