Dragon Quest 8: Journey Of The Cursed King - Dancing monsters

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Dancing monsters:
Go to the battle records in the menu then choose the defeated monster list. Select any monster that you have defeated for example, the Monster Slime. Press X button to make him wiggle and press Circle to make him do other things. Try doing this with all the other monsters.

Easy experience:
To gain about 1,000 to 2,000 experience points early in the game, once Angelo asks you to check on the Abbot, go to the Ruined Abbey slightly north of there. Instead of flying through the dungeon, walk around until you encounter a Metal
Slime. Metal Slimes will run usually on the first turn, but if not, try hitting it. Metal Slimes have low amount of HP and sometime appear in groups of two. Make sure your main character is equipped with a Boomerang; if you fight two you can hit both of them. Have Yangus attack normally, and do the same with Jessica. Do not use spells, as they have no effect. If you manage to kill the Metal Slimes, you will be rewarded with about 1,000 to 2,000 experience points, and about 299 to 499 gold. Repeat this as much as desired.

Easy gold:
Use the following trick to get easy gold on the Island Of The Temple Of Neos. Just southeast of Simpleton are Gold Brick monsters. They are best found on the southern half of the island, around the temple entrance. They are fairly common. They have about 100 HP and the drop about 726 in gold. Sometimes you can find multiple ones.

Final Fantasy 8 reference:
Angelo shares the same name as Rinoa's dog in Final Fantasy 8.

Final Fantasy 9 reference:
Alexandria is the name of the Castle where Princess Garnet used the summon to protect herself form Bahamut in Final Fantasy 9. In Dragon Quest 8, that is the name of the town where you meet Jessica.

Hit hero's head on the ceiling:
Buy a Cheameara Wing and use it inside a building to see the hero hit his head on the ceiling.

Old equipment:
If you get new equipment, do not be steadfast to sell the old. Some of that equipment can be used in the alchemy pot for better items. For example, Bandit's Vest Bandanna. It is not an overall great item to turn out, but it can be useful in the very beginning. Also, a normal Boomerang Iron Nail = Reinforced Boomerang, which is one of the better boomerangs which can be acquired very early.

Rare equipment:
Save rare equipment early in the game. Do not get rid of items you do not know where to buy or make from alchemy, because you might not get them for a long time; and that will prevent you from making some of the better equipment early in the game.

Seeds:
Keep seeds for a save point. If you only gain 1 for a stat, so you can reset. The seeds will be more wisely used. Also, use the seeds on characters that need the stat. For example, do not use a Strength seed on Yangus, or a Magic or Wisdom seed on Jessica. You can, but be warned; some characters will be overall weaker if their weaknesses are not compensated.

Thief's Key:
In Farebury, go on top of the church where the bell is located and get the Thief's Key recipe. On the ship just after you defeated the sea monster, search around to find the Bronze Knife. Talk to Trode to get the Alchemy Pot. Once you get to Peregrin Quay, go to the Inn and talk to the man with the black hood. He will talk to you about his days as a thief, then give an Iron Nail. Once you have acquired all the items, put those two items Bronze Knife and Iron Nail into the Alchemy Pot. Wait a while until it makes the Thief's Key.

Item Formulas:
Accessories Formulas

Agility ring = Prayer ring Seed of agility
Catholicon ring = Full moon ring Ring of truth Ring of immunity
Elevating shoes = Fishnet stockings Happy hat
Full moon ring = Gold ring Poison moth knife
Goddess ring = Recovery ring Orichalcum
Holy talisman = Tough guy tattoo Holy water Gold rosary
Life bracer = Recovery ring Gold bracer
Meteorite bracer = Agility ring Agility ring Orichalcum
Mighty armlet = Strength ring Titan belt
Prayer ring = Gold ring Seed of Magic
Recovery ring = Prayer ring Seed of life
Ring of awakening = Gold ring Dream blame
Ring of clarity = Gold ring Fallen angel rapier
Ring of immunity = Gold ring Poison needle
Ring of truth = Gold ring Sandstorm spear
Ruby of protection = Prayer ring Seed of defence
Scholar's specs = Ring of awakening Ring of clarity Seed of wisdom
Skull ring = Sorcerer's ring Devil's tail
Sorcerer's ring = Skull ring Saint's ashes Saint's ashes
Strength ring = Prayer ring Seed of strength
Titan belt = Leather kilt strength ring

