Gringham whip

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"When this most wondrous of whips is cracked, the whole world stands still! Or is that due to who is wielding it...?"

—Gringham Whip card from Dragon Quest: Scan Battlers

Gringham whip
Japanese グリンガムのムチ
Romaji Guringamu no muchi
Old localizations Ultimate whip
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Treasures
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi
Dragon Quest: Scan Battlers
Effect Targets all enemies when attacking. (VIII only)

The Gringham whip is a recurring whip in the Dragon Quest series. It is usually one of the strongest, if not the strongest, whip in the game and occasionally has the ability to attack all enemies instead of a single group.


The whip has had three distinctive designs throughout the series' history. In the Super Famicom versions of III, V, and VI, the Gringham whip had a beautiful silver and gold handle with a filigree design, decorated with various red and blue gemstones, and featured three lashes with deadly blades at the ends. The second design, featured in VII, as well as remake versions of IV, V, and VI, consists of a blue and teal-coloured handle with three lashes, each with a sharp arrowhead-shaped blade at the end, as well as another arrowhead-shaped blade on the end of the handle. Starting with VIII, the Gringham whip now had a red and gold handle and three teal cords braided into a single lash with three arrowhead-shaped blades at the end, along with one of the same blades on the back of the handle. This was done in order to have all whips in the game have the same attack animations.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Gringham whip has an attack bonus of +105, and hits an entire group. It can be wielded by the Hero, Warriors, Thieves, Gadabouts, and Sages. One can be found at the Dragon Queen's Pachisi Track, another is found in the Ice Cave in the GBC version. It only appears in remake versions of the game. In the mobile version, it is the final prize obtained from the mini medal collector in Aliahan after turning in 100 medals.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Gringham whip has an Attack bonus of +125 and can only be wielded by Alena, Maya, and Meena. It targets a single group of enemies when attacking, being the only weapon to do so in remake versions. It can be obtained by turning in 60 mini medals to King Minikin at Minikin's Dominion and is only available in remake versions of the game.

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

The Gringham whip has an Attack bonus of +100 and can be equipped by Bianca, Nera, Debora, Harry, the daughter, Prestidigitator, Ghost, Hulagan, Old man of the sea, Epipany, Wiz pip, Conkuistador, Conkjurer, Powie yowie, Cross eye, Flamethrower, Minidemon, Hellion, and Beastmaster. It can be purchased as a Casino prize for 250,000 tokens. A diligent player is able to obtain the whip as early as the events at Fortuna if they earn enough tokens. It can be sold for 10,000 gold (15,000 in the original Super Famicom version), but it is not recommended to do so.

This deadly whip can attack a whole group of enemies at once.[1]

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Gringham whip has an Attack bonus of +145, a Style bonus of +57, and can only be equipped by Ashlynn. It is the strongest weapon in the game and can be found at the Seabed Vault after defeating a duo of Überkilling machines. The whip cannot be sold in any shop.

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

The Gringham whip has an Attack bonus of +145, a Style bonus of +57, and can be equipped by the Hero, Maribel, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. It is the strongest weapon in the game and can be obtained from the Medal King by turning in 105 Mini medals.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The Gringham whip has an Attack bonus of +127, and is easily Jessica's most powerful weapon. Unlike other whips, it can attack all enemies instead of a single group. It can be purchased as a casino prize at Baccarat for 200,000 tokens. In the Nintendo 3DS version, it can also be equipped by Red.

A legendary whip capable of hitting all enemies in a single lash.[2]

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

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A fantastic flail that can attack all foes at once.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★★☆ Attack +118 IXmageicon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXluminaryicon.png
Targets one group of enemies when attacking.
Upgrades into Mega gringham whip.
Price Location
40,000 / 20,000 Could be purchased from the DQVC during the Armsageddon Sale when it was still available.
1% chance of finding in Rank 10 (S) blue treasure chests.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Giga Gringham whip
Giga Gringham whip
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Reset stone

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

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A legendarily lethal lash that can strike many monsters at once, dealing full damage to every foe
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +96
Charm +22
Targets all foes with no damage reduction
Price Location
N/A Purchased from Octagonia's Casino for 750,000 tokens from second act onward. One-time only.
Forging difficulty
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Gringham whip is Treasure No. 17 in the Weapons category and can be found at Cinderback Ridge. Its base value is 22,000,000 gold. A similar, knock-off version of the weapon known as the Greengum whip can also be found in the game.

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Three whips bundled into one, allowing the wielder to wreak havok with a flick of the wrist.[3]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLátigo de GringhamSpanish for "Gringham whip".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisFouet de GringhamFrench for "Gringham whip".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGringham-PeitscheGerman for "Gringham whip".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFrusta di GringhamItalian for "Gringham whip".



  1. Nintendo DS and Mobile versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  3. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.