Mini Medal Rewards
While playing the game you will find numerous items called Mini Medals. In the town of Dourbridge, you can give these to a pirate king who lives there, and he will give you rare items in exchange. After you've given him 80 Mini Medals, he will sell you rare items. But you must use Mini Medals to buy them instead of Gold. 3 Medals: Prayer Ring 5 Medals: Elfin Elixir 8 Medals: Saint's Ashes 10 Medals: Reset Stone 15 Medals: Orihalcum 20 Medals: Pixie Boots
Unlockable: - How to Unlock:
Bunny Suit - Reward for giving 13 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Dragon Robe - Reward for giving 80 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Jolly Roger Jumper - Reward for giving 18 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Mercury Bandanna - Reward for giving 08 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Meteorite Bracer - Reward for giving 50 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Miracle Sword - Reward for giving 32 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Rusty Helmet - Reward for giving 62 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Sacred Armor - Reward for giving 40 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Thief's Key - Reward for giving 04 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
Transparent Tights - Reward for giving 25 Mini Medals to Cap'n Max Meddlin.
To get access to the alchemy pot, complete the whole story related to the Wight Knight and visit Quester's Rest. Erinn will tell you that she found an interesting thing; The Alchemy Pot! With that, you can create new weapons, armors, accessories, items, etc... Either try your luck, or use recipes. You can get recipes from now on by reading books, talking to certain NPCs or receiving specific sidequests. Start Searching!
DQVC - Wi-Fi Shop
The DQVC is a pretty amazing mode in Dragon Quest IX; it lets you download a list of special items, usually rare or unobtainable any other way, with always very good prices, but also, New Quests and Dungeons! Note that the dungeons and some side-quests are real new data compared to the items which are already included in the game's code, waiting to be "released." So, to get access to this fantastic feature, Simply complete the whole Coffinwell-related story, go back to Quester's Rest in Stornwell, and talk to the lady next to the Alchemy Pot. Her name is Sellma, and she's the one responsible for the DQVC. Note: You can only download new stuff once per day, but you get access to the shop at any time within that same day. New downloadables are available everyday starting at 8 a.m.
First, make sure Abbot Jack of Alltrades is back to Alltrades Abbey. Next, go downstairs of the Abbey, and talk to the purple guy standing in front of the Inn, he'll give you the "Gladiator Graduator" Quest. All you have to do is defeat a certain number of slimes with a Super High-Tension Dragon Slash. Dragon Slash is a MP-free ability that a few classes can learn, and to achieve super high-tension, you need to Use "Egg On" on the same character multiple times. Note that when your on a tension of 50, there's 1 chance on 2 to successfully achieve super high-tension (tension of 100), but don't worry, just keep Egging On the same character until you achieve this. A quick way to finish this quest is to go to go to Newid Isle, engage and engage a battle with a slime. Chances are, he's not going to be alone, BUT, you must not let the slimes merge into a Slime Stack or a Slime King, as only Slimes count for this quest. Use SNOOZE on every turn to make them sleep, keep egging on the character with Dragon Slash, and use Dragon Slash when the tension is at 100. You can easily finish this quest in only one battle, as most of the time, 3 or more slimes appear in battle. Go back to the Abbey, talk to the purple guy again, and you'll have access to the very powerful Gladiator Vocation!
First, make sure Abbot Jack of Alltrades is back to the Alltrades Abbey. Next, go inside the abbey, and near the entrance, you'll find a guy with a red had; that's Windy. Talk to him and he'll give you the "Elementary Training" Quest. This quest is pretty tricky, so you need to be very patient, as it involves Metal Slimes... You need to defeat a certain number of metal slimes, but with a character that used the ability "Wizard Ward" before defeating a Metal Slime. And it must be that very character that must deliver the final blow. The thing is, up to that point in the story, your characters are probably pretty good levels, and the Metal Slimes always flee. So to keep them in battle, you need low level characters. I used two new level 1 characters made in Stornway, and I made them die. You can find Metal Slimes at the Quaratomb, west of Coffinwell. If possible, try to get 2 people dead, and the other 2 characters with low health. Engage any metal slime you see, and use Wizard Ward as soon as you can, and make the other character defend for the rest of the battle. Next, simply attack the Metal Slime until it dies. So remember, Wizard Ward, then attack. After you defeat the given number of Metal Slimes, go back to the Abbey and talk to Windy. You'll have acces to the quite interesting Armamentalist Vocation!
Go to the Mirage Mahal palace in the Djust Desert. Go to the top of the palace in the far north and talk to Brunhild. He will give you Quest #106, "Taking Soul Control". Note: You actually need a Gladiator for this. You must use a special Gladiator ability in a certain circumstance to unlock the Paladin vocation.
Super High-Tension is a very good state, as any move performed while in this state is more powerful, whether it is a spell, ability, or attack. To achieve this, make sure you have the "Egg On" ability (a 0 MP ability). Only the hero can get it, when he talks to a certain women living under the tree in Zere. Everytime you use this ability on someone, his tension will rise, going from 5 to 20 to 50 to the final 100. As soon as the character uses a move (other than defend), his Tension will go back to normal (0). Also, some states will revert the Tension to 0, such as falling asleep or getting paralyzed, among other things. keep Egging On a specific character and have the target character always doing "Defend". Once a character has a tension of 50, you have a 50% chance to successfully rise to a tension of 100, so just keep Egging On. This is a very useful to boost regular attacks offensive spells, or even healing spells.
Secret shop in Dourbridge
If you go around to the back of the village shop in Dourbridge, there is a hidden door. Enter it (requires the Ultimate Key), and then you see a flight of stairs. Go down the stairs, and you can get into a secret shop with rare items.
Set the DS clock to match your hero's birthday. Then when hunting for loot, the drop rate increases dramatically making it easier to get what you are looking for.
Jobs & Keeping Weapon Skills
When you maximize a weapon skill, you have the ability to use that weapon and those skills you acquired regardless of what job you decide to become. So, if you want to put skill points into a weapon, don't change to a job that can't use that weapon until you max it out!
Item Duplication Through Ad-hoc
To do this trick, connect your DQIX to someone else. Give them any items you can, then shut your game off WITHOUT leaving their world. since you never saved after leaving their world, you'll still have the items you traded, and so will they!