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Goresby-Purrvis is one of the lieutenants of the Gittish Empire's Triumgorate in Dragon Quest IX, and a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.


Goresby-Purrvis is a humanoid leopard that has dark spots all over his face and wears a dark blue cape with purple and orange sections. He wields a large, thin sword, which he often swings around when attacking.


Goresby-Purrvis is a warrior through and through. He does not seem to have any goals or personal ambitions other than to fight strong and worthy opponents while serving the House of Gitt, regarding the Hero as a purrfect adversary.

His loyalty lies in the House of Gitt itself, not the Empire or its leaders. In fact, when revived again, he showed disdain for serving Corvus, and is eager to fight the Hero and their allies once again. As to why he is loyal to the House of Gitt remains to be seen. He also has morals, being against Godwyn murdering his father for not giving him the throne to the Gittish Kingdom.

He uses the word "Purr" when he talks, a speaking trait that is retained in Dragon Quest Tact.

Tact shows more of his character, taking in a young Tigercub who was abandoned by his parents and teaching him everything he knows, naming him Purrcival. He admires loyalty towards his apprentice, but dislikes lying as seen when Mindini fibs about loyalty to Cogsgrove, when in reality, she was loyal to the royal tea of her and Majellan's picnic. He also regards Carver from Dragon Quest VI as a worthy opponent, much like the Hero from Dragon Quest IX.


Main Games[]

Dragon Quest IX[]

#272 - Goresby-Purrvis
Beast Family
IX - Goresby-Purrvis sprite HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4550 25 220 256 162
Exp Gold Drop Fizzle foil
Agility ring
20000 4550 G
Description: One of the Triumgorate. A swordsman who swore allegiance to the Empire hoping to meet with some worthy adversaries.

Died faithfully protecting his master some three hundred years ago, and was brought back in a new, feline form.

Normal attack
Attacks twice
Skyward Slash
Hatchet Man
Kacrackle Slash
Flame Slash
Haunts at:
Gittingham Palace

Goresby-Purrvis was originally part of the Triumgorate before the collapse of the Gittish Empire, serving the House of Gitt. Though loyal to King Godwyn, he still considers the Hero to be a worthy opponent. After Corvus was freed from his shackles and ascended to the Realm of the Almighty, Purrvis was revived alongside the Triumgorate to guard his new stronghold. Though he held no loyalty to Corvus, he was willing to battle the Hero again.

Later, after the spirit of King Godfrey emerged from the Quarantomb, Gorseby-Purrvis' ghost returned to Gittingham Palace and asked the Hero to put the former king's spirit to rest. After that, Purrvis presented a pallium regale and several alchemy recipes as a reward.

Battle Strategies[]

The Hero battles Goresby-Purrvis twice in the late maingame, during Gittingham Palace and the Realm of the Mighty. Much like the other Triumgorate members, he has a reskinned grotto-boss variant called Excalipurr.

Goresby-Purrvis is considered to be a very difficult boss, and is notably harder than the previous bosses.

It may be a good idea to do some exp farming here, to ensure that party members are capable of surviving his attacks. An ideal farming spot is the Bowhole, where Liquid Metal Slimes spawn. To speed up the process, use the treasure map glitch to increase the odds of the slimes spawning.

When you are confidently levelled, the two main attacks to watch out for his Hatchet Man, and his upward slice. If he decides to spam these attacks, then the fight is made far more difficult.

In order to deal with the critical attack, acquiring the Secrets of the Shield scroll from Swinedimples Academy will allow one of your party members complete immunity to the attack. For a solo run, this turns the critical strike into a free move for the Hero.

There is no easy solution to the upward slice, and spam can be a major problem for speedrunning. One viable solution is to use the Warrior class' Guts skill, Whipping Boy, in order to protect vulnerable party members.

Using a Gladiator with high-tension, Double Up, and Blind Man's Biff can deal immense damage, and finish him quickly and reliably. He is also weak to Life Fource, increasing the damage that can be dealt to him. Protecting the gladiator with Whipping Boy and a healer is advisable.

His rematch, in the Realm of the Mighty, should be much easier. He has far less hp, and your party will likely have gained a few extra levels and equipment, making the fight less difficult. Simply repeat the strategy used to defeat him the first time.

Dragon Quest X[]

# - Goresby-Purrvis
Beast Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
69520 999 1120 452 1500
Exp Gold Drop Mark of Loyalty
Mark of Loyalty fragments
18314 95 G
Note: None
Normal attack
Kacrackle Slash
Blind Man's Biff
Skyward Slash
Self-enhancement (Light blue and/or yellow)
Electric shock attack
Giga Crosscut
Haunts at:

Attributes Resistance[]

Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP
75 75 125 0 75 125 125 0 0 0 0
Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 0 25 0 0 0 0 50 25 75

Other Appearances[]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D/SP[]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key/SP[]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[]

Dragon Quest Rivals[]

Dragon Quest Tact[]

Lt Goresby-Purrvis appears as a S-rank monster of the Beast family as part of the limited "Spring Training! Train with Lt Goresby-Purrvis!" event alongside Cherreevil Blossom. His leader perk raises physical potency of beast allies, including himself, by 20% in a 5x5 square around him. During the Dragon Quest VI event, he and Purrcival reappear in Episodes 6 and 7 of Carver's Battle Road part 6 and 7 as part of his training.


Joker 2 Professional[]

Joker 2 Professional Synthesising
Monster Monster Monster Result
Bishop Ladja + Great sabrecat + Demon-at-arms = Goresby-Purrvis
Synth type Special

Terry's Wonderland 3D[]

Terry's Wonderland 3D Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[]

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown

Super Light[]

Super Light Synthesizing
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown
Synth type {{{Synth type}}}

Rank and Slot No.[]

Joker 2 Professional[]

Joker 2 Professional Rank and Slot No.
Rank S
Slot No. One

Terry's Wonderland 3D[]

Terry's Wonderland 3D Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[]

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown

Super Light[]

Super Light Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown


Main Games
IX - Goresby-Purrvis sprite
Side Games
Joker 2 Joker 2 Professional Terry's Wonderland 3D Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Stars Super Light Joker 3


Other languages[]

Other languages
French Général Mac Leo
German Hauptmann Katz
Spanish Teniente Katze
Italian Generale Pardus
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese 魔豹將軍 (DQMSL)
丘梅將軍 (Tact)
Korean 규메이 장군

Related monsters[]