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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.

Characteristics[]

As far as its appearance goes, the metal slime is nearly identical to a normal slime, with its only notable differences being its grey colouring 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 cost, 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%(18) chance to kill instantly if it connects, or even Hela's hammer's 37.5%(38), are particularly effective as human weapons go.

Appearances[]

Main games[]

Dragon Quest[]

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
Slime Family
DQiOS - Metal slime HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 6 10 (NES)
18 (Remakes)
255 153
Exp Gold
115 (NES)
775 (Remakes)
6 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Sizz
Haunts at:
South Damdara area


Dragon Quest II[]

#20 - Metal slime
Slime Family
DQIIiOS - Metal slime HP MP Attack Defence Agility
6 (NES)
5 (Remakes)
30 10 (NES)
37 (Remakes)
180 (NES)
255 (Remakes)
100
Exp Gold Drop Iron helmet
135 (NES)
1,015 (Remakes)
90 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Sizz
Snooze (Only in the NES version)
Haunts at:
Moonbrooke
Desert
Dragon's Horns
Northern Rippleport area
Alefgard
Dirkandor area
Zahan area
Cave to Rendarak


Dragon Quest III[]

#50 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Dq3metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 12 40 1,023 47
Exp Gold Drop Seed of agility
5,520 (NES)
4,140 (Remakes)
6 (NES)
5 (Remakes) G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
North Baharata area
Alltrades Abbey area
Tower of Transcendence
Orochi's Lair
Mur area
North Theddon area
Persistence area
Lozamii area
Manoza area
Gaia's Navel
Yggdrasil Tree area


Dragon Quest IV[]

#44 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 12 20 1,023 50
Exp Gold Drop Golden tiara
1,350 5 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
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)


Dragon Quest V[]

#43 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
5 12 39 2,047 (SNES)
1,024 (DS)
115
Exp Gold Drop Seed of agility
1,350 75 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
Whealbrook Adit (Gen 2)
Abovitall Tower
Scary Lair
Cataract Caves
Dominicus' Dominion area
Neverglade
Mt. Zugzwang area
Mt. Zugzwang
Estark's Labyrinth

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.

Dragon Quest VI[]

#69 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
6 12 39 999 115
Exp Gold Drop Boomerang
1,350 75 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
Lucid Grotto
Amor's Northern Cave
Underkeep
Cave of Fire & Water
Arkbolt area
Aridea area
Isle O' Smiles
Hallowed Hollow
Well to Swanstone area (Upper World)
Desert around The Spiegelspire
Spiegelspire
Slimopolis area
Cloudsgate Citadel area


Dragon Quest VII[]

#55 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 20 55 512 255
Exp Gold Drop Seed of resilience
1,000 65 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
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
Malign Shrine
Gröndal area (Present, after Orgodemir's resurrection)
Monster Meadows quotes:
PSX:
Please hurt me. Pain is good.

Is one really alive if one cannot feel pain?

Rarely do humans look so intently at me. What can I so for... Hey! You're just looking at your reflection aren't you?

3DS:

Do excooze me!

When you gotta goo, you gotta goo!

Don't be slurprised if I make a swift getaway!


Dragon Quest VIII[]

#36 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Dq8metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 30 4,096 65
Exp Gold Drop Seed of Defence (Common)
Seed of agility (Rare)
1,350 5 G
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.
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
Ruined Abbey
Kingdom of Ascantha
Unnamed Isles
Eastern Argonia
Untrodden Groves
Memories Lane


Dragon Quest IX[]

#46 - Metal slime
Slime Family
Dq9metaly HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 35 256 89
Exp Gold Drop Strong medicine (common, 1/64)
Seed of life (rare, 1/256)
4,096 20 G
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.

Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
Quarantomb
Pluvi Isle (islet, daytime)
Angel Falls (High ground)


Dragon Quest X[]

# - Metal slime
Slime Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
4 999 45 256 125
Exp Gold Drop Slimedrop (Common)
Molten globules (Rare)
1,206 14 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Metal Body
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
Unknown


Dragon Quest XI[]

Normal[]
#15 - Metal slime
Slime Family
DQXI - Metal slime 2D HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 999 25 999 152
Exp Gold Drop Seed of life
Molten globules
2,010 20 G
Note: Maddening little blobs that, despite being made of solid metal, are so easily scared that they scarper at the first sign of trouble.
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizz
Haunts at:
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 Definitive versions)


Vicious[]
#202 - Vicious metal slime
Slime Family
DQXI - Metal slime 2D HP MP Attack Defence Agility
4 999 121 999 327
Exp Gold Drop Molten globules
Seed of life
12,100 70 G
Note: Metal slimes driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
Frizzle
Haunts at:
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)


