Metal slime

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"If you're looking for speed, my guy was born to run. He's unstoppable! Sure, he's run from every battle he's fought, but at least he's undefeated, eh?"

—-- Man with metal slime, Slimopolis, Dragon Quest VI

The Metal Slime is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the original game, it is a slime with a metallic body rumored to be composed of the fabled Orichalcum alloy.

Characteristics[edit]

As far as appearances go, the metal slime is nearly identical to a normal slime, with its only notable differences being its gray coloring and metallic luster.

Metal slimes are infamous monsters in the series, and for a good reason: they have one of the highest experience point payouts of any enemy in the games, exceeded only by far stronger monsters and other metal monsters; even some bosses pay out less than a single metal slime does. This comes at a catch, however: metal slimes rarely appear, and when they do, they usually run in an instant, often without a scratch due to a very high speed stat. Even if the player gets lucky and a metal slime or two decide to stick around for a turn, nearly all normal attacks will either miss or do a measly 1 point of damage, though their low HP means every hit counts. Nearly all forms of spell and skill are completely ineffective against metal slimes. There are very few exceptions to this.

Metal monster weapons (such as those found in the Joker games) have a good chance at connecting with a metal slime, and the poison needle, with its 12.5%(18) chance to kill instantly if it connects, or even Hela's hammer's 37.5%(38), are particularly effective as human weapons go.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

Metal slimes make their first appearance as the greatest source of experience from any monster. The player may start dealing normal damage to metal slimes as they near the level 30 cap. Due to the fact that true spell immunity does not exist in the original NES version of I, Sizz and Sizzle have a higher chance (1/16) to slay the slimes than critical hits (1/64).


Metal slime (メタルスライム metaru suraimu)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Metal slime DQI NES.png 4 6 115 5 10 255 255
Spell(s) Sizz
Location(s) South of Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 1516 1516 1516
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-SNES-METAL-SLIME.gif DQ-GBC-METAL-SLIME.png 4 6 775 6 18 254 153
Spell(s) Sizz
Location(s) South of Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 77 77 77


Dragon Quest II[edit]

Metal Slime
Metal slime DQI NES.png
HP MP Experience Gold
6 30 135 90
Attack Defense Speed
10 180 100
Dropped Item Iron Helmet
Spells Sizz, Snooze
Game Dragon Quest II
Console NES


Metal Slime
DQ-GBC-METAL-SLIME.png
HP MP Experience Gold
5 30 1015 90
Attack Defense Speed
37 255 100
Dropped Item Iron Helmet
Spells Sizz
Game Dragon Quest II
Console GBC

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The fire breath granted by the dragon form after casting Puff! is capable of instantly defeating metal slimes. Because the transformation drastically cuts the caster's agility, it is strongly advised to follow up with Acceleratle.

Metal slime DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Metal slime DQI NES.png 23 4 12
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
40 1023 47 4140 5
Bestiary No. 50
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Baharata Region, Tower of Transcendence, Zipangu Cave, Navel of the Earth
Item Dropped Seed of Agility132
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 100% 100% 100%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 25% 100% 100%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
MS3snes.png
DQ-GBC-METAL-SLIME.png
None



Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Metal slime DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Metal slime DQI NES.png 4 12 20
Defense Agility Experience Gold
1023 50 1350 5
Bestiary No. 044
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Endor (Ch 2), The Cistern Chapel (Ch 3, 5), Lakanaba (Ch 5), Vrenor (Ch 5), Shinnock (Ch 5), Ballymoral (Ch 5), Desert (Ch 5), Porthtrunnel (Ch 5), Bath (Ch 5), Rosehill (Ch 5), Pharos Beacon (Ch 5)
Item Dropped Golden tiara(1256)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
064 100% 100% 100%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 75%
Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Metaly.gif None


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Metal slime DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Metalslime V snes.png 5 12 39 1024
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
151 1,350 75 1/256
Bestiary no. 043
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Whealbrook Adit (G2)
Abovitall Tower
Scary Lair
Cataract Caves
Dominicus' Dominion
Neverglade
Nadiria - outside Mt. Zugzwang
Mt. Zugzwang
Estark's Labyrinth
Item dropped Seed of Agility164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 100% 100% 100%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
100% 20% ? 67%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Metalslime DQV PS2.png Metaly.gif



The remakes allow for the recruiting of metal slimes, though the chances of one wanting to join the party are abysmally low, combining with their rarity and difficulty in defeating to make them one of the hardest monsters to recruit in the game. Their plethora of resistances and metal slime stats can make them worth the effort, though they are not nearly as versatile as liquid metal slimes.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Metal slime DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Metaly.gif 5 12 39 999
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
115 1350 75 NA
Bestiary No. 069
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Boomerang1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 100% 15% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 100% 100%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None




Metal slime (fusion type) DQVI Logo.png
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
Metaly.gif 8 0 90 999
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
250 1015 20 NA
Bestiary No. Unnumbered
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for more metal slimes
Merge into a Metal king slime
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped Slime helmet164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
116 100% 100% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 100% 100%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Metal slime (メタルスライム Metarusuraimu) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Metaly.gif 4 20 55 512
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
255 1000 65 1128
Bestiary No. 055
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Run away
Location(s) Roots of Ygg
El Ciclo
El Monumento de Pomposo
Malign Shrine
Gröndal Region (after Demon King's resurrection)
Item(s) Dropped Seed of resilience (164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
132 0% 0% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 100% 0%


It is interesting to note that it is possible to put metal slimes to sleep in this title, and that normal damage may start being dealt once a character's attack power gets high enough.


