Mt. Zugzwang is the final dungeon in Dragon Quest V. Called Mt. Evil in fan translations. It is located in Nadiria, it houses the mountain fortress of Grandmaster Nimzo. It is the site where Madalena is held captive and forced to pray for the gate to the human world to be opened wide enough for Nimzo.
Despite the presence of various recruitable monsters, no monster will be recruited within Mt. Zugzwang.
- Mandrake marshal
- Great dragon
- Snake handler
- Killing machine
- Wight king
- Metal king slime
- Doom slugger
- Gloom slugger
- Frighturn (x2)
- Bishop Ladja (Remakes only)
- Grandmaster Nimzo
In the game of chess, Zugzwang describes a situation wherein a player is forced to make an impractical move that they would otherwise avoid.
It is likely that this location was named Mount Zugzwang in official re-releases to keep with the villains' chess motif.
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