Garish garb

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Garish garb
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Japanese はでなふく
Romaji Hade no fuku
Old localizations Flashy clothes
Flashy coat
Glam coat
Punk fashion[1]
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest Treasures
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (1991)
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.

The Garish garb is a recurring piece of clothing in the Dragon Quest series. It is a gaudy set of clothes typically reserved for sillier characters that provides a surprising amount of protection.


The garb has had a few distinct designs over the series history. In the illustration for the Famicom version of III, it is a long purple coat with yellow fur lining decorated with five-pointed stars and fringe. The female gadabout wears it over a blue leather ensemble, red stockings with a zigzag design, and pink-pointed heels. She completes the look with an outrageous bouffant hairstyle, crescent moon earrings, a variety of belts, bracelets, rings, and necklaces, along with a blue star on her cheek. In the illustration in the Super Famicom version of III, the garish garb is now a long pink star-spangled coat accessorized with various embellishments and decorations.

In VII, the garish garb is now a long orange coat with rounded sleeves slashed to show indigo fabric underneath, a bushy fur collar around the neck, and a pair of lime-green sashes with repeating purple triangle designs hanging from the waist. The design was altered slightly in IX, with the coat now featuring a purple zigzag design at the end of the sleeves and the robe's hem, along with only a single green sash hanging from the waist.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Garish garb has a Defence bonus of +28. It can only be equipped by Gadabouts and can be purchased for 1,300 gold at Persistence and sold for 975 gold. Garish garbs can also be dropped by Goodybags. One set can also be found in a treasure chest on the 5th floor of the Pyramid. In the NES version of the game, the garish garb is the armour with the highest Defence bonus for a Goof-Off, excluding female-only equipment.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The Garish garb has a Defence bonus of +28 and a Style bonus of +35. It can be equipped by the Hero, Ruff, and Sir Mervyn. It can be purchased at Gröndal for 2,500 gold and sold for 1,250. One set can also be found in Greenthumb Gardens in Burdock's mansion in the past, as well El Ciclo and Aeolus Vale in the present. Garish garbs are also dropped by Delusionists and Captain catastrophes.

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

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DQIX Garish garb.png
Ta-daa! Glitzy, some say gaudy, garb for stars of the stage.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +12
Style +14
All Vocations
Exclusive for men.
Price Location
660 / 330 Sold in Coffinwell.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Sluggers.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Garish garb is Treasure No. 128 in the Armour 2 category and can be found on the Maneland. Its base value is 250,000 gold.

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A gaudy garment for glitzy, glamorous gadabouts.[2]

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai[edit]

In the 1991 anime series, the garish garb makes an appearance as one of the many outfits that Leona tries on at Bengarna's department store before she eventually settles on a set of wayfarer's clothes. The design resembles the illustration for the Famicom version of III.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAtuendo estridenteSpanish for "garish/loud attire".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisTenue voyanteFrench for "flashy outfit".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGrelles GewandGerman for "garish/loud robe".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoAbito maliziosoItalian for "mischievous garment".



  1. Dragon Quest III Official Guide Book
  2. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.