Mimic

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For the monster class in Dragon Quest VII, see Mimic (Vocation).

The Mimic is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, they are typically monstrous treasure chests of a sickly color.

Characteristics[edit]

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.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Mimic DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Mimic DQIII NES.gif 34 240 10
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
94 78 100 735 42
Bestiary No. 099
Spell(s) Drain Magic
Frizzle
Snooze
Whack
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Location(s) Varies
Item Dropped Headman's Axe1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
18 70% 70% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 0% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
70% 70% 70% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
70% 25% 70%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Mimic3snes.png None



Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Mimic DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Mimic DQIII NES.gif 190 7 120
Defense Agility Experience Gold
72 70 350 48
Bestiary No. 171
Spell(s) Drain magic
Frizzle
Whack
Skill(s) None
Location(s)
Item Dropped Dancer's costume(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
116 75% 75% 25%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
75% 25% 0% 75%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 75% 75% 100%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
25% 100% 0% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Mimic ds.png None


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Mimic DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mimic.gif 400 10 110 150
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
52 210 110 N/A
Bestiary no. 078
Spell(s) Drain magic
Frizzle
Thwack
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Gotha Pass x3
Knightmare Towers x3
Talon Tower x1
Mt. Zugzwang x1
Estark's Labyrinth x2
Item dropped Mini Medal(100%)
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
1/64 67% 67% 67%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
67% 67% 67% 20%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 67% 0% 67%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
67% 100% 67% 20%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
20% 100% ? 20%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Mimic DQV PS2.png Mimic ds.png



Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Mimic DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
304 10 115 99
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
40 180 109 NA
Bestiary No. 057
Spell(s) Drain Magic
Frizzle
Thwack
Skill(s) None
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Seed of life (100%)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 60% 60% 60%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
60% 60% 60% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 0% 0% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#132 - Mimic
Mimic ds.png
HP MP Experience Gold
250 15 210 130
Attack Defense Speed
135 100 90
Dropped Item STRSeed
Mimic Heart (rare)
Locations Treasure Chests
Malign Shrine
Skills Two Turns
Odd Dance
Sleep Air
Spells Beat
Family Material
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 132
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

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[edit]

Mimic DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Mimic.png 144 255 160
Defense Agility Experience Gold
100 65 128 72
Bestiary no. 120
Family Material
In-game description 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!
Spell(s) Whack
Skill(s) Sweet Breath
Weirdest Dance
Location(s) Pirate's Cove
Item(s) dropped Iron nail18
Seed of strength1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 50%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Mimic
Mimic IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
4120 315
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item Mini medal
Gold rosary
Skills Chilly Breath
Attacks twice per round
Spells Whack
Family Material
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
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.


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Mimic DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
40 5/5 4/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
2/5 3/5 3/5 1/5
Family Material
In-game description Attacks anyone who tries to steal its treasure
Abilities Blaze, StepGuard, Beat
Habitat Chests
Breeding chart Material family x BoxSlime
Roboster x Zombie family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong None
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Weak None Weak Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune None None
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
None None None Weak
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak None



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Mimic DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
? 8/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/10 7/10 5/10 2/10
Family Material
In-game description It bites unwary treasure hunters.
Abilities Blaze, EagleEye, Beat
Habitat Random chests in dungeons in Magic Key Worlds
Breeding chart Material family x BoxSlime
Roboster x RushFish, Zombie family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Weak None Weak
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Immune Immune None
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
None Weak Weak Weak
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Weak Weak None



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Mimics are more powerful variations of Canniboxes.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Mimics are more powerful variations of Canniboxes that, like their weaker cousins, can replace respawnable treasure chests. However, they only do so in the Underworld, and in the Necropolis.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

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.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Mimic (ミミック Mimikku)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Mimic heroes.png 75 92g
List No. 029
Field Notes Bedeviled boxes who lie in wait for daydreaming dupes, and mangle them with murderous maws and killer curses. Sinister spooks seduced by all things booty-ful stow away inside them, their eyes glistening with glee.
Location(s) Dawnsholm (Recruit, Captain), Grannet (Hero), Pinnacle of Light (Hero), The Fault (Captain), The Shrine of Scales (Captain), Yggdrasil's Crown (Hero)
Item(s) Dropped Narspicious, Slipweed


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Mimic (ミミック Mimikku)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Mimic heroes.png 4270 500g Yes
List No. 086
Field Notes Bedeviled boxes who lie in wait for daydreaming dupes, and mangle them with murderous maws and killer curses. Sinister spooks seduced by all things booty-ful stow away inside them, their eyes glistening with glee.
Location(s) Battle of Mt. Neverest, Battle of the Great Divide (N)
Item(s) Dropped Silver bar


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Mimic DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
100~370 26~40 4~32 Seed of Life (★★★)
Location(s)
Tantegel castles
Sprite Mimic builders.png



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