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Retro Game Tips For
"Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies"
(Nintendo DS)

Retro Game Tips for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS)
Achievement: All items in the game
When:
during the game
How:
Medicinal herb 8 4 A helpful herb that restores around 30 HP to a single ally.

Strong medicine 36 18 A helpful herb that restores around 40 HP to a single ally.

Special medicine Cannot Buy 35 A helpful herb that restores around 90 HP to a single ally.

Superior medicine 50 25 A helpful herb that restores around 60 HP to a single ally.

Antidotal herb 10 5 A helpful herb that purges the scourge of poison from a single ally.

Strong antidote 38 19 A herb that heals poison and restores around 40 HP to a single ally.

Special antidote Cannot Buy 33 A herb that heals poison and restores around 90 HP to a single ally.

Moonwort bulb 30 15 An antidote to paralysis that unfreezes an ally.

Softwort 95 47 An antidote to paralysis for a single ally that also adds around 60 HP.

Lunaria Cannot Buy 90 An antidote to paralysis for a single ally that also adds around 90 HP.

Angel bell 90 45 A cure for confusion that concentrates on a single ally.

Panacea Cannot Buy 87 A remedy that removes poison and paralysis and restores around 90 HP.

Perfect panacea Cannot Buy 245 A remedy that removes all manner of ills and restores around 90 HP.

Yggdrasil leaf Cannot Buy 500 Rare foliage that can resurrect a single written-off ally.

Yggdrasil dew Cannot Buy 1250 Divine drops that bring the whole party back to full health.

Magic water 500 250 An enchanted elixir that restores around 30 MP to a single ally.

Sage's elixir Cannot Buy 750 An enchanted elixir that restores around 90 MP to a single ally.

Holy water 40 20 A righteous repellent that keeps weaker monsters away.

Chimaera wing 25 12 A tool that can teleport people to places they've been before.

Evac-u-bell 28 14 Allows the ringer to instantly escape from a tower, cave or dungeon.

Coagulant 90 45 Poisonous powder that puts a single enemy into a state of paralysis.

Tangleweb 35 17 A cloying cobweb that slows the enemy to a snail's pace.

Sleeping hibiscus 68 34 A serious sedative that sends a single group of enemies to sleep.

Wakerobin 66 33 A powerful pick-me-up that can stir a single ally from sleep.

Mystifying mixture Cannot Buy 280 A potion that sends a single enemy into a state of confusion.

Rockbomb shard Cannot Buy 225 An explosive bit of boulder that deals damage to all foes.

Gleeban groat Cannot Buy 100 A coin with no practical use, which will fetch a pretty penny if sold.

Gleeban guinea Cannot Buy 500 A coin with no practical use, which will fetch a pretty penny if sold.

Gleeban gold piece Cannot Buy 1000 A coin with no practical use, which will fetch a pretty penny if sold.

Pretty betsy Cannot Buy 14 A bewitching bloom that boosts a single ally's charm a bit.

Seed of life Cannot Buy 20 A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's maximum health.

Seed of magic Cannot Buy 20 A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's maximum MP.

Seed of strength Cannot Buy 15 A seed that steps up a single ally's strength slightly.

Seed of deftness Cannot Buy 15 A seed that steps up a single ally's deftness a dash.

Seed of agility Cannot Buy 15 A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's agility.

Seed of defence Cannot Buy 15 A seed that steps up a single ally's defensive skills slightly.

Seed of sorcery Cannot Buy 15 A seed that steps up a single ally's magical might slightly.

Seed of therapeusis Cannot Buy 15 A seed that steps up a single ally's magical mending slightly.
Seed of skill Cannot Buy 50 A seed that slightly supplements a single ally's skill points.

Mini medal Cannot Buy Cannot Sell A mysterious medal that someone somewhere supposedly collects.

Cowpat Cannot Buy 2 Fragrant fallout from a farmyard favourite. Alchemise it!

Horse manure Cannot Buy 1 An equine extra that exudes a pungent perfume. Alchemise it!

Lava lump Cannot Buy 42 A pyroclastic rock possessing the power of fire. Alchemise it!

Fresh water Cannot Buy 40 Wondrous water of perfect purity, Alchemise it!

Flurry feather Cannot Buy 44 A plume plucked from a great big bird. Alchemise it!

