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A metal slime is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the original game, it is a slime with a metallic body, impervious to magic, and famous for giving out tremendous amounts of experience points to those who can defeat it before it runs away.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Main games
- 2.2 Monsters series
- 2.2.1 Dragon Warrior Monsters
- 2.2.2 Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
- 2.2.3 Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart
- 2.2.4 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- 2.2.5 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
- 2.2.6 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
- 2.2.7 Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D
- 2.2.8 Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
- 2.2.9 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3
- 2.2.10 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional
- 2.2.11 Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
- 2.3 Mystery Dungeon series
- 2.4 Slime series
- 2.5 Swords series
- 2.6 Battle Road series
- 2.7 Heroes series
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Sprites
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Other Languages
- 7 Related monsters
As far as appearances go, the metal slime is nearly identical to a normal slime, with its only notable differences being its gray coloring and metallic lustre.
Metal slimes are infamous monsters in the series, and for a good reason: they have one of the highest experience point payouts of any enemy in the series, exceeded only by far stronger monsters and other metal monsters; even some bosses pay out less than a single metal slime does. This comes at a catch, however: metal slimes rarely appear, and when they do, they usually run in an instant, often without a scratch due to a very high speed stat. Even if the player gets lucky and a metal slime or two decide to stick around for a turn, nearly all normal attacks will either miss or do a measly 1 point of damage, though their low HP means every hit counts. Nearly all forms of spell and skill are completely ineffective against metal slimes. There are very few exceptions to this.
Metal monster weapons (such as those found in the Joker games) have a good chance at connecting with a metal slime, and the poison needle, with its 12.5%(1⁄8) chance to kill instantly if it connects, or even Hela's hammer's 37.5%(3⁄8), are particularly effective as human weapons go.
Metal slimes make their first appearance as the greatest source of experience from any monster. The player may start dealing normal damage to metal slimes as they near the level 30 cap. Due to the fact that true spell immunity does not exist in the original NES version of I, Sizz and Sizzle have a higher chance (1/16) to slay the slimes than critical hits (1/64).
|#28 - Metal slime|
|South Damdara area|
|#20 - Metal slime|
Snooze (Only in the NES version)
Northern Rippleport area
Cave to Rendarak
|#50 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Seed of agility|
5 (Remakes) G
|North Baharata area|
Alltrades Abbey area
Tower of Transcendence
North Theddon area
Yggdrasil Tree area
|#44 - Metal slime|
|Endor area (Ch 2)|
Cave of the Silver Statuette (Ch 3, 5)
Lakanaba area (Ch 5)
Vrenor area (Ch 5)
Shinnock area (Ch 5)
Ballymoral area (Ch 5)
Desert (Ch 5)
Porthtrunnel area (Ch 5)
Bath area (Ch 5)
Rosehill area (Ch 5)
Pharos Beacon (Ch 5)
|#43 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Seed of agility|
|Whealbrook Adit (Gen 2)|
Dominicus' Dominion area
Mt. Zugzwang area
The remakes allow for the recruiting of metal slimes, though the chances of one wanting to join the party are abysmally low, combining with their rarity and difficulty in defeating to make them one of the hardest monsters to recruit in the game. Their plethora of resistances and metal slime stats can make them worth the effort, though they are not nearly as versatile as liquid metal slimes.
|#69 - Metal slime|
Amor's Northern Cave
Cave of Fire & Water
Isle O' Smiles
Well to Swanstone area (Upper World)
Desert around The Spiegelspire
Cloudsgate Citadel area
|#55 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Seed of resilience|
|Roots of Ygg|
El Ciclo area (Past)
Inside the Time Frame
Greenthumb Gardens area (Past, 2nd visit)
Wilted Heart area (Past)
El Monumento de Pomposo
Gröndal area (Present, after Orgodemir's resurrection)
|Monster Meadows quotes:|
|#36 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Seed of resilience (Common)|
Seed of agility (Rare)
|Note: Popular among adventurers for the inordinately large number of experience points they bestow. Although not particularly dangerous, their tendency to flee at the first sign of trouble makes them quite difficult to defeat.|
|Kingdom of Ascantha|
|#46 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Strong medicine (common, 1/64)|
Seed of life (rare, 1/256)
|Description: Those lucky enough to meet one of these and defeat it before it dashes off will find it a very rewarding experience.
Warning: Ordinary slimes have recently been wrapping themselves in aluminum foil and masquerading as metal slimes.
Pluvi Isle (islet, daytime)
Angel Falls (High ground)
|# - Metal slime|
Molten globules (Rare)
|#15 - Metal slime|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Seed of life|
|Note: Maddening little blobs that, despite being made of solid metal, are so easily scared that they scarper at the first sign of trouble.|
|Gallopolis Region (Early game)|
Dundrasil Region (Early game)
Ruins of Dundrasil (Early game)
Caverns under Octagonia (Early game)
The Champs Sauvage (North) (Post game)
Insula Orientalis (Early game, Post game)
Rainbow Mines (Only in the 3DS and Switch versions)
|#202 - Vicious metal slime|
Seed of life
|Note: Metal slimes driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.|
|Heliodor Region (Mid game)|
Heliodorian Foothills (Mid game)
The Emerald Coast (Mid game)
Heliodor Sewers (Mid game)
The Kingsbarrow (Mid game)
Insula Orientalis (Mid game)
Path to Trial Isle (Post game)
|# - Metaly|
|Description: Its diet of iron gives this slime a metal body.|
|Spells and Abilities|
|Blaze (Lv. 2)|
IceBolt (Lv. 6)
|How to breed:|
|Any Slime family monster X MetalDrak|
Metal slimes may first appear on Celeste Isle, where the hunter mechs hint to their residence on the island. They can also show up on Fert Isle. However, "yellow-bellies" will not appear on the overworld in any of these instances. The metal menagerie on Palaish Isle is the only place where metal slimes can be seen before engaging in a battle, though this area cannot be accessed until after the player solidifies his or her position in the finals of the tournament.
Given their resilience, metal slimes are one of the most difficult monsters to scout, though not nearly as much as the stronger metal monsters the player can run into. In the early parts of the game, a critical hit during the scouting process is one of the most reliable ways to scout one, though a great deal of luck is still needed.
Metal slimes are Rank D monsters. Among other places, they can be encountered in a cave in the Iceolation part of the Island.
Mystery Dungeon series
Goodith, Goosashi, Gooshido and Tokyo Tom all appear to be metal slimes.
Battle Road series
- In Dragon Quest VIII, there is an infamous Metal Slime which, when scouted, is named "Metaly" as a tribute to its original name.
- The Metal Flan from Final Fantasy The 4 Heroes of Light may be reference to the Metal slime, because it yields a lot of experience when killed and is hard to find.
|French||Gluant de métal|