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Dragon Quest series character
Dragon Quest III
DQM Zoma artwork.png
Japanese Name ゾーマ
Rōmaji Zōma
Title Master Archfiend
Race Demon
Age Ageless

Zoma, the Master Archfiend of the Dark World, is the final villain and chief antagonist of Enix's Dragon Quest III. Zoma also appears in Dragon Warrior Monsters, Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below and as a legacy boss in Dragon Quest IX.



Near the end of the game, he is revealed to be the master of the archfiend Baramos, whom had been previously alluded to as the final boss to the game. Zoma resides in Charlock Castle in Alefgard, where he feeds on the fear and despair of the kingdom's inhabitants. Being an embodiment of evil, Zoma is weakened by bright light and harmed by all healing magic. Zoma resides on the basement floor of the castle along with three sub-bosses. He approaches and speaks to the hero prior to allowing his three subordinates to fight the hero's party before him.

Zoma first appears during the celebrations following the defeat of Baramos. In the original game's version of this scene, his presence is that of a booming voice only, but he takes a visual manifestation in all remakes. Zoma threatens the inhabitants of the world of Dragon Quest III, claiming he will soon take control of their world and plunge it into darkness as he did with Alefgard.


Dragon Quest III

Zoma is a demon of unfathomable power, whose sorcery is so great that he was able to imprison the kingdom of Alefgard in a shroud of eternal night. Due to this, he was able to sustain himself on the despair of the people trapped within, bolstering his physical might so much that he was able to shatter a sword made of Orichalcum.


#134 - Zoma
HP MP Experience Gold
None None
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item None
Locations Charlock Castle
Skills C-c-cold Breath
Disruptive Wave
Attacks Twice
Spells Kacrackle
Bounce(when shielded)
Bestiary # 134
Game Dragon Quest III
Console SNES
Mobile Phones
Romanji Zooma

Remove his shield immediately with the Sphere of Light; without it, Zoma is immune to everything you can throw at him. On top of this, he will regenerate 90~110 HP per round, minimizing any damage players can inflict between healing sessions.

Once the cloak of ice is removed, Zoma's defensive capabilities will plummet considerably: Sap, Zap, and all forms of fire will hit 100% of the time, and his regeneration will be nixed.Woosh spells have a 30% chance to connect, but a priest is better off casting heal spells to inflict damage when they aren't restoring the party.

Dragon Quest IX

HP MP Experience Gold
16070 (99)
255 63600 2490
Attack Defense Speed
1346 (99)
855 (99)
560 (99)
Dropped Item Mini medal (common, 100%)
Silver Orb (rare, 5%-10%)
Locations Grotto
Family  ???
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description "A truly intimidating opponent who can attack twice and use seriously strong spells. Lay into him with the power of light.

His unparalleled evil made him very popular with monsters, but he left the lands above to escape his screaming fans."

Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 50 150 100 150 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 25 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 5 25
Blunt Sap Decelerate
5 15 75

Zoma appears as a Legacy Boss, obtained after completing Quest #167 (or received at special events). He is enraged anytime a character is revived.


Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Aliahan gloves 15% Silver Orb 5%
4-8 Aliahan gloves 20% Silver Orb 5%
9-15 Aliahan gloves 25% Silver Orb 6%
16-25 Aliahan trousers 15% Silver Orb 6%
26-40 Aliahan trousers 20% Silver Orb 7%
41-56 Aliahan trousers 25% Silver Orb 7%
57-68 Aliahan clothes 25% Silver Orb 8%
69-80 Aliahan headpiece 15% Silver Orb 8%
81-90 Aliahan headpiece 20% Silver Orb 9%
91-99 Aliahan headpiece 25% Silver Orb 10%


Level New abilities
Initial Disruptive Wave, Kacrack, critical attack, attacks twice per round
8 C-c-cold Breath
23 Bounce
33 Air Pollution
41 Begins attacking 3 times per turn
49 Kacrackle
57 Psyche Up

Other Appearances

Dragon Quest Monsters

In this game, he resides deep inside the Room of Control, threatening Terry the same way he threatened the people in Dragon Quest III. The game description says that he is The source of all evil.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Zoma can be synthesized by combining a wight king with Malroth.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D

In this game, Zoma's role is the same as it was supposed in the first Monsters.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light

Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road Victory

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Beating Zoma will unlock the costumes from Dragon Quest III for both Luceus and Aurora.


  • In the remake of Dragon Quest III, Zoma's specialty music and primary color palette are not shown until after his shield of ice is removed. This color arrangement is the opposite of the one in the original game.

See also