Monsters series[]

Dragon Warrior Monsters[]

# - Metaly
Slime Family
Metaly
HP Wisdom Attack Defence Agility
1/5 4/5 3/5 5/5 5/5
Description: Its diet of iron gives this slime a metal body.
Spells and Abilities
Blaze (Lv. 2)
IceBolt (Lv. 6)
Beat(Lv. 17)
How to breed:
Any Slime family monster X MetalDrak


Dragon Warrior Monsters 2[]

Metaly
Name
Metaly
Level Cap
20
Family
Slime
Abilities
Frizz
Crack
Whack
Breed
Slime family x Metal dragon

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[]

Metaly

The Metal slime is a two-star member of the Slime family with a weight of 3. It naturally learns Blaze, Icebolt and Beat. Its in-game description reads "If you tap its mythril silver body, it makes a nice sound."

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[]

Metalslime

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. 

The Metal slime is number 67, and rank D. It has the Slimer skill and the traits metal body and escape artist.

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.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2/Joker 2 Professional[]

Metal slimes are Rank D monsters. Among other places, they can be encountered in a cave in the Iceolation part of the Island.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D/SP[]

Book Number HP MP ATK DEF
202 75 480 500 1600

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key/SP[]

The Metal slime is found in the fields of the desert, snow and water worlds after clearing them.

Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank D
Slot No. One

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3/Joker 3 Professional[]

Metal slimes can be rarely found in the Castle of the Spirit Road.

Joker 3 Rank and Slot No.
Rank D
Slot No. One

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[]

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[]

The Metal slime is found in the Middle Echelon in the Circle of Fortitude.

The Dark Prince Rank and Slot No.
Rank E
Slot No. Unknown

Mystery Dungeon series[]

Torneko: The Last Hope[]

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Torneko's Great Adventure 3[]

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Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon[]

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Slime series[]

Rocket Slime[]

Goodith, Goosashi, Gooshido and Tokyo Tom all appear to be metal slimes.

Swords series[]

Kenshin Dragon Quest[]

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Dragon Quest Swords[]

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Battle Road series[]

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[]

Skill/Spell Description
Idaten's Blade Attacks one enemy with blinding speed
Frizz Attacks one enemy with a fireball
Zap Attacks one enemy with a jolt of lightning

Heroes series[]

Dragon Quest Heroes[]

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Dragon Quest Heroes II[]

Exp: 4020
Gold: 14
Items dropped: Molten globules, Slimedrop
Locations: This monster can randomly occur in many areas. These areas are confirmed.
Quicksilver Colony, Redrock Ravine (C4), The Frosty Foothills (B4,B5,E4), The Grand Dunes (E5), The Lumberlands (D4,F3)

Builders series[]

Dragon Quest Builders[]

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Dragon Quest Builders 2[]

The Metal slime is found in Khrumbul-Dun and can drop silvery sludge.

Other Games[]

Dragon Quest of the Stars[]

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Dragon Quest Walk[]

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Dragon Quest Rivals[]

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Dragon Quest Tact[]

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds[]

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Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi![]

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Dragon Quest Treasures[]

Stats
Forte Treasure Capacity Safekeeping Score Favorite Foods Traits
Launch 2 100% Abracaprese
Abracaprese alla Kazam
Wonderwater
Distilled Wonderwater
Unhealthy Advantage
Shiny Skin
Slippery Devil
Metal Skin
Attention Seeker
Resistances
Immune Quite Strong Weak
Fire
Dark
Water
Wind
Earth
Explosions
Sleep
Ice
Stun
Electrity
Poison
Gravity
Light
Slash
Impact
Piercing
Debilitation

Abilities

The Restless armour is found in The Paternoggin, The Hinterquarters, The Maneland, Cinderback Ridge and The Wingswept Moors

Dragon Quest Champions[]

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Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest - The Adventure of Dai[]

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Mario Sports Mix[]

Metal Slime appears as one of Slime’s alternate costumes in this game. It can be unlocked by either picking Slime in a sport 40 times or by clearing a certain mission in the star cup.

Other Media Appearances[]

Dragon Quest: Your Story[]

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Gallery[]

Artwork[]

Sprites[]

Trivia[]

Other Languages[]

Other languages
French Gluant de métal
German Metallschleim
Erzslime (M)
Spanish Limo metálico
Italian Slime grigio
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Meleco metálico
Russian Unknown
Chinese 金屬史萊姆
Korean 메탈 슬라임

Related monsters[]

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