The weakest of the monsters native to the Elder's Recess, you'll usually find the Dodogama in the western half of AREA 8, or failing that, in AREAS 9 or 14. When pressured, it'll retreat to AREA 12, but it's lair - if it can even be called that - is in AREA 8, where the monster will unceremoniously dig itself into the rock to recuperate.
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The Dodogama bears an uncanny resemblance to the Great Jagras. The likeness is more than just body-shape, the two share a few attacks, including the barrel roll when its belly is full. Unlike the Great Jagras, however, you won't find find the Dodogama gorging itself on Aptonoths. Instead the Dodogama devours rocks, and spits them out as explosive magma. It's risky to block these medium-ranged globs of magma due to their explosive nature, as magma that lands behind or to the side of you can still deal splash damage. Instead, endeavor to roll to the side, and be wary as the Dodogama will frequently spit several times in succession. In addition, the Dodogama can also belch a spray of magma in front of its face, covering the ground in lava that will persist for a while, damaging those who tread therein. It can use these attacks interchangeably.
Not that the rocks it regurgitates are its only attacks; the Dodogama is also fond of charging, either with short charges, or longer, maw-gaping charges that leave a trail of fire behind it. Add to that an inelegant, frontwards belly-flop, lazy claw attacks and the odd tail sweep, and that's the majority of the beast's attack repertoire. A simple description of the attacks should suffice to make clear that it's safest to engage at the flanks or rear, and although it can respond to attacks at any angle, its offense is front-focused, with the magma spit being the real threat, damage-wise.
The Dodogama's weak spots are its face and tail, with the former being more receptive to damage, and the latter being severable. The head and belly are both breakable. The Dodogama is weak to Thunder, and unsurprisingly resistant to Fire. Like most creatures exclusive to the Elder's Recess, the Dodogama is weak to the Poison ailment. It's a fine source of Nourishing Extract, too, and its relative ease to hunt makes it a prospective farming target. In various quests where you encounter the Dodogama, you need to be wary of the Uragaan, which sometimes will roll through the areas the Dodogama occupies.