How to restore the third Green Pillar in Dragon Quest VII
How to restore the third Green Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll find the pieces to restore this pillar in El Ciclo and Wetlock, both in the past and the present. Restoring it will teleport you to Providence, 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 in El Ciclo in the present time. You’ll find the new island sailing to the south of Greenthumb Gardens
When you arrive at the island, enter the town of El Ciclo and go to the house where Salvador used to live in the past, in the southwestern corner of town. You’ll find the Green Fragment in the basement.

You’ll find the first fragment in this basement (1)  | Dragon Quest VII
You’ll find the first fragment in this basement (2) | Dragon Quest VII
You’ll find the first fragment in this basement

Finding the second fragment

Recommended level: 24

Exit El Ciclo and go east, where El Studio de Pomposo used to be. You’ll enter the new El Monumento de Pomposo, a giant puzzle tower.

To cross the first floor, step on the buttons on the northeastern and northwestern corners. Doing this will open the gate to the next floor.

Step on these two switches (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Step on these two switches (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Step on these two switches

On this floor, take the west path and step on the sliding tiles. Be careful not to fall into the pit in the end, and keep following that path. You’ll fight some Prancing Pillars, but they’re even weaker than common enemies. 

Follow this path to exit the room (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path to exit the room (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path to exit the room (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path to exit the room

After exiting the room and reentering through the second entrance, let yourself fall on the pit and step on the button to reach the next floor.

Step on this pit to get to the third floor (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Step on this pit to get to the third floor (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Step on this pit to get to the third floor

You can take the Dragon Eye from the dragon statue and use it on the next statues to turn off the flames, but you also can just cast Safe Passage on yourself and walk without taking any 

damage. This floor is just a straightforward path.

You can grab this Dragon Eye to help you cross the path but it’s not mandatory | Dragon Quest VII
You can grab this Dragon Eye to help you cross the path but it’s not mandatory

On the next floor, you’ll find four statues with switches. Step on each switch once, and then step on the top left and the bottom left switches to continue to the next floor.

Step on the switches following this order | Dragon Quest VII
Step on the switches following this order

On this last floor, you’ll need to find four hidden switches. The first one is on the northwestern corner behind a pillar. The second switch is across the damaging tiles to the right. The third switch is inside a room to the west that is a bit hard to see if you don’t turn your camera. The last switch is where the statue that disappeared was before.

The locations of the four switches (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The locations of the four switches (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The locations of the four switches (3) | Dragon Quest VII
The locations of the four switches (4) | Dragon Quest VII
The locations of the four switches

After pressing them all you’ll get access to the treasury, where you’ll find a Seed of Wisdom, a Mini Medal, and the Green Fragment you were looking for. Also make sure to grab the Yellow Fragment on the other side of the room.

The second fragment is in this treasure room | Dragon Quest VII
The second fragment is in this treasure room

Finding the third fragment

Recommended level: 25

You’ll need to restore the fourth Yellow Pillar and enter Wetlock island to get the next two fragments. 

When you get teleported there, walk south to enter Hardlypool. Sleep at the inn and the next day everyone in town will disappear. Head down the stairs on the southeastern corner of the town.

Sleep at the inn at Hardlypool and then go down those stairs (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at the inn at Hardlypool and then go down those stairs (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at the inn at Hardlypool and then go down those stairs

Follow the tunnel until you exit on the other side of the mountain, keep walking south, past the church, and enter Spilt-on Sea. Sleep at the inn and everyone will disappear here too.

Sleep at Spit-on Sea to continue the quest (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at Spit-on Sea to continue the quest (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at Spit-on Sea to continue the quest

Exit Spilt-on Sea and head northeast to reach Wetlock. After a brief cutscene, sleep at the inn there and head to the portal that appeared in the center of the town.

Sleep at the inn in Wetlock and then step into the portal (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at the inn in Wetlock and then step into the portal (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Sleep at the inn in Wetlock and then step into the portal

You’ll be teleported to Highendreigh Tower. Ignore the stairs in your starting room, exit through the eastern path, and then take the path northeast to find the stairs to the next floor.