Royal soil Cannot Buy 41 A mass of mud with magical characteristics. Alchemise it!

Ice crystal Cannot Buy 45 A captivating crystal with cryogenic powers. Alchemise it!

Thunderball Cannot Buy 43 A chunk of rock charged with electrical energy. Alchemise it!

Evencloth Cannot Buy 47 Coal-black cloth cloaked in impenetrable darkness. Alchemise it!

Brighten rock Cannot Buy 48 A sacred stone alive with the might of light. Alchemise it!

Iron nails Cannot Buy 20 Nothing more than normal nails. Alchemise it!

Iron ore Cannot Buy 120 Rock containing an enormous amount of iron. Alchemise it!

Platinum ore Cannot Buy 1500 Rock containing a high proportion of platinum. Alchemise it!

Mythril ore Cannot Buy 3000 Rock containing a massive amount of mythril. Alchemise it!

Densinium Cannot Buy 1400 A lump of mysterious metal that's drastically dense. Alchemise it!

Gold bar Cannot Buy 5000 A piece of pure gold that's heart-warmingly heavy. Alchemise it!

Corundum Cannot Buy 300 An unpolished precious stone with a rusty lustre. Alchemise it!
Flintstone Cannot Buy 48 A rock that's just right for setting off sparks. Alchemise it!

Resurrock Cannot Buy 225 A stone said to hold the secret of restoring life. Alchemise it!

Mirrorstone Cannot Buy 56 A resplendent rock that reflects light like a mirro. Alchemise it!

Wing of bat Cannot Buy 16 The big black wing of a big black bat. Alchemise it!

Magic beast hide Cannot Buy 70 Heavy hide taken from a brutal beast. Alchemise it!

Magic beast horn Cannot Buy 62 A hard horn taken from a brutal beast. Alchemise it!

Slimedrop Cannot Buy 14 A gooey gumdrop shaped like a lovely little slime. Alchemise it!

Tortoiseshell Cannot Buy 150 A substance stripped from the shell of a tortoise. Alchemise it!

Toad oil Cannot Buy 70 The greasy excretion of an enormous amphibian. Alchemise it!

Lambswool 180 90 A fluffy fleece of ovine origins. Alchemise it!

Snakeskin Cannot Buy 49 The sloughed-off skin of a slithering serpent. Alchemise it!

Manky mud Cannot Buy 15 Dangerous dirt that's totally toxic. Alchemist it!

Kitty litter Cannot Buy 19 A peculiar powder that purring pets apparently prefer. Alchemise it!

Glass frit Cannot Buy 28 Gentle grit that's perfect for polishing. Alchemise it!

Belle cap Cannot Buy 75 A mysteriously marvellous-looking mushroom. Alchemise it!

Fisticup Cannot Buy 44 A funny fungus in the form of a fist. Alchemise it!

Butterfly wing Cannot Buy 10 The charming wing of a fluttering thing. Alchemise it!

Slipweed Cannot Buy 23 A plant that's so slippery it's problematic to pick up. Alchemise it!

Thinkincense Cannot Buy 22 A peculiar plant with a soothing scent when burned. Alchemise it!

Narspicious Cannot Buy 21 A peculiar plant with an untrustworthy air. Alchemise it!

Seashell Cannot Buy 34 A cute, colourless keepsake from the coast. Alchemise it!

Crimson coral Cannot Buy 36 A stunning
souvenir from the sea. Alchemise it!

[edit] Important Items
All important items cannot be bought or sold.

Image Name Description Rarity
Thief's key A key capable of opening ordinary treasure chests.

Magic key A key capable of opening locks protected by magic seals.

Ultimate key A key capable of opening any lock you'd care to mention.

Keepsake ring A precious piece of jewellery lost by an old lady.

Benevolessence A crystallised mass of mortal gratitude.

Inny An award given to inncredible inntertainers.

Quarantomb key A queer key that opens the Quarantomb.

Bodura grass A magical plant from Gerzuun that drives out demons.

Serene necklace The necklace Serena was so desperately searching for.

Wyrmlight bow An irradiant item that allegedly opens the way through the Wyrmward.

Drunken Dragon A bracing brew that Greygnarl likes to guzzle.

Gittish seal An emblem once proudly possessed by a lieutenant of the Empire.