Armor Formulas

Angel's robe = Flowing dress Magical skirt
Bandit mail = Heavy Armour Bandit axe Bandit's grass skirt
Boxer shorts = Bandit's grass skirt Bandana
Bronze armour = Chain mail Bronze shield
Bunny suit = Silk bustier Bunny tail
Chain mail = Wayfarer's clothes Chain whip
Crimson robe = Sage's robe Magic water Nook grass
Dancer's mail = Silver mail Dancer's costume
Dark robe = Cloak of evasion Devil's tail Wing of bat
Divine bustier = Dangerous bustier Shimmering dress
Dragon mail = Silver mail Dragon scale Dragon Scale
Fur poncho = Magic beast hide Magic beast hide
Gigant armour = Bandit mail Mighty armlet Mighty armlet
Iron cuirass = Iron shield Iron shield
Leather armour = Wayfarer's clothes Magic beast hide
Leather dress = Dancer's costume Magic beast hide
Leather kilt = Leather whip Bandana
Magical skirt = Bandit's grass skirt Magical hat Magical mace
Magic armour = Full plate armour Prayer ring Ruby of protection
Metal king armour = Liquid metal armour Slime crown Orichalcum
Mirror armour = Sivler mail Mirror shield Mirror shield
Platinum mail = Zombie mail Saint's ashes
Princess's robe = Angel's robe Gold rosary Shimmering Dress
Robe of serenity = Cloak of evasion Boxer shorts
Sage's robe = Magic vestment Scholar's cap
Scale armour = Chain mail Bronze shield
Shimmering dress = Sprangled dress Ruby of protection Gold bracer
Silver cuirass = Iron cuirass Silver platter Silver platter
Spiked armour = Magic armour Edged boomerang
Templar's uniform = Way farer's clothes Templar's shield
Wayfarer's clothes = Plain clothes Plain clothes
Zombie mail = Platinum mail Devil's tail
Zombie mail = Silver mail zombiesbane

Axes formula
Bandit axe = Battle-axe Thief's key
Golden axe = Iron axe Gold nugget
Iron axe = Farmer's scythe Farmer's scythe
King axe = Golden axe Slime crown
Moon axe = Golden axe Moon's mercy
Stone axe = Stone hardhat Cypress stick

Boomerang Formula
Flametang boomerang = Swallowtail Flame shield
Metal wing boomerang = Razor wing boomerang Metal king spear
Razor wing boomerang = Edged boomerang Wing of bat Steel scythe
Reinforced boomerang = Boomerang Iron nail

Bow Formulas
Cheiron's bow = Eros' bow Power shield
Eros' bow = Hunter's bow Garter
Hunter's bow = Cypress stick Cypress stick Strength ring
Hunter's bow = Short bow Chain whip
Odin's bow = Cheiron's bow Eros' bow Great bow

Cheese Formulas
Angel Cheese = Fresh milk Premium mould Yggdrasil dew
C-c-cold cheese = Cold cheese Premium mould Dragon dung
Chilly cheese = Cool cheese Waterweed mould
Chunky cheese = Plain cheese Magic water
Cold cheese = Chilly cheese Waterweed mould Waterweed mould
Cool cheese = Plain cheese Waterweed mould
Cured cheese = Fresh milk Premium mould Amor seco essence
Hard cheese = Plain cheese Rock salt
Highly-strung cheese = Super spicy cheese cold cheese Rock salt
Mild cheese = Plain cheese Amor seco essense
Plain cheese = Fresh milk Rennet powder
Plain cheese = Scorching cheese C-c-cold cheese
Scorching cheese = Super spicy cheese Premium mould Dragon dung
Soft Cheese = Fresh milk Rennet powder Rock salt
Spicy cheese = Plain cheese Red mould
Super spicy cheese = Spicy cheese Nook grass
Super spicy cheese = Spicy cheese Red mould Red mould

Dagger Formulas
Assassin's dagger = Eagle dagger Poison needle
Falcon Knife = Slime earrings Tough guy tattoo Agility ring
Imp knife = Assassin's dagger Devil's tail

Hammer Formulas
Megaton hammer = Uber war hammer Conquerer's axe Orichalcum
Sledgehammer = Giant mallet Iron helmet Iron helmet
Uber war hammer = War hammre Mighty armlet

Helmet formulas
Bronze helmet = Stone hardhat Bronze knife Bronze knife
Bunny ears = Hairband Bunny tail
Feathered cap = Leather hat Chimaera wing
Fur hood = Feathered cap Fur poncho
Golden tiara = Thinking cap Silver tiara Gold nugger
Hades' helm = Mythril helm Saint's ashes
Happy hat = Feathered cap Elevating shoes
Hermes' hat = Feathered cap Mercury's bandana
Mercury's bandana = Bandana Agility ring
Mythril helm = Hades' helm Saint's ashes
Phantom Mask = Iron headgear Dark robe
Pointy Hat = Leather hat Iron mail
Raging bull helm = Mythril helm Cowpat Fresh milk
Scholar's cap = Magical hat Scholar's specs
Silver tiara = Coral hairpin Silver platter
Skull helm = Sun crown Devil's tail
Stone hardhat = Stone axe Pointy hat
Sun Crown = Skull helm Saint's ashes
Thinking cap = Scholar's cap Iron headgear
Turban = Bandana Bandana

Ingredient Formulas
Premium mould = Red mould Waterweed mould Yggdrasil leaf
Thief's key = Bronze knife Iron nail

Scythes Formulas
Hell scythe = Steel scythe Poison moth knife Hade's helm

Shield Formulas
Bronze shield = Leather shield Bronze knife
Dragon shield = Steel shield Dragon scale Dragon scale
Flame shield = Magic shield Flametang boomerange
Goddess shield = Thanatos' shield saint's ashes
Ice shield = Magic shield Icicle dirk
Leather shield = Pot lid Magic beast hide
Magic shield = Steel shield Prayer's ring Ruby of protection
Metal king shield = Ruinous shield Saint's ashes Orichalcum
Power shield = Magic shield Strenght ring Cured cheese
Ruinous shield = Metal king shield Devil's tail
Saintless shield = Mirror shield White shield Holy water
Scale shield = Leather shield Dragon scale
Silver shield = Mirror shield Amor seco essence Magic water
Templar's shield = Iron shield Templar's uniform
Thanatos' shield = Goddess shield Devil's tail
White shield = Iron shield Silver platter
White shield = Light shield Fresh milk Fresh milk

Spear Formulas
Demon spear = Battle fork Poison needle Devil's tail
Holy lance = Long spear Gold rosary
Iron lance = Cypress stick Dagger
Long spear = Cypress stick Cypress stick Iron lance
Sandstorm spear = Partisan Saint's ashes

Staff Formulas
Magma staff = Wizard's staff rockbomb shard
Staff of antimagic = Wizard's staff Rune staff
Staff of resurrection = Rune staff Life bracer Yggdrasil leaf

Sword Formulas
Blizzard blade = Bastard sword Icicle dirk Cold cheese
Copper Sword = Bronze knife Bronze knife
Double-edged sword = Uber double-edge Devil's tail
Dragon slayer = Dragonsbane Mighty armlet
Fallen angel rapier = Holy silver rapier Devil's tail Wing of bat
Holy silver rapier = Templar's sword Holy talisman
Liquid metal sword = Rusty old sword Slime crown Orichalcum
Mercury's rapier = Fallen angel rapier Mercury's bandana Mercury's bandana
Rusty old sword = Liquid metal sword Mystifying mixture Cowpat
Shamshir of light = Rune staff Light shield Shimmering shoes
Uber double-edge = Double-edged sword Saint's ashes Saint's ashes
Uber falcon blade = Falcon blade Meteorite bracer
Uber miracle sword = Miracle sword Life bracer
Zombie slayer = Zombiesbane Holy talisman

Expendable Item formulas
Amor Seco Essense = Holy Water Strong Medicine
Chimaera wing = Wing of bat Wing of bat
Elfin elixir = Yggdrasil dew Magic water
Greater panacea = Lesser panacea Rose-root Rose wort
Greater panacea = Special medicine Special medicine special medicine
Holy water = Amor seco essense Rock salt
Lesser panacea = special medicine special medicine
Magic water = Holy water Seed of magic
Moon's mercy = Moonwort bulb Moonwort bulb Moonwort bulb
Mystifying mixture = Holy water Wing of bat Cowpat
Mystifying mixture = Medicinal herb Antidotal herb Moonwart bulb
Strong Medicine = Medicinal Herb Medicinal Herb
Special Medicine = Strong Medicine Strong Medicine
Rose Root = Medicinal Herb Medicinal Herb Medicinal Herb
Rose Root = Strong Medicine Medicinal Herb
Rose-wort = Medicinal herb Medicinal herb Moonwart bulb
Rose-wort = Strong medicine Moonwart bulb
Sage's stone = Gold nugget Orichalcum Yggdrasil dew
Special Antidote = Medicinal Herb Antidotal Herb Antidotal Herb
Special Antidote = Strong Antidote Strong Antidote
Strong Antidote = Medicinal Herb Antidotal herb
Timbrel of tension = Sun crown Tough guy tattoo Magic beast hide
Yggdrasil dew = Yggdrasil leaf Magic water

Whip Formulas
Demon whip = Scourge whip Devil's tail
Dragontail whip = Snakeskin whip Dragon scale Dragon scale
Leather whip = Devil's tail Saint's ashes
Scourge whip = Demon whip Saint's ashes
Snakeskin whip = Leather whip Scale shield

Mini Medal purchases:
Give the indicated number of Mini Medals to Princess Minnie to get the corresponding item:

28 Mini Medals: Fishnet Stockings
36 Mini Medals: Posh Waistcoat
45 Mini Medals: Staff of Divine Wrath
52 Mini Medals: Gold Nugget
60 Mini Medals: Meteroite Bracer
68 Mini Medals: Miracle Sword
75 Mini Medals: Sacred Armour
83 Mini Medals: Orichalcum
90 Mini Medals: Metal King Helmet
99 Mini Medals: Dangerous Bustier
110 Mini Medals: Flail of Destruction

Monster Arena awards:
Get the indicated rank at the Monster Arena to get the corresponding award:

Bardiche Of Binding: Rank B
Bunny Suit: Rank F
Dragon Robe: Rank S
Hero Spear: Rank A
Hero Statue: Rank S
Mighty Armlet: Rank D
Ring Of Clarity: Rank E
Saint's Ashes: Rank C
Strength Ring: Rank G
Call team ability for hero: Rank E
Fight against your team option: Rank F
No entry fees: Rank S
Second monster team: Rank B
Three more reserve monster slots: Rank D
Three more reserve monster slots: Rank G

More defence, attack:
Once you have the magic ship go to somewhere where you have not yet been and try to buy weapons,shields,... there it will make you're battles much easier

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