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
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Walk
Effect Targets all enemies instead of a group (save III & IV)

The Gringham whip is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is usually one of the strongest, if not the strongest, whip in the game and often 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-colored 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 hits an entire group. It can only be wielded by Alena, Maya, and Meena. It can be obtained by collecting 60 mini medals 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, and the daughter, as well as various monster companions. 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.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Gringham whip has an attack bonus of +145 and a style bonus of +57. It is the strongest weapon in the game and can be found in the Underwater Palace.

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

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

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 3DS version, it can also be equipped by Red.

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

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

 Gringham whip
Rarity ★★★★☆
Attack +118
Equipable by Luminary, Mage, Minstrel, Omnivocational Whipmaster
Recipe Giga Gringham whip x 1, Reset stone x 1
Found Rank S blue chest in grotto
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 20,000
Flavor text A fantastic flail that can attack all foes at once
Notes Targets all enemies
Upgrades into the Mega gringham whip

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

Gringham whip DQXI Logo EN.png
Gringham whip xi icon.png
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 Octagonia casino, 750,000 tokens
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]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLátigo de GringhamGringham whip
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisFouet de GringhamGringham whip
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGringham-PeitscheGringham whip
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFrusta di GringhamGringham whip