|Found in||Dragon Quest|
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
|Effect||Unlock magical doors.|
The Magic Key is a recurring key in the Dragon Quest series. It's used to unlock magic-warded doors.
|See "Shops"||26 gold coin||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.|
|Usable outside of battle?||Usable in battle?|
|Shop(s)||Rimuldar for 53 gold coins in the original, and 16 gold coins in the remakes.
Tantegel for 85 gold coins in the original, and 24 gold coins in the remakes.
Cantlin for 98 gold coins in the original, and 32 gold coins in the remakes.
|Location(s)||Rimuldar, Tantegel, and Cantlin|
|Mobile||Opens any door in the world.|
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
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: Chapters of the Chosen
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 Léon.
It is found by searching the chest where the Night light was/is for a button. The button will only show up during Chapter 5. The room within requires the Thief's Key to obtain the Magic Key.
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 and Cell phone version).
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
The Magic Key is found in a chest in a warehouse at Lofty Peak, along with the Flying Carpet.
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
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: Journey of the Cursed King
The Magic Key is found in a chest in Trodain Castle.
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
The Magic Key is found at the Mirage Mahal in Gleeba. It allows access to warded doors.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
The Magic Key is found in the Nhou Wat ruins connected to Phnom Nonh. It is in possession of Dora-in-Grey in the Nhou Wat mural, and she drops the key when she is defeated. The Magic Key is needed to obtain the Purple Orb in the ruins of Zwaardsrust. It is also a prerequisite for obtaining the Blue Orb in Sniflheim, as the city gates are blocked by ice and the only available doorway requires the Magic Key. In his Party Chat dialogue after the Magic Key is acquired, Rab mentions both of these doors, which is helpful for first-time players.
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