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Manoza (known as Samanao in the original North American release) is a castle town in the overworld of Dragon Quest III. It is surrounded by Impassable Mountains and can only be reached via Teleportal or by Ramia.

Nearby enemies[edit]


All versions[edit]

SFC and GBC version[edit]

Cell phone version[edit]

All remakes[edit]

Shops and services[edit]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal Herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Holy water 20
Chimaera wing 25
Moonwort bulb 30
Coagulant 500/310
Weapon and Armor Shop (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Iron claw 770 +30
Staff of judgement 2,700 +35
Zombiesbane 9,800 +65
Dragonsbane 15,000 +77
Magic armour 5,800 +40
Silver shield 8,800 +30
Wizard's staff 1,500 +15
Weapon and Armor Shop (Remakes)
Item Price Attributes
Staff of judgement 2,700 +37
Power knuckle 7,100 +40
Zombie slasher 9,800 +67
Magic armour 5,800 +40
Dragon shield 3,500 +32
Black bandana 1,200 +18
Iron mask 3,500 +25


Price per person
20 Gold Coins

Other notable attributes[edit]

   Casino icon.png   This location includes a casino or other gambling facility.

   Save icon.png    This is a location where the game can be saved.

   Zoom icon.png    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.

Imposter King[edit]

Manoza has been taken over by a Boss Troll who is impersonating the king via the Mod Rod. The real king has been imprisoned deep within the castle. The heroes must retrieve the Ra's Mirror from the Manoza Cave and use it on the imposter king while he sleeps in order to reveal his true identity. This will trigger a boss fight with the troll

Funeral Event[edit]

Manoza is the only only town other than the Immigrant Town to have different townspeople placement at a certain time during the events of the game. Upon the first visit, the heroes witness the ongoing funeral of a man who was put to death by the king. This occurs only on the first visit and afterward all townspeople are located in their normal locations.

Castle Entrance[edit]

While under the control of the imposter king, entrance to the castle through the main entrance is restricted. Instead, the heroes can use a side entrance designed for deliveries which is accessible via the Magic Key.


Locked doors[edit]