Fygg A golden fruit of the Great World Tree, Yggdrasil.

Angel's Tears Wondrous water from Angel Falls.

Tycoon's trove Sizeable stash stolen by a monster.

Hocus chimaera feather Decorative down of the hocus chimaera that's loved by the ladies.

Packed lunch A meat made with love and many, many mushrooms.
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Achievement: Classes at the start of the game which is better at what ?
When:
During the game
How:
At the beginning of a game, warriors for high attack and priest for healing magic are good choices. As you unlock advanced classes, gladiator becomes better for attack, and paladin is a good choice for Knight Watch. Always have a priest.
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Achievement: How to unlock luminary class
When:
During the game
How:
Quest #118 - "A Star is Born"
Location Gleeba
Available at after finishing the main story
Requested by Applaudia
Response to Applaudia
Requirement Kill a moai minstrel with Hot Lick.
Reward Luminary class becomes available.
Detail Applaudia in Gleeba says that the path to becoming a great luminary is paved with blood, sweat and tears. She wants you to defeat a moai minstrel with the Hot Lick ability to prove your worth.
Hint for solution Moai minstrels live in higher level grottos
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Achievement: Big boss number 1
When:
during the game
How:
#257 - Hexagoon
Beast Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
193 18 30 22 11
Exp Gold Drop Magic beast hide 100%
175 100 G
Description: Hideous hulk that once prowled the passage of the Hexagon, preying on travellers. The earth shakes with its every step. Its diet consists mainly of rocks and boulders, and it loves dark places, so the Hexagon made a marvellous home.
Encountered at The Hexagon - B1
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Achievement: Big boss number 2
When:
during the game
How:
#258 - Wight Knight
Zombie Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
296 255 53 50 45
Exp Gold Drop Iron gauntlets
800 200 G
Description: Black-clad knight errant who once terrorised the people of Stornway in mistaken search of his long-lost love. He was actually once a handsome young chevalier whose fair face set hearts aflutter in the castle.
Encountered at Zere region - Loch Storn
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Achievement: Big boss number 3
When:
during the game
How:
#259 - Morag
Demon Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
456 255 56 58 54
Exp Gold Drop High heels (100%)
1600 350 G
Description: Came to bring destruction to Brigadoom, but was rather taken with the Wight Knight, so sealed herself away with him instead. She chose to bring gloom to Brigadoom for reasons related to the darkest parts of the heart.
Encountered at Brigadoom
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Achievement: Big boss number 4
When:
during the game
How:
#260 - Ragin' Contagion
Elemental Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
696 255 68 68 50
Exp Gold Drop Royal soil (100%)
2295 600 G
Description: The very essence of illness, it was sealed up in the Quarantomb for a century, but came back to curse Coffinwell once more. This toxic pox was created to ensure that the nameless terror that slept in the Quarantomb stayed sealed inside forever.
Encountered at Western Coffinwell region - Quarantomb
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Achievement: Quick experience from slimes
When:
during the game
How:
#046 - Metal Slime
Slime Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
4 255 35 256 89
Exp Gold Drop Strong medicine
Seed of life
4096 20 G
Note:Give high experience and has high defense. It has a low rate of appearance a high rate of escaping. So it is hard for you to kill with normal attacks.
If you have a thief in your party, equip him/her with Poison needle which has a great chance of instant-kill.
Haunts: Quarantomb
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Achievement: Big boss number 5
When:
during the game
How:
#261 - Master of Nu'un
??? Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
796 255 80 78 56
Exp Gold Drop Lava lump (100%)
2904 780 G
Description: Jack of Alltrades ate a fygg that had fallen from above in a bid to become god-like, but turned into this hideous beast instead. Jack spent some time thinking up his god name, toying with 'High Jack' and 'Jackrilege' before setting on 'Master of Nu'un'.
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Achievement: Big boss number 6
When:
during the game
How:
#262 - Lleviathan
Aquatic Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
1256 32 110 90 36
Exp Gold Drop Emerald moss (100%)
4134 960 G
Description: The people of Porth Llaffan worshipped this watery deity, which was really Dylan Jones in fygg-changed form. He once swam with countless companions in the seas around Newid Isle, but Lleviathan is now sadly one of the last of his kind.
Encountered at Tywll Cave - Cuddiedig cliff.
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