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Hero Frizzle.jpg

Hero Kafrizz.jpg

Luminary using Frizz, Frizzle, and Kafrizz.
User Hero
Universe Dragon Quest
Article on Dragon Quest Wiki Frizz
Unleashes fireballs that grow stronger the longer you charge them. You can store the charge by shielding while charging.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Frizz (メラ, Mera) is the Hero's neutral special move.


The move functions like an auto-charge special, which cycles between three types of projectiles depending on the charge level. A projectile can only be fired if the Hero has enough MP; if not, the move will fail, though no MP will be used. The charge level cannot be lost through a failed use, forcing the player to either wait till they have enough MP to fire the respective charge, or get KO'd.

The first use of the move in the air will cause the Hero to hover slightly. An aerial Kafrizz will also push him back slightly.

The charge levels are as follows:

  • Frizz costs 6 MP and is unleashed with little or no charging. It fires a small, weak fireball forward that travels half the distance of Final Destination). It travels rather slowly, has almost no KO potential, and deals less damage after it travels half its maximum distance (9% close, 6% far). However, it has a fast startup.
  • Frizzle (メラミ, Merami) costs 16 MP and is unleashed after some charging, denoted by the Hero's hand flashing. It fires two intertwined fireballs that travel faster and further than Frizz, and also does not lose speed while traveling. Unlike most projectiles, each fireball counts as a separate projectile, both dealing 9% (18% if both connect). Deals good horizontal knockback, allowing it to KO.
  • Kafrizz (メラゾーマ, Merazoma) costs 36 MP and is unleashed after a full charge. It is a large sphere of flames that explodes upon connecting with an opponent, dealing multiple hits and high damage (31%). It picks up speed after it is initially fired and deals excellent knockback, allowing it to KO as early as 60% near the edge of Final Destination. If the fireball hits a wall, it will explode as well, allowing it to be used for edgeguarding.


The Hero using Frizz in the Super Famicom version of Dragon Quest III

Frizz is a weak offensive spell introduced in Dragon Quest III, depicted as a fireball that attacks enemies. The move only attacks a single target, and is often learned at a low level. Frizzle and Kafrizz are stronger versions of Frizz that are learned at a higher level. These moves are depicted as larger fireballs, with Frizzle also being introduced in Dragon Quest III, and Kafrizz being introduced in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. In Smash, the move is primarily based on the spell's appearance in Dragon Quest XI.



  • Kafrizz and Zapple are the only spells Hero has that originated from a Dragon Quest spin-off, that being Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker.
  • According to the Dragon Quest XI S launch livestream, Sakurai had difficulty coming up with how to separate the three different version of Frizz to the point where he had to look up how they worked in the original game.[1]