In Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, there’s literally a lot of things to do aside from completing the main quest like visiting Casinos, collecting recipes, and doing sidequests. For players looking forward to getting items that can’t be obtained anywhere else and mini medals, their best bet in obtaining them is by doing the sidequests.
There are about fifty-seven quests that players can do in Dragon Quest XI. They all vary from doing errands to someone a defeating a certain enemy, or sometimes they will ask you to forge certain equipment. Don’t worry about getting bored with the quests as the game has enough to make all of them unique and fun to do.
Below is the list of quests that you can do. It is divided into three different categories – Before the Big Event, After the Big Event, and the Post-Game quests. We will not spoil you what this “Big Event” is – so it’s up to you to find out:
Dragon Quest XI Quests List (Before the Big Event)
1. The People’s Friend
Location: Cobblestone Village
Reward: Sleeping Hibiscus
How to Complete: Find the quest giver east of the village where there’s a purple ! above his head. Upon talking, he will give you a task to retrieve the flurry feather on the roof of your shack. Once you retrieve it, go back to him to receive your reward.
2. The Soldier and the Strategist – A Tale of Two Heroes
Reward: Draisilian Shilling
How to Complete: On your way to the castle, you will find a man on the side of the stairs. Talk to him and he will tell you about the two gallant knights of Helidior- Jasper and Hendrick. He will give you a task where you must read about these so-called heroes. Find the house in the easternmost side of the town and you will find a bookshelf with a red book in it. Read it and go back to the man to receive the Drasilian Shilling.
3. Amelia’s in a Pickle!
Reward: Kitty Litter
How to Complete: Just beside the inn, you will find a little girl crying. Talk to her and she will ask you to retrieve a cat for her that is stuck on the roof. To get the car for the little girl, head inside the item shop and find the ladder to gain access to the roof. Once you retrieve the cat, talk again to the little girl and receive your reward – Kitty Litter.
4. It Takes Two to Tango
Location: Helidior Foothills – Church
Reward: Gold Chain
How to Complete: After escaping from the Heldior Underground Waterway, you will find yourself inside the church with Erik. Get out from the church and just beside it is a pink-armored soldier looking to give you a quest. To get familiarized with the Pep Powers that was just introduced to you, she will ask you to show it to her that you can actually do it. Now battle any enemies in the area and perform The Real Decoy pep power when both Erik and your character are in blue-state trance mode (Pep Power). Once done, talk to her again and receive the Gold Chain.
5. Put a Ring On It
Location: Hotto – Behind the Bar
How to Complete: When you reach the bar in Hotto, find a way to gain access at the back. You will find a man who will ask you to forge a Gold Ring +1 using the material inside the chest beside him. Go to a nearby camp outside Hotto and forge the ring he requested. Go back to him and he will give you the Crucerang as a reward
6. Smiths and Sparkly Spots
Location: Hotto – West of the Item Shop
Reward: I <3 Iron Arms Recipe
How to Complete: A man is in need a chunk of Iron Ore. When you accept the quest, go outside Hotto and look for a crystal like node where you can farm for the Iron ore. Once you collect at least 1, go back to the man and he will give you a recipe called I <3 Iron Arms that allows you craft Iron Swords.
7. A Walk on the Wild Side
Location: Gallopolis City
Reward: Furry Finery
How to Complete: You will find the quest giver on the northwestern part of town just before you reach the Sultan’s castle. When you talk to him, he will ask you to show him the Wild Side pep power as you defeat the enemy called Spitefire in Celestial Sands in the northwestern part of Gallopolis Region.
To do the Wild Side pep power, the Hero, Erik, and Selina must be in Pep mode to activate the power. Upon doing the Wild Side, Erik will gain huge boost in stats. Defeat the spitefire and return to the quest giver to receive- Furry Ferry recipe.
8. A Cactus Cutlet to Die For
Location: Gallopolis City – Restaurant
How to Complete: A chef will ask you to get a Golden Globule for him so that he can use it for his Cactus Cutlet dish. For you to do that, you have to find and defeat the rare form of the Cactus monster southwest of Gallopolis. Head outside and look for small cactuses near the camp area southwest of the town. The Golden Cactus will appear randomly, so keep fighting the small cactus for it to appear. Make sure you are prepared as these rare form of monsters are stronger than the regular types. Once you defeat it, head back to town and receive your reward- Trickster.
9. A Lovely Letter
Location: Gallopolis Region – Laguna di Gondolia Checkpoint
Reward: Cutting Edge Kit
How to Complete: As you journey towards Gondolia, you will have to go through the Gallapolis Checkpoint first. Before you leave the Gallopolis region, talk to the man near the gate. He will give you a quest that asks you to give a letter to Akia in Gondolia.
