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Dragon Quest IX
DQIX - Hootingham-Gore
Sprite(s) DQIX - Hootingham-Gore SPRITE
Japanese name ゲルニック将軍
Rōmaji General Gerunik
Race(s) Human (formerly)
Owl (currently)
Age >300

Hootingham-Gore is one of the lieutenants of the Gittish Empire in IX and the lead strategist, specializing in manipulation above all else. According to his description information, he was actually the one who revived Barbarus, not Corvus.

He is the first of the Triumgorate to be encountered, but the second to be fought. After Goreham-Hogg is defeated and the barrier broken, Hootingham-Gore will finally engage the party in a battle. As with the other Triumgorate members and all of the Gittish Empire, he was killed by Greygnarl three hundred years ago but was revived by Corvus to do his bidding. After being resurrected, he became part owl, possibly to show his intelligence.





Main Games


#271 - Hootingham-Gore
Bird Family
HootinghamGore HP MP Attack Defense Agility
4050 255 125 238 148
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Sage's elixir (100%)
18500 4050 G
Description: One of the Triumgorate. Used stolen celestial power to bring back Barbarus and bend him to the will of the Empire.

Threw his lot in with the ghastly Gittish Empire three hundred years ago, and was brought back as a beastly bird.

Spooky Aura
Swoosh, Frizzle, Kafrizz, Bounce, Fuddle
Encountered at:
Gittingham Palace - Exterior - Entrance

#186 - Bad karmour
Material Family
DQ9BadKarmour HP MP Attack Defense Agility
360 132 161 262 98
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Iron ore
Headwear Hades' Helm
2280 132 G
Note: Two accompany Hootingham-Gore

Though Hootingham-Gore has low HP, the two Bad Karmours that accompany him can make the fight hard. Take them out first, as they can use Helm Splitter to lower your defence, and sometimes protect Hootingham-Gore from attacks.

Once they are gone, Hootingham-Gore is fairly easy. He can use the Fuddle (inflicts confusion) and Divine Intervention (lowers resistance to magic) spells, which rarely work, and the fairly weak Frizzle and Swoosh spells. He can also cast Bounce on himself, so focus on using physical attacks while keeping healed, and he will fall easily enough.

Amusingly, if all of your characters are under the effects of Bounce or Magic Mirror, then Hootingham-Gore will start using physical attacks, which do negligible damage, especially when Buffed.

#271 - Hootingham-Gore
Bird Family
HootinghamGore HP MP Attack Defense Agility
1027 255 125 238 156
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Malicite (100%)
16500 0 G
Description: Mini-boss, pretty much the same as it was except its HP is less, Agility is a little more, and it gives less reward upon defeat.
Spooky Aura
Swoosh, Frizzle, Kafrizz, Bounce, Fuddle
Encountered at:
Realm of the Mighty - L8

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 ↓
100 100 50 125 150 50 125 25 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 5 50 25 25 50

Side Games

Joker 2 Professional

Hootingham-Gore made his first appearance as an obtainable monster in this game. He is an A rank monster of a single space. Of course, he specializes in magic and has has great MP, but poor HP. He is fought alongside the other Triumgorate in the battle against Solitaire.

Terry's Wonderland 3D
Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key


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