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The Time Being is a boss in Dragon Quest VII and a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.



The Time Being is a large, imposing humanoid dressed in elaborate green and grey robes carrying a silver glaive-like staff. It wears golden shoes, a small grey bolero jacket on its upper body with a grey and gold cape attached, and a large grey and gold belt around its waist. Its "face" appears to be a singular eye which is mostly covered by its robes and a golden headpiece with two spikes.


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Main games

Dragon Quest VII

#299 - The Time Being
Demon Family
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
780 120 135 85 90
Exp Gold Drop Yellow Fragment
750 312 G
Normal attack
Haunts at:
Inside the Time Frame


This battle is quite rough, even at level 22 and above, since the Time Being knows Frizzle and Boom and uses them frequently. A Priest should be on standby at all times.

The bigger threats are his side winder sidekicks because they can throw the sands of time and replay the battle from the top, so take them out first. Once they are down, attackers will be free to hack away at him. Maribel should also Sap twice to soften him up.

While keeping everyone's HP above 70-80 will be challenging because his attacks hit hard, the devil will fall, dropping a Yellow Fragment.

After the battle, smash the giant sandglass to get the Sands of Time and end Groundhog Day for good.

Monsters series

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light


The Time Being's name is a pun based on the English phrase, "for the time being," a phrase of time which means for the present, or until some other arrangement has been made.

Other languages

Other languages
French Titemps
German Khan der Zeit
Spanish Rey teración
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown


Related monsters

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