Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ ジョーカー2) is a Nintendo DS console role-playing game published by Square Enix. It is a sequel to Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and is the fifth game in the Dragon Quest Monsters series. It was released in Japan on April 28, 2010 and it was released in North America on September 19, 2011 and in Europe on October 7, 2011. On the Japanese website it was stated that in America, the Monsters Joker WiFi world cup will end on March 31st. There is a American release date for DQMJ 2 on the E3 2011 site from Nintendo (Sep. 2011).
Joker 2's gameplay follows closely to its predecessor. Players explore islands and tame wild monsters into their party. Now there are monsters of different sizes. The player must play the game and speak to Leonyx after the credits. Monsters fight in turn-based combat and grow stronger. Hundreds of monsters from the Dragon Quest games appear in Joker 2, with a few new species. This is the first game in the series to feature WiFi support. Players can also connect with Dragon Quest IX and VI to capture monsters that appear in said games.
Battle against monsters ten times your size as you explore the island in a quest to escape. Go through various challenges and battles as you train to become the world Monster Scout Champion! Join the Monster Scout Challenge and win against everyone to come out on top You have crash landed on an island and only by winning and growing your team can you escape... 
Joker 2 has WiFi support and Square Enix has announced that up to eight players can connect to each other. The game will also keep track of the best players through leaderboards.
On February 26, 2014, Nintendo announced that Nintendo WiFi Connection will be stopped. the date given was May 20, 2014. As such, DQM:J2's WIFI features will not work, but DS to DS should. it will also not effect offline play.
Giant monsters are massive creatures that take all three monster spots and are incredibly powerful. There is one in each area: Missing Lynx (with Tall Tail), Baby Bjorn, Empyrea, Wormonger, Khalamari (with Tentickles), Sagittar and Malevolynx. You can also synthesise even more three-monster-spot monsters, like Canzar, Rigor Mortex and many more!
You can also play through the game normally, but you can also play on other things. There are better monsters to create, more areas to discover, more bosses to defeat.
You can also battle online against players and win rare monsters you can't get anywhere else!
You can face off against ultimate bosses and still come out on top!
You can even create your dream Dragon Quest Monsters team and collect them all!
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ ジョーカー2 プロフェッショナル) is a revamped version of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. It was first announced at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, and will have new monsters and new maps. It was released in Japan in Spring of 2011. However, a release for anywhere else has yet to have been stated by officials, making it possible it won't see a release outside of Japan. The main character's robe-esque cloth is now blue to give a notable difference.
While not officially released, there's an English fan-translated patch.
Hundreds of new monsters have been announced for the upcoming "Final Mix" of DQM:J2, some of these include:
Corvus, Goresby Purrvis, Goreham-Hogg, Hootingham-Gore, SpotKing w bunny ears, 'Wight Knight, Gadrongo, Ragin' Contagin, Cruelcumbers, Manguini, Hexagoon, Cobra Cardinals, Nodoph/Nemean/Vermillion Dragon, Lleviathan, Balzack, King Godwyn and several monsters from Rocket Slime have also been seen joining in one attack; the monsters are a slime gang that forms as a 3-slot monster and is an A-Rank.
Monsters original to DQM: J2 Pro
A species of what looks to be baby chicks (named Pipit) have been sotted in the trailer. All are white except for one yellow one which seems to play a more major role than the others. An Elder Pipit appears alongside the yellow Pipit and when obtained, its rank is S.
Also a sword wielding monster that seems to resemble Akira Toriyama's "Super saiyan" and "Oozaru" creations combined. But it appears that it could possibly be a monster form of the main character Alexandre. A "final-final" boss has been added to the new map made in Pro and is concluded to be more difficult than Malevolynx and Rigor Mortex.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Archived official North American website
- Game info at MobyGames
- Game info at GameFAQs
- Game info (Professional) at MobyGames
- Game info (Professional) at GameFAQs
- Professional fan-translation project
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