Dragon Quest VI Cheats & Cheat Codes for Nintendo DS, SNES, and Mobile

Dragon Quest VI key art

Dragon Quest VI Cheats & Cheat Codes for Nintendo DS, SNES, and Mobile

As its name indicates, Dragon Quest VI is the sixth entry in the long-running Dragon Quest series. It is the second title in the series to be released for the Super Famicom (following Dragon Quest V) and the last game in a trilogy of connected stories within the franchise known as the Zenithia Trilogy. After being exclusive to Japan for many years, Dragon Quest VI was released on the DS as part of an effort to bring the series to a wider audience in the wake of the Nintendo DS’ success with RPGs. Additionally, Square’s merger with Enix in the early 2000s would result in several of the company’s formerly Japan-exclusive titles arriving in the West. As a result, the Dragon Quest franchise would undergo a boost in popularity in localized regions.

While Dragon Quest V is the first game in the series to be released for the Super Famicom, it also has a version on the Famicom. Dragon Quest VI is actually the first game in the series whose development was strictly focused on the Super Famicom, resulting in it having vast improvements over Dragon Quest V in terms of its visuals and presentation. Like every other game in the franchise up through its release, Dragon Quest VI features scenario design from series creator Yuji Horii and character design from co-creator and Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama.

Though Final Fantasy is the premier JRPG franchise in the West, the release of a new Dragon Quest game in its native Japan is typically a massive cultural event. Dragon Quest VI is no different, selling more than 3 million copies in Japan to be the region’s best-selling game of 1995. Further, the DS remake of Dragon Quest VI would sell over a million copies in its first week.

Dragon Quest VI Premise

Dragon Quest VI gameplay

Gameplay in Dragon Quest VI is very similar to that of its predecessors, something that the franchise continues to pride itself on. Whereas other RPG franchises typically try to innovate from entry to entry, Dragon Quest is a series known for sticking to tradition and simply iterating on a working design philosophy. Players control a party of heroes that travel throughout a vast overworld map, occasionally stopping within dungeons to explore and defeat a boss. While that’s a great simplification of the central gameplay loop underpinning JRPGs, Dragon Quest essentially amounts to comfort food within the genre. The franchise doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but instead makes it a continually more enjoyable experience.

One aspect that separates Dragon Quest VI from earlier franchise games and sequels is its use of dual worlds. Similar to A Link to the Past‘s Light and Dark Worlds, Dragon Quest VI features a Real World and a Dream World. Gameplay is split between the Real and Dream Worlds, and within the Dream World characters have different abilities and personalities. Regardless of which of the two worlds players inhabit, though, there are still random battles that require turn-based combat and careful strategy.

Like other games in the franchise, combat takes place from a first-person perspective, with players experiencing battles from the point of view of the heroes. This has the added effect of allowing the excellent monster designs of Akira Toriyama to take center stage. However, unlike previous entries, the 6th Dragon Quest is the first in the franchise to animate the monsters when they attack the party.

Dragon Quest VI Main Characters

Dragon Quest VI artwork

Although it is technically the final game of a trilogy, Dragon Quest VI features a brand new cast of characters to play as. That said, each of these heroes share loose connections to the main characters of previous games in the Zenithia Trilogy and evan have a manga adaptation that retells their adventure. In addition to the main hero, players will control a diverse cast of companions and encounter several helpful NPCs and dastardly villains. Main characters in Dragon Quest VI include:

  • The Hero: The Hero is a nameless protagonist suffering from amnesia. Referred to as either “The Hero” or “The Prince”, he is the true Prince of Somnia but the evil Murdaw is keeping his body trapped within the Dream World.
  • Carver: Carver is one of the first party members that accompany the Hero on a journey to defeat Murdow. Though in the Real World he is the humble son of a carpenter, he is a traveling soldier within the Dream World.
  • Milly: Milly is the other early companion that joins the Hero to defeat Murdow and is the granddaughter of the dream-seer Madame Luca. She is the party’s resident healer and support character.
  • Ashlynn: Ashlynn is a descendant of a powerful witch and the party’s most powerful sorceress. Her invisibility in the real world is what influences her to join the Hero and defeat Murdaw to break the curse.
  • Murdaw: Murdaw is the primary villain of Dragon Quest VI, sent by the Archfiend Mortamor to invade the Real World and split peoples’ existence between the world of mortals and the Dream World.

