Papillon pendant

The Papillon pendant is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series. It is designed to protect the wearer from having their MP drained.

Papillon pendant
Papillon pendant xi icon.png
Japanese ようせいの首かざり
Romaji Yōsei no kubikazari
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Effect Increases the wearer's resistance to MP-draining effects.
Increases the wearer's max HP and MP. (X and XI only)
Reduces the effect of enemy dances. (Heroes II only)


Dragon Quest XEdit

The Papillon pendant has a Defence bonus of +2, a Style bonus of +5, a max HP and MP bonus of +2, and increases resistance against MP-draining effects by 25%. With accessory synthesis, the Defence and MP-draining resistance can be increased further. The pendant can be dropped rarely by Cyclopses.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Papillon pendant  
A nice little necklace that increases max. HP and MP, and also protects against MP-draining attacks.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +3
Max HP +10/11/13/15
Max MP +10/11/13/15
Requires 9 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 1,950 Received as a reward for completing the quest One of Doze Days. (Definitive Edition only)
Forging difficulty
  x2 +   +  

The recipe book Next-Level Neckwear contains the recipe for the papillon pendant. It can be found on a bookshelf in the Biblothèque at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles.

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

   Papillon pendant
MP Drain Resistance +40.0%
Quick Recipe Thinkincense x3 + Belle cap x2*
Classic Recipe Thinkincense x2 + Spellbound bough*
Luxury Recipe Thinkincense + Gold chain*
Equipable by All Characters
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 300
Flavor text This enchanted amulet prevents people from pinching your MP.

The quick recipe for the papillon pendant can be received from King Flaminio in exchange for 2 Mini medals onboard the Stonecloud, while the classic and luxury recipes can be dropped rarely by Drackies.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's EndEdit

The Papillon pendant reduces the effect of enemy dances by 40%. Once it has been fully upgraded, the effect will be reduced by 80% and it will also grant a Magical Might bonus of +18. The pendant can be received by exchanging six Mini medals once or it can be dropped by Treefaces and Antiquitrees.


A nice little necklace that increases max. HP and MP, and also protects against MP-draining attacks.[1]
This enchanted amulet prevents people from pinching your MP.[2]
An amulet that sharpens wits and dampens dance effects.[3]

Related itemEdit

  • Elfin charm - An accessory with similar art, but with completely different effects.


  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.