Pioneer Town

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The Pioneer 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 to apprentice under Conrad Hilton and begins to want to develop a town of his own. It is built in the area formerly occupied by the Desert Bazaar.

Nintendo DS version[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 barren waste 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 speaking to Hoffman, and talk to him.

Nearby enemies (all stages)[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]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?


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]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?
ICON-Musk.png Musk150?


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 proper building
  • Another item shop is built

Treasures[edit]

Shops[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?
ICON-Musk.png Musk150?


ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Bunny tail.png Bunny tail230Luck +8
ICON-Gold bracer.png Gold bracer350Defense +5
ICON-Lucida shard.png Lucida shard500Luck +5


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 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]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?
ICON-Musk.png Musk150?


ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Bunny tail.png Bunny tail230Luck +8
ICON-Gold bracer.png Gold bracer350Defense +5
ICON-Mercury's bandana.png Mercury's bandana650Agility +15
ICON-Strength ring.png Strength ring880Strength +8
ICON-Kerplunk bracer.png Kerplunk bracer10,000?


ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Iron armour.png Iron armour1,200Defense +30
ICON-Spangled dress.png Spangled dress2,000Defense +40
ICON-Flowing dress.png Flowing dress15,000Defense +43
ICON-Power shield.png Power shield13,000Defense +40
ICON-Iron mask.png Iron mask3,500Defense +25


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]

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Dream blade.png Dream blade8,000Attack +60
ICON-Dragonsbane.png Dragonsbane15,000Attack +90
ICON-Miracle sword.png Miracle sword31,000Attack +100
ICON-Flail of destruction.png Flail of destruction65,000Attack +115
ICON-Angel leotard.png Angel leotard13,000Defense +60
ICON-Mighty armlet.png Mighty armlet37,000Attack +25


ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Full plate armour.png Full plate armour2.300Defense +35
ICON-Dragon mail.png Dragon mail5,200Defense +45
ICON-Flowing dress.png Flowing dress15,000Defense +43
ICON-Tempest shield.png Tempest shield20,000Defense +50
ICON-Iron mask.png Iron mask3,500Defense +25


Casino Prizes[edit]

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 changes[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]