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For the monster class in Dragon Quest VII, see Mimic (Vocation).

The mimic is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, they are typically monstrous treasure chests of a sickly color.


Essentially, mimics are advanced forms of canniboxes. Where the lesser form typically uses desperate attacks, the mimic will cast sudden-death spells in an effort to outright kill a party member, though it normally only has enough MP to perform the spell once. Usually lying in wait under the guise of a normal treasure chest, some installments of the series have had mimics as random encounter monsters.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Mimic DQIII NES.gif 34 240 10 735 42 94 78 100
Spell(s) Drain Magic
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Location(s) Varies
Item Dropped Headman's Axe1256
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
18 70% 70% 25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
70% 0% 70% 25% 70%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 70% 70% 25% 70%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Mimic3snes.png None

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Mimic DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Mimic DQIII NES.gif 190 7 120 72 70 350 48
Bestiary No. 171
Spell(s) Drain magic
Skill(s) None
Item Dropped Dancer's costume(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
116 75% 75% 25% 75% 25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
75% 0% 75% 75% 100% 25% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
0% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Mimic ds.png None

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#78 - Mimic
HP MP Experience Gold
400 10 210 110
Attack Defense Speed
110 150 52
Dropped Item Mini medal
Locations Gotha Pass x3
Knightmare Towers x3
Talon Tower x1
Mt. Zugzwang x1
Estark's Labyrinth x2
Spells Thwack
Drain Magic
Bestiary # 78
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Mimic DQVI Logo.png
Sprite HP * MP Experience * Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
304 10 180 109 115 99 40 NA
Bestiary No. 057
Spell(s) Drain Magic
Skill(s) None
Item(s) Dropped Seed of life (100%)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
164 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance *
100% 0% 100% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Army Resistance *
15% 15% 100% 0% 100% 100% 0%

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#132 - Mimic
Mimic ds.png
HP MP Experience Gold
250 15 210 130
Attack Defense Speed
135 100 90
Dropped Item STRSeed
Mimic Heart (rare)
Locations Treasure Chests
Malign Shrine
Skills Two Turns
Odd Dance
Sleep Air
Spells Beat
Family Material
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 132
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The mimic can be found in various treasure chests around the world and the Malign Shrine. The mimic has a rare chance of dropping a Mimic Heart, which allows a party member to become a mimic if it is taken to the Alltrades Abbey.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Mimic DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Mimic.png 144 255 128 72 160 100 65
Bestiary No. 120
Family Material
In-Game Description To all appearances, these monsters look like nothing more than normal treasure chests. Try to open one, however, and the joke's on you. Beware the fearsome mimic!
Spell(s) Whack
Skill(s) Sweet Breath
Weirdest Dance
Location(s) Pirate's Cove
Item(s) Dropped Iron nail18
Seed of strength1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25% 25% 25% 50% 50%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Mimic IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
4120 315
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item Mini medal
Gold rosary
Skills Chilly Breath
Attacks twice per round
Spells Whack
Family Material
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Those who weather the storm of these bedeviled boxes' Chilly Breath still have to worry about Whack and critical attacks.
Their appetites are insatiable, and the souls of those they swallow stay in their bottomless, boxy bellies forever.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Mimics may appear in the more advanced worlds, either disguised as a chest on the field or hiding amongst other chests, and possibly other mimics, in treasure rooms. A mimic can be bred by using a material pedigree and a box slime mate.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Randomly appearing chests in dungeons will often turn out to be mimics. The material and box slime pairing still applies when breeding for one.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Mimics are among the ranks of the platiosi in the Plob, appearing in numerous stages as standard chests until approached. They can provide interesting roles in tank battles by either fetching ammo for the player or infiltrating the enemy tank to rattle the enemy by imitating a chest.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
100~370 26~40 4~32 Seed of Life (★★★)
Tantegel castles
Sprite Mimic builders.png

Related Enemies[edit]