All Starter Questions Guide for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (DQ Monsters: The Dark Prince)
List of All Starter Question Answers
Getting Mud Mannequin and Cruelcumber (Triggering Third Question)
Note that your answer in Monty’s first and second questions must not be the same if you want to get either Mud Mannequin or Cruelcumber. For example, you must answer “No” to Monty’s second question if you replied with “Yes” in the first.
With the same principle, you must answer with “Yes” in the second question if you told Monty “No” in the previous one.
Having different answers in the first and second questions will prompt Monty to ask a third and final question. To get Mud Mannequin, tell him “Yes.” If you want to obtain Cruelcumber instead, reply with “No.”
Which Starter Monster Should You Choose?
Get Cruelcumber (best starting monster).
Cruelcumber is generally the best monster to get at the start of the game as he will learn many powerful all-target attacks like Woosh, Swoosh, and Skysplitter which are useful for dealing with many enemies encountered throughout the main story.
All starter monsters can be obtained later via scouting or breeding.
Regardless of which starting monster you pick when speaking to Monty, you will be able to obtain the ones you did not get later in the game via scouting or breeding. Because of this, feel free to pick any monster you like at the start of the main story.
How to Redo Starter Quiz
Tell Monty “No” when he asks if you are satisfied with your starting monster.
If you make a mistake during the starter questions, just tell Monty “No” when he asks if you are okay with the starter he suggested. This allows you to go through the quiz again until you get the monster you like.
All Starter Monsters Overview
Fright Bulb is primarily a support-focused monster with access to useful healing spells and defensive buffs. He also enjoys some utility in the form of abilities that can inflict stun and sleep on targets.
Fright Bulb enjoys having high max MP to accommodate his role in the party. He does suffer from having very low durability (max HP) so you will need to revive him if enemies decide to gang up on him in battle.
Platypunk specializes in disrupting enemies with attacks that can immobilize targets or lower their accuracy and attack power for a specific number of turns. This grants Platypunk impressive utility in many tough encounters, especially in arena battles.
As with Fright Bulb, Platypunk is held back by its somewhat low HP, though having good defense more than makes up for it.
Mud Mannequin has access to a wide range of disruptive skills similar to Platypunk, though the former is more adept at shutting down foes by draining their MP. Unlike Platypunk, however, Mud Mannequin can also buff the defense of allies, greatly contributing to the team’s survivability in terms of tanking hits against hard-hitting enemies.
Mud Mannequin also boasts high max MP to be able to spam his skills more than Platypunk, though he falls behind in terms of defense.
Cruelcumber’s arsenal of offensive skills that allow him to hit all enemies make him an ideal sweeper, especially during the game’s early stages. He is considered the best starter monster for going through the main story as you can easily build a team around him from the beginning of the game.
The most obvious downside to picking Cruelcumber is that he only has one support skill (though a very useful one), making him quite a one-dimensional party member, despite doing it very well.
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