Games in the Dragon Quest Series

The Dragon Quest series actually arrived before Final Fantasy as the very first game to establish the characteristics of the JRPG. Since the first game’s release in 1986, it continues to be one of the premier JRPG franchises along Final Fantasy, both of which are under the umbrella of Square Enix since the two companies’ merger in the early 2000s. The last game in the series to release is Dragon Quest XI, though Dragon Quest XII is currently in development and hopefully will release in 2024 or 2025. Main games in the Dragon Quest series include:

  • Dragon Quest (1986)
  • Dragon Quest II (1987)
  • Dragon Quest III (1988)
  • Dragon Quest IV (1990)
  • Dragon Quest V (1992)
  • Dragon Quest VI (1995)
  • Dragon Quest VII (2000)
  • Dragon Quest VIII (2004)
  • Dragon Quest IX (2009)
  • Dragon Quest X (2012)
  • Dragon Quest XI (2017)
  • Dragon Quest XII (In Development)

Dragon Quest VI Cheats and Cheat Codes

Easy Level Grinding

After making it to the Spiegelspire, Dragon Quest VI does away with its level cap. Essentially, players can come back to this area and grind to their heart’s content to craft an incredibly OP party before the endgame. In terms of your party composition, one of the more ideal is:

  • Hero (Mage Class)
  • Carver (Priest Class)
  • Milly (Mage Class)
  • Ashlynn (Priest Class)

Have three characters cast the Boom spell to quickly take out all enemies, and then have the remaining character use the Whistle ability as battles end to quickly stack Exp and master advanced classes.

Secret Party Members

Once Terry rejoins the party, players can return to Arkbolt to recruit the dragon Lizzie to the party. Additionally, Amos becomes available after first arriving at the town of Scrimsley and finishing his side quest.

Pro Action Replay Codes

Though Dragon Quest VI doesn’t support any official cheat codes that affect gameplay, it does feature a host of available Pro Action Replay codes for the DS version. To use these codes, players simply need to have access to a DS Pro Action Replay or enter them into an emulator’s “Cheat” function.

NOTE: Codes that require pressing L+R or Select are best active one at a time. In other words, after activating a code and pressing the necessary buttons to trigger its effect, save the game and reload with different codes active until you have a save file with all the effects having taken place.

