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Greygnarl
Dragon Quest IX
DQIX - Greygnarl
Japanese name グレイナル
Rōmaji Gureinaru
Gender Male
Race(s) Dragon
Age >300
Family Barbarus (brother)
Styrmling (brother)

Greygnarl is a large gray dragon in IX. He lives high atop Upover at the summit of the Magmaroo. He fought Barbarus and the Gittish Empire 300 years prior to the events of IX.

Appearance

Greygnarl seems to be a greyish-white Oriental Dragon with wings of a pterosaur.

When Greygnarl is brought back from the dead, his youth colours return. His grey feathers are gold, the underside part of his wings are also gold not green, his belly is purple instead of orange and his tail point and wing claws are green, not blue. His body also appears more white than a light grey.

Personality

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Biography

Games

Main Games

IX


Battles

#269 - Greygnarl
Dragon Family
IX - Greygnarl - First Forme sprite
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
2280 50 188 214 145
Exp Gold Drop Accessory Dragon scale (100%)
15500 0 G
Description: One-time hero of the skies who watched over the world from up over Upover. Not too fond of Celestrians for some reason.

This lizard lord of light chased the Empire out of Upover three hundred years ago, and they've never forgotten the fight.

Abilities
Attack, slashes with claws, Fierce Fire, Terrible Lightning, Blinding Light
Encountered at:
Magmaroo - Summit

Greygnarl can use Fierce Fire and Terrible Lightning to damage the whole party. He also has a unique ability, Blinding Light, which deals Light-elemental damage and is therefore hard to resist and can deal a lot of damage. His physical attack is weak, and he has a slightly stronger variant where he slashes with his claws.

Any sword-wielding characters should use Dragon Slash, as Greygnarl is dragon-type. He is also weak to ice. Simply heal when necessary, and the fight shouldn't be too hard.

#294 - Greygnarl
Dragon Family
IX - Greygnarl - Second Forme sprite
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
7400 255 478 478 252
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Yggdrasil leaf (100%)
Item icon Orichalcum (10%)
Dragonlord's Map (5%)
80000 2392 G Steal Item icon Yggdrasil leaf
Description: The hero of the skies, back from the dead after his supposed slaying, and more mind-blowingly mighty than ever.

It was Barbarus the dark who brought back Greygnarl the light, his second brother after Styrmling the sacred.

Abilities
Attack, restores MP, Raging Roar, Disruptive Wave, exuberance (raises attack, defence and ability), Apocalyptic Lightning
Spells
Magic Burst
Encountered at:
Grotto

Greygnarl returns as the hardest regular grotto boss in the game. He can attack three times per turn and has 7400HP. He can use Apocalyptic Lightning, a more powerful variant of his Terrible Lightning and Blinding Breath, which is also much more powerful than before. He also has Disruptive Wave, Raging Roar and another unique ability, Youthful Energy, which raises his attack, defence and agility. He will always follow Youthful Energy with Magic Burst, dealing around 250 damage to the party, and then restore his MP.

The best strategy here is to have two or three Gladiators wielding Falcon/Uber Falcon Blades, and a Priest or Sage for healing. Greygnarl is very weak to Dark, so one of your characters should have the Armamentalist's Album and use Funereal Force on the party. Oomph or Gritty Ditty should then be applied to the Gladiators, who should attack with Falcon Slash. This needs to be done as quickly as possible, as Greygnarl frequently uses Disruptive Wave.

If Greygnarl uses exuberance at the end of a turn, have every defend, or even better, use Defending Champion, to mitigate the damage from Magic Burst.

Attributes Resistance

Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
50 150 100 100 50 150 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 50 50 75


Bestiary

Bestiary entries
DQIX logo IX 269*
294*
First forme:

One-time hero of the skies who watched over the world from up over Upover. Not too fond of Celestrians for some reason.

This lizard lord of light chased the Empire out of Upover three hundred years ago, and they've never forgotten the sight.

Second forme: The hero of the skies, back from the dead after his supposed slaying, and more mind-blowingly mighty than ever.

It was Barbarus the dark who brought back Greygnarl the light, his second brother after Styrmling the sacred.

DQX logo X - No appearance


Synthesis

Joker 2

Joker 2 Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Dragovian lord + Barbarus = Greygnarl
Synth type Special

Joker 2 Professional

Joker 2 Professional Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Barbarus + Dragovian lord = Greygnarl
Synth type Special

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Terry's Wonderland 3D Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown


Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown


Rank and Slot No.

Joker 2

Joker 2 Rank and Slot No.
Rank X
Slot No. One

Joker 2 Professional

Joker 2 Professional Rank and Slot No.
Rank SS
Slot No. One

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Terry's Wonderland 3D Rank and Slot No.
Rank {{{Rank}}}
Slot No. {{{Slot number}}}


Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank {{{Rank}}}
Slot No. {{{Slot number}}}


Sprites

Main Games
IX X XI
IX - Greygnarl - First Forme sprite
IX - Greygnarl - Second Forme sprite
Side Games
Joker 2 Joker 2 Professional Terry's Wonderland 3D Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Stars Super Light Joker 3
MJ2 - Greygnarl sprite MJ2 - Greygnarl sprite


Other languages

Other languages
French Grizius
German Unknown
Spanish Unknown
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown


Trivia

  • The war between Greygnarl and Barbarus seems to be based on the legend of the Heilong River; however, the color of the dragons have been switched.
    • Greygnarl and Barbarus also seem to represent the concept of Yin and Yang, as Greygnarl is a white dragon, and Barbarus is a black dragon.
  • The name "Greygnarl" indicates his age, as "grey" is a color signifying definite age within hair and the word "gnarl" means rough and knotty. "Gnarl" is also a word used to describe a person or animal growling.
  • Greygnarl appears to be an alcoholic, as he is extremely fond of the Drunken Dragon in Upover.
  • It should be noted that before Greygnarl is fought as a Grotto boss, he mentions "Styrmling" being the third dragon (the first two being he and Barbarus). Interestingly enough, this is never explored further or mentioned by any other character prior to the fight.
  • More interesting, if the hero is defeated by King Godwyn, when you return to him, he mentions that "you can't defeat a dragon". It is presumed that King Godwyn shares a connection with Styrmling.
    • As a Grotto boss, Greygnarl shares the same sprites as Barbarus.
      • As a Grotto boss, Greygnarl's color scheme appears to be darker, and his wing's colors do not match those shown in his initial appearance.
  • In Joker 2, Greygnarl appears as a size 2 Rank S monster of the Dragon family. He is obtained by synthesizing Barbarus with a Dragovian Lord.
    • Greygnarl's battle sprite displays a character wearing the Dragon Warrior armour; an obvious reference to the game debuting his appearance. The fact that Barbarus is needed to create him is also a heavy reference.
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