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The Ragin' Contagion is a boss monster in Dragon Quest IX and a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.


An apparition of an otherworldly disease that manifests itself as a spirit to attack the player. Composed almost entirely of gas, the Ragin' Contagion boasts a pink hue with greener, more solid, vapours flowing freely from its gaping mouth. It is mostly translucent except for its three floating eyeballs that can turn and look at the character even through its own body.


An insane disease monster, it speaks in a manner associated with the Deep South of the United States and ends with a "Yeehaw!"


Main Games[]

Dragon Quest IX[]

Long ago, it was sealed away by the people of Coffinwell to keep it from infecting the residents with a horrible disease. However, after the earthquake at the beginning, the Quarantomb was un-sealed, freeing Ragin' Contagion and cursing the habitants of Coffinwell once again. During the fight, Dr. Phlegming fixes the pot that once contained the contagion, sealing it away once again. The first thing he says to the player is, "Sakes alive, ya pesky critter. I guess I have to send your sorry hide to the bone orchard once and for all!" though he says this every time the player confronts him for battle.

#260 - Ragin' Contagion
Elemental Family
IX - Ragin' Contagion sprite HP MP Attack Defence Agility
696 255 68 68 50
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Royal soil (100%)
2295 600 G
Description: The very essence of illness, it was sealed up in the Quarantomb for a century, but came back to curse Coffinwell once more.

This toxic pox was created to ensure that the nameless terror that slept in the Quarantomb stayed sealed inside forever.

Normal attack
Envenomating Attack
Sweet Breath
Encountered at:

It is recommended to be Level 18-20 for the Ragin' Contagion, though this is relatively easy to achieve by grinding using Metal slimes in the Quarantomb. The Ragin' Contagion is the first boss to attack twice per turn, and also uses debuff magic such as Deceleratle and Kasap, which you can counter; Mages can use Acceleratle by this point, and your Priest can use Buff, though it is single-targeting and so not really worth trying. The Contagion's regular attack can inflict Poison, so have some Antidotal Herbs or the Squelch spell handy.

The Contagion is weak to Fire, and so Mages can cast Frizz while your physical fighters attack and your Priest keeps them healed.

Attributes Resistance[]
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP
125 100 75 75 125 75 100 0 0 0 100
Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 0 25 0 0 0 0 75 50 50


Joker 2 Professional[]

Joker 2 Professional Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Soulspawn + Walking corpse = Ragin' Contagion
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

Rank and Slot No.[]

Joker 2 Professional[]

Joker 2 Professional Rank and Slot No.
Rank B
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


Main Games
IX - Ragin' Contagion 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


  • Although the people of Coffinwell fall ill, the Ragin' Contagion is never seen attacking the town. However, the Ragin' Contagion's sprite is seen emitting a smoke of some sort, which could mean the illness is airborne in nature.
  • The Ragin' Contagion's name and Southern US accent are a play on the phrase "Ragin' Cajun".

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Épidémon
German Seine Pestilenz
Spanish Pestilencia
Italian Epidemion
Dutch Epidemie
Norwegian Unknown
Greek epidimía
Portuguese Epidemia
Russian Epidemya
Chinese Unknown
Korean 전염병 (jeon-yeombyeong)

Related monsters[]