Seed of strength

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Seed of strength
Japanese ちからのたね
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations STRseed
Found in Dragon Quest (remakes only)
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Effect Permanently raises the strength of a single party member.

A Seed of strength is a seed that increases the Strength of whoever eats it. It can be found in treasure chests, monsters can sometimes drop it, and looking in various item places (drawers, pots, bags) may help you find seeds of strength. They cannot be found at any store, and give the eater 1-3 strength.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake, the Seed of strength was renamed to STRseed in that version.

Seed of strength (ちからのたね chikara no tane)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Effect
N/A 112 gold coins Found only in the remake versions. Increases Strength permanently by +1 ~ 3. Consumed after a single use.
Usable outside of battle? Usable in battle?
Shop(s) This item is not sold in any shop.
Location(s) Kol and Craggy Cave
In-game description
Mobile Increases strength by 1-3 points.

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The seeds are carried by Boss Trolls, Ursa minors, Rampages, and Ursa Majors at a rate of 164, and by Healslimes, Mermen, Dragon zombies, Infernal serpents, Skelegons, and Jackanapes at 1128.

Xenlon carries a seed as well, at 132, but fighting her is too time consuming to be worth the trouble for collecting kernels.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Dropped by Mad mole, Chillanodon, Dragon rider, Well wisher, Seasaur, and Bulldozer

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

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

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

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

Found in a pot in the Tower of Alexandra, in a chest in the Maella Abbey region, a bag in Pickham, a cabinet in Baccarat, a chest in Princess Minnie's castle, a cabinet in Argonia, a cabinet in Arcadia, a pot in Empycchu, and part of the reward for completing the Troll Maze in Argonia. Mimics and Red horn will drop them 1/256 times (1/512 for stealing), and Geyzer will drop one 100% of the time.

It can be mixed with the Prayer ring through alchemy to make a Strength ring and also be sold for 15 gold coins.

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

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

Seeds of strength are rare drops by Brownies, Trolls, Night clubbers, and Stout trolls.


Increases strength by 1-3 points.[1]
Any party member can eat this to increase strength.[2]
Any party member can eat this to increase strength.[2]
Permanently increases the strength of a single ally.[3]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolSimiente de FuerzaLiterally seed of strength


See Also[edit]


  1. Cell phone version
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cell phone and Nintendo DS Version
  3. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS version