A notso macho is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest series.


Notso machos are rather fat creatures with yellow skin, save for the green tops of their heads and 'ears', and black eyes with red irises. They are constantly slack-jawed with tongue lolling out and wear metal bands around their wrists and ankles. Their weapon of choice is a very large single-edged sword, which they constantly have at the ready to draw.


Main games

Dragon Quest VII

#66 - Notso macho
Humanoid Family
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
99 7 80 75 65
Exp Gold Drop Copper sword
Notso macho heart
42 22 G
Note: None
Normal attack
Body Slam
Haunts at:
Hardypool Tunnel
Highendreigh Tower
The Tallest Tower
Monster Meadows quotes:
What am I sitting around here like a wimp for? I suppose it's because that's what wimps do.

I cannot be bought, and I cannot be threatened. But put the two together and I'm your monster.

Come on. You're not (player's name). (Player's name) is big and strapping, like myself.


Ugh huh huh! It's nice to be in a place where me and my monster chums can just chill.

Check out my sword! It could slice a single hair in half!

Hey, (player's name). I can't help thinking you should bulk up a bit like me!

Dragon Quest VIII

#124 - Notso macho
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defence Agility
147 12 135 80 66
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb (Common)
Gold bracer (Rare)
120 38 G
Note: A monster whose enormous, flabby body and lolling tongue belie its intelligence. Generally uses spells to raise its attacks before unleashing a powerful strike.
Normal attack
Desperate attack
Swings the sword with too much force (Misses enemy)
Body Slam
Haunts at:
East Argonia

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Notso macho's name is meant to be interpreted as 'not so macho'. 'Macho' is a term adopted from the Spanish word for 'male' used to characterise something that is manly, either in appearance or demeanour. While these monsters' mannerisms may be befitting the word, their blubbery bodies certainly aren't.

Other languages

Other languages
French Meno macho
German Pseudo-Macho
Spanish Notan macho
Italian Pocomacho
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

Related monsters

See also

Notso macho (Vocation)

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