Gem slime

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The gem slime (originally Gold Slime / GoldSlime due to display constraints) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest Monsters, it is a slime in the shape of a brilliant, golden jewel.


A gem slime is, as suggested by its name, shaped like a gem, a trait most apparent when viewed from the side since its back tapers to a point away from its front. It also has a tiara-like crown that bends back and appears to be attached to the point of its gem-shaped body. As indicated by its original name, it is gold in color.

Gem slimes, depending on the game they appear in, act either as metal monsters or gold monsters, paying out high experience as the former and high gold as the latter. They have the typical statistics of a metal monster when acting as one, though they still retain some degree of resistance when acting as a source of gold, though not nearly as much as metal monsters.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#155 - GoldSlime
HP MP Experience Gold
350 18 350 3000
Attack Defense Speed
122 120 85
Dropped Item Life ring
Locations Burnmont
Skills Smash attack
Spells Midheal
Family Slime
Capture Rate Hard to Tame
Bestiary # 155
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX, 3DS

Gem slimes (then GoldSlimes) do not appear until near the end of the game and act as one of the best sources of gold a player can obtain from fighting monsters. They can be found in the depths of Burnmont and in the Gröndal region after the Demon King's defeat.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#226 - Gem slime
HP MP Experience Gold
20 88 6000 10080
Attack Defense Speed
455 512 456
Dropped Item Gold bar (common, 1/128)
Orichalcum (rare, 1/256)
Locations Grotto
Skills "beams graciously"
Spells Magic Burst
Family Slime
Bestiary # 226
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description They await adventurers with a graceful grin, then maul them with Magic Burst. Immune to all magic.

These shining slimes were long sought by adventurers, thanks to a tale that told of all they touched turned to gold.

Gem slimes appear as one of the grotto-specific monsters found in the game, specifically appearing in the tomb-like grottoes. They have metal monster-like stats and are capable of casting Magic Burst, though defeating even one will net the player more than 10,000 gold. Adventurers seeking riches can farm gem slimes with Thunder Thrust and Hatchet Man to quickly earn enough money for even the most expensive purchases, such as Chronocrystals, which cost a staggering 50,000 coins each. However, moneymakers should still remain wary of the powerful Magic Burst, as it can take out an unprepared party, especially when multiple Gem Slimes are present in battle.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

The original appearance of the gem slime (GoldSlime at the time) where it is essentially the most powerful slime in the game, requiring the breeding of two metal king slimes in order to obtain one. A gem slime is needed in order to access one of the post-completion gates.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The gem slime is a large two-slot monster that is an excellent Rank X fighter. It can be synthesized by combining four monsters: a grandpa slime, a grandpa slime, a balhib and a balhib.

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Related Monsters[edit]


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