Strong antidote

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Strong antidote
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Japanese 上どくけし草
Romaji Jō dokukeshi sō
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Effect Cures poison and restores some HP to a party member.

Strong antidote is an intermediate healing item in the Dragon Quest series. It combines the effects of an antidotal herb and a medicinal herb, curing the effects of poison from a single party member and restoring a small amount of their HP. In games where Alchemy appears, it can be created by mixing one of each herb together and can even be improved further into a special antidote. It can also be purchased from some shops later in the games and dropped by monsters, as well.


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

Making its debut, strong antidote can restore 30~40 HP to a single ally and cures the effects of poison. In addition to being made in the Alchemy Pot, it can be purchased randomly from the girl selling herbs at Port Prospect for 10 gold or commonly dropped by Blue fangs. One can be found in a barrel in Argonia. In the original Sony PlayStation 2 version, the strong antidote can be sold for 95 gold each for the first 5 items, then reduces to 67 gold for the 6th to 10th ones sold, then drops even further to 29 gold from the 11th one sold onwards.

  • In the Nintendo 3DS version, since the alchemy pot now works instantly, strong antidote will only sell for 60 gold each for the first five, 42 gold each for 6 to 10 sold, then only 18 gold each from the 11th onwards.
Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Strong antidote
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Medicinal herb
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Antidotal herb

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Special antidote
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Strong antidote
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Strong antidote

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

The strong antidote can be created with the Krak Pot in the same way as before, but the amount of HP it restores increases to 40~60. It can be purchased from Gleeba, Wormwood Creek, and Upover for 38 gold each. It can be dropped by Peckerels, Treefaces, and Raving lunaticks, and they have a 10% chance of being found in Rank 2 blue treasure chests.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Strong antidote can be made once again using the Alchemy Pot and it can be dropped by some monsters, including Whackolytes and Sasquashes. The amount of HP it restores has gone back down to 30~40 HP.

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

Strong antidote can no longer be made, but it can be purchased from nearly every item shop and roving emporium starting late in the first act onward for 45 gold. One can be found from a barrel in the Sultan's Palace in Gallopolis. It can also be collected from a sparkly spot in the Dundrasil Region at night. It can also be dropped by Bodkin fletchers, Toxic toads, and Vicious bubble slimes.


Restores 30 or more HP to a single ally and cures the effects of poison.[1]
A herb that heals poison and restores around 40 HP to a single ally.[2]
Cures a single ally of poison and restores at least 30 HP.[3]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAntídoto intensoSpanish for "intense antidote".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisAntidote puissantFrench for "strong antidote".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGegengiftGerman for "antidote".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoAntidoto potenteItalian for "strong antidote".


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.