An iron ant (Antagonist in Dragon Quest of the Stars) is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest series.


Iron ants are six legged insects whose body is covered with thick iron skin. They are often portrayed as having piercing red eyes.

Main game appearances

Dragon Quest II

#3 - Iron ant
Bug Family
DQIIiOS - Iron ant
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
5 Infinite (NES)
4 (SNES, GBC, iOS)
13 (NES)
11 (SNES, GBC, iOS)
13 4
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
2 4 G
Normal attack
Haunts at:
Midenhall area
Leftwyne area

Dragon Quest Builders 2

A common sight in Furrowfield, and while they may be incredibly weak, they tend to attack in large numbers -- especially when commanded by more powerful enemies, such as the Army ant. Such groups protect the three Dracky Stack components throughout the island, and an enormous group of the insects surround Britney shortly after she is rescued.

They also spawn in the Isle of Awakening, born from umber blocks, and on several Explorer's Shores. Notably, on Blossom Bay, they are spawned from pestilential nests. Finally, they have their own shadow version in Malhalla.

Iron ants will occasionally drop wheat seeds when defeated.


Other languages

Other languages
German Erzameise
Spanish Ferrormiga
Italian Ferformica
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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