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Crimsonite xi icon.png
Japanese ヒヒイロカネ
Romaji Hihīrokane
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Crimsonite is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a rare and incredibly strong red-hued metal that is used as a crafting ingredient.


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

A strangely strong metal that's as scarlet as the centre of the sun.[1]

Crimsonite is received as a reward for a repeat win in the Black Cup of Gallopolis's horse race, with two pieces being rewarded for winning on Difficult. Crimsonite can also be received from Krystalinda in exchange for a Serpent's soul in the postgame. In the Definitive Edition of the game, one piece of crimsonite is received as a reward for completing the quest For Eliza. It can be sold for 2,500 gold.

Crimsonite is used in the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Crimsonite can be collected from red crystals on Cinderback Ridge, but only those located in the Lumbar Lavalands area. It can occasionally received by a sending a dispatch team to the Redscale Rise area of Cinderback Ridge, as well. It can be sold for 2,500 gold.

Crimsonite is used for crafting high-end pellets at the Werks or for scouting monsters:

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolGranatitaSpanish for "garnetite", a crystalline-textured metamorphic rock overwhelmingly composed of garnet.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCarminiteFrom the French carmin and -ite.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschVermillantDerived from the English vermilion, itself originally from the Old French vermeil.
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoCremisteItalian for "crimsonite".


Crimsonite's Japanese name Hihīrokane (緋々色金) refers to a legendary metal or alloy that supposedly existed in ancient Japan.[2]It is said to be lighter than gold, but harder than diamond and is said to never rust. Many important objects were supposedly made from hihīrokane, including the Imperial Regalia of Japan. It has been featured in various pieces of fiction, such as anime, manga, and video games, as a rare and powerful metal akin to orichalcum.

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  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  2. Article on Japanese Wikipedia