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A mimic is an enemy in the Dragon Quest game series. This monster can sometimes be found disguised when opening a chest, or can be found in the wild.

Characteristics

Essentially, mimics are advanced forms of canniboxes. Where the lesser form typically uses desperate attacks, the mimic will cast sudden-death spells in an effort to outright kill a party member, though it normally only has enough MP to perform the spell once. Usually lying in wait under the guise of a normal treasure chest, some installments of the series have had mimics as random encounter monsters. (With the exception of Dragon Quest VIII's 3DS remake)

Main game appearances

Dragon Quest III

# - Mimic
Material Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
240 10 94 78 100
Exp Gold Drop Headsman's axe
735 42 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Spells
Drain Magic
Frizzle
Snooze
Whack
Haunts at:
Various treasure chests


Dragon Quest IV

#171 - Mimic
Material Family
Mimic1
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
190 10 (NES)
7 (DS)
90(NES)
120 (DS)
72 70
Exp Gold Drop Dancer's costume
350 48 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Frizzle
Whack
Drain Magic
Haunts at:
Various treasure chests


Dragon Quest V

#78 - Mimic
Material Family
Mimic1
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
400 10 110 150 52
Exp Gold Drop Mini medal
210 110 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Thwack
Frizzle
Drain Magic
Haunts at:
Various treasure chests


Dragon Quest VI

#57 - Mimic
Material Family
Mimic1
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
304 10 115 99 40
Exp Gold Drop Seed of life
180 109 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Thwack
Frizzle
Drain Magic
Haunts at:
Various treasure chests


Dragon Quest VII

#132 - Mimic
Material Family
Mimic1
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
250 15 135 100 90
Exp Gold Drop Seed of strength
Mimic heart
210 130 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Weird Dance
Sweet Breath
Spells
Whack
Haunts at:
Malign Shrine
Various treasure chests around the world
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The mimic can be found in various treasure chests around the world and the Malign Shrine. The mimic has a rare chance of dropping a Mimic Heart, which allows a party member to become a mimic if it is taken to the Alltrades Abbey

Dragon Quest VIII

#120 - Mimic
Material Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
144 255 160 100 65
Exp Gold Drop Iron nail (Common)
Seed of strength (Rare)
128 72 G
Note: To all appearances, these monsters look like nothing more than normal treasure chests. Try to open one, however, and the joke's on you. Beware the fearsome mimic!
Abilities
Normal attack
Sometimes acts twice
Weird Dance
Sweet Breath
Spells
Whack
Haunts at:
Small Island in the SW corner of the world
Dark Ruins
Pickham
Pirate's Cove


Dragon Quest IX

#204 - Mimic
Material Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
627 12 256 218 173
Exp Gold Drop Mini medal (Common)
Gold rosary (Rare)
4120 315 G
Description: Those who weather the storm of these bedeviled boxes' Chilly Breath still have to worry about Whack and critical attacks.

Their appetites are insatiable, and the souls of those they swallow stay in their bottomless, boxy bellies forever.

Abilities
Normal attack
Desperate attack
Chilly Breath
Weird Dance
Spells
Whack
Haunts at:
The Bowhole
Gittingham Palace
Oubliette
Realm of the Mighty
Tower of Nod
Grottoes


Dragon Quest X

# - Mimic
Material Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defense Weight
2719 10 279 368 459
Exp Gold Drop Silver coin (Common)
Gold chain (Rare)
607 10 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Desperate attack
Sweet Breath
Weird Dance
Spells
Whack
Haunts at:
Unknown


Vicious

# - Vicious Mimic
Material Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Weight
17500 {{{MP}}} 1270 {{{Defense}}} 0
Exp Gold Drop Gold bar
Dark magic stone
22304 10 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Desperate attack
Sweet Breath
Weird Dance
Spells
Whack
Haunts at:
Unknown


Dragon Quest XI

Normal

#180 - Mimic
Material Family
DQXI - Mimic 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
720 12 156 129 161
Exp Gold Drop Seed of skill (Rare)
491 53 G
Note: Widely regarded as the leading cause of casualties among incautious adventurers--a reputation they do their damnedest to uphold.
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Desperate attack
Spells
Thwack
Drain Magic
Haunts at:
The Royal Library
Pillar of Pegasus (Only in the 3DS and Switch versions)


Vicious

#542 - Vicious mimic
Material Family
DQXI - Mimic 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
2500 36 285 324 313
Exp Gold Drop Seed of skill (Rare)
5600 900 G
Note: Mimics driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Abilities
Normal attack
Acts twice
Desperate attack
Spells
Kathwhack
Drain Magic
Haunts at:
Citadel of Spite (Post game)


Monster series appearances

Dragon Warrior Monsters

Mimics may appear in the more advanced worlds, either disguised as a chest on the field or hiding amongst other chests, and possibly other mimics, in treasure rooms. A mimic can be bred by using a material pedigree and a box slime mate.


Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Randomly appearing chests in dungeons will often turn out to be mimics. The material and box slime pairing still applies when breeding for one.

Joker

Joker 2

Joker 2 Professional

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Super Light

Fushigi no Dungeon

The Last Hope

Rocket Slime

Mimics are among the ranks of the platiosi in the Plob, appearing in numerous stages as standard chests until approached. They can provide interesting roles in tank battles by either fetching ammo for the player or infiltrating the enemy tank to rattle the enemy by imitating a chest.

Battle Road Victory

The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Other languages

Other languages
French Imitapeur
German Imitator
Spanish Cofre mimético
Italian Skrigno dentato
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

Related monsters

See also

Mimic (Vocation)

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