Metal slime S (メタルスライムS Metarusuraimu S) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Metaly.gif 8 100 70 500
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
255 1050 120 164
Bestiary No. 230
Spell(s) Sizz
Skill(s) Call for Help (Metal slime S)
Slime unite (Metal king slime)
Location(s) Cathedral of Blight
Cave to Another World
Item(s) Dropped Medicinal Herb (14096)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 100%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 100% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 100% 0%


These metal slimes (differentiated as metal slime S) will summon more of themselves until there are 8 of them, then they try to form a metal king slime.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Metal slime DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Metal slime.png 4 255 30
Defense Agility Experience Gold
4096 65 1350 5
Bestiary no. 036
Family Slime
In-game description Popular among adventurers for the inordinately large number of experience points they bestow. Although not particularly dangerous, their tendency to flee at the first sign of trouble makes them quite difficult to defeat.
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Kingdom of Ascantha
Item(s) dropped Seed of resilience1128
Seed of agility1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
116 0% 100% 100%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 100% 100% 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% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None



Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#46 - Metal Slime
Metalslime DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
3 Unlimited 4096 20
Attack Defense Speed
35 256 89
Dropped Item Strong Medicine (common, 1/64)
Seed of Life (rare, 1/256)
Locations Quarantomb, Pluvi Isle (islet, daytime), Angel Falls area (slime hill: post-game)
Skills attack, flee
Spells Frizzle
Family Slime
Bestiary # 46
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Those lucky enough to meet one of these and defeat it before it dashes off will find it a very rewarding experience.
Warning: Ordinary slimes have recently been wrapping themselves in aluminum foil and masquerading as metal slimes.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Metaly DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
Metal slime dqm sprite.png 20 1/5 4/5 3/5 5/5 4/5 5/5
Family Slime Family
In-game description Its diet of iron gives this slime a metal body
Abilities Blaze, IceBolt, Beat
Habitat
Breeding chart Slime family x MetalDrak
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Rock/Army Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance *
Immune Immune None Weak Immune Immune Immune
Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune None
Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Immune Immune Immune



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Metaly DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
Metal slime dqm sprite.png 20 1/10 9/10 6/10 9/10 4/10 10/10
Family Slime
In-game description
Abilities Beat, Blaze, IceBolt
Habitat
Breeding chart Slime family x MetalDrak
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Rock/Army Resistance * Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune None Weak Immune Immune
Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None None Immune Immune Immune



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Metal slimes may first appear on Celeste Isle, where the hunter mechs hint to their residence on the island. They can also show up on Fert Isle. However, "yellow-bellies" will not appear on the overworld in any of these instances. The metal menagerie on Palaish Isle is the only place where metal slimes can be seen before engaging in a battle, though this area cannot be accessed until after the player solidifies his or her position in the finals of the tournament.

Given their resilience, metal slimes are one of the most difficult monsters to scout, though not nearly as much as the stronger metal monsters the player can run into. In the early parts of the game, a critical hit during the scouting process is one of the most reliable ways to scout one, though a great deal of luck is still needed.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Metal slimes are Rank D monsters. Among other places, they can be encountered in a cave in the Iceolation part of the Island.


Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Goodith, Goosashi, Gooshido and Tokyo Tom all appear to be metal slimes.

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

Metal slime DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Metal slime Heroes.png 1350 5g
List No. 047
Field Notes As eager adventurers ache to earn experience from splatting them, these quicksilver slimes are loath to loiter. Bolder specimens scoff at beating a retreat, flinging Frizz at foes while stiffening their steel skins.
Location(s) Arba Town (Recruit, Captain, Hero), Caliburgh Meadow (Hero), Colissea (Hero), Colissean Desert (Hero), Dawnsholm (Captain), Grannet (Hero), Guardian's Grove (In Search of Elevation), Pinnacle of Light (Hero), The Shrine of Scales (Captain)
Item(s) Dropped Molten globules, Slimedrop


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

Metal slime (メタルスライム Metaru suraimu)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Metal slime Heroes.png 4020 14g Yes
List No. 041
Field Notes As eager adventurers ache to earn experience from splatting them, these quicksilver slimes are loath to loiter. Bolder specimens scoff at beating a retreat, flinging Frizz at foes while stiffening their steel skins.
Location(s) The Grand Dunes, The Lumberlands, Redrock Ravine, The Frosty Foothills, Quicksilver Colony
Item(s) Dropped Molten globules, Slimedrop


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Silvery Sludge.png
Metal slime DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
5 20 255 Silvery sludge (★★★)
Location(s)
Various
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
5 10 255 Silvery sludge (★★★)
Location(s)
Various
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
5 14 255 Silvery sludge (★★★)
Location(s)
Various
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
5 10 255 Silvery sludge (★★★)
Location(s)
Various
Sprite Metal slime builders.png


Metal slimes have a reaction time faster than most players, and it is advised to corner them on cliffsides if possible. The little bugger can jump though, so try to corral them in areas with walls at least two blocks high.

Other appearances[edit]

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

A Metal slime appears as one of the costumes for Slime in this game.

Gallery[edit]

Artwork and media appearances[edit]

Merchandise[edit]

Related Monsters[edit]

Similar Species[edit]

Close Cousins[edit]