Sleep Attack is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


Launches a melee attack that may knock the target unconscious.


Dragon Quest II

Making its debut, it is used by Mummies, Men o' war, Merluscs, and Malroth to try and put the Scions of Erdrick to sleep, in addition to damaging them, though only in the NES version for the latter two.

Dragon Quest III

Dragon Quest IV

Dragon Quest V

Sleep Attack does not cost MP to use and is learned the following monsters:

Name Level
Bad apple --
Funghoul 5
Fandangow 10

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VIII

Used by Terror tabbies, Dark skeletons,

Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest X

Used by Bloodbonnets, Cosmo ghouls, Muddy fingers, Devil marus,

Dragon Quest XI

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