Shiren 1 DS:Bowboy Family

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This Bowboy Family page is about the Ninendo DS release. For the Super Famicom release, see Shiren 1 SFC:Bowya Family.
For all Bowboy Family pages across the wiki, see Shiren:Bowboy Family.

Shiren 1 DS - Bowboy sprite.png
Meat Cost 2,000
Meat Value 200
Schubell Family Summon [Data needed]
HP 12
Attack 5
Defense 2
Speed Normal
Experience 6

Shiren 1 DS - Crossbowboy sprite.png
Meat Cost 4,000
Meat Value 400
Schubell Family Summon [Data needed]
HP 16
Attack 8
Defense 3
Speed Normal
Experience 11

Baby Tank
Shiren 1 DS - Baby Tank sprite.png
Meat Cost 4,500
Meat Value 450
Schubell Family Summon [Data needed]
HP 25
Attack 9
Defense 4
Speed Double
Experience 30

Mini Tank
Shiren 1 DS - Mini Tank sprite.png
Meat Cost 5,000
Meat Value 500
Schubell Family Summon [Data needed]
HP 28
Attack 14
Defense 8
Speed Double
Experience 52

The Bowboy monster family (Japanese: ボウヤー系, Bouyā Kei) consists of:

  1. Bowboy (Japanese: ボウヤー, Bouyā)
  2. Crossbowboy (Japanese: クロスボウヤー, Kurosubouyā)

and the Baby Tank monster family (Japanese: コドモ戦車) consists of:

  1. Baby Tank (Japanese: コドモ戦車, Kodomo Sensha)
  2. Mini Tank (Japanese: ちびタンク, Chibi Tanku)

Bowboys and Crossbowboys are small elf-like creatures with light brown flesh and tall pointed ears. With small grey feet and hands. Atop their head is a pointed olive elven hat, which which changes to sky blue in Crossbowboys. when attacking, a simple wooden bow materializes in front of the monster which fires an arrow at Shiren while they are knocked onto their back from the recoil.

Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks appear as Crossbowboys and Bowboys respectively, though now seated inside a simple wooden tank with a single grey arrow at the head. Now when attacking, an arrow is fired with almost no recoil effect on the monster itself.

Monster Behaviour[edit | edit source]

When not disturbed by any Status Effects, Bowboy Family Monsters only use arrows to attack Shiren, which can be from a distance in a straight line, or from directly adjacent to Shiren. They do not approach Shiren, but will situate themselves where Shiren is in a straight line of sight and can be shot at. When their target moves out of position, they will try to correct this by move closer diagonally, so that Shiren is in their line of sight once more. Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks use their Double Speed to stay as far from Shiren as possible, while using their second turn to fire an arrow.

If Shiren is further than 10 squares away from the Baby Tank, they will not attempt to shoot or move closer, but once Shiren moves into range, they will fire an arrow.

Monster Ability[edit | edit source]

Bowboy Family Monsters attack by firing Arrows:

Bowboy: Shoots Wooden Arrows.
Crossbowboy: Shoots Iron Arrows.

Both Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks move at Double Speed, they do not attack at double speed, and cannot attack twice in a turn where they have not moved once.

Baby Tank: Primarily attacks by shooting Iron Arrows, which can miss and will fall to the floor.
Mini Tank: Primarily attacks by shooting Silver Arrows, which travel through all surfaces and will always fly away.

Effect when Sealed[edit | edit source]

Levels:1 - 2: Bowboy Family Monsters will no longer fire Arrows and will now melee attack Shiren.
Levels:1 - 2 Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks will no longer move at double speed and will approach Shiren as other monsters do to melee attack.

Special Drops[edit | edit source]

  • Bowboys may drop Wooden arrows
  • Crossbowboys and Baby Tanks may drop Iron Arrows

Combat Strategy[edit | edit source]

Levels 1 - 2: Move diagonally, avoiding the monsters line of sight will prevent them from attacking until Shiren is next to them.
Levels 1 - 2: Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks will move away from Shiren when possible, but having Shiren in their view is a priority. When fleeing out of a room, they will consume both of their turns, moving out, and back into the room, where they can still be seen by Shiren. Otherwise, in large rooms use ranged attacks to defeat them, or attempt to corner the monster.

Trap Strategy[edit | edit source]

Rusty Traps will only halve the defense of Baby Tanks and Mini Tanks, but it will also decrease their speed by one level, from Double Speed:Single Attack, to Normal speed.

Meat Strategy[edit | edit source]

Levels 1 - 3: Repeatedly shoot Wooden and Iron Arrows so these can be collected and used as Shiren after changing back.
Levels 1 - 4: Shoot Arrows into hallways to ensure they are safe, or continue firing to defeat Monsters that the arrows hit.
Levels 3 - 4: Escape from enemies or fight more efficiently by moving at Double Speed.
Level 4: Attack multiple enemies at once with piercing Silver Arrows, particularly in Monster Houses. Shoot in random directions to detect clusters of entities.

Monster Meat Description[edit | edit source]

  1. Bowboy meat: Eat this to change into a Bowboy! You can fire Wooden Arrows to attack.
  2. Crossbowboy meat: Eat this to change into a Crossbowboy! You can fire Iron Arrows to attack.
  1. Baby Tank meat: Eat this to change into a Baby Tank! you'll move at double speed and fire Iron Arrows.
  2. Mini Tank meat: Eat this to change into a Mini Tank! you'll move at double speed and fire Silver Arrows.

Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

Monster Name Locations Road to the Hamlet Table Mountain Tainted Path Ceremonial Cave Ravine of the Dead Kitchen God Scroll Cave Final Puzzle
Bowboy Floor(s) 3 - 6 3 - 5 3 - 4
Crossbowboy 8 - 10 5 - 7
Baby Tank 9 - 10 10 - 13 10 - 12
Mini Tank 13 - 16 18 - 20 18 - 20

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Super Famicom
Boss-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Mashoku Bug.gif
Mashoku Bug
Cyclops-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Iron-Head.png Iron-Head Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Peetan.png Peetan Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Gaze.png Gaze Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Absorber Larva.png Absorber Larva Family
Dragon-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Impasse Dragon.png Impasse Dragon Family
Drain-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Absorber Larva.png Absorber Larva Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Wriggling Honey.png Wriggling Honey Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Spinning Polygon.png Spinning Polygon Family
Ghost-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Wood Armor.png Wood Armor Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Ether Devil.png Ether Devil Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Ghost Musha.png Ghost Musha Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Pumkorepkin.png Pumkorepkin Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Monster Daikon.png Monster Daikon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Minion of Death.png Minion of Death Family
Normal-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Soldier Ant.png Soldier Ant Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Field Raider.png Field Raider Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Shoebell.png Shoebell Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Norojo.png Norojo Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Dremlas.png Dremlas Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kimen-Musha.png Kimen-Musha Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Healer Rabbit.png Healer Rabbit Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Gyazar.png Gyazar Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Knife Gator.png Knife Gator Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Face-First Warrior.png Face-First Warrior Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Chicken.png Chicken Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Mist Hermit.png Mist Hermit Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Flame Priest.png Flame Priest Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kigni Tribe.png Kigni Tribe Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Mamul.png Mamul Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Nduba.png Nduba Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Dark Owl.png Dark Owl Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Debuta.png Debuta Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Monster Nigiri Beast.png Monster Nigiri Beast Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Bean Bandit.png Bean Bandit Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Karakuroid.png Karakuroid Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Skeleton Mage.png Skeleton Mage Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Midoro.png Midoro Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Haboon.png Haboon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Bowya.png Bowya Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Old Man Tank.png Old Man Tank Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Tauros.png Tauros Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kid Tengu.png Kid Tengu Family
Shop-Based-Type Guard Dog  •  Sheriff  •  Shopkeeper
Thief-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Gamara.png Gamara Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Theftodo.png Theftodo Family
Nintendo DS
Boss-Type Shiren 1 DS - King of the Kigny sprite.png King of the Kigny  •  Shiren 1 DS - Tainted Insect sprite.png Tainted Insect  •  Shiren 1 DS - Tainted Queen sprite.png Tainted Queen  •  Tainted Soldier.png Tainted Soldier
Curse-Type Curse Girl.png Curse Girl Family
Cyclops-Type Egg Thing.png Egg Thing Family  •  Gaze.png Gaze Family  •  Ironhead.png Ironhead Family  •  Leech Worm.png Leech Worm Family  •  Spike Bomb.png Spike Bomb Family
Dragon-Type Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Firepuff.png Firepuff Family  •  Floor Dragon.png Floor Dragon Family
Drain-Type Leech Worm.png Leech Worm Family  •  Polygon Spin.png Polygon Spin Family  •  Twisty Hani.png Twisty Hani Family
Exploding-Type Popster Tank.png Popster Tank Family  •  Spike Bomb.png Spike Bomb Family
Floating-Type Air Devil.png Air Devil Family  •  Death Reaper.png Death Reaper Family  •  Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Firepuff.png Firepuff Family  •  Flying Fowl.png Flying Fowl Family  •  Pacorepkin.png Pacorepkin Family
Ghost-Type Air Devil.png Air Devil Family  •  Cell Armor.png Cell Armor Family  •  Dead Soldier.png Dead Soldier Family  •  Death Reaper.png Death Reaper Family  •  Pacorepkin.png Pacorepkin Family  •  Skull Mage.png Skull Mage Family
Hypnotic-Type Gaze.png Gaze Family
Normal-Type Soldier Ant.png Soldier_Ant Family  •  Baby Tengu.png Baby Tengu Family  •  Bowboy.png Bowboy Family  •  Chintala.png Chintala Family  •  Dark Eye.png Dark Eye Family  •  Dark Owl.png Dark Owl Family  •  Dremlas.png Dremlas Family  •  Evil Soldier.png Evil Soldier Family  •  Field Bandit.png Field Bandit Family  •  Fluffy Bunny.png Fluffy Bunny Family  •  Gather.png Gather Family  •  Half Warrior.png Half Warrior Family  •  Hen.png Hen Family  •  Inferno.png Inferno Family  •  Kigny.png Kigny Family  •  Knifegator.png Knifegator Family  • 
Mamel.png Mamel Family  •  Mecharoid.png Mecharoid Family  •  Mini Robber.png Mini Robber Family  •  N'Duba.png N'Duba Family  •  Parthenos.png Parthenos Family  •  Piggy.png Piggy Family  •  Rice Baby.png Rice Baby Family  •  Schubell.png Schubell Family  • 
Snaky.png Snaky Family  •  Taur.png Taur Family  •  Tiger Uho.png Tiger Uho Family
Poison Herb-Type Ghost Radish.png Ghost Radish Family
Rust-Type Green Slime.png Green Slime Family
Shop-Based-Type Guard Dog  •  Sheriff  •  Shopkeeper.png Shopkeeper
Staff Attack-Type Fog Hermit.png Fog Hermit Family  •  Skull Mage.png Skull Mage Family
Thief-Type Pickpocket.png Pickpocket Family  •  Thiefwalrus.png Thiefwalrus Family

References[edit | edit source]