Plain clothes

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"An unremarkable garment made of cotton."

—Description of the plain clothes in Dragon Quest VIII
Plain clothes
DQVIII Plain Clothes.png
Kana ぬののふく
Localized As Clothes
Cloth armor
Plain clothes
Found in Dragon Quest I
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest Builders
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect various, see article

Plain clothes (formerly called just clothes) are a common piece of equipment in nearly every installment of the Dragon Quest series. They are usually the least protective piece of equipment in the game. Even so, they are certainly better than wearing nothing and it does lessen the damage inflicted by the enemy, especially at the start of a again.

Characteristics[edit]

The plain clothes consist of a light yellow or beige tunic made of thick cloth and secured only with a blue belt around the waist. In earlier entries in the series, the plain clothes also included of a pair of trousers as well, even though there was no separate item slot for leg equipment. Plain clothes can be commonly found in the dressers and cupboards of villagers' homes in practically every game. Many of the characters throughout the series start their adventure with nothing more than the plain clothes on their back.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

The plain clothes have a defence bonus of +2 and can be bought at Tantegel's village for 20 gold. Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the plain clothes are simply known as Cloth with a symbol of armor besides it.

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +2 and can be sold for 23 gold. They can be equipped by all three characters and the Princess of Moonbrooke joins the party with them equipped.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +4. They can be worn by all classes. Any character created through Patty's Party Planner will come with them equipped.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +4. They can be bought for 10 gold in Zalenagrad and sold for 7 gold. All party members can equip them. The Hero, Borya, and Torneko are wearing them in their initial equipment.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +4. They can be bought for 30 gold and all party members can equip them. The Hero is equipped with them at the beginning of the game.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The plain clothes can be equipped by all party members except for slime allies (Goowain is an exception). They have a defence bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. They cannot be bought, but they can be sold for 22 gold. The Hero is equipped with them at the start of the game and Gustodians can drop them.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. Everyone can wear them. They can be bought for 30 gold in Pilchard Bay, Estard, and L'Arca and sold for 15 gold. The Hero and Maribel have them equipped at the beginning of the game.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The plain clothes have a defense bonus of +4. Everyone can wear them. They can be bought in Farebury for 30 gold and sold for 15 gold. Its in-game description is "An unremarkable garment made from cotton." The Hero has them equipped at the beginning of the game. Plain clothes can be upgraded to the wayfarer's clothes using the Alchemy Pot by combining them with another set of plain clothes.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX plain clothes.png  Plain clothes  (DS)
Defense +2
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipment Class Clothing
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price 30
Sell Price 3
Flavor text A bog-standard bit of kit made of common cloth.
Notes Buy in Angel Falls.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Bodkin archers.

Any character created with Patty's Party Planner will start out equipped with these clothes.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Descriptions[edit]

GameDescription
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Doesn't appear to have any special effects.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolVestimenta NormalLiterally normal vestments

Trivia[edit]

  • The anime series Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei makes a humorous reference to the plain clothes in an imagine spot as being the bare minimum for an adventurer, along with the cypress stick and pot lid.

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