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Lleviathan
Lleviathan
Japanese name ぬしさま
Romanji Nushi sama
Family Aquatic Family
Sub-type Whale/Boss
Introduced in Dragon Quest IX

Lleviathan is a boss monster that is shaped like a whale in Dragon Quest IX. Lleviathan can be fought twice in the game, one is the fygg-changed form of Dylan Jones, and the other is a real Lleviathan that lives around for a long time. The first is a boss that must be beaten to continue the main story, the other is available in the post-game, and met through a quest given by Jona Jones.

Strategy

Story Boss

Lleviathan has a lot of HP for this point in the game, but he only attacks once per turn. He can use a strong physical attack, Party Pooper (a massive swipe that hits the whole party, dealing progressively less damage to each member) and Tidal Wave, which deals damage to the whole party.

As he only attacks once per turn, it is fairly easy for a Priest to keep up with healing while your physical characters attack. He does hit quite hard though, so you should be wearing good armour from Port Llaffan, and your Priest should be in the last party slot (to reduce damage from Party Pooper).


#262 - Lleviathan
Aquatic Family
Lleviathan HP MP Attack Defense Agility
1256 32 110 90 36
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Emerald moss (100%)
4134 960 G
Description: The people of Porth Llaffan worshipped this watery deity, which was really Dylan Jones in fygg-changed form.
Encountered at Tywll Cave - Cuddiedig cliff.


Boss Monster from Quest #039

Lleviathan does much the same thing is before, though he has higher stats and attacks twice per turn this time. After defeating Corvus, Lleviathan shouldn't be a challenge.

#262 - Lleviathan
Aquatic Family
Lleviathan HP MP Attack Defense Agility
3520 50 278 256 128
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Celestial skein (100%)
32000 4000 G
Description: He once swam with countless companions in the seas around Newid Isle, but Lleviathan is now sadly one of the last of his kind.
Encountered at Tywll Cave - Cuddiedig cliff.

Attributes Resistance

Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast
100 100 100 100 100 100 125
Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion Silent Petrify
0 0 0 100 0 0 0
Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 0 5 0 50 50 75


Trivia

  • The Japanese name of Lleviathan is ぬしさま, where ぬし(nushi) means "the Lord" or "god" and さま(sama) is a suffix used for courteous addressing. This is probably because Lleviathan is worshipped by the habitants of Porth Llaffan as the God of Sea.
  • Lleviathan is a reference to the Leviathan , a sea monster mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. It appears as a metaphor in the Book of Job as a creature who swallows up a man named Jonah. This is referenced when Lleviathan swallows Jona before the Hero engages the creature in battle.
  • See Follow That Fish! for more information on the post-game quest that summons Lleviathan.

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