Hocus Pocus

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Hocus Pocus is a spell in the Dragon Quest series. It causes completely random effects. Also known as Chance in some versions.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

Learned by the Princess of Moonbrooke at level 25. The spell costs 15 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Hocus Pocus is learned by Magi and Sages at level 40, and it costs 20 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Hocus Pocus is learned by the hero at level 39. It costs 20 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The spell is learned by the following characters, and again costs 20 MP to cast.

Name Level
Hero *
King cureslime 17
Minidemon 23
  • The hero learns Hocus Pocus in Zoomingale, during Generation 3.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Hocus Pocus can only be learned by mastering the Gadabout vocation. The spell costs 20 MP to cast, and is not blocked by niether Bound nor Bounce.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Possible effects[edit]

Most effects tend to affect everyone in battle (with some exceptions).

  • Everyone recovers HP.
  • Everyone recovers MP.
  • Everyone loses MP.
  • Only enemies lose MP.
  • Everyone is dazzled.
  • Everyone is confused.
  • Everyone is paralyzed.
  • Everyone falls asleep.
  • Summons something horrifying (cower in fear).
  • Summons a giant genie to smash the enemy.
  • Meteorites strike everyone (reduces HP to 1).
  • All party members become dragons.
  • All party members are filled with a strange power.
  • All enemies explode[instant kill].
  • A dark haze neutralises all magic.
  • Caster is hit with a ray of energy for 400+ damage.
  • Restarts battle from the beginning.
  • Nothing happens.