Pioneer Town

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The Pioneer Town (originally Immigrant Town) is a town that can be created by the player in the Sony PlayStation & Nintendo DS version of Dragon Quest IV. It's started by Hank Hoffman Jr. after he leaves The Hero's group in the area occupied by the Desert Bazaar.

Synopsis[edit]

After his apprenticeship with Conrad Hilton in Mintos, Hank Hoffman Jr. asks The Hero to look around the world to invite people to help in making the field into a town. To start this side quest go to the "town" that is where the Desert Bazaar, which will be renamed Hoffman's Place after you talk to Hoffman, and talk to him.

Playstation Version[edit]

Nintendo DS Version[edit]

Nearby enemies[edit]

Stage One[edit]

Triggered by inviting a nun from the church in Laissez Fayre. Changes include:

  • The addition of a house with a field. Said house is occupied by couples Rocky and Adrian.
  • An item shop is built.
  • Hoffman's House is built right outside of town [strange how it wasn't there when you warped there, huh?]. This is where you can use the church features and Hoffman asks you to give input on a town name.

Treasures[edit]

Shop[edit]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Chimaera wing 25


Stage Two[edit]

Triggered by selecting a pioneer for a chance encounter and obtaining the Ultimate key. Afterwards talk to Rocky and head to the church in Burland to invite a man named Bones and a bard at the Inn named Prelvis Esley. Changes include:

  • An outdoor church being set up.
  • An Inn is built.
  • Another house has been built.

Treasures[edit]

Shop[edit]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Chimaera wing 25
Musk 150

Inn[edit]

Price per person
4 Gold Coins

Stage Three[edit]

Triggered by defeating Estark and talking to Prelvis Esley.

Afterwards, go to the Cascade Cave. A woman named Carla is on the first floor, with a man named Streo Louse along the pathway on the next floor. Changes include:

  • The church is now a building
  • Another item shop is built

Treasures[edit]

Shops[edit]

Item Shop 1
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Chimaera wing 25
Moonwort bulb 30
Holy water 20
Musk 150
Item Shop 2
Item Price Attributes
Bunny tail 230 Luck +8
Gold bracer 350 Defense +5
Lucida shard 500 Luck +5

Inn[edit]

Price per person
4 Gold Coins

Stage Four[edit]

Triggered by meeting the Zenith Dragon and then talking to Zack (behind the counter in the shop building). Go to the jail in Strathbaile, then free the Slime Mary Curey and invite her. Changes include:

  • There's now a cellar above the Inn.
  • The Inn has a fenced yard on the right.
  • A Pioneeratorium is built.

Treasures[edit]

Shops[edit]

Item Shop 1
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Chimaera wing 25
Moonwort bulb 30
Holy water 20
Musk 150
Item Shop 2
Item Price Attributes
Bunny tail 230 Luck +8
Gold bracer 350 Defense +5
Mercury's bandana 650 Agility +15
Strength ring 880 Strength +8
Conjuration bracer 10,000
Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes
Iron armour 1,200 Defense +30
Spangled dress 2,000 Defense +40
Flowing dress 15,000 Defense +43
Power shield 13,000 Defense +40
Iron mask 3,500 Defense +25

Inn[edit]

Price per person
10 Gold Coins

Final Stage (Chapter Six only)[edit]

Triggered by defeating Psaro and talking to Princess Pam (in the Inn) and Rocky.

Go to the Inn at Laissez Fayre to invite the soldier, and then go to the Pub at Havre Léon to invite the King. Changes include:

  • The town becoming a castle with a Casino, Inn and Shops.

Treasures[edit]

Shops[edit]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Dream blade 8,000 Attack +60
Dragonsbane 15,000 Attack +90
Miracle sword 31,000 Attack +100
Flail of destruction 65,000 Attack +115
Angel leotard 13,000 Defense +60
Mighty armlet 37,000 Attack +25
Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes
Full plate armour 2.300 Defense +35
Dragon mail 5,200 Defense +45
Flowing dress 15,000 Defense +43
Tempest shield 20,000 Defense +50
Iron mask 3,500 Defense +25

Inn[edit]

Price per person
15 Gold Coins

Casino Prizes[edit]

Pioneer Casino Prizes

Prize Tokens Information
Kamikazee bracer 500 15 defence, and casts Kamikazee if the wearer is defeated
Magical skirt 1000 45 defence, protects against magical attacks. Can only be worn by female characters.
Thalian staff 3000 33 attack
Ra's Mirror 10000 Reverts shapeshifters
Liquid Metal Helm 100000 50 defence, and protects against confusion, paralysis, and sleep.
Gospel Ring 250000 50 luck, avoids encounters

iOS, Mobile and Android[edit]

Unlike the change from the PS1 to the DS version, the phone versions keep the details of the town the same with some acceleration of building the town and other details allowing for completeion within Chapter 5.

Stage One[edit]

Triggered by inviting a nun from the church in Laissez Fayre. Afterwards, Hank will point the party to couples Rocky and Adrian in Mintos in the Inn and Church respectfully. After returning to the field, Hank wonders how Conrad Hilton has been since his departure. The party returns to Mintos again to inform him of Hank's town, with the old man offering the services of a merchant who is south of the three shops in town. Changes include:

  • The addition of a house with a field. Said house is occupied by Rocky and Adrian.
  • An item shop is built.
  • Hoffman's House is built right outside of town [strange how it wasn't there when you warped there, huh?]. This is where you can use the church features and Hoffman asks you to give input on a town name.

Stage Two[edit]

Triggered by defeating the boss at Zamoksva. Afterwards talk to Rocky and head to the church in Burland to invite a man named Bones and a bard at the Inn named Prelvis Esley. Following that, Bones will direct the party to a woman and her dog at Canalot. Changes include:

  • An outdoor church being set up.
  • An Inn is built.
  • Another house has been built.

Stage Three[edit]

Triggered by obtaining the Ultimate Key and talking to Prelvis Esley.

Afterwards, go to the Cascade Cave. A woman named Carla is on the first floor, with a man named Streo Louse along the pathway on the next floor. Following that Streo points the party to a weaver named Zack at Riverton, who in turn brings up a dwarf in Rosehill who wants to become a priest in a church. Changes include:

  • The church is now a building
  • Another item shop is built

Stage Four[edit]

Triggered after defeating Estark and then talking to Zack (behind the counter in the shop building). Go to the jail in Strathbaile, then free the Slime Mary Curey and invite her. Additionally Archie O'Logist despite being at the entrance of the town still asks to be recruited, as well as pointing the party to Princess Pam at the Endor Casino. Changes include:

  • There's now a cellar above the Inn.
  • The Inn has a fenced yard on the right.
  • A Pioneeratorium is built.

Final stage[edit]

Triggered by meeting the Zenith Dragon and talking to Princess Pam (in the Inn) and Rocky.

Go to the Inn at Laissez Fayre to invite the soldier, and then go to the Pub at Havre Léon to invite the King. Changes include:

  • The town becoming a castle with a Casino, Inn and Shops.

See Also[edit]

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