Boxer shorts

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Boxer shorts
DQVIII Boxer Shorts.png
Japanese ステテコパンツ
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Boxers
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV (remakes only)
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect N/a

The Boxer shorts, known as the steteco pants in Japanese, are a common piece of clothing in the Dragon Quest series that were first introduced in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride.

They are generally considered a gag piece of equipment notable for their low defensive properties and they can only be worn by male characters.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Boxer shorts have a Defense bonus of +10 and can be worn by male Warriors, Priests, Thieves, Merchants, and Gadabouts. Some can be found in Khoryv in the item shop behind a door locked by the Thief's Key, Isis, and Tantegel. They can be sold for 90 gold coins. The boxers only appear in remakes of the game.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Boxer shorts have a Defense bonus of +8. They can be obtained in Reginhart and the Fungeon (One can be found in the dungeon, with the second being a prize from Chow Mein and Foo Yung). They can only be equipped by Ragnar, Borya, and Torneko Taloon. If appraised by Torneko, he mentions that they look like they breathe nicely. Boxer shorts only appear in remakes of the game.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Boxer shorts have a Defence bonus of +15. Some can be found in Lodestar Harbour, Helmunaptra, and Gotha Castle; they can also be purchased on the Faerie Lea T'N'T board for 10 Gold. They are worn by Sancho when he joins and can only be worn by him and some of the monster companions.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Boxer shorts have a Defense bonus of +10 and can be sold for 75 gold coins. A pair of them is dropped by Bigg & Liddle at the hut north of Wellshire.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The boxer shorts have a Defence bonus of +8 (+5 in the 3DS Version), but they decrease Style by 100 points. They can only be worn by the Hero, Kiefer, Ruff, and Sir Mervyn. If appraised, it is mentioned that they seem to be a bit stained. One pair can be found in Emberdale in the present near the town's hot springs. If equipped with the Pot lid, they provide a Style bonus of +30 when being graded for the Best Dressed contest of the Excellence Grading Organisation.

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

The Boxer shorts have a Defence bonus of +8 and only Yangus can wear them. Oddly enough, they cannot be worn by Morrie in the 3DS version. They cannot be purchased anywhere, but can be sold for 50 gold and are found in various locations throughout the game, the earliest being in the Region of Farebury. They can be used to make the Leather kilt and Robe of serenity in the Alchemy Pot. They can also be created using the alchemy recipe of Bandit's grass skirt + Bandana.

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

DQIX boxer shorts.png  Boxer shorts
Defence +2
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price 30 gold coins
Sell Price 15
Flavor text Underwear by men, for men.
Notes Sold in Angel Falls.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Sacksquatches.
Upgrades to Boomer briefs or Leather kilt.
Exclusive for men.

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

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]


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Location Info
Various locations Lucky bag enemy item drop
Caliburn Cave Lucky Bag in treasure chest
Castle Avalonia Hidden in barrel outside Stilleto's shop

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In the original Japanese version, the boxer shorts are known as the steteco pants, a type of loose cotton shorts traditionally worn by Japanese men underneath kimonos or hakama as underwear, particularly during the summer.


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