Metal king slime

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The Metal King Slime is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest IV, it is a metallic version of the king slime that usually gives the greatest amount of experience of any monster in the games it appears in, with very few exceptions.


As the name would suggest, metal king slimes are king slimes of a metallic color. Their crowns are different in color to that of the king slimes' as well, bearing shades of purple or blue.

Like all other metal monsters, metal king slimes have extremely high defense and speed, give an absurd amount of experience points when defeated, and often flee from battle instead of fighting. Their HP is much higher than that of most metal monsters, and they are also fairly competent when it comes to fighting, something that metal slimes and liquid metal slimes usually aren't.


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Metal king slimes share their first appearance with their variants, king slimes and king cureslimes. They do not appear until near the end of the game and are, in the original, NES release, the greatest source of experience in the game: they lose this position to platinum king jewels in the remakes.

The player can have Torneko randomly steal a Liquid metal helm. The chances of stealing one is low and the Metal king slime often runs away from battle. To prevent this, the player must have the Sands of Time item in their possession and use it should Metal King Slime run away, the Sands of Time will bring the Metal King Slime back to the battle. The player can then have the other players defend while Torneko does his own move at random. Eventually he will steal the Liquid metal helm and will keep it regardless if Metal King Slime runs away or gets defeated. This is much better way as the player no longer has to buy the Liquid metal helm which is 100,000 coins.

Because their HP is so much higher than other metal monsters, it is usually recommended that Alena be used to fight them given her high critical hit ratio, which negates the monstrous defense of these metal globs.

Metal king slime DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Metalkingslime DQIV NES.gif 7 255 140 1023 165 30010 20
Bestiary No. 126
Spell(s) Sizzle
Skill(s) Flees
Location(s) Central Island, Stairway to Zenithia, Doorway to Nadiria, Fungeon
Item Dropped Liquid metal helm(14096)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
18 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Metal king slime1.png None

Dragon Quest V[edit]

King Metal
Metalkingslime DQV SNES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
7 20 30010 15
Attack Defense Speed
97 2047 152
Dropped Item Mini medal
Spells Hocus Pocus
Family Slime family
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES

#144 - Metal king slime
Metal king slime.png
HP MP Experience Gold
7 20 30010 15
Attack Defense Speed
97 1023 152
Dropped Item Mini medal
Locations Mt. Zugzwang
Estark's Labyrinth
Spells Hocus Pocus
Family Slime family
Bestiary # 144
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Metal king slime DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
Metalkingslime DQVI SNES.gif 14 20 30,010 15 157 999 350 NA
Bestiary No. 150
Spell(s) Sizz
Skill(s) Smothers character (125% damage)
Location(s) Dread Realm (outside Mortamor's Dreadlair)
Item(s) Dropped Duplic hat1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 80% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
15% 100% 15% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#188 - Metal King Slime
Metal king slime.png
HP MP Experience Gold
20 60 33000 100
Attack Defense Speed
169 999 255
Dropped Item Luck Shoes
Locations Formed by 8 Metal Slimes
Skills Charges Party
Spells Swoosh
Family Slime
Capture Rate Hard
Bestiary # 188
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The metal king slime can be found in the Orph region in Disc 2, the Krage region in Disc 2 and the Mardra region in Disc 2. It is also formed when 8 Metal Slimes merge.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
King metal slime.png 20 66 30010 240 166 4096 255
Bestiary No. 171
Family Slime
In-Game Description Travellers who happen to encounter this monster can't help chuckling. And if they're fortunate enough to defeat it, they can't stop smiling.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flee
Swells up and smothers (125% damage)
Location(s) Untrodden Groves
Dragon Graveyard
Black Citadel
Dragovian Path
Item(s) Dropped Slime crown164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
164 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#214 - Metal king slime
HP MP Experience Gold
16 0 120040 80
Attack Defense Speed
318 512 349
Dropped Item Slime crown (common, 1/128)
Orichalcum (rare, 1/256)
Locations Tower of Nod
Family Slime
Bestiary # 214
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Big bundles of shiny joy whose ample insides hide the ingredients for an incredible experience.
They admire a certain medal-mad monarch, and like to collect mini medals from their mini metal friends to mimic his methods.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Hearts[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Metal king slimes appear as rank S members of the slime family and can be synthesized via quadrulinear synthesis using four liquid metal slimes. Players can also attempt to scout them in Palaish Isle's metal menagerie, Tartarus during the post-game, and certain scouts that might use them, though in all instances the monsters can prove incredibly difficult to impress. }}

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The metal king slime is a Rank S monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. It is practically invincible.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Earl Luminum appears to be a metal king slime.

Related Monsters[edit]


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