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Dragon Quest VI

Japanese name ダークドレアム
Rōmaji Unknown
Title(s) Unknown
Race(s) Unknown
Age Unknown

Nokturnus, sometimes translated as Dark Dream or DarkDrium, is the superboss of VI. He serves as the game's most powerful opponent, and is the strongest monster in most games he appears in.





Main Games


Nokturnus first appears as a plot character during the Castle Graceskull and Armor of Orgo events. In order to defeat the Archfiend Mortamor, the King summons him using a special soup. Nokturnus refuses their request and kills most of the people in the castle. The Hero and his party observe the events, but can't do anything to affect them.

Nokturnus doesn't appear again in the main story, but can be fought after beating the game. After battling Nokturnus a new cutscence involving Terry will play in the credits, replacing the one where he finds treasure in the Amor cave. In this cutscene, Terry is shown summoning Nokturnus alone, presumably to challenge him to a solo fight. Even if you lose to Nokturnus and then defeat Mortamor this cutscene will still play.

#304 - Nokturnus
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
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Exp Gold Drop {{{drop}}}
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Description: Improves his already eye-watering attack with Oomph, then smacks foes silly with a stupidly speedy assault.

Brutal bad-dream demon from another dimension. So strong that he makes Mortamor seem more like Snoretamore!

Encountered at:

Nokturnus appears as a Legacy Boss, obtained after completing Quest #184 (or received at special events).

Level Range Secondary Drop  % Orb  %
1-3 Alefgard trousers 15% Red Orb 10%
4-8 Alefgard trousers 20% Blue Orb 10%
9-15 Alefgard trousers 25% Yellow Orb 10%
16-25 Alefgard boots 20% Green Orb 10%
26-40 Alefgard boots 25% Purple Orb 10%
41-56 Zenithian helm 20% Silver Orb 10%
57-68 Alefgard armor 20% Blue Orb 15%
69-80 Alefgard armor 25% Yellow Orb 15%
81-90 Alefgard helm 20% Green Orb 15%
91-99 Alefgard helm 25% Purple Orb 15%
Level Abilities
Initial Attack, Kafrizzle, Blazing Fire, Falcon Slash, Lullab-Eye, C-C-Cold Breath, Buff, Oomph
5 Thin Air
10 Disruptive Wave
16 Hellfire, stops Blazing Fire
28 Hatchet Man
41 Attacks three times per turn, stops attacking twice per turn
57 Restore all MP, Magic Burst

Side Games

Joker 2

In Joker 2, Nokturnus appears as an X/SS ranked monster and is the final slot monster for the Demon family. Being one of the harder monsters to be obtained, his recipe calls for a Dhuran and a Dr. Snapped.

He is also used to create the following monsters:

Trode: Xenlon + Nokturnus + Gem Slime + Canzar/Dual Duellers/Dorsal Fiend

Zenith Dragon: Xenlon + Nokturnus + Dracolord + Aquarion/Sagittar

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



  • If you manage to defeat Nokturnus in less than 20 turns, you will be treated to a special scene. It the same as the normal ending, except there will also be a battle where Nokturnus kills Mortamor in a completely one-sided fight.
  • In Dragon Quest Monsters 2, his name was changed into DarkDrium. In Dragon Quest Monsters 1, Dark Dream (DarkDrium) was meant to appear as a final boss. However, the producers were struggling with this. As a result, he appeared as a member of Terry's party, alongside Watabou and a GreatDrak. DarkDrium can also be obtained by breeding a Deathmore (3) and a Watabou together.


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