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Zere Rocks is a stone replica of the town of Zere in Dragon Quest IX. It is located at the peak of the Heights of Loneliness. It was made by a sculptor named Mason.


Years earlier, Mason had left Petra (His then girlfriend) to learn the art of stone carving. He had promised to be home in five years, but time escaped him, and he forgot about his promise to return. Petra eventually accepted that Mason wasn't coming back, and married someone else. Mason was heartbroken, and he built Zere Rocks as a tribute to all that he had lost. The only house that can be entered is the same house where Petra lives. A talking slime now inhabits the house. The basement is also in perfect state, unlike the one in Zere, which has collapsed.


In this peculiar place, you go to the north-west town and see a Slime, saying that he is protecting this place. Just then, you hear a giant shake in the ground.

You go out to see a massive stone monster (Stone Guardian of Zere Rocks) has come to protect the place. You defeat him and he drops a Fygg. You then see the ghost of an old man heading down a set of stairs.You follow and see this is old man Mason. He is glad his creation is safe and can now let himself go to the heavens. This ends the story.

Monsters in the Area[]

Boss Monster[]

#263 - Garth Goyle
Material Family
File:GarthGoyle.png HP MP Attack Defence Agility
1054 255 120 125 66
Exp Gold Drop Accessory Terrible tattoo (100%)
4134 1250 G
Description: This stone sentry was created to stand guard over Zere Rocks. It seems to be looking for someone called Mason... Having lost its granite guardian, the statuesque town of Zere Rocks will surely now crumble into dust and blow away...

Encountered at:
Heights of Loneliness - Zere Rocks
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP
50 100 125 50 100 100 100 0 0 0 100
Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 50 75

Name Origin[]

The name Zere Rocks can, when said aloud, sound similar to the word xerox , which is a name closely associated with photocopiers. This further explains that, without a doubt, Zere Rocks is an homage, or a copy, to the village of Zere.

   Zoom icon    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.

   FyggIcon    This is where a Fygg can be collected



  • Zere Rocks gives some one a glimpse of how Zere looked during Mason's youth.
  • The only areas of Zere that can be entered are Petra's house, its Basement, and the cave under the town's tree.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Pic Lata
German Neu-Bühltau
Spanish Macizo de Zere
Italian Petraviva
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown