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DQ Sunstone.png
Japanese たいようのいし
Old localizations Stones of Sunlight
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for n/a
Sell for n/a
Effect Required to make the Rainbow Drop

The Sunstone (formerly Stones of Sunlight) is an essential item in Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest III. In both games, they are hidden inside Tantegel Castle and must be found in order to finish the story.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Once The Hero has the Mark of Erdrick, the Sunstone is accepted by the man at the Sanctum, along with the Staff of Rain, in order to receive the Rainbow Drop.

Sunstone (たいようのいし taiyō no ishi)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Effect
N/A N/A No useful effect.
Usable outside of battle? Usable in battle?
Shop(s) This item is not sold in any shop.
Location(s) Tantegel
In-game description
Mobile Symbol of the sun in the heavens.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The purpose is the same as the first, only that The Hero must have the Sacred amulet to give it and the Staff of Rain to the man.

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

Appearing as a bonus reward independent of the plot, the Sunstone cast Kafrizzle for free when used in battle. This is exclusive to the 3DS remake.

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

In game description: A radiant rock that sizzles with solar heat
It is one of the rarest items in Dragon Quest IX, but can be simply made with 2 lucida shards, 3 mirrorstones, and 1 Hephaestus' flame . Can be sold for 363 gold.

In Animation[edit]

  • The Sunstone appears in the Captain N: The Game Master episode "Trojan Dragon". Though rather than being a relic used to create the Rainbow Drop, it is established as the energy source of the N Teams' Palace of Power, which is stolen by a minion of the Dragonlord to accelerate the growth of the legendary Golden Dragon.