Bamboo pole

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Bamboo pole
DQ Bamboo Lance.png
Japanese たけざお
Romaji Takezao
Old localizations Bamboo
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
Effect Increases the wielder's Attack.

The Bamboo pole is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series that appeared in the original Dragon Quest. This simple weapon is the weakest weapon in the game.


The pole is a simple weapon that consists of little more than a length of bamboo with one end chopped and sharpened to a point. In some illustrations, it has a rudimentary grip made of cloth near the base. The bamboo pole's position as the weakest weapon in the game would be taken over in subsequent games by the Cypress stick.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the bamboo pole was renamed to Bamboo with a picture of a pole beside it. Additionally, the Hero starts his quest with it in the Cell phone and Switch versions of the game, although it is not equipped.

Bamboo pole (たけざお Takezao)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
10 gold coins 5 gold coins Attack +2
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Spear ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Tantegel, Cantlin
Location(s) N/a
In-Game Description
Mobile A long spear made of bamboo.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

After a long hiatus, the bamboo pole made a reappearance in this game as a B-rank weapon with an Attack bonus of +3 and a Wisdom bonus of +2. It can be received during the game's limited Dragon Quest I event.


  • There is an illustration of the Prince of Cannock wielding the bamboo pole in the Official Guide Book for Dragon Quest II for the Famicom, despite the weapon not appearing in the game.


Related weapons[edit]