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A mini medal from Dragon Quest IX

mini medal is an item hidden throughout many Dragon Quest games. They are often found in chests of drawers, treasure chests, and other searchable locations. Collected mini medals can be exchanged for various prizes in the game in which they are found.


Dragon Quest III

Mini medals only appear in remake versions. They are collected by a man living in the well in Aliahan.

Mobile and Switch

Medals Prize
5 Thorn whip
10 Garter
20 Edged boomerang
30 Strength ring
35 Scholar's specs
40 Agility ring
45 Weightlifter's belt
50 Stealth suit
55 Flametang boomerang
60 Astrea's abacus
65 Mercury's bandana
70 Dragontail whip
80 Dragon claws
85 Dragon robe
90 Staff of resurrection
95 Blessed bikini
100 Gringham whip

Super Famicom and Game Boy Color

Medals Prize
5 Thorn whip
10 Garter
20 Edged boomerang
30 Strength ring
35 Scholar's specs
50 Stealth suit
60 Astrea's abacus
70 Mercury's bandana
80 Dragon claws
90 Staff of resurrection
95 Blessed bikini
100 T'n'T free pass

Dragon Quest IV

In Dragon Quest IV, mini medals are collected by a king who lives in Minikin's Dominion.

In the NES version, a total of 32 medals could be found, which were used as a separate currency for the prizes offered by the medal king. A player could get more than one of the same prize offered by the medal king; however, in order to get the best prize the player could not buy any other prize, as it cost 32 medals.

Medals Prize
1 Staff of divine wrath
4 Happy hat
6 Miracle sword
20 Liquid metal helm

In the DS remake, the number of medals and prizes earned was changed to follow the system used in more recent Dragon Quest games:

Medals Prize
15 Strength ring
20 Ruby of protection
25 Magical skirt
30 Staff of divine wrath
34 Kerplunk bracer
38 Miracle sword
43 Happy hat
47 Mighty armlet
52 Liquid metal shield
60 Gringham whip

In the DS version it isn't possible to obtain the Gringham Whip until Chapter 6 as the Immigrant Town can't be completed until that chapter. The Mobile, Android and iOS versions of the game accelerates the completion of the town, thus allowing all prizes to be obtained before ending the main game/Chapter 5.

Dragon Quest V

Mini medals can be brought to King Dominicus in the southernmost island of the world. No version of V has adopted the cumulative system seen in later games, and every prize must be paid for individually.

Medals Prize
12 Powjamas
17 Glombolero
23 Miracle sword
28 Sacred armour
35 Falcon blade
50 Metal king shield

Dragon Quest VI

Mini medals can be brought to Medford's Manor after defeating Jamirus.

Medals Prize
15 Staff of divine wrath
25 Raging ruby
30 Platinum sword
40 Miracle sword
50 Sands of Time
60 Sacred armour
70 Metal king helm
80 Glombolero
90 Dragonic diligence
100 Robust lingerie

Dragon Quest VII

After the player defeats Gracos in Wetlock, the player is able to access King Maximo's Mansion, provided that they also have the flying carpet.

Medals Prize Infomation
45 Poison Needle A venomous barb which can inflict a critical hit (instant death). Will always deal 1 point of damage
50 Staff of Divine Wrath Has the same effect as Swoosh when used in battle
58 Kamikazee bracer Rousing wristwear that may just save the day in times of need!
65 Miracle Sword After a regular attack, regain 1/4 of damage inflicted as HP
75 Enclosure Plan Used in the Monster Park
83 Sage's Stone Infinite use, this rock restores some of each party member's HP (50-60) in battle
85 Mysterious Fragment Used on the Pedestals in the Estard Ruins.
90 Metal King Shield Mitigates 30 points of damage from Frizz, Sizz, and Bang-based spells as well as fire and ice-based breath attacks
95 Glombolero This curious garment sometimes absorbs MP from enemey spells
105 Gringham whip This wicked whip can attack a whole group of enemies at once
110 Platinum King Heart Allows one character to become a Platinum King Jewel when taken to the Alltrades Abbey

Dragon Quest VIII

In Dragon Quest VIII, they are collected by Princess Minnie:

