The Bowhole is a dungeon in Dragon Quest IX. It is located far to the northwest of Wormwood Creek. It contains a special bow which is required to progress in the game.In the deepest level, there is a pedestal that marked:

The path of light in this arrow is sealed,
Cradled here 'til a chosen one be revealed.
Let fly this bolt o'er the Wyrmward wide,
As the way unfolds, boldly onward stride.

Monsters in the Area

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#145 Bloody manguini 148 G 1000 Item icon Wing of bat
Accessory Terrible tattoo
#146 Blood mummy 108 G 1200 Item icon Grubby bandage
Item icon Malicite
#147 Harmour 120 G 1300 Bodywear Silver mail
Headwear Iron mask
#148 Python priest 164 G 950 Staff Watermaul wand
Bodywear Fizzle-retardant suit
#149 Sculpture vulture 160 G 1320 Item icon Narspicious
Item icon Resurrock
#150 Living statue 172 G 1500 Item icon Flintstone
Item icon Resurrock
#151 Goodybag 336 G 500 Item icon Brighten rock
Accessory Pink pearl
#152 Drakularge 187 G 1600 Handwear Dragon scale
Pole Gold bar
#153 Liquid metal slime 40 G 40200 Accessory Agility ring
Footwear Depressing shoes

Notable Monster

#153 - Liquid metal slime
Slime Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
8 255 100 256 179
Exp Gold Drop Accessory Agility ring
Footwear Depressing shoes
40200 40 G
Note: Rarely appears and easily escapes. Rewards with high experience output. Defence is high, use skills that give a critical to fell it (such as Thunder Thrust and Hatchet Man.

Boss Monster

#268 - Gadrongo
Beast Family
200 px
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
2000 255 206 214 138
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Ethereal stone (100%)
12500 3050 G
Description: A stalwart soul sealed in a statue and bunged into the Bowhole to test contenders in combat when the time came. Wormwood Creekers once thought the Wyrmlight Bow and Gadrongo were guises of a spirit who watched over the Wyrmward.

Encountered at:
Western Wormwood - The Bowhole
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
75 100 150 50 100 125 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 25 0 0 10 0 50 50 75



  • The name "Bowhole" describes the function of the dungeon, as the dungeon itself can be described as a "hole" which contains a special "bow".
    • The name is also a play on a geological feature "blowhole".
  • The name of the boss is Gadrongo, after the hero open the way to Upover, the mayor of Wormwood Creek will apologize and say, "Sorry for bein' such ungrateful drongoes. "

Other languages

Other languages
French Grotte de Sagitta
German Unknown
Spanish Boca del Carcaj
Italian Il Budello
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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