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Seed of life

A seed of life (originally translated as Acorn of Life) is an item that permanently raises HP to whoever eats it. It can give off 4-6 HP points. Seeds of life can be found in treasure chests, pots, drawers, or some enemies may drop them. They cannot be bought at shops.

Seed of life
Old localizations LifeAcorn
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for n/a
Sell for n/a
Effect Permanently raises the HP of a single party member.



Dragon QuestEdit

Due to text limitations in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest, seed of life was renamed to LifeAcorn.

Seed of life (いのちのきのみ inochi no kinomi) 
Buy Sell Effect
N/A 150 gold Found only in the remake versions. Increases HP permanently by +4 ~ 6. Consumed after a single use.
Can Be Used Outside Of Battle? Can Be Used In Battle?
  YES   NO
Shop(s) This item is not sold in any shop.
Location(s) Rimuldar, Grave of Galen, and Breconnary
In-Game Description
Mobile Increases max. HP by 4-6 points.

Dragon Quest IIEdit

Dragon Quest IIIEdit

Smackanapes, and Ethereal serpents carry seeds at 164, and Rottenweilers, Boreal serpents, King squids, Tentaculars, and Putrefidos at 1128.

Dragon Quest IVEdit

They can be sold for 187 gold coins. Tessie will sell them in Torneko's shop for 375.

Dragon Quest VEdit

Dragon Quest VIEdit

Dragon Quest VIIEdit

Dragon Quest VIIIEdit

It increases the maximum HP of a character and can be sold for 18 Gold Coins.

Dragon Quest IXEdit

A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's maximum health. They can be sold for 20 gold. Rarity 1/5


Increases maximum HP by 4-6 points.[1]
Any party member can eat this to increase maximum HP.[2]
Any party member can eat this to increase maximum HP.[2]
Permanently increases the maxmimum HP of a single ally.[3]