Thinking cap

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Thinking cap
Japanese ちりょくのかぶと
Old localizations Intelli helm
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Increases intelligence of the wearer.

The thinking cap, also known as the intelli helm, is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series, designed to augment its wearer's intelligence. Despite its name, it looks more like a tiara, with a green jewel in the front under three small blue jewels and larger blue ones on either side. Older concept art shows a piece going across the crown, but more recent art does not.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The thinking cap has a defence bonus of +40, and increases wisdom by 15 points. It is sold in Lofty Peak and Faerie Lea for 13,000 gold, and can be equipped by the Hero, Parry, and Tuppence.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The cap features the traditional +40 defence and +15 wisdom, but now boasts +21 style. It is sold in Despairia, and the well armour shop east of Port Haven. The Hero, Carver, Nevan, Terry, Amos, Lizzie, and Goowain can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The thinking cap has a defence bonus of +37, a style bonus of +21, and increases the wearer's Wisdom by 15. It can only be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. The cap can be acquired if a male character wins the Wisdom category for the Excellence Grading Organisation.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The thinking cap has a defence bonus of +38, and increases wisdom by 15 points. It can be purchased for 13,000 gold in Tryan Gully and created with alchemy by combining a Scholar's cap with an Iron headgear. It can only be worn by Jessica and Angelo.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX Thinking cap.png  Thinking cap  (DS)
Defence +18
Magical Might +12
Magical Mending +12
Found Buy in Swinedimples Academy or Wormwood Creek.
Rarely stolen or dropped by Darkonium slime.
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Recipe Steel helmet + Gold circlet + Sorcerer's stone x3
Equipable by Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary
Buy Price 12,500
Sell Price 6,250
Flavor text A hat that heightens its wearer's magical might.
Notes Upgrades into Scholar's circlet.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]


The name of the thinking cap comes from the English phrase "to put on your thinking cap", a state of mind or an imagined piece of headgear that one would put on in order to solve a problem or do some serious pondering.