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The bamboo lance or bamboo spear is a recurring spear in the Dragon Quest series. It is cheap, but not very powerful.

Bamboo lance
DQ Bamboo Lance.png
Japanese たけざお
たけのやり
たけやり
Old localizations Bamboo lance
Pole
Bamboo spear
Bamboo pole
Found in Dragon Quest I
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Buy for 10-85 gold
Sell for 5-25 gold
Effect N/a

CharacteristicsEdit

This spear is a primitive weapon made from a length of bamboo sharpened to a point at the end. In some of the games, the spear or pole has some cloth wrapped around it as a rudimentary grip for ease of use. Typically it is one of the weakest, if not the weakest, weapon that appears in the game. Eventually, this position would be taken by the cypress stick in later games.

In the Japanese versions of the games, the bamboo pole from the original Dragon Quest, the bamboo spear from V to VII, and the bamboo lance that appeared in IX and X are considered three different weapons, but for the sake of simplicity, all three weapons have been combined for this article.

AppearancesEdit

Dragon QuestEdit

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the bamboo pole was renamed to Bamboo with a picture of a pole beside it. Additionally, Hero starts his quest with it in the Mobile, Android, and iOS versions of the game, although it is not equipped.

Bamboo pole (たけざお Takesao) 
Buy Sell Attributes
10 gold 5 gold Attack +2
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
  Spear   NO
Shop(s) Brecconary, Cantlin
Location(s)
In-Game Description
Mobile A long spear made of bamboo.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary LineEdit

Although the bamboo pole does not appear in the game, there is an artwork of the Prince of Cannock appearing to carry the bamboo pole.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

The bamboo spear has an attack bonus of +5. It can be purchased in Whealbrook at the beginning for 50 gold.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

Carver starts with this equipped in his inventory.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The bamboo spear has an attack bonus of +5 and a style bonus of +1. It can be bought at Estard and Ballymolloy in the past for 50 gold. All characters can equip it.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

   Bamboo lance  (DS)
Attack +6
Found Equipped by any Priest that joins from Patty's Party Planning Place.
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Paladin, Omnivocational Spearmaster
Buy Price 85
Sell Price 8
Flavor text A simple spear fashioned from fresh bamboo.
Notes Sold in Stornway.

DescriptionsEdit

GameDescription
A long spear made from bamboo.
Doesn't appear to have any special effect.[1]

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See alsoEdit

ReferenceEdit

  1. Mobile, Android, iOS and Nintendo DS versions