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The Wyrtoise is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in Dragon Quest III. It is a stronger, orange-red variant of the wyrtle whose Japanese name implies a position of leadership amongst the terrapins.


Wyrtoises are quadrupedal dragons whose bodies are covered by a protective olive green shell like that of their namesake. They have long necks and tails like dragons, as well as a tall pair of horns on their heads, fins on either side of their faces, sharp fangs, and grey scales running down their backs to the ends of their tails. Their shells and scales offer them a high degree of protection from both physical and magical attacks, and they are capable of further bolstering their defences with the help of both Kabuff and Bounce. The wyrtoise can breathe out blistering hot flames and, in later games, shock enemies with lightning bolts.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Wyrtoise (ガメゴンロード Gamegon rōdo)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Wyrtoise DQIII NES.gif 36 120 15
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
113 200 90 1420 120
Bestiary No. #091
Spell(s) Bounce
Kabuff (Bugged, NES version only)
Skill(s) Inferno
Location(s) Maw of the Necrogond
Craggy Cave
Tower of Rubiss
Item Dropped Seed of resilience164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 70% 70% 70%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
70% 70% 70% 25%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 70% 25% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
70% 0% 25%
Remakes sprites

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Wyrtoise (ガメゴンロード Gamegon rōdo)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Gamegon Lord DQV SFC.png 178 24 169 260
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
63 590 140 N/A
Bestiary No. #169
Spell(s) Bounce
Skill(s) Lightning
Location(s) northern Nadiria
Mt. Zugzwang
Estark's Labyrinth
Item dropped Magic water116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 67% 67% 67%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 20% 20% 100%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
20% 20% 67% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
0% 67% 67% 20%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
20% 0% 20% 20%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Wyrtoise DQV PS2.png Wyrtoise.png

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

##187 - Wyrtoise
DQIX Wyrtoise.png
HP MP Experience Gold
215 8 2,500 188
Attack Defense Speed
171 240 103
Dropped Item Tortoiseshell18
Dragon scale132
Locations Oubliette
Skills Lightning
Critical Hit
Spells Bounce
Family Dragon
Bestiary # #187
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ガメゴンロード
Romanized Jap. Gamegon rōdo
Description Shelled fellows who are no suckers, and can send back spells with Bounce and push back attacks with Pincushion.

They're famed for being fearsome, but at home, they like nothing more than rolling over to have their tummies tickled.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Wyrtoise appears as an A-rank monster of the Dragon family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Green dragon and Gasbagon's Battle Road as a party member.

Wyrtoise (ガメゴンロード Gamegon rōdo)Tactlogo.png

DQT Wyrtoise.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Dragon.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 986 290 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
365 513 236 203 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Bite Hades Pit* Thin Air*
Talent Blossoming: Abyssal Hand
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1 / Stats Up Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Hades Pit Potency +5% / Stats Up
Abyssal Hand Potency +5%
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Hades Pit Potency +5% / Stats Up
Abyssal Hand Potency +5%
Leader Perks
Raises martial potency of allies, including itself, by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 DEF +15 Hades Pit Potency +2%
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Very Weak Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak


  • The English name "Wyrtoise" is the combination of "wyrm" and "tortoise".
  • The Japanese name "ガメゴンロード Gamegon Rudo " is the combination of "かめ Kame "(turtle) and "ドラゴン Doragon "(Dragon), adding the suffix "ロード roudo" (Lord) to separate from it from the lesser Wyrtles.


  • Though possibly coincidental, the Wyrtoise and its pallet-swaps bear a striking resemblance to the extinct horned turtle Meiolania], which lived approximately in Australia during the Holocene period
  • The monster's card artwork for Rivals is a homage to the daikaiju Gamera, who is able to fly like a UFO by retracting into his shell and expelling propulsion flames from his limb openings. This homage is also made by the Tortoceratops

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