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The Yggdrasil in Dragon Quest IX.

Yggdrasil (formerly known as the World Tree) is a great, mythical tree that pierces the heavens with its branches and is said to have divine healing properties. Introduced in Dragon Quest II, it is found in highly isolated and dangerous locations that prevent common folk from approaching it. The Yggdrasil leaf and Yggdrasil dew carry the essence of the main tree within them, making them among the most potent healing items in any game.

History

Dragon Quest II

The player can obtain an Yggdrasil Leaf by travelling south of the Sea Cave to an island with one tree on it. By searching this tree, the player can obtain the Leaf. The party can only get one leaf at a time from this tree and if the player already has an Yggdrasil leaf, they cannot get another one.

Dragon Quest III

The player can obtain a leaf by searching the centre point between four lone mountains northwest of Jipang. Similar to Dragon Quest II, only one leaf can be carried at a time by the player's party. Once used, the player can return to collect another.

Dragon Quest IV

Yggdrasil is a location in Dragon Quest IV. It appears simply as an immense tree hundreds of times the size of any real-world tree, with the elven village of El Forado at the base. Located slightly east of Mintos and surrounded by a ring of impenetrable mountains, it is only accessible by balloon flight.

The party visits it late in the game, after acquiring the balloon. After ascending to its boughs, they encounter Orifiela, a Zenithian who fell from the sky and landed in the Tree's branches. She helps them find the Zenithian sword, which is nearby, and, after being rescued, agrees to show them the way to Zenithia.

In Chapter 6 (Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS Version only), defeating Foo Yung & Chow Mein will cause the blooming of the rare Yggdrasil Flower atop The Tree.

Dragon Quest VII

Yggdrasil can be found in Gröndal. When the party travels there in the past, Yggdrasil hasn't achieved maturity yet; it is a mere sapling known as Ygg. The residents of Gröndal, under the influence of a fighting batboon, try to cut down the sapling before it becomes Yggdrasil. The party stops this from happening and Ygg is able to become Yggdrasil. The party can obtain an Yggdrasil leaf by going to Yggdrasil. If the party does not have an Yggdrasil leaf, a bird will drop one from the tree for the party to pick up and obtain. If they do, the bird will not drop one. They can also obtain a phial of Yggdrasil dew at Gröndal. However, only the Hero can get on line to buy one and, if supplies run out before the Hero gets one, the party will have to leave town and enter again to try and get another one. If they already have one, they will not be allowed to buy another.

Dragon Quest IX

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In Dragon Quest IX the tree is part of the central plot and appears at the top of the Observatory. Yggdrasil grows a fruit, called a Fygg, when it receives enough benevolessence.

The Yggdrasil is considered the gateway to the realm of the Almighty, as when it blossoms the Starflight Express comes to ferry Celestrians. However, as part of the events of the game, when the tree blossoms, it instead causes a disaster in the Observatory.

Additionally, there exists a lone tree on an island east of Gleeba where a Yggdrasil leaf may be found.

Dragon Quest XI

The Luminary has a strong connection to the World Tree and can spiritually communicate with it through its roots around the world.

In ancient times, Yggdragon fought Calasmos, but was defeated and fell on a deserted Erdrea, later, he came back in force with the help of the lost time spirits and took the form of Yggdrasil, making Erdrea flourishing, later he generated Erdwin in order to defeat Calasmos, but since he did not succeed, he later generated the hero, who finally defeated the dark one and was named "Erdrick" by Yggdragon.


Side Games

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

The World Tree is located in the kingdom of Arba.

Joker 2: Professional

The Yggdrasil is a monster made by synthesizing Watabou (alias Fluffy) and Warubou.

Dragon Quest Builders

Yggdrasil behind the Green Teleportal in the Rimuldar area, but due to the Dragonlord's attacks on it was reduced to withered stump. It's where the legendary Builder learns how to make the Transmutation Table.

Gallery

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Yggdrsil as seen in Dragon Quest XI

Etymology

Yggdrasil comes from Norse mythology. It literally means World Tree and it is the metaphorical "back bone" that supports the nine realms of the universe upon its branches.

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