Treasure chest

From Dragon Quest Wiki

A treasure chest is a recurring element in Dragon Quest games as well as most role-playing games. It appears in various locations throughout the games and often contains an item or gold which the player receives upon opening the chest. Beginning in Dragon Quest III some chests are traps which contain enemies such as a Cannibox, Mimic and Pandora's box. To counter this, the spell Peep, was created to determine whether a chest had treasure or an enemy due to it's glow.

Later installments added pots, cupboards, drawers, etc. with a similar function. Generally, treasure chests are used to distribute items throughout the locations in each game. The Nintendo Entertainment System ports of Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II had most chests respawning even if they had key items provided they weren't with the characters' possessions. III and up had them remaining permanently empty.

Details in specific titles[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

  • The chests of the 4th floor of the Pyramid each contains a group of Mummy boys which drop the treasure upon defeat.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

  • Chests containing Mimic's in the original Super Famicom version would frequently respawn, thus allow the party to stock up on Mini medals

Dragon Quest VII (Nintendo 3DS Remake)[edit]

  • Due to the graphic upgrade, treasure chests were added to the overworld.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

  • This was the first game in the main series to incorporate chests in the overworld due to making the exploration rewarding. The 3DS remake added Blue Chests with random and respawning treasures. The newly added Memories Lane included Purple Chests containing stat boosting seeds which like the Blue Chest respawn every 24 hours.

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