Coral hairpin

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Coral hairpin
Japanese サンゴのかみかざり
Romaji Sango no kamikazari
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect None

The Coral hairpin is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series. It is a beautiful hair ornament for women carved from a piece of red coral.


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

An accessory carved from a beautiful piece of coral.[1]

The Coral hairpin has a Defence bonus of +20 and can only be equipped by Jessica and Red. It can be purchased in Baccarat for 950 gold coins and sold for 475 gold coins. Coral hairpins are also dropped by King kelps, Sirens, and Wailin' weeds. It can be used in various recipes for the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Silver tiara
Coral hairpin
Coral hairpin
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Silver platter

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Dogsbodys hood.png
Dogsbody's hood
Coral hairpin
Coral hairpin
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Tough guy tattoo

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Dogsbodys vest.png
Dogsbody's vest
DQVIII Bandit mail PS2.png
Bandit mail
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Plain clothes
Coral hairpin
Coral hairpin

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

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A piece of reef repurposed as an attractive accessory.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +20/21/22/23
Charm +33/34/35/36
Magical Might +12/13/14/15
Magical Mending +12/13/14/15
Requires 7 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
950 / 475 Sold at the item shop in Nautica.
Rarely dropped by Coralossuses and Malicious coralossuses.
Forging difficulty
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The recipe book Your Crafting Career Starts Here contains the recipe for the coral hairpin. It can be found on a bookshelf in Puerto Valor in the southernmost villa close to the beach.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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An accessory crafted from a costly coastal coral.[2]

The coral hairpin is treasure No. 130 in the Armour 2 category and can be found on the Paternoggin. Its base value is 95,000 gold.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolHorquilla de coralSpanish for "coral hairpin".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisPeigne de corailFrench for "coral comb".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschKorallen-HaarnadelGerman for "coral hairpin".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFermaglio di coralloItalian for "coral hair clip/barrette".


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo Switch version.