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The Ancient Dragonfly is an enemy in Mother 3. It can be encountered in battle on Tanetane Island.


It appears to be a literal take on the word "dragonfly", being a small dragon-like creature with four scrawny legs and two pairs of insectoid wings. It can use a weak fire attack that hits the entire party and may set them on fire, probably being a reference to the 'dragon' part of its name.

Main History[]

When Lucas and company are under the influence of the Hallucination Mushrooms, it will look like either Flint or Claus in the overworld, and an Eerie Smile in battle. After the party leaves Tanetane, these beasts can only be encountered again if the player chooses to return to Tanetane Island via the ocean floor. Their battle theme is More Troublesome Guys, though Fate will play instead when they're encountered as Eerie Smiles.



Text Diplayed Power PP Effects
Attack Low N/A Damages one party member
Breath Fire Low Damages the whole party with fire damage
Call for Help Another enemy can join the fight

Its battle sound is Battle Sound 49 which falls under Code Numbers 906 for regular attack, 907 for Smaaaash! and 908 for Miss. It is the only enemy that uses this battle sound that doesn't require hacking in order to hear it.



Attack Damage Effect Chance
Fire 50 Flammable 100
Freeze 120 Freezable 100
Thunder 80 Nubness 80
PK Love Effective - -
Hypnosis - Sleepyness 80
Brainshock - Strangeness 60
Flash - Crying 40


Attack Chance/Damage
Bomb 100
Wall Staple 75
Apologize 20%
Laugh 70%
DCMC Immune