Emerald moss

Emerald moss is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a verdant ball of moss that is used as a crafting ingredient.

Emerald moss
Emerald moss dqtr icon.png
Japanese 緑のコケ
Romaji Midori no koke
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

A vividly verdant piece of vegetation. Alchemise it![1]

Emerald moss can be collected at the Urdus Marshland and Western Wormwood or found randomly in the fountain at Quester's Rest if the player's inn has been fully upgraded. Lleviathan drops one and it can be dropped by Green dragons and Salamarauders. It can be sold for 40 gold.

Emerald moss used in the following alchemy recipes:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Tortoise shell
Iron cuirass
Emerald moss

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Tortoiseshell armour
Tortoise shell
Tortoiseshell x2
Emerald moss x2

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Elfin charm
Holy talisman
Elfin elixir
Emerald moss x3

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Green tights
Pop socks
Emerald moss x4

Dragon Quest XEdit

Emerald moss is used as a material for crafting weapons, armour, and furniture or in Alchemy to increase resistance against confusion. It can be purchased from a material shop for 140 gold each, picked up from sparkly spots, or dropped by certain monsters such as Medislimes.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight BelowEdit

A vivdly verdant mass of moist moss.[2]

Emerald moss can be dropped by Bubble slimes and Healslimes, found randomly in barrels and treasure chests on the Stonecloud, or received from King Flaminio in exchange for three Mini medals on the Stonecloud. It can also be received as a reward for completing the Grudge Match: Devilish Duo with silver clear time from the second time onward. It can be sold for 16 gold coins each. Emerald moss can be used in the quick recipes for the Prayer ring and Endure ring in the Alchemy Pot. Three clumps of emerald moss, along with two urns of Royal soil are required to complete Quest #30: Ideal Garden Expedition.

Dragon Quest TreasuresEdit

A shaggy mound of soft moss. Used mainly to make pellets. Mostly found on the Paternoggin and the Hinterquarters.[3]

Emerald moss can be foraged from mushrooms on the Paternoggin and the Hinterquarters or sometimes received by sending a dispatch team to the Bitterbutte Bottom or Glacier Junction Areas of the Hinterquarters. It is used for making drinks at the canteen, crafting pellets at the Werks, or for scouting monsters.

In Other LanguagesEdit

Language Translation Meaning
  EspañolMusgo esmeraldaSpanish for "emerald moss".
  FrançaisMousse émeraudeFrench for "emerald moss".
  DeutschSmaragdmoosGerman for "emerald moss".
  ItalianoMuschio verdeItalian for "green moss".


  1. Nintendo DS version.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  3. Nintendo Switch version.