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DQVIII Bandana.png
Japanese バンダナ
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Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Increases wearer's Defence.

The Bandana is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series. It is the least protective piece of headwear in games that it appears. Although the bandana was bright red when it first appeared, later games in the series changed the color to light blue.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The bandana has a Defence bonus of +1. The iconic red bandana can only be worn by the Hero and is equipped by him at the beginning. It always shows up on his head unless he is wearing a special costume. The bandana can be used in various recipes for the Alchemy Pot, including Boxer shorts, Leather kilt, Turban, Mercury's bandana, and Dogsbody's hood. Bandanas can be purchased from Peregrin Quay for 45 gold coins and sold for 22 gold coins. They are also dropped by Bodkin archers, Mummy boys, Blood mummies, Skullriders,

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX bandana.png  Bandana  (DS)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +1
Magical Mending +2
Equipable by All Vocations
Found Buy in Angel Falls or Stornway
20% chance in rank 13 dressers
Buy Price 45
Sell Price 22
Flavor text A bog-standard band to wrap around the bonce

|notes=Upgrades into Trailblazing bandana. }}

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+2, +3, +4)
Equipable by Hero, Erik, Sylvando, Rab, Hendrik
Found Sold in Cobblestone & Heliodor
Buy Price 45
Sell Price 22
Flavor text A simple strip of cloth that provides a modest amount of protection for the head.

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisFoulardHeadscarf

See also[edit]


A normal cloth bandana. A favourite of Hero's.[1]



  1. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS version