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Top Dogfish
Top Dogfish Battle
Sprites Top Dogfish TopDogfish2
Relatives Dogfish
Affiliations Chimera Laboratory
Appears in Mother 3
Mother 3
Status Rare Enemy
Level 48
Hit points 861
Psychic points 120
Offense 132
Defense 58
IQ 38
Speed 40
Experience reward 2032
Wealth 869
Drops Meteotite 100%
Vulnerable to PK Thunder, Paralysis
Location The pond east of the Chimera Laboratory
In-battle theme Toppling March
"This unbalanced Chimera is half legendary giant fish, the "Master of the Sea", and half plain ol' dog."
Battle Memory

The Top Dogfish is a formidable and feared non-boss enemy found in Mother 3. These chimeras are ranked as one of the rarest and the strongest opponents in-game. The Top Dogfish appears to have a head of a dog, a body of a fish, and bird claws as feet. This formidable foe can be found by Lucas and Boney during the events of Chapter 4.

Tactics and Enemy EncountersEdit

Top Dogfish are a very rare encounter in a small pond east of the Chimera Lab in Murasaki Forest. Lucas and Boney should be at a high level, with Hot Spring Eggs (if both character's HP falls below 1/3 of their total) and weapons like Pencil Rockets (for Boney to utilize, since he can't use PSI like Lucas) and Made-You-Looks (to buy both Lucas and Boney time to attack).

This atrocious enemy can deal a relatively high attack damage with its standard ramming attack. Second, it utilizes PSI with ease, such as the strong PK Freeze. Lastly, its cohorts can be the standard Dogfish, which is quite a dangerous foe in these areas. Upon its defeat, The Top Dogfish is also guaranteed to drop a Meteotite, an item that sells for 2,500 DP at a 100% rate.


  • Top Dogfish is appropriately named for 'Top Dog', an idiom meaning boss or leader.
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