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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
jellyfish JJellyfish.png
HP 13-31
HD 4
XP 60
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 5
Will 16
Attack1 1 (sting: poison drain strength)
Attack2 1 (hit: plain)

Resistances rPois+, rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Water
Intelligence Plant
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type jellyfish, jellyfish
Flags No skeleton
A pulsating glob of transparent flesh, waiting just below the surface of the water to sting its prey with its many tentacles. The tentacles do little harm on their own, but the poisonous toxins they inject can cause significant damage to muscle tissue.

“From this story it is evident that in former times the jellyfish once had a shell and bones something like a tortoise, but, ever since the Dragon King's sentence was carried out on the ancestor of the jelly fishes, his descendants have all been soft and boneless just as you see them to-day thrown up by the waves high upon the shores of Japan.”
-“The Jellyfish and the Monkey”, adapted by Yei Theodora Ozaki, _Young
Folk's Treasury_, vol. II. 1909

Useful info

Jellyfish are fragile aquatic monsters with poisonous stings. They flee to deep water when severely injured, and can be found anywhere that water occurs, apart from the first few floors of the Dungeon.

Tips & Tricks

  • Poison resistance renders their attacks virtually harmless. Failing that, having even a modest AC is likely to negate their poison.
  • If poisoned, back off and let yourself recover before fighting them later. There's no sense in letting yourself get stung to death by a monster that can't follow you on land.


Jellyfish were removed in 0.14.