Once you reach Gondolia, find Akia in the bakeshop. You will learn that she’s no longer there and has moved to Doge’s House in the Northeast portion of town. You will find Akia just outside the house sweeping. Talk to her and she will ask you to go give the letter again to the man who gave you the quest at the checkpoint. Go back to him and give the letter to receive your reward- Cutting Edge Kit
10. An Even Lovelier Letter
Reward: Mini Medal
How to Complete: You must first finish the story event in Gondolia and must have your ship before doing this quest. Once you have the ship from Sylv, go talk to Akia again and will ask you to deliver a letter to a man in Puerto Valor.
To reach Puerto Valor, use your ship and head north west from Gondolia. Dock your ship and open the map to see the location of Puerto Valor. Once you are in town, go into the beach and find the man inside of an open restaurant reading a book. Talk to him and he will ask you to give a letter back to Akia to receive your reward – Mini Medal.
11. A Path to Paradise
Location: The Warrior’s Rest Inn
Reward: Robe of Serenity
How to Complete: Approach the priest behind the Inn to get the quest. He will ask you to defeat an enemy called Deadnaut but first, you must use the pep power of both Serena and the hero called Care Prayer.
The Deadnaut appears at night in the ruins northwest from the Inn. Sleep at the Inn and wake up at night. Go to the ruins and find the Deadnaut. Once you’ve casted Care Prayer and killed the Deadnaut, go back to the priest to receive your reward – Robe of Serenity.
12. Skincare for the Fierce and Fabulous
Reward: The Dapper Chap recipe
How to Complete: After finishing the story event in Octagonia, you can take the quest from the man just northwest of town. Talk to him and he will ask you to get an item called mellow vera that is located southwest of Dundrasil. He will tell you that it is just right by the waterfalls.
Go out from the town and head southwest. Just near the campsite to the southwest, you will see a waterfall. Find the sparkling item on the grass to get the mellow vera. Return to him and give what he wants to receive the reward – The Dapper Chap recipe.
13. The Shadow
Location: Octagonia – Orphanage
Reward: Mini Medal
How to Complete: After finishing the story event in Octagonia, go back to the Orphanage to see a child in front of the entrance. Talk to him and he will tell you of his favorite MMA fighter that he wants to get an autograph with. He will ask you to look for Xero somewhere around the town.
Xero is located in the southeast part of town. Just before the staircase leading down to the downtown, take the detour to the other side to see a ledge you can climb to. Follow the path to find him in the corner. Once Xero gives his autograph, go back to the kid to receive your reward – Mini Medal.
14. Anything for Love
Location: Puerto Valor – near the armor shop
Reward: Make a Whip-Roaring Success of yourself
How to Complete: When you finally get your own ship, dock to the nearest port you see north of Gondolia. Open your map and look for the location of Puerto Valor. Once you find it, go to the town and find the man who will give you the quest just outside of the armor shop. He will ask you to get a floral coral for his wife.
To get the floral coral, you must defeat the Coralossus by the beach. Go outside the town and go to the nearest beach you find to your east. Fight the Coralossus to get the floral coral and return to the quest giver to receive your reward – Make a Whip-Roaring Success of yourself
15. Shiver me Timbers!
Location: Puerto Valor – Inside the Inn
Reward: Sweet Stuff for Swindlers recipe
How to Complete: Go inside the Inn of Puerto Valor to find a chef looking for peppers. He will tell you that a bunch of pirates near Gondolia has the pepper and will ask you to get it for him.
To reach the pirate, Zoom at the Gondolia (Sea), and head to the small island you see just near Gondolia to your upper left.
Once you’re on the island, the pirate is located atop of the hill to the western part. Defeat the pirates and you will receive the pepper. Return to the quest giver and you will receive your reward – Sweet Stuff for Swindlers (costume for Erik).
16. A Rush of Blood
Location: Puerto Valor – By the Beach
How to Complete: After meeting with the Butler of the Don, head to the beach of Puerto Valor to find an old man. Talk to him and he will ask you to craft him a bunny suit.
To get the recipe of the Bunny Suit that he asks, you need to buy it from the Casino that’s worth 500 coins. Once you have 500 coins, buy it from the Exchange Counter and craft it. Now go to Fun-Size Forge and craft that Bunny Suit. Once you have it, have Jade wear it and talk to the guy again to receive your reward – Garter
17. Light it Up
Location: Phnom Nonh – City Square
Reward: Silver Ore x10
How to Complete: As soon as you reach Phnom Nonh, you will see that there’s a merchant in the city square asking for your help. Talk to him and he will tell you about a lantern and the material that he needs to keep making it. Unfortunately, you have to get the material from a monster called brollygagger that only appears when it’s raining.
Wait till the weather in Phnom Nonh rains and just outside the city, you will find the monster you are looking for. Defeat it and you will get the item you want for the merchant. Give him the item to receive your reward – Iron Ore x10
18. A Memorable Mystery
Location: L’Academie de Nortre Maitre des Medailles – Downstairs – Refectoire
Reward: Belle’s Bow
How to Complete: Talk to the lady sitting on the study hall, just left of the school inside. She will tell you something that you need to recover just outside the garden of the school. Now once you have accepted the quest, go outside the school and head to the garden. On the left most side (based from the map), lookout for sparkly gold to get the Memory Box. Give her the box to receive your reward – Belle’s Bow
19. Making Things Right
Location: L’Academie de Notre Maitre des Medailles
Reward: Mini Medal x3
How to Complete: Just before entering the school, head to your left to see a girl under the tree. Talk to her and she will tell you about a whip that she needs crafted. She will give you a recipe to create the Queen’s Recipe.
Go to the Fun-Size Forge and craft her the Queen’s Whip. Make sure you have the necessary requirements to craft it, especially the Forge points. Once you created her the Queen’s Whip+1, return to the school and give it to her to receive – Mini Medal x3
20. The Agony and the Ecstasy
Location: L’Academie de Notre Maitre des Medailles
Reward: Uniforme de l’Academie How to Complete: Inside the school, head to the dormitory section on the second floor. You will find the quest giver, which is a monster lip, in one of the rooms. Talk to her and she will tell you about reading some article, but first you have to consult someone.
Head outside the room and on the same floor, go to where the bulletin board is. You will find a monster in front of it. Talk to it and it will tell you the article you need is somewhere in The Eerie Eyrie. Head outside the school and open your map to find Eerie Eyrie.
Once you are in The Eerie Eyrie, ride the eggsoskleton you see to hop over to the next cliff. You will find a sign board. Behind is the article you are looking for. Read it, and return to the monster lips to receive your reward- Uniforme de L’Academie
21. My Secret Saint
Location: Lonalulu -Pier
How to Complete: As soon as you finish the story event in Lonalulu, a fisherman by the pier will be asking for your help. He will need to recover a statue that his ma gave him. He will tell you that he must have dropped it at some island.
Now get on your ship and head north east to the small island that you see on your world map. Once you reach the island, you will see a sparkling gold icon by the shore. Get it and you will get the statue. Return the statue to the man in Lonalulu to receive your reward – Warlock.
22. Up Where they Walk
Reward: Graco’s Trident
How to Complete: After seeing the Queen of Nautica, just outside the church is a quest giver who will ask you to see a man who will sing for her. She will ask you to find him somewhere in Edrea.
To find this man, go to Gondolia and find an old man looking out at the sea on the northwestern part of town. He will tell you of a song that you have to give to the mermaid looking for it. Return and you will receive a reward – Graco’s Trident.
23. A Cold Crush
Reward: That’s Magic Recipe
How to Complete: After clearing the story event in Sniflheim, head to the bar on the second floor to meet a man that wants to give Krystalinda a rose. To help him with what he wants, you have to go to the southern tip of Snaerfelt and pick up the flower. Before you reach the southern tip, you must mount the face invader to crush the boulder blocking the path. Once you reach the southern tip, get the flower he asked for and return to him to receive your reward – That’s Magic
24. The Viking Hoard
Reward: Mini Medal x3
How to Complete: After you finish the story event in Sniflheim, go to the Tool Shop on the second floor to meet the Viking asking for your help. He will tell you of a Viking he asked to do stuff for him and hasn’t come back. Now you need to search for him.
Go to the Viking’s Headout to the northwest part of map. It’s not far – just take your ship and find the anchor icon near Sniflheim. Once inside the Viking’s Hideout, talk to one of his comrades and you will learn that he’s gone missing and was last seen to the island north of the Yggdrasil tree.
Now get on your ship and travel north where you see a small island. Be careful of the King Squid! Retreat if you can.
Once you’re on the island to the north, find the Viking and you will learn that he had found the scruffy urchin that they intend to give to the queen. He will give you the item and return it to the quest giver back in Sniflheim’s Tool Shop at the second floor to receive your reward – Mini Medal x3
25. Planting Seeds for the Future
Location: Arborian Highlands – Grove of Repose
How to Complete: As soon as you are able to go to the First Forest, go back to Arborea and head to the Grove of Response to find the little girl needing of your help. Talk to her and she will ask you to get a rare seed from a rare enemy located in the First Forest.
26. Fit as Fiddle
Reward: Butterfly Batton
How to Complete: Just outside of the Cathedral, you will find a man who will need a broth for his Super Soup. For his broth, he will require you to get a Red Kale, a leaf that is in The First Forest.
Once you are in the First Forest, the Red Kale can be found in the north eastern part of the map. Get it for the guy and give it to him to receive your reward Butterfly Batton.
GregSeptember 11, 2018 at 12:42 AM
I missed the very first quest – The Peoples Friend – and didn’t realize it until after the big event. Since Cobblestone is destroyed I am unable to do it now… Bummer.
Zachary JakimovSeptember 13, 2018 at 12:18 AM
I’m on Pt 3 post game. Didn’t do the Shadow Quest. I’m pretty sure I’m going to the location Xero is supposed to be but he isn’t there. Bummer.
marcoSeptember 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM
i believe the reward for quest 24.”The Viking Hoard”. is wrong.
atleast for me it says that the reward is ” Pirate’s Hat ” instead of “Mini Medal x3”
nice guide btw :D