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Bloomingdale is a big town in Dragon Quest IX. It is located on the southwest of Dourbridge. It is the location where the Hero/Heroine acquires a ship. This is the first town in game that has 2 armor shops.

Recipes: hobnail boots, classy clogs, stiletto heals, highness heals, sorceress sandals, platinum sword, platinum platter, platinum shield, platinum headgear, platinum mail, kestrel claws, kite claws, fowl fan, eaglewing, feathered cap.

Connecting Areas[]


After leaving the Heights of Loneliness, the hero reaches Bloomingdale, a large town in a region of the same name. You're here for a ship, which would allow you to explore the world easier.

You soon reach the manor of Marion Bloome, where she has company; when you talk to her and ask her for the ship, she recognizes you as a Celestrian and runs off. Everyone leaves, forcing you to make Marion come out of her room. The hero heads to Marion's childhood nanny and asks her for help, who then guides you to the doll maker, Randolph - one of the few people Marion still cares for, as he gifted her Marionette, her closest friend, a doll she has deeply cherished since childhood.

You return with him to Marion's room and knock on the door, but she's nowhere to be found. She has been kidnapped by F.I.C.K.O., a band of thieves who had heard of her wealth and took her to their hideout - the Bad Cave - demanding ransom. After Randolph announces that Marion has been kidnapped, a ghost that looks like Marion leads you through a previously locked door in her bedroom. You see it's some type of cemetery. The ghost says she is the true Marion Bloome, and the girl who has been kidnapped is really her beloved doll, Marionette.

She explains that she used to be a horridly sickly girl, and not long ago one of the servants brought her a fruit that was thought to heal all ills. She had her doll, Marionette, share it with her - but rather than healing Marion, the fruit made Marionette come to life. Marion, who at that point was deteriorating rapidly, gave everything to Marionette and told her to make many friends as she could not. She laments that she has to leave so soon after Marionette was brought to life, explains that "the celestrians are coming for her", and dies shortly after. Since then, the townspeople, oblivious of the doll taking Marion's place, believe that the fruit cured her. Marionette had been giving out the wealth that was left to her in order to make friends, as Marion had asked of her; never seeing that those "friends" were just using her for her money. The ghost of Marion says that we need to rescue her "one true friend", as she never wished for Marionette to be taken advantage of like this.

The hero goes to the Bad Cave, where the kidnappers ask you for the ransom for Marionette, promising her safety in return for the gold - however, she (again) has disappeared.

In pursuit of Marionette, you head to the deepest part of the cave; upon finding her, she is surprised you know her real name. Before you're able to rescue her, the Tyrantula appears. Marionette, being largely unaware of danger of any kind, thinks she is a friend despite being "odd-looking" - after which she is struck down, and becomes unresponsive. You engage Tyrantula in battle; upon defeat, F.I.C.K.O. makes an appearance and Marionette is assumed dead - they are shocked when she stands again despite not breathing and after they flee, the ghost of Marion appears and tells Marionette that she shouldn't try to live as her anymore.

When you return to Bloomingdale, you find out Marionette told everyone she was going away to travel, but you find her, returned to being a doll, in the secret cemetery. Marion's voice thanks you, and the hero receives a Fygg. After that, Marion's nanny comes and takes Marionette back to the bedroom. Upon going to the harbor, the ship warden tells you that The Pride of Bloomingdale, Marion's ship, has been left to you. You are now free to sail the protectorate.


8G per person

Item Shop[]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Item iconDQ9 SleepingHibiscus Sleeping hibiscus 68 G Hypnotize a single group of enemy
Item iconDQ9 Wakerobin Wakerobin 66 G Wake from sleep state
Item iconDQ9 MedicinalHerb Medicinal herb 8 G Restore 30 HP
Item iconDQ9 SuperirorMedicine Superior medicine 50 G Restore 60 HP
Item iconDQ9 AntidotalHerb Antidotal herb 10 G Cure poison state
Item iconDQ9 MoonwortBulb Moonwort bulb 30 G Cure paralyze state
Item iconDQ9 Softwort Softwort 95 G Cure paralyze state
Restore 60 HP
Item iconDQ9 ChimaeraWing Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages
Item iconDQ9 Evacubell Evac-u-bell 28 G Escape from dungeons
Item iconDQ9 HolyWater Holy water 40 G Monster repellent
Item iconDQ9 AngelBell Angel bell 90 G Cure confusion state
Item iconDQ9 MagicWater Magic water 500 G Restore 30 MP

