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Weird Dance is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It damages the MP of a party member.

Appearances

Dragon Quest II

Making its debut, it is used by Mud mannequins, Treefaces, Treevils, Magic marionettes, Heyedras, and Eyelashers to drain MP from the Scions of Erdrick.

Dragon Quest III

Used by Bags o' laughs, Catulas, Goodybags, and Troobloovoodoos to drain MP from Erdrick and his companions.

Dragon Quest IV

While still an enemy only skill, it is a random action that can be used by Torneko in battle to drain MP from enemies. It is also used by Peepers, Wimps, Lugworms, Sasquashes, Stump grumps, Pocus poppets, and Damselflies in battle.

Dragon Quest V

While still usable by monsters, it can be learned by recruited Drackies, Goodybags, Fandangowes, Magic marionettes, Beastmasters, Hulagans, and Snowbirds. It is also used by Fandangowes, Hula ghouls, Suckling ockers, Beastmasters, Deathsquads, and Slave-drivers, as well as Goodybags and Magic marionettes once again.

Dragon Quest VI

Now learnable by human characters, it is learned by advancing to Rank 3 of the Dancer vocation and Rank 4 of the Merchant vocation. It is also used by Wild carrots, Sluggernauts, Crayzees, and Mad mallards, in addition to Mud mannequins and Magic marionettes once again using it. In addition, it is learned by recruited Mud mannequins and Sluggernauts when they join the party and recruited Lipses at level 15, though only in the SNES version.

Dragon Quest VII

Acting the same as in previous games, it is learned by advancing to Rank 4 of the Dancer vocation (Rank 3 in the 3DS remake), and by mastering the Lips vocation. It is also used by Scarfish, Prancing pillars, Cavorting columns, Elepuses, and Mimics in battle, in addition to Bags o' laughs, Goodybags (During the Grody Gumpdrops boss fight), Mud mannequins, and Magic marionettes once again.

Dragon Quest VIII

An enemy only skill once again, it is used by Bags o' laughs, Treefaces, Mud mannequins, Treevils, Mimics, and Magic marionettes once again.

Dragon Quest IX

Used by Ragged reapers in battle, in addition to Bags o' laughs, Treefaces, Treevils, Sluggernauts, and Mimics once again.

The Hero can learn a Party Trick version by talking to a ghost in The Bowhole.

Dragon Quest X

Once again an enemy only skill, it is used by Dancing devils, Stumpkins, Dream monks, Chest mimics, Holly Olivers, Pumpkin kids, Minidemons, Lil' tykes, Multicolour mannequins, and Gold-plated puppets, in addition to Catulas, Treefaces, Scarfish, Prancing pillars, Cavorting columns, Mud mannequins, Magic marionettes, Treefaces, Treevils, Wimps, and Mimics once again.

Dragon Quest XI

Still an enemy only skill, it is used by Caped caperers, in addition to Mud mannequins, Magic marionettes, Gold-plated puppets, Stump grumps, and Goodybags once again. In this entry, however, in addition to draining an enemy's MP, it also allows that enemy to regain said drained MP as its own.

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