Armor shops are where new more protective armour can be purchased in the Dragon Quest series.
Types of armour include body armor, shields, and helmets. Buying better armor means taking less damage from foes, allowing the player to stay alive longer. Better armour costs more gold, so money must be saved to buy even better armour. Each armor shop tends to carry something different and some even carry weapons. Not every character can equip the same armour, so the player must be careful of what is purchased.
Notable armour shop
The armour shop merchant if spoken to at various points during night behind the counter.