Waterfall Shack

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The Waterfall Shack[1] is a location of the Farebury Region in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is found upon going around the mountain of the Waterfall Cave and is home to a single old man.


The Hero and his party visit the old man of Waterfall Hut several times throughout their quest, with the first visit involving the retrieval of his missing toolbag by a red tree east of Farebury. Afterwards, he takes notice of Munchie stating that he's no ordinary mouse and will give The Hero a portion of Cheese from time to time.

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  • The Hermit living in the hut is a Dragovian. When first met he hints to know what (and who) Munchie is. This is why he continuously offers several pieces of Cheese to the Hero. If the Hero returns to his hut after Munchie identity is revealed an extra cutscene will play where he outright confirms he knew Chen Mui's identity, and in a post cutscene dialogue he addresses himself as a Dragovian.


Searching the hut[edit]

Retrieving the tool bag[edit]

After getting the Ship[edit]

Before arriving at the Black Citadel[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]

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(Additional monsters after the fall of the Black Citadel)


The 3DS version gives the old man's dialogue audio to accompany the text which was absent from the English PlayStation 2 version.


  • The Hermit living in the hut can be summoned in battle with the use of Yangus's ultimate Humanity skill, Golden Oldies, which summons a stampede of people composed by various side characters to crush the enemy.

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolCabaña en lo alto de la cascada
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCabane au sommet de la cascade
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschHütte oben am Wasserfall
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBaita in cima alla cascata


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  1. Name is shown to be Shack on top of Waterfall upon saving and checking the file.