Medals (PS2 version) Prize
28 Fishnet stockings
36 Posh waistcoat
45 Staff of divine wrath
52 Gold nugget
60 Meteorite bracer
68 Miracle sword
75 Sacred armour
83 Orichalcum
90 Metal King Helm
99 Dangerous Bustier
110 Flail of destruction
Medals (3DS version) Prize
28 Fishnet stockings
36 Posh waistcoat
45 Staff of divine wrath
52 Gold nugget
60 Meteorite bracer
68 Miracle sword
75 Sacred armour
83 Orichalcum
90 Metal King Helm
99 Dangerous Bustier
110 Jester's outfit
115 Dragon claw
121 Flail of destruction
127 Kaleidoscope
133 Mandarin dress

Dragon Quest IX

Cap'n Max Meddlin' collects mini medals in Dragon Quest IX. He can be found in the north east corner of Dourbridge.Prizes are awarded after giving the captain a certain number of mini medals, starting at 4. After the captain is presented with the 80th mini medal, he gives the player a Dragon Robe and the Capn's Curtsy party trick. Afterwards, the player can trade in any number of mini medals for whichever prize they choose. The prizes are listed below

Mini medal rewards:


Medals required

Thief's key 4 A key, which can unlock some lower leveled chests.
Mercury's bandana 8 Head wear, any vocation.
Bunny suit 13 Body wear for women, any vocation.
Jolly roger jumper 18 Body wear, any vocation.
Transparent tights 25 Leg wear, any vocation. Looks like when nothing is equipted.
Miracle sword 32 Recovers HP when attacking an enemy.
Sacred armour 40 Recovers HP after every turn. Useful with Miracle Sword.
Meteorite bracer 50 Increases agility by 100.
Rusty helmet 62
Dragon robe 80

After obtaining 80 you can trade in a certain amount to obtain items like the Miracle Sword, Orichalcum and other hard-to-find items.

Prayer ring 3 mini medals

Elfin elixir 5 mini medals

Saints ashes 8 mini medals

Reset stone 10 mini medals

Orichalcum 15 mini medals

Pixie boots 20 mini medals

Dragon Quest XI

Mini medals can be turned in at the office of Maxime Médaillé, located in the centre atrium of l'Académie de Notre Maître des Médailles. All medals turned in are purged from the player's inventory and converted into stamps for the Album de Médailles.

Stamps Prize
World of Light and World of Darkness
5 Shield-bearer (card)
10 Hermes' hat
20 Rune staff
25 Uniforme de l'Académie
30 "Kit Fit for a King" (recipe book)
35 Falcon blade
45 Agility gilet
50 Glombolero
55 Spiked armour
60 Miracle sword
65 Deft dagger
75 Circle of serendipity
World of Lost Time
80 "Styles for All Seasons" (recipe book)
90 "Glammer Gear for Goer-Getterers" (recipe book)
100 Erdwin's shield
110 "Making Things with Metal Kings" (recipe book)

As in previous games, any amount of medals over 110 can be exchanged for items. Maxime will open a shop at this prize level.

Dragon Quest Swords

You can exchange your mini medals to Minimoggie . He is located in a cave in the north east corner of Castle Avalonia.

Dragon Warrior Monsters

Mini Medals are a crucial element in the world of DQM. They are found in various pots and dressers in GreatTree, but can also be found in the Gate Realms. Once Terry unlocks the Arena, he can visit a strange old man that lives on a cliff nearby, and exchange medals for Monster Eggs.


Monster Egg Medals Needed
ZapBird 13 Medals
Trumpeter 18 Medals
Spikerous 25 Medals
Metabble 30 Medals

In addition to these eggs, the Metaly owned by the Medal Man will reveal a special gate if you talk to it after receiving the ZapBird egg.


The majority of TinyMedals are found in the Gate Realms. However, as stated above, they can also be found in GreatTree. There are a total of 8 Medals.

Location Details
Pulio's Farm Check the pot on the far left of the screen, near the ArmyAnt.
Monster Arena Check the barrels on the lower-right of the Arena, above the screen where the player meets Teto.
Bazaar Near the first shop, in one of the pots.
GreatTree After accessing the lower level, head into the Little Girl's house and check the drawers. Her house is the top entrance.
Monster Stable Immediately after unlocking, check the drawers.
Pulio's Farm Check the pot again after the first quake.
Queen's Chamber Show her a GoldGolem.
Queen's Chamber Show her a Divinegon.

Other languages

Other languages
French Mini médaille
German Minimedaille
Spanish Minimedalla
Italian Minimedaglia
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown