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Gritty Ditty is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


This song raises the attributes of all party members by one level, depending on the game.


Dragon Quest VII[]

Making its debut, it is learned by reaching rank 5 as a Warrior and/or Troubadour immediately after completing the other in the PS1 original and increases the defence of all party members by one level for 0 MP, making it similar to Kabuff. In the 3DS version, as hybrid abilities no longer exist, Gritty Ditty is learned by Gladiators at rank 3, Luminaries at rank 5, and Druids at rank 1 and can only be used by those classes.

Dragon Quest IX[]

Gritty Ditty can be sung by any character that has the 'Ministrel's Manual' (quest #102) item in their inventory. In this entry onwards, the song actually increases the attack of all party members, rather than defence, and costs 16 MP to use. It is also used by Genie sanguinis and Moai minstrels in battle.

Dragon Quest X[]

Now an enemy only skill, it is used by Queenie sanguinis, Caterwaulin' Kelps, Celtic fauns, Muccino if any allies are turned into him via Devil Enraja's Muccino Haze, and the Sea breeze diva, as well as Genie Sanguinis once again.

Dragon Quest XI[]

Still an enemy only skill, Mothertoads can use it, and when 2 or more Pepped Up, it turns into the Oompha Music Pep Power. It is also used by a Toady in the Wheel of Harma.

Dragon Quest Heroes & Dragon Quest Heroes II[]

Although unusable by any of the main heroes, Genie Sanguinis can use Gritty Ditty in battle to augment their allies' attack much like Oomph. If a Genie Sanguini is summoned with its Monster Medal, it will perform Gritty Ditty on the party.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[]

Acting the same as in previous appearances, it is a skill for the Wargod's sword and Wargod's fan.

Dragon Quest Tact[]

Learned by Seraphi at level 31, it acts the same as in previous appearances once again and costs 34 MP to use.

Dragon Quest Walk[]

Acting the same as in previous appearances once again, it is used by Jerkuleses in battle.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Chant du combattant
German Lustiges Liedchen
Italian Rima Tempestosa
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Korean Unknown

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