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Flintstone xi icon.png
Japanese つけもの石
Romaji Tsukemono ishi
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

The Flintstone is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a heavy stone that produces sparks that is used as a crafting ingredient.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

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Flintstones can be collected on the Khaalag Coast and in the Gittish Empire, as well as having a 5% chance of being found in Rank 4 blue treasure chests. Flintstone can also be dropped by Stone golems, Living statues, Golems, Grinades, and Mad moais. It can be sold for 48 gold and is used in the following alchemy recipes:

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Flintstones are used to craft some pieces of equipment and in alchemy for adding weight and stumble resistance. It can be purchased from a material store for 110 gold or dropped by various monsters, including Living statues, Prancing pillars, Dirty dogus, Stone golems, and King squids.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Flintstones can be purchased from the roving emporium in the Manglegrove for 120 gold and sold for 30 gold. They can be received from sparkly spots in the Heliodor Region, the Heliodorian Foothills, and the Manglegrove. Two flintstones can also be found in pots in Heliodor, two in Downtown Heliodor, and one in a barrel in the Manglegrove. Flintstones have a 18 chance of being dropped by Stone golems and a 18 chance of being dropped by Living statues.

It is only used in a single recipe for the Fun-Size Forge:

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Flintstone can be dropped by Golems and Stone golems or exchanged for 3 Mini medals. It can occasionally be found in treasure chests or barrels on the Stonecloud. The flintstone can be used to create Loin-girders and the quick recipe for the Rousing ring in the Alchemy Pot and sold for 7 gold. Two stones are required to complete Quest #32: TRIKS UV THE TRAID.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Flintstone is used as an ingredient to improve various accessories and can be sold for 7 gold. It can be dropped by Living statues and Stone golems


In the original Japanese, the flintstone is known as a tsukemono ishi (つけもの石) or pickling stone, which is a heavy rock used to apply pressure in a pickle press, known as a tsukemonoki (漬物器). It is used to preserve vegetables, known as tsukemono (漬物, lit. "pickled things") and has been traditionally done in Japan before refrigeration.


A rock that's just right for setting off sparks. Alchemise it![1]
A rock that's just right for setting off sparks.[2]


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