Weapon Shop[]

Weapon Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
Sword Cautery sword 3000 G Attack +42 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
Sword Platinum sword 4500 G Attack +51 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
LanceHoly lance 2700 G Attack +39 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest Icon
LanceBattle fork 3900 G Attack +47 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest Icon
KnifePoison needle 1900 G Attack +1
Possible deliver deadly hit
DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
KnifeDeadly nightblade 1900 G Attack +42 DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
KnifeFalcon knife earrings 1900 G Attack +1
Deliver a double attack
DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
StaffStolos' staff 3150 G Attack +18
MP Absorption Rate +2.5%
Priest IconMage IconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
StaffWatermaul wand 4700 G Attack +25
MP Absorption Rate +5.0%
Priest IconMage IconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
WhipSnakeskin whip 2500 G Attack +23 Mage IconMinstrel Icon
WhipChain whip 3700 G Attack +28 Mage IconMinstrel Icon
PoleIron bar 2300 G Attack +36 Priest IconMartial Artist Icon
PolePillar of strength 3400 G Attack +47 Priest IconMartial Artist Icon
ClawSacred claws 3100 G Attack +43 Martial Artist IconThief Icon
ClawCrow's claws 4800 G Attack +51
Agility +10
Martial Artist IconThief Icon
FanFoehn fan 3200 G Attack +40 Martial Artist IconMinstrel Icon
FanTortoiseshell fan 4900 G Attack +50 Martial Artist IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9ThrownIconEdged boomerang 2750 G Attack +22 DQ9Ranger

Armor Shops[]

Armor Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
ShieldLight shield 1250 G Defense +10
Block Chance +1.5%
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon
ShieldPlatinum shield 3200 G Defense +15
Block Chance +2.0%
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon
HeadwearIron mask 2100 G Defense +14 DQ9 Warrior IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
HeadwearWarrior's helm 3000 G Defense +18 DQ9 Warrior Icon
HeadwearFeather headband 1450 G Defense +12
Magical Might +5
Magical Mending +5
Minstrel Icon
HeadwearCirclet 980 G Defense +9
Magical Might +8
Magical Mending +8
Priest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon
HeadwearCat ears 1150 G Defense +10
Magical Might +8
Magical Mending +5
BodywearHeavy armour 3600 G Defense +35 DQ9 Warrior IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
BodywearSilver mail 4000 G Defense +31 DQ9 Warrior IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
BodywearTussler's top 3400 G Defense +35 Martial Artist Icon
BodywearMale only iconSmart suit 2300 G Defense +18 All
BodywearFemale only iconSpangled dress 2500 G Defense +18 All
BodywearBest vest 2000 G Defense +12
Magical Might +8
Magical Mending +8
HandwearWarrior's gloves 950 G Defense +6
Deftness +43
DQ9 Warrior Icon
LegwearFemale only iconSnazzy skirt 1200 G Defense +6
Magical Mending +6
LegwearLoud trousers 1480 G Defense +12 Minstrel Icon
LegwearWarrior's trousers 1550 G Defense +12 Minstrel Icon
LegwearTussler's trousers 1500 G Defense +13 Martial Artist Icon

Armor Shop (Shoe)
Item Price Attributes Vocations
FootwearWarrior's boots 1300 G Defense +11 DQ9 Warrior Icon
FootwearFemale only iconFemiscyran footwear 1400 G Defense +11 DQ9 Warrior Icon
FootwearFrugal footwear 1500 G Defense +9
Magical Mending +5
Priest Icon
FootwearWizard wellies 1380 G Defense +9
Magical Might +5
Mage Icon
FootwearAcroboots 1600 G Defense +9
Agility +8
Minstrel Icon
FootwearCowboy boots 2150 G Defense +13 DQ9ArmamentalistIcon
FootwearHip boots 2300 G Defense +14 DQ9ArmamentalistIcon
FootwearSaintly sollerets 2600 G Defense +16 DQ9PaladinIcon
FootwearSheepskin shoes 1250 G Evasion Chance +3.0%
Magical Mending +10
Priest Icon
FootwearSiren sandals 1300 G Evasion Chance +3.0%
Magical Mending +8
Mage Icon
FootwearStarlet sandals 1450 G Evasion Chance +3.0% Minstrel Icon
FootwearKung fu shoes 1550 G Evasion Chance +3.0% Martial Artist Icon

Monsters in the Area[]

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#001 Slime 24 G 72 Item icon Medicinal herb
Item icon Slimedrop
#072 Trigertaur 136 G 350 Item icon Magic beast hide
Lance Holy lance
#079 Gum shield 108 G 226 Shield Light shield
Sword Iron broadsword
#080 Pink sanguini 112 G 236 Item icon Moonwort bulb
Item icon Nectar
#081 Scarewolf 126 G 325 Item icon Magic beast hide
Claw Sacred claws
#082 Big badboon 96 G 420 Item icon Magic beast hide
Accessory Strength ring
#090 King slime 164 G 600 Item icon Slimedrop
Headwear Slime crown
#093 Axolhotl 104 G 360 HeadwearIron helmet
SwordCautery sword

Notable Monster[]

#001c - Slime
Slime Family
DQ9SLIME HP MP Attack Defence Agility
76 4 52 65 128
Exp Gold Drop Item icon
Medicinal herb
Item icon
72 24 G
Note: Stronger than normal slime, they can form King slime when 8 of them gathered.

#090 - King slime
Slime Family
DQ9KingSlime HP MP Attack Defence Agility
245 32 136 95 75
Exp Gold Drop Item icon
Slime crown
600 164 G
Note: Appear as 8 normal slimes when encountered, if anyone is defeated, a substitute will be summoned. If there is no slime missing, they will form King slime in the next turn.


Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#001 Slime 24 G 72 Item icon Medicinal herb
Item icon Slimedrop
#054 Drackyma 74 G 145 Item icon Wing of bat
Accessory Gold ring
#076 Hocus chimaera 126 G 288 Item icon Chimaera wing
Accessory Prayer ring
#078 Stone golem 126 G 400 Item icon Flinstone
Item icon Resurrock
#086 Raving lunatick 98 G 310 Whip Thorn whip
Item icon Strong antidote
#090 King slime 164 G 600 Item icon Slimedrop
Headwear Slime crown


Quest #016 - "Help Meowt Here!"
Location Bloomingdale - Second floor of Inn
Available at Upon arriving in Bloomingdale
Cat ears equipped on any member
Requested by Meowser
Response to Meowser
Requirement Cat ears
Reward Kitty shield
Detail A cat called Meowser in Bloomingdale has meowed a request at you!
Hint for solution Buy them from the armour shop or alchemise them using x2 Kitty litter and a Hairband.

Quest #050 - "Confession of Cin's"
Location Bloomingdale
Available at Upon arriving at Bloomingdale
Requested by Sister Cindy
Response to Sister Cindy
Requirement Dead man's dagger
Reward Seed of therapeusis (Sage's elixir for repeat)
Detail Sister Cindy at the church in Bloomingdale wants you defeat a Blood mummy and retrieve a dead man's dagger for her.
Hint for solution Blood mummies spawn in the Bowhole.

Quest #122 - "Bert's Berfday"
Location Bloomingdale
Available at after finishing the main story
Requested by Bert
Response to Bert
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Fingerless gloves
Detail Bert at the inn in Blomingdale wants you to get him a birthday cake and a party popper.
Hint for solution Change your birthday in the profile settings to today and talk to the special guests in Erinn's inn.

Material Gathering[]

The following items can be gathered on the map in this region:

Location Attributes[]

   Save icon    This is a location where the game can be saved.

   Zoom icon    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.





  • A "dale" is another word for a valley, and the name "Bloomingdale" is likely in reference to how open and flowery the region is.
  • F.I.C.K.O. is similar phonetically to "thicko" which is an insult meaning unintelligent. This reflects the slapdash nature of the organization.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Finefleur
German Blümlingen
Spanish Moraleja del Soto
Italian Porto Fiorito
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown