Thief's key
Introduced in III

Thief's key is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest game series.



The Thief's Key is an item in Dragon Quest III. It is the first key acquired in the game. The key is held by an old man at the top of the Tower of Najima. The key is able to open yellow doors.


The thief's key is given to Alena by Anya.


The thief's key is obtained by purchasing it at the bazaar of Haggleton. It can be bartered for there to an extremely low price.

It can also be found in select treasure chests in-game.


The thief's key can be created through alchemy by combining a bronze knife (available at the Peregrin Quay weapon shop) and an Iron nail.


The Thief's key is an important item in Dragon Quest IX.

In-game description: A key capable of opening ordinary treasure chests.

The various locked doors require either the Magic key or the Ultimate key.


The Thief's key is provided by Cap'n Max Meddlin' when the hero's tally of handed-in mini medals reaches four.

Locked Chests

The following locations contain chests that can be unlocked by the Thief's Key:


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