Nemean is one of the enigmatic grotto bosses from Dragon Quest IX. Nemean is a powerful lion of legend with dragon wings and a tail.

It is probably the most enigmatic of all the grotto bosses since it seems to resemble another monster, Nodoph, to some extent. Apparently it combines the best of nature's best attributes and it's beloved by the Almighty. He's weak to darkness so using Zam and Funereal Fource may help, he also doesn't have that much speed.



Its name is most likely derived from the mythical Nemean Lion.

  • It is sometimes called "The Nemean".