Max Gold (Press L+R)94000130 000000FF
020DD524 000F423F
D2000000 00000000
Max Gold in Bank (Press L+R)94000130 000000FF
020DD528 000F423F
D2000000 00000000
Max Casino Coins (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
020DD52C 0098967F
D2000000 00000000
Mini Medals x200 (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
220DD534 000000C8
D2000000 00000000
No Random Battles (Hold Select and move to disable)5208F068 020A29E4
1208F06C 00001C49
1209047A 00002100
D0000000 00000000
5208F068 020A29E4
94000130 FFFB0000
1208F06C 00002110
1209047A 000046C0
D2000000 00000000
Max/Full HP All Characters1205941A 000046C0
12059432 000046C0
1205944A 000046C0
Max/Full MP All Characters120594AE 000046C0
120594D2 000046C0
120594F6 000046C0
Can Learn All Vocations5218A024 20D5D109
1218A024 000046C0
D2000000 00000000
Max Stat When Using Seed52059360 DB00428A
12059366 00008081
12059396 00008281
120593C6 000080C1
120593F6 000082C1
12059436 00008142
120594D6 00008202
D2000000 00000000
Infinite Treasure Box52065D84 1C021899
12065D8A 00002100
D2000000 00000000
Remove Equipment Restrictions5204ACC4 020D5EDC
0204ACC8 2401B510
0204AD08 56092021
0204AD0C D90C2905
0204AD10 BD102000
D2000000 00000000
Show Full Map52065c9c d11a4211
12065c9e 000046c0
12065cba 000046c0
d2000000 00000000
Gain Vocation Points Each Level5205ce40 2801f96b
1205ce78 000046c0
d2000000 00000000
All Items x99 (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
D5000000 00630001
C0000000 00000100
D6000000 020DD548
D4000000 00000001
D2000000 00000000
Complete Bestiary (Press Select)94000130 FFFb0000
220E1D3C 0000001F
D2000000 00000000
All Dreamscapes (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
D5000000 00000001
C0000000 00000040
D6000000 020E38E8
D2000000 00000000
1 Hit Kills in Battle1205AF00 00002101
1205AF04 00002101
Enemies Have no MP1205AF08 00002100
1205AF0C 00002100
Always 100% Steal5208E7CC F777213C
1208F7E8 00002000
1208F7FC 00000018
D0000000 00000000
Always Critical Hit5204B61C 27002040
1204B61C 00002001
D0000000 00000000
Always Preemptive Attack5208E7CC F777213C
1208F7E8 00002000
1208F7FC 00000018
D0000000 00000000
Always Item Drops52057A28 E032006A
02057A1C 00120012
02057A20 00120012
02057A24 00120012
02057A28 E0320012
D0000000 00000000
Infinite HP in BattleE20004F4 00000038
4C0B0000 D90442A0
58811C92 85811E92
1859E001 5E828581
5E41212E DC002A00
428A2200 1C0ADB00
4B028582 4770469E
020DDA8F 0205C165
5205B804 02059531
0205B80C FE73F7A4
D2000000 00000000
Gold x25205B0F8 86685E10
0205C118 47700040
D0000000 00000000
Gold x45205B0F8 86685E10
0205C118 47700080
D0000000 00000000
Gold x85205B0F8 86685E10
0205C118 477000C0
D0000000 00000000
Gold x165205B0F8 86685E10
0205C118 47700100
D0000000 00000000
Gold x1285205B0F8 86685E10
0205C118 477001C0
D0000000 00000000
Vocation Point x21205CE70 00001C80
1205CE8A 00001C80
Vocation Point x31205CE70 00001CC0
1205CE8A 00001CC0
Vocation Point x41205CE70 00001D00
1205CE8A 00001D00
Vocation Point x51205CE70 00001D40
1205CE8A 00001D40
Vocation Point x61205CE70 00001D80
1205CE8A 00001D80
Experience x21205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 00498941
Experience x41205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 00898941
Experience x81205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 00C98941
Experience x161205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 01098941
Experience x321205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 01498941
Experience x641205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 01898941
Experience x1281205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 01C98941
Experience x2561205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 02098941
Experience x5121205AF2C 00002127
0205AF30 74E95C41
0205AF34 02498941
HP Max for All Characters (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
C0000000 00000007
020DDABC 03E703E7
120DDAC0 000003E7
DC000000 000005AC
D2000000 00000000
MP Max for All Characters (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
C0000000 00000007
120DDAC2 000003E7
020DDAC4 03E703E7
DC000000 000005AC
D2000000 00000000
All Stats 500 for All Characters (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
C0000000 00000007
020DDAB8 01F401F4
020DDAC8 01F401F4
120DDACC 000001F4
DC000000 000005AC
D2000000 00000000
All Skills & Magic for All Characters (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
C0000000 00000007
220DDB28 0000001F
220DDB45 000000F8
120DDB46 0000FFFF
220DDB48 00000001
DC000000 000005AC
D2000000 00000000
All Vocations Max for All Characters (Press Select)94000130 FFFB0000
C0000000 00000007
120DDBC6 000003E7
020DDBC8 03E703E7
020DDBCC 03E703E7
020DDBD0 03E703E7
020DDBD4 03E703E7
020DDBD8 03E703E7
020DDBDC 03E703E7
020DDBE0 03E703E7
020DDBE4 03E703E7
120DDBE8 000003E7
DC000000 000005AC
D2000000 00000000

Dragon Quest VI Cheats FAQ

Does letter case matter when typing Pro Action Replay cheats?
No – code selection will automatically default to upper case and there is no option for lower case, meaning it does not matter which one gets used.

How long does it take to beat Dragon Quest VI?
Dragon Quest VI is actually fairly reasonable for a game in the series, only taking around 47 hours to beat the main story. Even a completionist run isn’t too long, lasting roughly 70 hours.

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