Plain clothes (also clothes or cloth armor) are a recurring body armour in the Dragon Quest series. Being a simple tunic capable of minimal defence, they are usually cheap or otherwise easy to acquire, and are one of few armours that are nearly universally equipped by party members regardless of gender or active vocation.


Dragon Quest



Bought in Tantegel for 20 G. The wearer gains +2 defence power. Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake, renamed to Cloth with a picture of armour beside it.

Dragon Quest II

The weakest armour in the game. It provides a defence bonus of +2. The Princess of Moonbrooke is equipped with it when she joins your party.

Dragon Quest III

Plain clothes (named Cloth in the GBC version) is the most common armour in the game. Any character created at Patty’s Party Planning Place will be initially equipped with it. It provides a defence bonus of +4.

Dragon Quest IV

The plain clothes have a defence bonus of +4.

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest IX

Certain characters created with Patty's party planner will start out equipped with these clothes (dependent on vocation).



Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Clothes 20 G Defense +2
Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Location Info
Angel Falls buy
Bodkin archer (#007) steal/win, common, 1/16

Equipping characters


DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon



Other languages

Other languages
French Vêtement simple
German Einfaches Gewand
Spanish Ropa de viaje
Vestimenta normal
Italian Abito semplice
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown
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