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DQVIII Cowpat.png
Japanese うしのふん
Romaji Ushi no fun
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items. (VIII to X)

Cowpat is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. In many games, it used as an ingredient for alchemy.


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

A fragrant pile of cow manure.[1]

Cowpat can be found in pots and barrels in Pickham, the Swordsman's Labyrinth, Arcadia, and Dark Empycchu, as well as being dropped by Bullfinches, Flyguys, Buffalo wings, Bulldozers, Freeze flies, and Beelzebuzzes. It can be sold for a mere 3 gold coins.

Cowpat is used in the following alchemy recipes:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Mystifying mixture
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Holy water
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Wing of bat

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Rusty old sword
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Liquid metal sword
DQVIII Mystifying mixture.png
Mystifying mixture

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Raging bull helm
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Mythril helm
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Fresh milk

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

Fragrant fallout from a farmyard favourite. Alchemise it![2]
Icon in IX

Cowpat can be collected from Zere and can also be dropped by Bags o' laughs, Mudrakers, and Swinoceroses. Seven pieces of cowpat, along with three pieces of horse manure, are required to complete Quest #52: Tall Order Cook and it can also be used to complete Quest #13: All Fired Up. Cowpat can be sold for 2 gold.

Cowpat is only used in a single recipe:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Mystifying mixture
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Belle cap
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Manky mud

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Cowpat, along with horse manure, can be used as fertilizer for growing crops or in Alchemy to add a Sap effect to weapons. It can be picked up from sparkly spots or dropped by certain monsters.

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

A still-steaming mound of moo manure.[3]
Icon in XI

One piece of cowpat can be found in a barrel at Sniflheim and another in the Heliodor Dungeons. Unlike other games, it is not used as a material for item crafting and can simply be sold for 1 gold.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A bad-smelling blob brought about by bovine bowel movement.[4]

Cowpat is Treasure No. 312 in the Items category and can be found on the Hinterquarters. Its base value is 22,000 gold.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolBoñigaSpanish for "dung".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBouse de vacheFrench for "cow dung".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschKuhfladenGerman for "cowpat".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoEscremento di muccaItalian for "cow dung".


Related items[edit]


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  4. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.