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The Sands of Time (originally localised in the English releases of Dragon Quest IV & Dragon Quest VII as Sandglass of Regression and Time Sand respectively) is an special item in the Dragon Quest series. Depicted as a heart-shaped hourglass filled with sand, it resets the battle to the beginning and allows the player to start over.


Dragon Quest IV[]

The Sands of Time can be found in the Cascade Cave, after the Karstaway stone is used to drain the grotto.

Dragon Quest V[]

The Sands of Time is a reward for completing the Nadiria T'n'T board.

Dragon Quest VI[]

The player can obtain the Sands of Time by showing 50 mini medals to the king at Medford Manor.

Dragon Quest VII[]

The chronological clumps of sand were used by The Time Being in conjunction with Pomposo's clocktower to freeze the region of El Ciclo in a never-ending loop. The sands are the player's reward for freeing the town.

Dragon Quest XI S[]

The Sands of time are used by the Side winder in the Rainbow Mines dungeon from Dragon Quest VII.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[]

Due to the research on the Secret of Evolution requiring at least a millennium of experience, Dr Helix Helix, the world's greatest magic researcher, one of Aamon's, Randolfo's royal advisor, own subordinates, and Toilen Trubble's personal hero, under Aamon's suggestion, asked Randolfo's second-born son Psaro, for assistance, Aamon being interested in using the prince in his own plans, the prince himself reaching the doctor after being told about the secret by Aamon; the good doctor asked Psaro and his friends to retrive a Penteractic Crystal, to use to create the Sands of time, and speed up the learning process, which they found in the Circle of Caprice's Gleaming Grotto after defeating the Penteractic Guardian.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Sables du Temps
German Sand der Zeit
Spanish Arenas del Tiempo
Italian Sabbie del Tempo
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