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The slime is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the original Dragon Quest, slimes have since become the series' mascot due to their popularity and iconic qualities to the point that they even have their own Monster Family The basic slime has been in every Dragon Quest game to date.

Characteristics

The slime is known for its onion/rain droplet shape, round eyes, and goofy, toothless smile; the former two traits having become the ones shared amongst nearly all their slippery siblings.

Slimes are typically the weakest enemies in every game, having no special abilities and being easily disposed of, and likely the first monster the player ever encounters in a battle. However, starting with Dragon Quest IV, there will occasionally be stronger slimes that can call on others of their kind; they may form a king slime when eight gather and starting in Dragon Quest IX three slimes may join to form the slime stack.

In some games, slimes have been domesticated into pets and others have gained the ability to speak the human language. In recent translations, all slimes have a certain verbal tic of replacing certain words and syllables with similar, 'slimier' ones, such as saying goo instead of goodgooman instead of human, and slime instead of time, to give just a few (or goo) examples.

While there are male and female slimes, the sex/gender of regular or nameless slimes is ambiguous and something that one cannot tell from their appearance; one cannot discern this information either all of the time or some of the time.

Appearances

Main games

Dragon Quest

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQiOS - Slime
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
3 0 5 3 2
Exp Gold
1 1 (NES)
2 (SNES, GBC and iOS) G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Tantegel area
Galenholm area


Dragon Quest II

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQIIiOS - Slime
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
6 (NES)
5 (Remakes)
0 8 (NES)
7 (Remakes)
5 3 (NES)
2 (Remakes)
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
1 2 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Midenhall area
Zahan Wetsern Island


Dragon Quest III

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defence Agility
8 0 9 (NES)
4 (Remakes)
5 4 (NES)
9 (Remakes)
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
6 (NES)
4 (Remakes)
8 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Aliahan area
Dreamer's Tower
Promontory Passage
Tantegel area
Cantlin area


Dragon Quest IV

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ5SLIMEDS
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
8 0 9 5 3
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
1 2 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Burland area
Strathbaile area (Ch.1)
Strathbaile Burrow
Auld Well (Ch.1)
Loch Tur (Ch.1)
Lakanaba area
Cave of Safekeeping
Laissez Fayre area (Ch.4)
Hidden Valley area
Casabranca area


Dragon Quest V

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ5SLIMEDS
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
7 0 7 5 3
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
1 1 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Whealbrook Adit
Ancient Ruins area (Gen 1)
Fortuna area
Dominicus' Dominion area
Talon Tower area


Dragon Quest VI

#15 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ5SLIMEDS
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
12 0 14 13 4
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
4 3 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Wellshire area
Port Haven area
Outside Madame Luca's House
Lucid Grotto
Mountain Path (Lower World)


Dragon Quest VII

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ5SLIMEDS
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
7 0 9 8 3
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb
Slime heart (Rare)
1 1 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Ballymolloy area (Past)
Rainbow Mines
The Tower
Gröndal area (Present, after Orgodemir's resurrection)
Monster Meadows quotes:
PSX:
Sometimes, when Mr. Monster is asleep, I crawl in his mouth and lay eggs.

Damn. People are always kicking my ass. What's that? What do you mean, which end is my ass?

Gaahhh! Don't hit me! Oh, sorry. Force of habit.

3DS:

I love Monty! He's so goo to me! And so oozy-going! Thank you so much for telling me about him, (player's name)!

Gloopity gloop!

I'm a goo little slime! I never cause anyone any bother!


Dragon Quest VIII

#1 - Slime
Slime Family
SLIME - DQ8
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
7 0 10 8 6
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb (Common)
Amor seco essence (Rare)
1 1 (PS2)
2 (3DS) G
Note: A well-known monster commonly encountered throughout the world. Quite intelligent. Some have even managed to learn the human tongue.
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Farebury Region
Kingdom of Trodain
Waterfall Cave
Isolated Plateau
Baccarat Reigon
Areas Accessible By Air


Dragon Quest IX

There are three type of slimes, but all share the same bestiary entry and item drops. The ones near Alltrades Abbey will call in reinforcements and attempt to form a Slime stack; likewise those near Bloomingdale will attempt to form a King slime. Occasionally, the slimes that form the slime stack might call on too many slimes, to a maximum of five, and won't be able to form the stack until they are down to three.

Normal Slimes
#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ9SLIME
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
8 0 10 7 7
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal Herb (Common, 1/8)
Slimedrop (Rare, 1/16)
2 4 G
Description: Slimes are common monsters that are found all over the world. Their simple yet lovable form attracts many admirers.

They're unimpressive alone, but if a few of them focus the force of friendship, they can make a miraculous metamorphosis.

Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Angel Falls
The Hexagon


Slimes that fuse into Slime stacks
#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ9SLIME
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
55 0 42 48 80
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal Herb (Common, 1/8)
Slimedrop (Rare, 1/16)
48 16 G
Description: Slimes are common monsters that are found all over the world. Their simple yet lovable form attracts many admirers.

They're unimpressive alone, but if a few of them focus the force of friendship, they can make a miraculous metamorphosis.

Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for back-up (Slime)
Fuse into Slime stack if there are three slimes
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Newid Isle
Tower of Trades


Slimes that fuse into King slimes
#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQ9SLIME
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
76 0 52 65 128
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal Herb (Common, 1/8)
Slimedrop (Rare, 1/16)
72 24 G
Description: Slimes are common monsters that are found all over the world. Their simple yet lovable form attracts many admirers.

