This spear is a primitive weapon made from a length of bamboo sharpened to a point at the end. In some of the games, the spear or pole has some cloth wrapped around it as a rudimentary grip for ease of use. Typically, it is one of the weakest, if not the weakest, weapon that appears in the game. Eventually, this position would be taken by the cypress stick in later games.
In the Japanese versions of the games, the bamboo pole from the original Dragon Quest, the bamboo spear from V to VII, and the bamboo lance that appeared in IX and X are considered three different weapons, but for the sake of simplicity, all three weapons have been combined for this article.
Due to text restrictions in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the bamboo pole was renamed to Bamboo with a picture of a pole beside it. Additionally, the Hero starts his quest with it in the Mobile, Android, and iOS versions of the game, though it's unequipped.
|Dragon Quest (NES)|
|Bamboo Pole||10 G||Attack +2|
Although the bamboo pole does not appear in this game, there is a piece of artwork of the Prince of Cannock carrying what appears to be the bamboo pole.
The bamboo spear has an attack bonus of +5. It can be purchased in Whealbrook at the beginning for 50 gold.
Known as the Bamboo Lance, it is the most basic spear.
|Dragon Quest IX|
|French||Lance de bambou|
|Spanish||Lanza de bambú|
|Italian||Lancia di bambù|
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