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Alchemy is process in which new items can be created from existing ones in Dragon Quest games. In Dragon Quest VIII and IX, the process is controllable by the player and is a means of creating new items manually.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Alchemy is mentioned in Dragon Quest IV in relation to Meena and Maya's father. He is said to have found a way of creating gold using alchemy. This discovery is related to the Secret of Evolution and the demise of their father.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

In Dragon Quest IX, the player can use alchemy to create items. To do so, the player must use the Krak Pot at Quester's Rest. The Krak Pot does not become available until after the gate east of Stornway opens part-way into the game. Erinn then puts the Krak Pot on the counter for usage.

Alchemy is best used in Dragon Quest IX in relation to recipes. Recipes can be found by searching bookcases throughout the game. Recipes can be found for both common and rare items and is a popular method of obtaining items. Players may also choose to manually mix items which may or may not produce a resulting item. If an item is not made, the reagents are returned to the player and are NOT CONSUMED.

Alchemy Recipes[edit]

See main article List of alchemy recipes in Dragon Quest IX

Alchemy Ingredients (Reagents)[edit]

See main article List of alchemy ingredients in Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

In Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, the Krak Pot must be found on Mt. Krakatroda. It requires the use of recipes, most of which are acquired from rescued slimes.


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