Head south, move the lever to open up a shortcut in the middle, and then go up the stairs on the southwestern corner of this floor.

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Take this path to reach the third floor (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Take this path to reach the third floor (3) | Dragon Quest VII
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Take this path to reach the third floor (5) | Dragon Quest VII
Take this path to reach the third floor

Use the level to open the gate and you’ll find all the citizens that were disappearing on this floor. Head upstairs on the northeastern corner and talk to Riffer. Pick the first choice when he asks you a question to get a Prayer Ring.

Talk to Riffer on this balcony (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Talk to Riffer on this balcony (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Talk to Riffer on this balcony

After this, go back to the second floor, which is now inundated, and you’ll find a ship on the eastern side. Get on it.

You can board a ship on this side of the second floor | Dragon Quest VII
You can board a ship on this side of the second floor

You can sail the boat to the inundated Wetlock and Spit-on Sea to talk to the people, and they’ll tell you where you need to go. Your next location is the shining circle in the sea, a bit to the west of Spit-on Sea. 

Enter the whirlpool near Spit-on Sea | Dragon Quest VII
Enter the whirlpool near Spit-on Sea

Inspect the statue in the middle to open up a passage. Go down the stairs and follow the main path until the end, to reach a couple of puzzle rooms. 

Push this pillar to get to the next floor (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Push this pillar to get to the next floor (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Push this pillar to get to the next floor

The first room is fairly straightforward. You need to press the first two buttons, then take the bridge north and press the next button.

Take this path to get to the next floor (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Take this path to get to the next floor (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Take this path to get to the next floor (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Take this path to get to the next floor

In the next room, go clockwise pressing the first five buttons, skip the sixth one and press the seventh button. You’ll be back at the start of the floor. Head east again and this time the bridge to the south will be up, allowing you to reach the next floor.

Skip the sixth button and follow the path clockwise to reach the last floor (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Skip the sixth button and follow the path clockwise to reach the last floor (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Skip the sixth button and follow the path clockwise to reach the last floor (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Skip the sixth button and follow the path clockwise to reach the last floor

You’ll be in the throne room, and a fight will start against three Sunken Spirits. They’re fairly easy and the party will be healed up afterwards. The real boss fight will begin then.

Gracos | Dragon Quest VII
Gracos
1400 HP, can act twice per turn, can cast Chilly Breath, Jolly Roger and Venom Mist.
Riffer will join you in this fight. If any of your party members has Insulatle, cast it immediately to defend your entire party from Chilly Breath. Gracos is immune to Sap, Dazzle and most debuffs, so don’t try them on him.Keep your party buffed with Insulatle and Kabuff, and have Maribel or Ruff healing your party with either Multiheal or Hustle Dance. Doing this he should go down in more or less 10 turns.

After beating Gracos you’ll appear at the tower. Head back to the first floor and before taking the portal, Riffer will come and give you the third Green Fragment.

You’ll get the third fragment before going back from the portal | Dragon Quest VII
You’ll get the third fragment before going back from the portal

Finding the fourth fragment

After saving the island, take the teleportal to go back to Wetlock and speak to the mayor, on the second floor of the northwestern building. He’ll let you access the treasury.

Exit the building, step on the raft behind it, and ride it to the west until you reach a door. Speak to the guard in there and he’ll let you enter the treasury, where you’ll find the last Green Fragment. Make sure to also open the chest with the Mermaid Moon.

The last fragment is inside Wetlock’s treasury (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The last fragment is inside Wetlock’s treasury (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The last fragment is inside Wetlock’s treasury (3) | Dragon Quest VII
The last fragment is inside Wetlock’s treasury

You got all the fragments now! Zoom back to the Shrine of Mysteries and place them on the top right pillar whenever you’re ready to visit Providence.

This is how the pillar should look once you restore it (1) | Dragon Quest VII
This is how the pillar should look once you restore it (2) | Dragon Quest VII
This is how the pillar should look once you restore it