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The night light (Originally Lamp of darkness & Dark lamp) is an item in the Dragon Quest series.


The Night light changes the time from day to night and can be used anywhere other than caves or towers. Like the Tick-tock spell, use of it sends the party to the entrance of the area it's activated in.


Dragon Quest III[]

First game with the Lamp of darkness (called Dark lamp in the Game Boy Color Version). The lamp is found in the shop at Tedanki and can be obtained during the day. In the NES Version it can't be sold, while in the GBC Version, it will sell for 225 gold coins.

Dragon Quest IV[]

The Night light is found in the chest by Oojam at Cave West of Aubout du Monde in Chapter 4. It will remain in Meena & Maya's inventory in the next chapter when they join The Hero.

Dragon Quest V[]

The Night light is in a chest within Whealbrook Adit, and can be obtained from there in the 2nd or 3rd Generation of the game.



Being an artefact that induces darkness, a pun is made on "night light", a device (typically a small lamp) used as comfort or security for a darkened room, as the bedroom of a child.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Lampe des ténèbres
German Nachtlicht
Spanish Palmatoria
Italian Luce della notte
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown