Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a role-playing video game for the Nintendo DS. It is the ninth installment in the acclaimed Dragon Quest series created by Yūji Horii.

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What is the fastest way to get money?

I'm playing Dragon Quest IX, and I'm at the part where I just got the boat. What is the fastest way to make a bunch of money? I need about 10,000 to buy the best equipment and grinding takes a really ...
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What is the point of tension in Dragon Quest IX/other DQ games

I'm a few hours into DQIX and have gained the Egg On ability to raise a party member's tension. I scoured the manual trying to figure out exactly how tension works and what it does, but I couldn't ...
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Is there a downside to frequently changing jobs?

I'd like to change my Mage to an Armamentalist to build up abilities, and then come back to Mage later. Is there a limit to the number of times I can switch jobs in this fashion? Is there a ...
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Must I Unlock Treasure Maps Before I Can Get New Treasure Maps Via Canvassing / Tag Mode?

Do I have to unlock the treasure map feature on my own game card before I can receive new treasure maps from other people via Canvassing / Wifi Tag Mode?
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Is there a better way to level up in Dragon Quest IX?

An update: I've since traded in the game. It just irritated the hell out of me towards the end. Thanks to those with suggestions! I was hoping there would be a non grindy solution -_- Currently ...
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When to change occupations in Dragon Quest IX?

I just reached the part in Dragon Quest IX where you get th ability to change occupations. The thing is, I can't figure out why I would want to. I feel like I should max out all the skills on the ...
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What's Revocation?

In Dragon Quest 9, what's "revocation"? How does it affect new treasure maps? Is it the same thing as changing jobs at Alltrades Abbey? Is there a limit to the number of times each party member can ...
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DQ9 - What effects does “Line-up” (Front Row / Back Row) have?

What advantages/disadvantages are there to moving a character between the two formation rows in DQIX? I believe the game said that characters in the back row will be attacked less, but I'm wondering ...
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How do you rearrange party members in Dragon Quest IX?

Can you arrange the order of your party through the in-game menu? By this I mean the order in which you issue commands in battle. Is there an easier way of doing it than going back to the inn and ...
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What causes Coup de Grace?

What causes Coup de Grace in Dragon Quest 9?
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Any reason to fully explore Treasure Map dungeons in DQ9?

I've just reached the point in Dragon Quest IX where I can start exploring the Treasure Map dungeons, and I completed the one that the game gives you as a "starter". It appears that the floors are ...
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How can I get information about an enemy's elemental weakness?

How can I determine elemental weaknesses (the armamentalist abilities can add elemental properties to party members during battle) for enemies? I know thieves have an ability to gain more information ...
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What are the advantages of giving the experience to the legacy bosses?

After beating one of the legacy bosses (Zoma, for instance), I'm offered the choice to let the boss have the experience from the battle. What are the advantages to doing this? Is the boss the more ...
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How do I wake the boss at the top of the Tower of Nod?

There doesn't seem to be any way in game to do it. I've tried various abilities (like Whistle) and the party tricks, but none seem to work!
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How much of a stat bonus can my characters get via revocation?

How much of a stat bonus is each revocation of my characters worth? Does it depend on which class I'm revocating?
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Is a melee-centric party without a healer viable in Dragon Quest IX?

I have recently started playing Dragon Quest IX, and I was wondering if my party set up would be a viable one to play the game with. I'm just an hour or so after recruiting my party at the Inn: Me ...
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Dragon Quest IX - Possible to play completely co-op?

How viable is it to play through Dragon Quest IX entirely in multiplayer? I'm hoping to be able to play through the whole thing together with my wife, so I'm just wondering if there are any downsides ...
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What kinds of items can I use a Reset Stone with?

What kinds of items can I use with a Reset Stone in Alchemy? Can the stones be used to de-volve any kind of item, or only special ones?
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Dragon Quest IX: Skill to prevent enemies from escaping?

Is there a class skill in Dragon Quest IX to prevent enemies from escaping? If so which class?
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Do some side quests become unavailable later on in the game? (Dragon Quest IX)

Are there any side quests that become unavailable after a certain point in Dragon Quest IX or can I come back any time and do them all (for example after finishing the main storyline)?
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Can I unlock Dragon Armor, Roxas Outfit and Axel Outfit in Dragon Quest IX? How?

This link says that I can unlock these sets of armor by killing 100 Metal Slimes. Is this true? I would have expected to find more than just the one reference to this unlockable. Is there ...
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Is there only one way to get a Birthday Cake?

I know that I should be able to get a Birthday Cake by using DQVC on my birthday (according to the DS's calendar). Is there any other way?
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Which accessory is more effective at increasing the success of Half Inch?

I have got the Utility Belt (+25 deftness), the Honour Among Thieves (+3 defense), and the Medal of Freedom (+100 Deftness). Which of these accessories would help my thief's Half Inch be most ...
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Are all weapon types viable late and post-game?

I started playing Dragon Quest 9 recently, and i did some research on forums and other websites about what people say for weapon types in this game. There are some people who say that swords are the ...
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Base stats for all vocations at level 99 in Dragon Quest IX?

I'm currently trying to decide on what will be the "main" jobs for my characters in DQ9. Does anyone have a chart showing what every job's base stats (before bonuses from skill points and seeds) would ...
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Can I still earn accolades without Stella?

If I don't have Stella (she's not hanging out in front of the Defeated Monsters list anymore), can I still earn Accolades?
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Item Respawn time in Dragon Quest IX

So I've been trying to build a store of source materials to build some items in game using Alchemy, but I've found it hard to get items on the game map to respawn. What is the spawn rate for items? ...
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What is the meaning of different slimes in the Quick Save loading screen?

When loading from a Quick Save, there is an animation of 3 slimes in the bottom right corner of the screen. Most of the time they're plain old blue slimes, but sometimes the middle one will be ...
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Are there any inventory limits for equipment in DQ IX?

Do I need to worry about keeping my equipment collection in DQ9 below any sort of limit? I haven't seen any indication in-game that I'm running out of space, but I'm not sure if it's actually infinite ...
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Is there a way to increase the odds of making half-inch successful?

I've noticed that I am quite often unsuccessful with half-inch when trying to thieve items from monsters. Is there items or anything else that I can do to help increase these odds? Does agility or ...
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Is there a maximum number of skill points in Dragon Quest IX?

I am levelling up my main character at the moment (a warrior) and I am currently only spending skill points in his sword skills. Is there a maximum number of skill points each character is going to ...
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Best weapons types for certain vocations

My question is to know the best weapon type for a mage useing lots of mana and magic(I use wand), and the best weapon type for a healing , reviving strategy minstrel. (I use a sword , currently have ...
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What is the recipe for gold mail and other armor and weapons?

How do you get gold mail? (I need it to make platinum mail.) Also I need to know some good armor and weapons recipes. Specifically, recipes for a hammer, sword, and wand. Or torso armor, footwear, ...