Tiny tortoise shell

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Tiny tortoise shell
Tiny tortoise shell xi icon.png
Japanese 小さなこうら
Romaji Chīsana kōra
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Tiny tortoise shell is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a small and light shell left behind by a monster that is used as a crafting material.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Tiny tortoise shell is used as a material for crafting armour or in Alchemy to increase Defence on torso or leg armour. It can be purchased from a material shop for 250 gold each or dropped by various monsters, including Waspions, Crabids, Squid kids, Crabber dabber doos, and Scornets.

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

The carapace of a cute little reptile.[1]

Tiny tortoise shell can be purchased for 250 gold from the roving emporiums in the Zwaardsrust Region and the Costa Valor, as well as from the item shop at Nautica from the second act onward. It can also be picked up from sparkly spots at Insula Orientalis and the Eerie Eyrie or dropped by Crabids, Crabber dabber doos, and Kriller killers. It can be sold for 62 gold.

Tiny tortoise shell is only used in a single recipe for the Fun-Size Forge:

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolMinicaparazón de tortugaSpanish for "mini turtle shell".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCarapace de petite tortueFrench for "small turtle shell".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschKleiner SchildpanzerGerman for "small shield armour".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoGuscio minisculoItalian for "little shell".

Related items[edit]


  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.