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Japanese かいがらぼうし
Romaji Kaigara bōshi
Old localizations Seashell Hat
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Effect None

The shellmet is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest V. It appears to be the shell of a seaslime and offers a decent amount of protection to wearers at the cost of a little dignity.


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

The shellmet has a defence bonus of +7. It can be bought for 150 gold at the item shop in Coburg, found in a chest in Coburg castle's dungeon, and has a 1/64 chance of being dropped by Old man of the sea. It can only be worn by slime companions.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Shellmets have a defence bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +3. Nevan, Amos, Lizzie, and all slime allies with the exception of Goowain can equip it. Seaslimes drop them 1/64 of the time. They can be purchased for 250 gold in Aridea, Scrimsley, and Pescado. They can also be sold for 187 gold.

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

The shellmet has a defence bonus of +8 and a style bonus of +3. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Maribel, and Ruff. One can be found in the home of Professor Autonymus.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A spiky shell repurposed as a sturdy helmet

The shellmet is Treasure No. 217 in the armour category, with a base value of 35,000.

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