Small scale

The Small scale is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a tiny scale chipped off of a fish or reptile that is used as a crafting ingredient.

Small scale
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Japanese 小さなうろこ
Romaji Chīsana uroko
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.


Dragon Quest XEdit

Small scales are used as an ingredient for alchemy and blacksmithing. They can be dropped by Nail blighters and Sizzards.

Dragon Quest XIEdit

Small scales can be purchased from the roving emporium at the Manglegrove or from Nautica's item shop for 60 gold. They can also be picked up from sparkly spots in the Heliodorian Foothills, the Manglegrove, the Gallopolis Region, and the Grotta della Fonte. Small scales have a 116 chance of being dropped by Drake slimes. They are used in the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:


A fragile, fingernail-sized flake from a fish or reptile.[1]


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