Seed of wisdom

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Seed of wisdom
Japanese かしこさのたね
Romaji Kashikosa no tane
Old localizations INTSeed
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV remakes only
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest Monsters
Dragon Quest Monsters 2
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince
Effect Permanently raises the Wisdom of a single party member.

The Seed of wisdom is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a seed that permanently increases the Wisdom of whoever consumes it. They can be found throughout the world in treasure chests, dropped by monsters, and by searching in different places, such as bags, pots, and drawers. The seeds cannot be purchased at any store, and give the user 1~3 points of Wisdom.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Seed of wisdom (かしこさのたね Kashikosa no tane)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Buy Sell Effect
N/a 120 gold coins Increases a character's Wisdom permanently by 1~3 points. Consumed after a single use.
Usable outside of battle? Usable in battle?
Shop(s) This item is not sold in any shop.
Location(s) Pot at northeastern house in Reeve*, treasure chest in the Palace of Isis*, treasure chest on 2F of the Pyramid, treasure chest on B2F of the Kidnapper's Cave, treasure chest on 1F of the Tower of Transcendence, treasure chest on B1F of Gaia's Navel, pot at residence in Rimuldar, pot on 5F of Treasures n' Trapdoors stage at Jipang.*
164 chance of being dropped by Beakons.
1128 chance of being dropped by Bullmustiffs and Grillerpillars.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Seed of wisdom (かしこさのたね Kashikosa no tane)DQ4-NES-LOGO-ICON.png
Buy Sell Effect
N/a 60 gold coins Increases a character's Wisdom permanently by 1~3 points. Will be consumed after a single use.
Can Be Used Outside Of Battle? Can Be Used In Battle?
Shop(s) This item is not sold in any shop.
Location(s) Pot at inn in Mintos, treasure chest in church at Femiscyra, pot in guesthouse during the fourth stage of the Pioneer Town.
1256 chance of being dropped by Perilwinkles.
In-Game Description
Nintendo DS/Mobile Any party member can eat this to increase wisdom.

In the original version of this game for the NES, the item was removed, possibly because the Seed of magic (which was first introduced in this game) was intended to replace it. It was brought back in remake versions of the game.

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

In this game, seeds of wisdom are used to increase the Wisdom of a single character or monster companion by 1~3 points or can be sold for 45 gold each. However, in this game, Wisdom is meaningless for human characters as it does not affect MP growth or the strength of spells. A minimum Wisdom of 20 is necessary for monster companions to follow player commands in battle. Notably, the Goodybag is the only monster in the game whose Wisdom never increases no matter how many times it levels up, making them practically a necessity if the player wishes to use one. Once a monster companion's Wisdom has reached 20, there is no need to increase it any further.

Seeds of wisdom can be found at the Winter Palace, Whealbrook, Mostroferrato, Gotha, and the Moot Point, as well as prizes at the Fortuna, Faerie Lea, and Stark Raving Treasures n' Trapdoors boards. They can be dropped by Combatterpillars, Hunter mechs, Flamethrowers, Drag-goofs, and Toxtongues.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Seeds of wisdom once again increase the Wisdom of a single character by 1~3 points or can be sold for 15 gold each. As in the previous game, Wisdom does not affect the rate of MP growth or spells in any way. Seeds can be found at Howcastles, Turnscote, the Seabed Shrine, Felonia, and Dullerton, or can be dropped by Scorching men, Ewwnicorns, Stinkerbells, Mythsteeds, Brick, and the Third Test.

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

Seeds of wisdom increase the Wisdom of a single character by 1~3 points or can be sold for 10 gold each. In this game, although Wisdom does not affect any parameters in battle, having a high Wisdom is necessary for winning the Wisdom category for the Excellence Grading Organisation at El Ciclo in the present.

Seeds can be found at Estard, the Poolside Cave in the past, Gröndal in the present, El Monumento de Pomposo, and Wetlock in the present. More seeds can be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino in both Buccanham and the Haven. They can also be dropped by Cheeky devils, Malevolanterns, Vial creatures, Hexicons, Vigilanterns, and Briny mines, as well as Imps, Lover lamps, Grillerpillars, and Hunter mechs in the Nintendo 3DS version.

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

Permanently increases the wisdom of a single ally.[1]

Seeds of wisdom will increase the Wisdom of a single character by 1~3 points or can be sold once again for 10 gold each. For the first time in the series, Wisdom affects the strength of attack spells, up to a certain point. Seeds can be found at a pot in Port Prospect, a treasure chest in the Maella Region*, a pot in Pickham, another pot in Baccarat, a treasure chest in East Argonia, and in a treasure chest in Savella Cathedral*. Additionally, they can be dropped or stolen from Mimic kings or Blue fangs, along with Santaclops, Tortured Soul in Memoriam, and Marcello in Memoriam.

Seeds of wisdom can only be used in a single recipe for the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Scholar's specs
DQVIII Ring of awakening.png
Ring of awakening
DQVIII Ring of clarity.png
Ring of clarity
Seed of wisdom
Seed of wisdom

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolSimiente del saberSpanish for "seed of knowledge".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisGraine de SagesseFrench for "seed of wisdom".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschWeisheitssamenGerman for "wisdom seed".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoSeme della saggezzaItalian for "seed of wisdom".


Related items[edit]


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.