Black tortoise fan

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Black tortoise fan
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Japanese げんぶのおうぎ
Romaji Genbu no ōgi
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Effect Deals earth-elemental damage when attacking.

The Black tortoise fan is a fan that appears in Dragon Quest IX and is the upgraded version of the Tortoiseshell fan. It features the design of a black tortoise intertwined with a snake.


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

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An earthy fan furnished with the mark of a mythical beast.[1]
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Attack +64
Style +53
Inflicts 110% damage to Aquatics.
Deals earth-elemental damage when attacking.
Price Location
N/a / 5,100 Alchemy only.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Tortoiseshell fan
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Royal soil x3
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In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAbanico Tortuga NegraSpanish for "Black Tortoise fan".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisÉventail Tortue noireFrench for "Black Tortoise fan".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSchwarzschild-FächerGerman for "black shield fan".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoVentaglio Tortuga NeraItalian for "Black Tortoise fan".


  • The fan is named after and features the Black Tortoise, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. In Chinese, it is known as Xuanwu and in Japan, it is known as Genbu. It is often depicted as a tortoise intertwined with a snake. It represents the north and the season of winter.

Related weapons[edit]


  1. Nintendo DS version.