Items List [Dragon Quest 8 3DS/ DQVIII 3DS]

This section contains information on the different items obtainable in the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Details including the effects, locations and price are also summarized.

Note: This information will be updated regularly.

Name Effect How to Obtain Price

Medicinal herb
Restores around 30-40 HP on use Can be purchased from the item shop 8

Strong medicine
Restores around 50-70 HP on use Medicinal herb + Medicinal herb N/A

Special medicine
Restores around 90-120 HP on use Strong medicine + Strong medicine N/A

Rose-root
Restores around 70-90 HP on use Medicinal herb + Medicinal herb + Medicinal herb
Medicinal Herb + Strong Medicine
N/A

Amor seco essence
Restores around 70-90 HP on use Holy water + Strong medicine 120

Antidotal herb
Removes poison effect Can be purchased from the item shop 10

Strong antidote
Removes poison effect. Restores around 30-40 HP on use. Antidotal herb + Medicinal herb N/A

Special antidote
Removes poison effect. Restores around 60-80 HP on use Medicinal herb + Antidotal herb + Antidotal herb
Moonwort bulb + Strong Medicine
N/A

Moonwort bulb
Removes paralysis and wakes up all party members Can be purchased from the item shop 30

Rose-wort
Removes paralysis. Restores around 60-80 HP on use Medicinal herb + Medicinal herb + Moonwort bulb
Moonwort bulb + Strong medicine
N/A

Moon’s mercy
Removes paralysis. Restores around 60-80 HP on use Moonwort bulb + Moonwort bulb + Moonwort bulb N/A

Lesser panacea
Removes paralysis and poison effect. Restores all HP on use Special medicine + Special medicine N/A

Greater panacea
Removes paralysis and poison effect. Restores all HP on use Special medicine + Special medicine + Special medicine or Lesser panacea + Rose-root + Rose-wort N/A

Yggdrasil leaf
Revives one fallen party member Styx Tree (East of Baccarat at dawn) or bought from the girl at Argonia 1000

Yggdrasil dew
Recovers all party members HP Magic water + Yggdrasil leaf N/A

Magic water
Restores around 30-40 MP on use Holy water + Seed of magic or bought from Tryan Gulley or Pickham Casino (100 Casino Tokens) 300

Elfin elixir
Restores all MP on use Magic water + Yggdrasil dew 300

Holy water
Repels weaker enemies Amor seco essence + Rock salt 20

Chimaera wing
Casts Zoom Wing off bat + Wing of bat 25

Mystifying mixture
Casts Fuddle Antidotal herb + Medicinal herb + Moonwort bulb
Cowpat + Holy water + Wing of bat
N/A

Rockbomb shard
50-100 damage on all enemies Can be purchased from item shops in Arcadia or Tryan Gulley 450

Sage’s stone
Restores around 100-120 HP on all party members Gold nugget + Orichalcum + Yggdrasil dew N/A

Timbrel of tension
Increases all party members’ tension by one level Magic beast hide + Sun crown + Tough guy tattoo N/A

Seed of life
Augments max HP N/A

Seed of magic
Augments max MP N/A

Seed of strength
Augments strength N/A

Seed of defence
Augments resilience N/A

Seed of agility
Augments agility N/A

Seed of wisdom
Augments wisdom N/A

Seed of skill
Adds 5 skill points Can be purchased once from the Mystical Shop in Arcadia 2000 (one time offer)

Baumren’s bell
Summons a great sabrecat Chateau Felix N/A

Important Items

Name Effect How to Obtain

Godbird’s Soulstone
Used in field areas to fly Dark Godbird’s Eyrie

Crystal Ball
Return this to Kalderasha Waterfall Cave

Tool Bag
Return this to its owner for a reward Farebury Region (on field)

Jessica’s Letter
A note left behind by Jessica. Alexandria (examine)

World map
Can be viewed in field areas. Maella abbey

Venus’ Tear
A beautiful gemstone shaped like a teardrop Swordsman’s Labyrinth
Moonshadow Harp A royal treasure from Asscantha that contains some sort of mysterious power. Castle of Ascantha (Key item)

Sand of Serenity
A phial of mysterious powder received from Felix Use this on a phantom sabrecat

Lizard Humour
Use this before eentering Royal Haunting Ground Argonia

Argon Heart
A crimson-coloured gemstone obtained by defeating an Argon lizard Defeat an Argon Lizard (Key item)

Great Big Argon Heart
A jumbo-sized Argon heart obtained through the party’s hard work on the royal hunting ground Defeat a Great Big Argon Lizard (Key item)

Magic Mirror
Must be restored through same process to the sun mirror. Argonia (examine)

Sun Mirror
Set this in the pedestal at the Dark Ruins Receive by recharging the magic mirror.

Kran Spinels
Requested by Dominico in Arcadia Tower of Alexandra (examine)

“The Big Book of Barriers”
Requested by Dominico in Arcadia Arcadia (bookshelf)

Marta’s Bag
Martha asks you to take this to Marek. Marta’s Cottage

Illuminated Sea Chart
Updates your world map with a Pirate’s Cove

Darktree Leaf
Guides user to a source of great evil Tryan Gully

Echo Flute
Plays a special tune when Empycchu

Gold Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Silver Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Red Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Blue Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Green Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Yellow Orb
Unknown… Unknown…

Purple Orb
Unknown… Master Rylus’ house in Farebury

Godbird Sceptre
Has some significance to an important battle Empycchu

Thief’s Key Recipe
Updates your recipe list Farebury (on ground)

Eros’ Bow Recipe
Updates your recipe list Farebury (on ground)

Imp Knife Recipe
Updates your recipe list Trodain Castle (on ground)

Dragon Slayer Recipe
Updates your recipe list Savella Cathedral (on ground)
Morrie’s Memo #1 Contains hint for quest Monster Arena
Morrie’s Memo #2 Contains hint for quest Monster Arena
Morrie’s Memo #3 Contains hint for quest Monster Arena
Monster Arena Key Unlocks Monster Arena main entrance Monster Arena

Other Items

Name Effect How to Obtain Price

Mini medal
Exchanged for prizes Complete a side quest N/A

Copper Monster Coin
Can be sold to shops Certain infamous monsters 200

Silver Monster Coin
Can be sold to shops Certain infamous monsters 500

Gold Monster Coin
Can be sold to shops Certain infamous monsters 1000

Thief’s Key
Opens certain locked treasure chests Alchemy only N/A

Magic Key
Opens all treaure chests Trodain Castle (chest) N/A

Ultimate Key
Opens all treasure chests and doors Marta’s Cottage N/A

Source:

Birlew, D. (2006). Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Official Strategy Guide. Indianapolis, Indiana: BradyGAMES.

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