Pot lid

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Pot lid
DQVIII Pot Lid.png
Japanese おなべのフタ
Romaji Onabe no futa
Old localizations Pot cover
Found in Dragon Quest III (Remakes only)
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect None

The pot lid is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is usually the first shield the player can obtain, and correspondingly provides the weakest defence. It usually can be equipped by every character and by those who cannot wield heavier shields.


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

The pot lid has a Defence bonus of +2 and can be equipped by any vocation. It can be purchased for 50 gold coins in Aliahan and sold for 37 gold coins.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Doesn't appear to have any special effects.[1]

The pot lid provides a Defence bonus of +2 and can be purchased for 40 gold coins. Bianca Whitaker, Nera Briscoletti, the Madchen, Harry, and Sancho can equip it. Certain monsters can equip it as well.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The pot lid has a Defence bonus of +2, but reduces Style by 20. It can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Milly, Ashlynn, Nevan, and certain Slime recruits. It sold in Haggleton during the Bazaar for 100 gold coins.

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

The pot lid has a Defence bonus of +2, but reduces Style by 20. It is sold in Pilchard Bay and Estard for 40 gold coins and sold for 20. In the PS1 original, The Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn and Aishe can equip it. In the 3DS remake, all characters can equip it except Kiefer.

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

The lid to a large cooking pot, commandeered to make a makeshift shield of sorts.[2]

The pot lid has a Defence bonus of +2. In the PS2 version, the pot lid can only be equipped by Yangus and Jessica Albert, but in the 3DS version, Red and Morrie can equip it as well. It can be purchased in Peregrin Quay for 40 gold coins and sold for 20. Canniboxes and Mecha-mynahs also have a chance of dropping it. The Pot lid can be upgraded into a Leather shield using the Alchemy Pot.

Leather shield = Pot lid + magic beast hide

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

DQIX Pot lid.png Pot lid DQIX Logo.png
Pot lid IX artwork.png
A super-simple shield shaped by sticking a strap on a saucepan lid
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +1
Charm +2
Dropped by Wooper trooper
Price Location
40/20 Sold in Angel Falls
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
None None None

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

Pot lid DQXI Logo EN.png
Pot lid xi icon.png
A simple shield made by sticking a handle to the lid of a sizable saucepan
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +2/3/4/5
Block +5%
Price Location
40/20 Sold in Cobblestone, Heliodor Region Roving Emporium
One found at Cobblestone Tor
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

The Pot lid has a durability factor of +1 and can be sold for 5 gold coins. There is a 200 point bonus for completing a level with this shield equipped. The bonus is 1000 points if it is equipped along with the other items which are the weakest in their category. The Lucky Bags have a chance to drop it.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The Builder learns how to craft the pot lid at Level 9. It provides a Defence bonus of +5. It only cost one unit of wood to create.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A common kitchen utensil with an added handle to provide primitive homespun protection

The pot lid is Treasure No. 203 in the armour category, with a base value of 20,000.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolTapaderaSpanish for "lid".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCouvercle de tonneauFrench for "barrel cover".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschTopfdeckelGerman for "pot lid".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoCoperchio del tegameItalian for "pan lid".