The poison needle (formerly poison knife) is a weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a novelty weapon that has a 1/8th chance to instantly kill an enemy in a single strike, but otherwise can only inflict one point of damage. Both of these attributes make the needle an invaluable weapon against metal slimes.


Dragon Quest III

Dragon Quest IV

Dragon Quest V

The poison needle will only deal 1 point of damage (never zero) and has an increased chance of making a critical hit, so it is useful against metal slimes. It can be purchased in Coburg & Hay.

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VII

The poison needle has an attack bonus of +1 and a style bonus of +15. It can be equipped by MaribelRuff, and Sir Mervyn. It is obtained from the Medal King after turning in 45 mini medals.

Dragon Quest VIII

The Poison Needle is a weapon with no bonus attack and will always do 1 damage. However, it can randomly kill a non-boss enemy. The needle can only be held by Jessica and is required for various alchemy recipes. It can be bought for 1900g and sells for 1000g.

Dragon Quest IX

Location Info
Bloomingdale Sold at the weapons vendor

The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors



Location Info
Castle Avalonia Sold by Minimoggie (20 mini medals





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French Aiguille empoisonnée
German Giftnadel
Spanish Aguja envenenada
Italian Pungiglione
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