Hocus Pocus is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series. It causes completely random effects, some of which benefit the party and other cause catastrophe.


Dragon Quest II

Learned by the Princess of Moonbrooke at level 25, the spell costs 15 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest III

Hocus Pocus is learned by Mages and Sages at level 40, and it costs 20 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest IV

Hocus Pocus is learned by the Hero at level 39. It once again costs 20 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest V

The spell is learned by the following characters, and once again costs 20 MP to cast. It is also used by Metal king slimes in battle.

Name Level
Hero *
King cureslime 17
Minidemon 23
  • The hero learns Hocus Pocus in Zoomingale, during Generation 3.

Dragon Quest VI

Hocus Pocus can only be learned by mastering the Gadabout vocation. The spell once again costs 20 MP to cast, and is not blocked by Bound nor Bounce.

Dragon Quest VII

Hocus Pocus is learned by reaching rank 6 of the Djinn Genie vocation. It once again costs 20 MP to use, and is also used by Carbuncles and Gnuriels in battle.

Dragon Quest X

Appearing as the Coup de Grâce for the Gadabout vocation, it once again has various effects, in addition to not being affected by Fizzle.

Dragon Quest XI 3DS and Switch

Only appearing as a spell used by the Pilferpithecus, it fails due to the old age of the monster.

Other languages

Other languages
French Unknown
German Risiko
Spanish Abracadabra
Italian Abracasualis
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
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