In game map of The Bowhole
|Rōmaji||The Cave of Magical Beast|
The Bowhole is a dungeon in Dragon Quest IX. It is located far to the northwest of Wormwood Creek. It contains a special bow which is required to progress in the game.In the deepest level, there is a pedestal that marked:
The path of light in this arrow is sealed,
Cradled here 'til a chosen one be revealed.
Let fly this bolt o'er the Wyrmward wide,
As the way unfolds, boldly onward stride.
Monsters in the Area
|Dragon Quest IX (DS)|
|#145 Bloody manguini||148 G||1000|| Wing of bat|
|#146 Blood mummy||108 G||1200|| Grubby bandage|
|#147 Harmour||120 G||1300|| Silver mail|
|#148 Python priest||164 G||950|| Watermaul wand|
|#149 Sculpture vulture||160 G||1320|| Narspicious|
|#150 Living statue||172 G||1500|| Flintstone|
|#151 Goodybag||336 G||500|| Brighten rock|
|#152 Drakularge||187 G||1600|| Dragon scale|
|#153 Liquid metal slime||40 G||40200|| Agility ring|
|#153 - Liquid metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop|| Agility ring|
|Note: Rarely appears and easily escapes. Rewards with high experience output. Defence is high, use skills that give a critical to fell it (such as Thunder Thrust and Hatchet Man.
|#268 - Gadrongo|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Ethereal stone (100%)|
|Description: A stalwart soul sealed in a statue and bunged into the Bowhole to test contenders in combat when the time came. Wormwood Creekers once thought the Wyrmlight Bow and Gadrongo were guises of a spirit who watched over the Wyrmward.
|Western Wormwood - The Bowhole|
- The name "Bowhole" describes the function of the dungeon, as the dungeon itself can be described as a "hole" which contains a special "bow".
- The name is also a play on a geological feature "blowhole".
- The name of the boss is Gadrongo, after the hero open the way to Upover, the mayor of Wormwood Creek will apologize and say, "Sorry for bein' such ungrateful drongoes. "