Hunter mech

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The Hunter mech is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest II, it is a weaker version of the killing machine that often hints to the presence of metal slimes being in the immediate area.

Characteristics[edit]

Hunter mechs are similar to killing machines: they are quadrupedal, one-eyed robots armed with a crossbow and sword. Their color scheme is the only real change in appearance, with hunter mechs sporting a scheme of golds, grays, and purples. Their darker gray areas are more of a dull teal color in their earlier appearances.

As the lesser creature, hunter mechs are typically weaker than killing machines and tend to lack some of the stronger's qualities, such as resistances and the ability to strike more than once per round. They do serve a great purpose in that they tend to appear only in or around areas where metal monsters, such as metal slimes and liquid metal slimes, are known to appear. It should be noted that hunter mechs do not always appear where there are metal monsters: in fact, most titles in the series to feature the monster only have them occurring in single, closely located areas.

In its original appearance the hunter mech did not have a sword and was missing a quiver to hold its crossbow bolts. This was changed in later installments.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metal Hunter)DQ2-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
70 ? 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
80 61 82 150
Abilities
Location(s) Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Steel broadsword
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
? ? ? ?
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
? ? ?
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Attack
70 ? 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
95 61 150 125
Abilities
Location(s) Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Steel broadsword (1/16)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
? ? ? ?
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
? ? ?



The hunter mech's first appearance alongside the Killing machine. They can be found inside the Cave to Rendarak, close to areas where Liquid metal slimes show up.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Hunter mech DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
72 0 88 90
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
63 140 51 N/A
Bestiary no. 077
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Slashes character (125% damage)
Location(s) Mount Magmageddon
Mostroferrato area
Stockenbarrel area
Item dropped Seed of wisdom116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
1/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 20% 0% 20%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
100% 0% 20% 0%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
0% 100% ? 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Huntermech DQV PS2.png



Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Remake only)[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Hunter mech DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Hunter mech.png 71 0 75
Defense Agility Experience Gold
106 58 76 20
Bestiary no. 082
Family Machine
In-game description Deadly machines designed to hunt down and exterminate monsters of the metal family. If you encounter one, chances are a certain highly desirable metal monster may be in the area.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Fire an arrow (125% damage)
Slash violently (125% damage)
Location(s) Trodain Castle
Item(s) dropped Hunter's bow (common)
Steel broadsword (rare)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 0% 50% 100%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

#087 - Hunter Mech
HP MP Experience Gold
95 5 450 144
Attack Defense Speed
95 110 100
Dropped Item Iron ore (common, 1/32)
Hunter's bow (rare, 1/64)
Locations The Bad Cave
Pluvi Isle
Hermany (high ground)
Grotto
Family Machine
Bestiary # 087
Game Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Console DS
Description Robotic seekers of little metal blobs that don't take kindly to adventurers trying to poach their prey.

If one of these metal-hunting mechanical marauders is nearby, surely its mark can't be far off...



Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hunter mech
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Hunter mechs appear as rank C members of the material family and can be found on Celeste Isle where metal slimes may also show up. A hunter mech is necessary to have if one wishes to synthesize a killing machine.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The hunter mech is a Rank C material monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

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

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Hunter mech DQH series.png 58 32g
List No. 037
Field Notes Machines made to murder metal slimes. Despite their fulsome frames, they pursue prey with spellbinding speed. Steely in spirit and substance, these automated assassins will stop at nothing to see their mercurial marks melted down.
Location(s) Dual Duel Dell (Showdown: Devilish Duo), Grannet (Recruit, Captain), Guardian's Grove (In Search of Elevation), Sylvea (Captain)
Item(s) Dropped Platinum ore, Ice crystal


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

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Hunter mech DQH series.png 119 32g Yes
List No. 020
Field Notes Machines made to murder metal slimes. Despite their fulsome frames, they pursue prey with spellbinding speed. Steely in spirit and substance, these automated assassins will stop at nothing to see their mercurial marks melted down.
Location(s) Greena Pastures, The Battle of Dunisia, The Battle of the Wildwood, The Lumberlands
Item(s) Dropped Silver ore, Adamant pendant


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Hunter mech DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
180~200 25~30 2432 Mechrochip (★★★)
Location(s)
Galenholm
Sprite Hunter mech builders.jpg



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