DQVIII - Riptide
Japanese name オーシャンクロー
Rōmaji Ōshankurō
Family Aquatic
Introduced in VIII

A Riptide is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.


Dragon Quest VIII

#258 - Riptide
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VIII
Console PS2
HP 235
MP 13
Experience 331
Gold 113
Dropped Item Dagger
Scale Armour
Family Aquatic
Description A fearsome fighter of the seas with razor-sharp claws. Capable of spinning its body like a propeller to cut the enemy to ribbons.
Locations Pirate's Cove

Dragon Quest IX

#088 - Riptide
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
HP 102
MP 18
Attack 102
Defense 105
Agility 105
Experience 540
Gold 156
Dropped Item Dragon scale (3.13%)
Razor claws (1.56%)
Skills Thunder Slash
Spells Whack
Family Aquatic
Description They hit back with Whack at survivors of Thunder Slash or Roundaclout. Be canny and keep them from casting Midheal.

Rumour has it that they're salamarauders who trained so intensely that they turned into tough guys.

Locations The Bad Cave


Joker 2

Joker 2 Professional

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Super Light

Monster Battle Road Victory


A riptide is a dangerous current that can carry unwary swimmers out into deep water; the choice of name is probably a hint at this monster's propensity for ripping people up with its claws.

Other languages

Other languages
French Rase-marée
German Schlitzer
Spanish Unknown
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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