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Japanese ヘアバンド
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Hairband
Found in Dragon Quest IV(remakes only)
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect None

The Hairband is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series which first appeared in Dragon Quest V. It is a basic headpiece typically reserved for female characters.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The hairband has a defence bonus of +5. It can be worn by Alena, Maya, and Meena. It only appears in remake versions of the game.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The hairband has a defence bonus of +7. It can be worn by female characters. It can be bought for 150 gold. Honey has the hairband as part of her equipment.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The hairband can be bought for 150 gold in Clearvale and sold for 112 gold. It has a defense bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +10. Milly and Ashlynn can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The hairband has a defense bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +10. It can only be equipped by Maribel and Aishe. One can be found in Maribel's room in Pilchard Bay. It can be bought for 100 gold and sold for 50 gold.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The hairband has a defence bonus of +5. It can only be worn by Jessica and is equipped by her when she joins the party. It can be bought for 150 gold in Peregrin Quay and sold for 75 gold. In the 3DS version Red can equip it as well. It can be upgraded into the Bunny ears in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a Bunny tail.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Unlike other games in the series, the hairband is a unisex piece of equipment and is worn around the forehead.

DQIX hairband.png  Hairband
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +2
Magical Might +2
Equipable by All vocations
Found Sold in Stornway
Buy Price 60
Sell Price 30
Flavor text An appealing accessory worn on the head
Notes Upgrades into Cat ears, Bunny ears, or Feather headband


Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+6, +7, +8)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
Equipable by Serena & Veronica
Found Veronica and Serena join with it equipped
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 75