Hunter mech

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The Hunter mech is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.

Introduced in Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, 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 quadrupedal, one-eyed robots armed with a crossbow and sword. Their color scheme is two tones of gray with gold and purple accents. As the less-efficient model, hunter mechs are typically the weakest of the killing machine pallet swaps and tend to lack some of the stronger's qualities, such as high resistances and the ability to strike more than once per round. Metal hunters live up to their name and are only encountered in areas that also house the metal slime family, tipping players off to the fact that the experience point bonanzas are near by.

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 Metaruhantā)DQ2-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQ2 NES MetalHunter.png 70 0 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
80 61 82 150
Abilities Desperate attack
Location(s) Sea Cave B5F
Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Steel broadsword116
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
164 47 17 37
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
57 77 07
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Attack
Metalhunter DQII SFC.pngMtlhunter DQII GBC.pngHunter mech DQII iOS.pngHunter Mech Erdrick Trilogy Switch.png 70 0 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
95 61 150 125
Abilities Desperate attack
Location(s) Sea Cave B5F
Cave to Rendarak
Item Dropped Steel broadsword116
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
164 47 07 37
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
57 77 07



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 (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Metalhunter DQV SFC.png 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 * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 20% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 100% 0% 20%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Huntermech DQV PS2.png Hunter mech1.png



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

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
72 0 88 90
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
63 210 77 164
Bestiary No. DLC #124
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Metal Slash
Location(s) Metal Medley
Item(s) Dropped Seed of wisdom132
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 25% 25% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 25% 15% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
50% 0% 100% 15%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 100% 80% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
15% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 100%


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

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)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)
Makes a violent slashing attack (125% damage)
Location(s) Trodain Castle
Item(s) dropped Hunter's bow164
Steel broadsword1256
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)
Notable Changes
None



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

##087 - Hunter mech
DQIX Hunter mech.png
HP MP Experience Gold
95 5 450 144
Attack Defense Speed
95 110 100
Dropped Item Iron ore132
Hunter's bow164
Locations The Bad Cave
Pluvi Isle
Hermany (high ground)
Grotto
Skills Fires an arrow (125% damage)
Makes a violent slashing attack (125% damage)
Family Machine
Bestiary # #087
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name メタルハンター
Romanized Jap. Metaruhantā
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]

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Hunter mech XI sprite.png 155 0 127
Defense Agility Experience Gold
197 97 314 51
Bestiary no. #169
Family Machine
In-game description Ruthless robots who mercilessly hunt down metal slimes for molten globules, with which they mend their bodies so they can keep on hunting.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Occasionally acts twice per turn
Parry
Makes a violent slashing attack (150% damage)
Attack Attacker
Location(s) The Snærfelt (first act)
The Royal Library - Level 3 (first act)
Neverglade (3DS and Definitive Edition only)
Item(s) dropped Silver ore18
Molten globules164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 50% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 50% 50% -150%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 100% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%



Malicious hunter mech (メタルハンター・邪 Metaruhantā・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Hunter mech XI sprite.png 605 0 276
Defense Agility Experience Gold
488 200 3,293 509
Bestiary no. #579
Family Machine
In-game description Hunter mechs who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Parry
Makes a violent slashing attack (150% damage)
Takes aim and fires (125% damage)
Attack Attacker
Location(s) The Royal Library - Level 3 (third act)
Item(s) dropped Silver ore18
Molten globules164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 50% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -150% 50% 50%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 100% 25% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hunter mech
Family [♧Material
Rank C
Description A fearsome, four-legged machine created to hunt metal monsters.
Weapons Swords, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits Metal Beater
Resistances Whackproof, Poisonproof, Paralysisproof
Skill Anti-metal, Defense Boost
Location Celeste Isle
Breeding chart Metal slime knight x Lethal armour



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Hunter mech
Family Material
Rank C
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits Metal Beater, Tactical Trooper
Resistances Vulnerable to Bang, Immune to Whack and Poison
Skill Anti-metal
Location Bemusoleum, Metal menagerie
Breeding chart Metal slime knight x Lethal armour


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 (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
180~200 25~30 2432 Mechrochip (★★★)
Location(s)
Galenholm
Sprite DQB Hunter mech.png



Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Hunter mech appears as a C-rank monster of the Inorganic family. It can be recruited from Chapters 10-4, 11-5, 11-7, 12-1, and 12-7 of the main storyline and it can participate in the Battle Roads of the Dancing flame, Slon the Rook, Purrcival, Gyldenbritches, and Stella as a party member.

Hunter mech (メタルハンター Metaruhantā)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Hunter Mech.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
Inorganic
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Debuff
Max Level HP MP Move
105 703 173 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
307 296 175 175 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Paralysis Attack Tempest Slash* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Zap-type Physical Potency +5% / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Tempest Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Tempest Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +3 Tempest Slash Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Zap-type Physical Potency +5%: Raises Zap-type physical potency by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Immune Normal Normal Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Super Weak Normal



Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Hunter mech Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
Portrait Forte Treasure Capacity Safekeeping Score
Hunter mech DQTR portrait.jpg Glide 3 90%
Bestiary no. #52
Family Machine
Trivia A machine that was made to hunt metal foes
They ceaselessly search through the highs and the lows
Non-stop frequent system errors just add to their woes
Favorite foods Crude oil cordial
Refined oil cordial
Concentrated curry
Highly concentrated curry
Habitats The Maneland
The Snarl
Item(s) dropped Princely powder
Lucida shard
Potential abilities *
First Second Third Fourth
Crash Landing Hatchet Man Head Trimmer Laser Cannon
Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
Rain of Pain N/A None None
Ninth
None
Dragon Attack
Name Target(s) Element
Full Beam Area Light
Traits
First Second
Counter-Debilitator Daredevil
Third Fourth
Idealist Stunner
Fifth
Thick Skin
Resistances
Fire Resistance * Water
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
Quite strong Weak Quite strong Normal
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Gravity Resistance *
Strong Normal Weak Normal
Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Slash Resistance Impact Resistance
Quite strong Quite strong Normal Weak
Piercing Resistance Sleep Resistance Stun Resistance Poison Resistance
Normal Strong Normal Very strong
Debilitation Resistance *
Weak


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