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Japanese ヘアバンド
Romaji heabando
Old localizations Hairband
Found in Dragon Quest IV(remakes only)
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect None

The hairband is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series which first appeared in Dragon Quest V. It is a basic headpiece typically reserved for female characters.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The hairband has a defence bonus of +5. It can be worn by Alena, Maya, and Meena. It only appears in remake versions of the game.

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

The hairband has a defence bonus of +7. It can be worn by female characters. It can be bought for 150 gold. Honey has the hairband as part of her equipment.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The hairband can be bought for 150 gold in Clearvale and sold for 112 gold. It has a defense bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +10. Milly and Ashlynn can equip it.

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

The hairband has a defense bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +10. It can only be equipped by Maribel and Aishe. One can be found in Maribel's room in Pilchard Bay. It can be bought for 100 gold and sold for 50 gold.

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

The hairband has a defence bonus of +5. It can only be worn by Jessica and is equipped by her when she joins the party. It can be bought for 150 gold in Peregrin Quay and sold for 75 gold. In the 3DS version Red can equip it as well. It can be upgraded into the Bunny ears in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a Bunny tail.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Bunny ears
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DQVIII Bunny tail.png
Bunny tail

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

Unlike other games in the series, the hairband is a unisex piece of equipment and is worn around the forehead.

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An appealing accessory worn on the head
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +2
M.might +2
Charm +15
Upgrades into Cat ears, Bunny ears, or Feather headband
Price Location
60/30 Sold in Stornway
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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An endearing accessory that people wear in their hair
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +5/6/7/8
M. might +4/4/5/5
Dropped by Iron maidens at 1/64
Price Location
NA/75 Veronica and Serena join with it equipped
Forging difficulty
Veronica sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifJade sprite walk.gif

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A simple accessory for holding back hair that also protects its wearer from hits to the head

The hairband is Treasure No. 212 in the armour category, with a base value of 25,000