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When you first discuss the Pioneer Town with Hank Hoffman, Jr., he mentions that in order to grow the town, you must play a tag-mode mini game to recruit pioneers to come to the town.

Is this necessary to get the town to grow to its maximum size? I have read a few walkthroughs about it and they are not worded very clearly.

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No, I personally did it without it.

You just have to get the five permanent immigrants to get to full size (castle).

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The linked article is for DQ7, not DQ4. – user351 Aug 2 '10 at 17:52
Removed that link. But i repeat the other information, I completed DQ4 Pioneer Town to full size on the NDS and I did not get any pioneer via the "tag-mode mini game". For the others thing, I only found a link in french :… – DavRob60 Aug 2 '10 at 18:18

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