Snooze is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series. It sends afflicted monsters into a magical slumber, and prior to IX it had an accuracy of 100% before enemy resistances were applied.


Dragon Quest

Learned at level 7. It is useful for putting enemies to sleep to enable safe fleeing without resistance. It can also be cast outside of battle but with no effect and will still use MP.

It the SNES and Game Boy Color, the Fairy Flute can be used as an alternative to the spell, in contrast to the NES Version which it only affected Golem.

Dragon Quest II

It's learned by The Princess of Moonbrooke at level 2. It can target a single group of enemies.

Dragon Quest III

Sleep is learned by the Hero at level 16, and both Priests and Sages at level 9.

The Hero can also learn it immediately with the use of a glitch in the NES Version.

The Faerie flute can be used as an alternative to the spell.

Dragon Quest IV

Snooze is only learned by Meena at level 5 in the NES Version, whereas in the PlayStation and Nintendo DS version sees her learning it at level 6. Borya at level 5, but only in both remakes.

The spell is also used by Laurel and Tom Foolery. It targets a single group of enemies.

Dragon Quest V

Name Level
Bad apple3
Old man of the sea12

Dragon Quest VI

Snooze is already known by Ashlynn and Goober upon joining the party, and is learned by Milly at level 11. Other characters can learn at the first rank of the Mage vocation.

Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VIII

Snooze is learned by Jessica at level 13 and can be cast for 3 MP.

Dragon Quest IX

Snooze is learned by Armamentalists at level 8 and priests at level 6, costing 3 MP to cast with a 50% base accuracy. The chance of success will begin to rise once the caster's magical might surpasses 50 points, capping at 100% when the value reaches 999.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest XI

See Also

Other languages

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French Torpeur
German Gähn
Spanish Palo de sueño
Italian Ninnananna
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