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Gotha is a kingdom in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride.

The castle is surrounded by thick forests and impassable mountains, and is located south of a lake which empties into the ocean. Due to its extreme isolation, Battenburg is the only nearby settlement and the mountain town boasts an incredible view of the kingdom.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Gotha is the home town of King Pankraz, and therefore the birthplace of The Hero as well. It is first shown in the opening cutscene of the game where Pankraz is anxiously waiting for the birth of his son, and is where the player names the Hero. During the second generation of the game, the Hero returns to Gotha and claims the throne from his steward uncle to the joy of the citizens, but also to the quiet frustration of the chancellor, who plays coy and insists that the Hero must first prove himself before taking the throne.

Each King of Gotha must pass a trial in the nearby Riteof Passage to prove their worth before they are allowed to ascend the throne. Simultaneous to this challenge is that the Hero's wife has entered the final stages of her pregnancy and will give birth shortly, preventing her from accompanying her husband. The Hero succeeds in the trail in spite of a would-be assassination attempt, and returns to Gotha to find that he is the proud father of twins. This sends the citizens of Gotha into a celebratory frenzy and clamor for a night of revelry. The food and drinks were laden with sedatives, however, and the Hero awakens after sensing something is wrong and discovered that monsters have kidnapped his wife. Thankfully, the nursemaid was taking care of the newborns and did not sample the poisoned food, hiding the infants under the bed and sparing them their mother's fate. She warns the Hero that this happened during the night of his own birth, and he sets out to recover his wife.

After the petrification of the Hero and his wife at Knightmare Towers and the death of the traitorous chancellor, the Hero's uncle takes control of the throne once again for eight years, relinquishing it once the twins have revived their father. The children, Sancho, and Tuppence the guardsman then join the Hero as he sets outs to recover his wife and rid the world of the order of Zugzwang once and for all. Gotha thus becomes the base of operations for the player in the third generation, with Monty, Patty, and Rainbow's End gold bank setting up shop in second floor.

Shops and services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25Zooms to last visited town
ICON-Rockbomb shard.png Rockbomb shard450Creates a bang when thrown at enemies
ICON-Paxa punch.png Paxa Punch600gDoubles attack
ICON-Scale shield.png Scale shield180g+7 defence
ICON-Fur hood.png Fur hood400g+11 defence
ICON-Tortoise shell.png Tortoise shell2500g+33 defence

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Edged boomerang.png Edged boomerang1500+25 attack
ICON-Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer1800+30 attack
ICON-Steel fangs.png Steel fangs2000+35 attack
ICON-Serpent sword.png Serpent sword3900+42 attack
ICON-Fire claw.png Fire claw4700+53 attack
ICON-Dream blade.png Dream blade6300+55 attack

ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Shimmering dress.png Shimmering dress8000+45 defence
ICON-Silver mail.png Silver mail4800+40 defence
ICON-Silver cuirass.png Silver cuirass5000+40 defence
ICON-Dragon mail.png Dragon mail7500+50 defence
ICON-Tempest shield.png Tempest shield4700+35 defence
ICON-Iron mask.png Iron mask3500+25 defence


(The treasures in G2 can be obtained in G3.)

Generation Two[edit]
Generation Three[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPankraz
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisGothaSame as English name
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschHumburgPun on "Humbug" and "Burg" (castle)
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoDenim

Map & Gallery[edit]