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The Orochi is a monster in the Dragon Quest series. It first appeared in Dragon Quest III, modeled after the legendary Japanese monster Yamata no Orochi, which is also the name of the monster in Japanese versions.

Characteristics

The design of Orochi is the one of an enormous reptilian being which is covered in green scales and has five heads instead of one. At the top of each head there are grey purplish colored crests that go from the front of the head to the base of the neck. In each limb there are four fingers that end up in white, sharp claws. It has red eyes.

Appearances

Main games

Dragon Quest III

The Orochi masquerades as Pimiko, the queen of Jipang, and uses the disguise to create a despicable ruse: Pimiko has reached a compromise with "orochi", agreeing that if the monster is given sacrifices of young girls at regular intervals, then she will not attack the village directly.

When the Hero defeats the Orochi in her lair, she dropped the Orochi's sword from her tail and retreats through a portal to Pimiko's Palace in Jipang. Stepping through the portal, the player sees Pimiko severely wounded and being tended to by a panicking handmaiden. When it becomes clear that the Orochi was pretending to be Pimiko, the monster telepathically speaks to the Hero and strikes a bargain: keep quiet about her secret and allow her to continue gorging herself on maidens, and she will spare the lives of the party.

Orochi is hemorrhaging considerably after the first battle and is in no position to threaten anyone. The hero and company battle the beast once more, slaying her and freeing the people of Jipang.

First Battle
# - Orochi
Dragon Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
300 (NES)
1800 (SNES, GBC and iOS)
12 120 (NES)
130 (SNES, GBC and iOS)
68 50 (NES)
40 (SNES, GBC and iOS)
Exp Gold Drop Orochi's sword
8040 200 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Flame Breath
Regenerates 100 HP (NES)
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Orochi's Lair


Second Battle
# - Orochi
Dragon Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
1800 12 140 68 50
Exp Gold Drop None
8040 1000 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Fire Breath
Flame Breath
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Jipang


Dragon Quest X

# - Orochi
Dragon Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defence Weight
19500 999 810 458 3060
Exp Gold Drop Equable emerald (Common)
Dragon hide (Rare)
6000 1000 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
C-C-Cold Breath
Crafty Breather
Continuous biting
Spells
Kazapstrophe
Haunts at:
Unknown


Monsters series

Dragon Warrior Monsters

# - Orochi
Dragon Family
Orochi
HP Wisdom Attack Defence Agility
3/5 5/5 3/5 2/5 5/5
Description: Its 5 heads can do different things at the same time.
Spells and Abilities
FireAir (Lv. 4)
FireSlash (Lv. 12)
BiAttack (Lv. 20)
How to breed:
Any Dragon family monster X Any ??? family monster
Andreal / GreatDrak X MedusaEye


Orochi appears as the boss of the 100 Pals Room Gate, its speech and surroundings an allusion to its appearance in Dragon Quest III. Once Terry defeats it in battle, it will go on a rampage due to its being upset about losing. Its massive build and weight causes the bit of land Terry is standing on to start to give way, putting him in danger. Just in time, a mysterious cloaked swordsman (who is actually Terry's future self) arrives on the scene and finishes Orochi off, saving Terry's life. This entire scene will only occur if Terry defeats Orochi before clearing the Gate of Reflection.

Orochi can be bred through two ways. The first way (which is recommended) is breeding either a GreatDrak or an Andreal with a MedusaEye. The second way is breeding any dragon with a monster of the Boss family, with the dragon being the pedigree. Alternatively, Orochi can be stolen from a foreign master, although it will only appear at the highest level ranges. Orochi is required to breed both Xenlon and Baramos.

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Orochi can be obtained in Joker 2 by combining the first four Giant Monsters encountered in the main story. These are Wormonger, Missing lynx, Bjørn the Behemoose and Empyrea.

In order to create a Xenlon, Orochi must be synthesized alongside an Ethereal Serpent, Boreal Serpent, and Alabast dragon.

Additionally, in order to obtain Leonyx, Orochi must be synthesized alongside a Wildcard, Marquis de Léon, and Don Mole.

His body size is 3.

Synthesis
Joker 2 Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Wormonger + Missing lynx + Bjorn + Empyrea = Orochi
Synth type Special
Rank and Slot No.
Joker 2 Rank and Slot No.
Rank X
Slot No. Three

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional=

Unlike the regular version, Orochi must now be synthesized through a quadrilineal synthesis using Triwinder + Triwinder & Bilhaw + Bilhaw. His body size remains 3.

Synthesis
Joker 2 Professional Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Triwinder + Triwinder + Bilhaw + Bilhaw = Orochi
Synth type Special
Rank and Slot No.
Joker 2 Professional Rank and Slot No.
Rank SS
Slot No. Three

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D

Synthesis
Terry's Wonderland 3D Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown
Rank and Slot No.
Terry's Wonderland 3D Rank and Slot No.
Rank {{{Rank}}}
Slot No. {{{Slot number}}}

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key

Synthesis
Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown
Rank and Slot No.
Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank {{{Rank}}}
Slot No. {{{Slot number}}}

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light

Trivia

  • Orochi's gender is confirmed in Dragon Quest III as female by NPC dialogue.
  • If Erdrick does not chase Orochi through the portal upon her initial defeat (instead leaving the cave), she will be standing in the same spot later, forcing Erdrick to battle her again. She does not drop the Orochi sword more than once, though.
  • The dreadful beast and the events surrounding Jipang and the arrival of the Hero are based on the Japanese legend of the Yamata no Orochi. Yamato no Orochi is an eight-headed and eight-tailed dragon who demands human sacrifices, and who is slain by Susanoo. The Orochi sword is likewise a reference to the Kusanagi, a sword found within the body of Orochi.

Other languages

Other languages
French Hydragon
German Orochi
Spanish Hidra
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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