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When I was 7 I adapted a motorcycle battery to my OG Game Boy so I could play Pokemon Red nonstop.

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Best EXP and Gold Grind in Dragon Quest 1

If you get the Rainbow Drop early enough in the game, you’ll struggle to get through Dragonlord’s Castle while maintaining high HP and MP. In this case you’ll have to grind some levels first.  Note: the EXP and Gold values on this guide are based on the Nintendo Switch Rerelease of Dragon Quest. The values…

How to Get the Mark of Erdrick on Dragon Quest 1

The Mark of Erdrick, also called Erdrick’s Token on the original Dragon Quest Release, or Loto Seal on the GameBoy, is a key item found on the overworld south of Cantlin. You’ll learn about its existence very early in the story, after reading Erdrick’s Tablet but you won’t be told where to find it until…

How to beat the Dragonlord in Dragon Quest 1

You can find the Dragonlord in the final dungeon of the game, the Dragonlord’s Castle west of Rimuldar, after you’ve made the Rainbow Drop.  Here are some tips to prepare you for the final battle: Navigating Dragonlord’s Castle These are the enemies you will find throughout this dungeon: Name HP MP Skills Cosmic Chimaera 73…

How to get the Sunstone and Staff of Rain to make the Rainbow Drop in Dragon Quest 1

The Sunstone (also called Stones of Sunlight in the original Dragon Quest release) and the Staff of Rain are two key items related to the main quest. You’ll find one on Tantegel Castle and the other on a cave west of Kol. Together they make the Rainbow Drop, an item needed to access Dragonlord’s Castle…

How to get Erdrick’s Armour in Dragon Quest 1

Erdrick’s Armor is found in the abandoned town of Damdara, guarded by a boss monster and is the best armor in the game. It’s an optional armor and isn’t required to complete the game but is highly recommended. Before you attempt to get it, here are some tips to prepare yourself: Heading to Damdara From Tantegel…

How to Get the Faerie Flute and Enter Cantlin in Dragon Quest 1

The Faerie flute is a key item found in the town of Kol. You’ll need it to enter Cantlin and defeat the Stone Golem that guards the town. Here are some tips for this part of the game: Finding the Faerie Flute You’ll become aware of the Faerie Flute’s existence when you’re in Kol, and…

How to Get The Lyre of Ire in Dragon Quest 1

The Lyre of Ire (A.K.A. The Silver Harp on the original NES release of Dragon Quest, or the ShinyHarp if you’re playing on the GBC) is an item you need to get in order to complete the game. To find it, you’ll first have to visit Galenholm to access Galen’s Grave. Some tips before entering…

How to Get Erdrick’s Sword in Dragon Quest 1

Weapon Erdrick’s Sword Stats +40 Attack Location Dragonlord’s Castle (Dungeon) You’ll find Erdrick’s Sword in Dragonlord’s Castle. It’s the strongest sword in the game and, although not required to beat the game, is highly recommended if you want to defeat the final boss. Here are some tips on how you should prepare yourself: Accessing Dragonlord’s…

How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest VII

Item Lightning Staff Stats +28 Attack, +24 Style, can be used to cast Sizzle Location Hubble You’ll get the Lightning Staff as a reward for helping the staff maker’s assistant, in Hubble. This is an optional item and it can’t be found or bought anywhere else in the game. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers…

How to learn The Greater Leveller in Dragon Quest VII

You can learn The Great Leveller and later upgrade it to The Greater Leveller in the Grand Conjuratorium, in Hubble. This is entirely optional and only the main hero will learn this spell. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Learning the Great Leveller You can learn the first spell when you…

How to restore the fifth yellow pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll need four fragments to restore this pillar. You’ll find them in Palazzo di Bulgio, Providence, Nottagen and the Aeolus Vale. Finding all the pieces will teleport you to Vogograd, where you can continue the main story. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Finding the first fragment The first fragment is…

How to restore the fourth Blue Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You need three fragments to restore this pillar. You can find them in the present time in Al-Balad, Aeolus Vale and Vogograd. Restoring this pillar will teleport you to Buccanham, where you can continue the main story. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Finding the first fragment You can get the…

How to get the Vestment of Virtue in Dragon Quest VII

Item Vestment of Virtue Stats +30 defense, +45 Style, reduces damage taken from spells. Location Divine Shrine You’ll be given the Vestment of Virtue at the top of the Divine Shrine, to the east of Faraday. This unique piece of gear is exclusive to Aishe and it’s one of the relics of the Roamers. Warning:…

How to get the Sands of Time in Dragon Quest VII

Item Sands of Time Description In battle, they can reverse time itself. Location El Ciclo You’ll find this item inside a painting in El Ciclo. You’ll have to help the town and beat a boss first to find it. This unique item can be very useful near the end of the game, to help you…

How to get the Platinum Sword in Dragon Quest VII

Item Platinum Sword Stats +60 Attack, +45 Style Location Providence You can get a Platinum Sword in Providence in the past, after helping the shopkeeper from that town. This weapon is optional and is very easy to miss, as the shopkeeper won’t give it to you if you ask him after you complete the scenario….

How to recruit Aishe in Dragon Quest VII

You can recruit Aishe for your party in Roamers Encampment at the present time. You first need to finish the main questlines in Hubble, Notaggen and Providence. She’ll be the last hero you recruit in this game. Warning: this guide contains spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Finding the Roamers Encampment After you complete the Notaggen,…