Seed of life

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Seed of life
Localized As LifeAcorn
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for n/a
Sell for n/a
Effect Permanently raises the HP of a single party member.

A seed of life (originally translated as Acorn of Life) is an item that permanently raises HP to whoever eats it. It can give off 4-6 HP points. Seeds of life can be found in treasure chests, pots, drawers, or some enemies may drop them. They cannot be bought at shops.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Although absent from the original NES version, they can be found in the SNES and Gameboy Color remakes of Dragon Quest. Due to text limitations in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest, seed of life was renamed to LifeAcorn.

Dragon Quest II[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Smackanapes, and Ethereal serpents carry seeds at 164, and Rottenweilers, Boreal serpents, King squids, Tentaculars, and Putrefidos at 1128.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

They can be sold for 187 gold coins. Tessie will sell them in Torneko's shop for 375.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

It increases the maximum HP of a character and can be sold for 18 Gold Coins.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's maximum health. They can be sold for 20 gold. Rarity 1/5


  • Any party member can eat this to increase maximum HP. (Description when selecting the Seed of life in Nintendo DS Dragon Quest IV.)
  • Permanently increases the maxmimum HP of a single ally. (Description when selecting the Seed of life in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)