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Monster Info
Japanese name 妖毒虫ズオー
Romanji Zuo the Devil Bug
Family Bug Family
Sub-type Arachnid
Introduced in Dragon Quest IX

"Deep in the bowels, in the dark and murk,
There in the mire doth Tyrantula lurk.
Heed my warning, traveller and friend,
When Tyrantula appears, your journey doth end."
—A sign in The Bad Cave


Tyrantula attacks using Wind Sickles (which hits the whole party), Venomissile (which hits the whole party with a chance of poisoning them), Eerie Light (which reduces the party's resistance to status effects) and Wicked Web (which may cause a character to miss a turn).

It is useful to have two healers in this fight, and if not, to give other characters plenty of healing items and Antidotal Herbs. Tyrantula is weak against the Blast line of spells (Bang, Boom, etc) so a Mage may be able to take advantage of that. Your sword-wielders may have Falcon Slash by now (especially if you levelled up in the Bad Cave using Metal Medleys) which is very helpful.

#264 - Tyrantula
Bug Family
Tyrantula HP MP Attack Defense Agility
1098 36 100 154 96
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Tangleweb (100%)
5231 1500 G
Description: An enormous arachnid who dwelt deep in the Bad Cave, soaking up poison and perniciousness until she morphed into a man-eater. It is said that she made meals of travellers lost in her cave to feed her clutch of countless eggs.
Encountered at:Bloomingdale region - The Bad Cave

Attributes Resistance

Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast
75 75 75 100 125 125 125
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 25 75 50 75


Her name is a combination of the words "Tyrant" and "Tarantula".

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