They're unimpressive alone, but if a few of them focus the force of friendship, they can make a miraculous metamorphosis.

Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for back-up (Slime)
Fuse into King slime if there are eight slimes
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Bloomingdale


Dragon Quest X

Normal
# - Slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defence Weight
5 2 9 11 80
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb (Common)
Slimedrop (Rare)
2 1 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Rangao Mountains
Poppopolis Region
Akuronia Mine
Laniacka Fault
Tsusukuru Plains
Korutto Region
Sazamir Grasslands
Ethene Region
Snowy Mountains


Vicious
# - Vicious slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defence Weight
1966 452 310 310 0
Exp Gold Drop Special medicine (Common)
Slime flower (Rare)
1062 1 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Unknown


Dragon Quest XI

Normal
#1 - Slime
Slime Family
DQXI - Slime 2D
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
7 0 10 8 4
Exp Gold Drop Medicinal herb (Common)
Slimedrop (Rare)
2 2 G
Note: These mainstays of the monster world are beloved by all. They're round, ridiculous rascals you simply can't stay mad at.
Abilities
Normal attack
Flees
Spells
None
Haunts at:
Cobblestone Tor (Early game)
Heliodor Region (Early game)
The Eerie Eyrie (Mid game)
Galenholm (Only in the 3DS and Switch versions)


Vicious
#196 - Vicious slime
Slime Family
DQXI - Slime 2D
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
72 15 82 77 82
Exp Gold Drop Strong medicine (Common)
Slimedrop (Rare)
105 40 G
Note: Simple slimes driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Zammle
Haunts at:
Heliodor Region (Mid game)
The Emerald Coast (Mid game)
The Champs Sauvage (Mid game)
Insula Orientalis (Mid game)
The Eerie Valley (Post game)


Monsters series

Dragon Warrior Monsters

# - Slime
Slime Family
Dwm slime
HP Wisdom Attack Defence Agility
2/5 4/5 2/5 3/5 5/5
Description: The most abundane of this popular species.
Spells and Abilities
Fireball (Lv. 4)
Radiant (Lv. 13)
MegaMagic (Lv. 39)
How to breed:
No breeding recipe exists for this monster.

A slime is the first monster the player has on their team, that particular slime having once been the pet of the previous king of GreatTree.

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

The slime reprises its role as the first monster owned by the player, this one being Slash, a slime that traveled with Cobi and Tara's family to GreatLog.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

In a break from tradition, the slime is not the first monster given to the player, who is instead offered a choice of either a platypunkmischievous mole, or dracky. The slime does appear on the first island inhabited by wild monsters that the player visits, Infant Isle, along with several uncharted islands, and is likely the first wild monster encountered in the game.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Slimes are the first monsters encountered in the game aside from the ones that the player has to choose from at the start of the game. The slime is a measly Rank F monster. Slimes, when synthesised over level twenty, create a Slime X. Two level fifty Slime X's make a Slime XY.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light

Mystery Dungeon series

The Last Hope

Swords series

Kenshin Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Swords

Heroes series

Dragon Quest Heroes

Caliburgh Meadow
Recruit

Dragon Quest Heroes II

Builders series

Dragon Quest Builders

Their main drop when they are defeated in this game is blue goo, while the she-slimes drop orange oil.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Battle Road series

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory

Dragon Quest: Scan Battlers

Other series

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade

Dragon Quest of the Stars

Dragon Quest Rivals

Dragon Quest Walk

Media appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Slimes appear in Episode 23 "Trojan Dragon", where they attack Captain N and his friends after they got the Sunstone back from the Dragonlord. The Slimes, along with the Blue dragon and the Knight aberrant, are the only Dragon Quest monsters to appear on the show.

Gallery

Sprites

SLIME GBC

Trivia

  • Unlike his contemporaries, longtime Nintendo Power staff writer (and current Nintendo of America localization manager) Alan Averill never had a photo of him printed in the magazine; instead, he was represented by a plush Slime doll.
  • The internet MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing has a monster called Irritating Series of Random Encounters which is a group of 8 slimes. It is a reference to the random encounters of most RPG games.
  • In an interview, series creator Yūji Horii revealed that his inspiration for this enemy was some "slime-looking enemy" (possibly the creeping crud[1]) from the Wizardry series.[2]
  • An enemy character called the "Slime" is also featured in the Namco arcade game The Tower of Druaga, which predates the original Dragon Quest by two years. Also, in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, an enemy called Slime appears. Instead of boasting the famous blue color, it instead appears as a greenish-orange version of the popular slime and more resembles an onion.
  • The Slime is the first monster family in the games that you fight. Mottle Slimes are one of the first enemies encountered in DQ VI, however.
  • A Slime appears as a playable character in Mario Sports Mix. It has 3 different costumes, Normal, She-Slime, and Metal Slime.
  • In the Dragon Quest VI remake, there is a minigame called Slip n' Slime. The game involves curling with a slime, bowling, navigating obstacle courses, and ski jump tournaments.
  • In Dragon quest 7(3ds remake) freindly slimes can be seen hopping around at King Maximo's Castle.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Slime appears as an Assist Trophy and a Hat for the Mii Fighters.

Other languages

Other languages
French Gluant
German Schleim
Spanish Limo
Italian Slime
Dutch Slime
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Slime
Russian слизь
Chinese 史萊姆
Korean 슬라임

Related monsters

See also

Slime (Vocation)

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