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Duneberry xi icon.png
Japanese サンドフルーツ
Romaji Sandofurūtsu
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Requested by Nivia the dancer in Gleeba. (IX only)
Used as an ingredient to create items.

Duneberry is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a nutritious fruit that is a favourite of monsters that live in the desert. It originally appeared in Dragon Quest IX as a key item, but has gone on to become a crafting ingredient in other games.


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

A desert delicacy that works wonders with the skin.[1]
Icon in IX

Duneberry appears as a key item that must be collected in order to complete Quest #28: Desert Foxes. Nivia, the spokesmodel of the Desert Foxes in Gleeba, has requested ten of them. Parched peckerels will drop them after battle and they will only drop after the quest has been accepted. The quest can be repeated as many times as possible.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Duneberry is now a common material used for crafting clothing and furniture or in Alchemy to add Style or Deftness to handwear. It can be picked up from sparkly spots or dropped by various monsters including Feralbeasts, Parched peckerels, and Sweaty yetis.

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

A desert fruit filled with vitamins and minerals.[2]

Duneberries can be collected exclusively from sparkly spots in the Gallopolis Region, purchased for 150 gold each from the north campsite roving emporium in the Gallopolis Region, or commonly dropped by Cactiballs and their malicious counterparts. They can be sold for 37 gold each.

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

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolFrambiñaDerived from framboise, the French word for raspberry and piña, the Spanish word for pineapple.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBaie des dunesFrench for "dune berry".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSandbeereGerman for "sand berry".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoDeserbaccaItalian for "desert berry".


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