Mercury's bandana

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Mercury's bandana
Mercurys Bandana.png
Japanese しっぷうのバンダナ
Romaji Shippū no bandana
Old localizations Scarf (III GBC)
AGL scarf (VII PSX)
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV (remakes only)
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Raises agility

The Mercury's bandana is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series which first appeared in the Super Famicom remake of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. It typically increases the wearer's Agility. In later appearances, it has become a piece of headwear rather than an accessory.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (remakes only)[edit]

The Mercury's bandana has an Agility bonus of +30 and changes the wearer's Personality to Bat out of Hell. It is received as a prize for turning in 70 Mini medals (65 in Cell phone versions of the game) to the medal collector in Aliahan. The bandana only appears in remake versions of the game.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (remakes only)[edit]

The Mercury's bandana is an accessory that increases Agility by +15. One is found in the Cove's Cove.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The Mercury's bandana has an Agility bonus of +30 and a Style bonus of +10. It can be equipped by all characters. They are sold at Wilted Heart in the past for 970 gold coins and can be sold for 485 gold coins coins. Mercury's bandanas can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The Mercury's bandana is a piece of headwear that increases Defence by 23 and Agility by 15. It can only be worn by the Hero and can be sold for 2,000 gold coins

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Mercury's bandana.png
Mercury's bandana
DQVIII Bandana.png
DQVIII Agility ring.png
Agility ring

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX Mercurys bandana.png Mercury's bandana DQIX Logo.png
Mercury's bandana IX artwork.png
Enchanted attire for the head that enhances its wearer's agility
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +11
M. mending +8
Charm +28
Upgrades into Ballistick or Matador's gloves
Price Location
NA/675 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX trailblazing bandana.png DQIX agility ring.png -

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Mercury's bandana DQXI Logo EN.png
Mercury's bandana xi icon.png
A handkerchief worn on the head that gives a bit of an agility boost
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +23/24/25/27
Dropped by Spinchillas & Hellriders at a 1/128 rate
Price Location
25,000 tokens Puerto Valor casino
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifRab sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif


  • Mercury is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes, serving as the messenger of the pantheon

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