Magic Key

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Magic Key
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for n/a
Sell for
Effect Unlock magical doors.

The Magic Key is a recurring key in the Dragon Quest series. It's used to unlock magic-warded doors.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Buy Sell Effect
See "Shops" 26 gold Unlocks doors that can't normally be opened, but are consumed after a single use. Upon exiting an area and returning, the doors will reappear and will require more magic keys, but the treasure will also come back.
Can Be Used Outside Of Battle? Can Be Used In Battle?
Shop(s) Rimuldar for 53 gold in the original, and 16 gold in the remakes.
Tantegel for 85 gold in the original, and 24 gold in the remakes.
Cantlin for 98 gold in the original, and 32 gold in the remakes.
In-Game Description
Mobile Opens any door in the world.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The Magic Key is located on the 3rd basement of the Pyramid. It is the 2nd key acquired in the game. The key is required in order to reach Portoga and progress in the game. In order to get the key, the hero's party must solve a button puzzle which involves pressing 4 buttons in the correct order. The solution is hinted by young boys in the castle of Isis. As of this game, Magic Key's have unlimited use.

It's revealed at the end that the Magic Keys in the first game were flimsy, and thus broke upon use.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The Magic Key was created through alchemy by Mahabala, and is found in the Cave West of Aubout du Monde during Chapter 5. It must be obtained in order to open the warded doors at Palais de Leon.

During Chapter 4, the doors requiring the key will open with Oojam present (in the NES Version, he breaks the door down, while he merely picks the lock in the DS Version).

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Magic Key is found in a chest in a warehouse at Lofty Peak, along with the Flying Carpet.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The King of Howcastle presents The Hero and party with a Magic Key after their escort of Prince Howard through the Hallowed Hollow.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The Magic Key is found in a chest in Trodain Castle.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The Magic Key is found at the Mirage Mahal in Gleeba. It allows access to warded doors.

See Also[edit]


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