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The Wetlings are a water-dwelling race that exist in Dragon Quest X.

A sensitive race that lives in love with singing. Their bodies are elegant, and seem to be a race suitable for combat.

Despite both being water-dwelling races, Wetlings should not be confused with the Mermaids. Furthermore, even if the Wetlings are closely associated with water, they still breath air, as such they can potentially drown.


Dragon Quest X[]

Created by the patron deity Marine in her image, the Wetling race is among those that can be chosen for the player's character in Dragon Quest X. Prior to version 3.2 of the game, the wetlings had the highest natural agility development of any race, as well as a 20% resistance to all ice/water attacks. Though Mermaids appear as part of a seasonal event in the game, they have no interaction with the wetlings beyond a player using one.

After starting out as a human, the player may become this race or any of the other seven races, including OgreElfDwarf, or Poppet.


Other languages[]

Other languages
French Unknown
German Meerling
Spanish Acuárido
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

See Also[]

  • Mermaids - Another water-dwelling humanoid race.


  • Wetlings have two fins running on their back, a big one between their shoulder blades and another, much smaller on their waist. Seemingly because the larger fin is stiff and inflexible, all pieces of clothing worn by the Wetlings are either open back or have a tailor-made opening for the fin, including capes.
  • During the first cutscene of Dragon Quest Heroes, its possible to see the prizes of the shooting gallery; these prizes include stuffed doll versions of the 5 non-Human races of Dragon Quest X: the Poppets, the Ogres, the Wetlings, and the Dragon Quest X versions of the Dwarf and Elf races, both of which do appear in Heroes under a different guise.