"A tiny medal. Gather enough and you can exchange them for incredible prizes!"
|Found in||Dragon Quest III|
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A Mini medal is an item hidden throughout many Dragon Quest games. They are often found in chests of drawers, treasure chests, and other searchable locations. Collected Mini medals can be exchanged for various prizes in the game in which they are found.
|90||Staff of resurrection|
|100||Gringham whip (Cell phone only)|
In the NES version, a total of 32 medals could be found, which were used as a separate currency for the prizes offered by the Medal King. A player could get more than one of the same prize offered by the Medal King.
|1||Staff of divine wrath|
|20||Liquid metal helm|
|20||Ruby of protection|
|30||Staff of divine wrath|
|52||Liquid metal shield|
In the DS version it isn't possible to obtain the Gringham Whip until Chapter 6 as the Pioneer Town can't be completed until that Chapter. The Cell phone version of the game accelerates the completion of the town, thus allowing all prizes to be obtained before ending the main game/Chapter 5
Mini medals can be brought to King Dominicus in the southernmost island of the world. No version of V has adopted the cumulative system seen in later games and every prize must be paid for individually.
|Medals (SFC version)||Medals (PS2/DS versions)||Prize|
|43||50||Metal king shield|
The Mini medal can be brought to Medford's Manor.
|15||Staff of divine wrath|
|50||Sands of time|
|70||Metal king helm|
|50||Staff of divine wrath|
|90||Metal King Shield|
|110||Platinum King Jewel Heart|
See main article: Princess Minnie's Castle
|18||Jolly Roger Jumper|
|80||Dragon robe and Captain's Curtsy party trick|
After the captain is presented with the 80th mini medal, he gives the player a Dragon robe and the Capn's Curtsy party trick. Afterwards, the player can trade in any number of mini medals for whichever prize they choose, similar to V.
|3||Prayer ring||Recovers MP on use; may break. Also used in several alchemy recipes.|
|5||Elfin elixir||Restores all MP of a single party member|
|8||Saint's ashes||Used to purify cursed equipment|
|10||Reset stone||Resets certain equipment to their base forms|
|15||Orichalcum||Required for many alchemy recipes|
|20||Pixie boots||Protects against Damage Floors while equipped|
The collector at Puerto Valor will only accept 20 Mini medals; Maxime Médaillé will give you the L’Album de Médailles which is needed in order to progress through the rewards.
|30||Recipe Book: Kit Fit for a King|
|75||Circle of Serendipity|
|80||Recipe Book: Styles for All Seasons|
|90||Recipe Book: Glammer Gear for Goer-Getterers|
|110||Recipe Book: Making Things with Metal Kings|
After completing the Album, subsequent mini medals can be turned for upgrade materials of the player's choice, assuming they have the correct amount of mini medals.
|1||Saint's ashes||Used to purify cursed equipment.|
|2||Chronocrystal||A recipe ingredient.|
|3||Elfin elixir||Restores all MP of a single party member.|
|3||Serpent's soul||A recipe ingredient. Can also be given to Krystalinda in exchange for other rewards.|
|3||Spectralite||A recipe ingredient.|
|5||Uber Agate of Evolution||A recipe ingredient.|
|20||Pep pip||Immediately peps a single ally.|
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Mini medals are earned by solving the puzzles in Furrowfield, Khrumbul-Dun and Moonbrooke -there are 10 puzzles on each island-, as well by completing tablet targets in the Isle of Awakening. The medals can later be exchanged with the Hairy Hermit for rewards such as music sheets, accessories or armor.
|1||Geeky Specs Accessory|
|4||Player Lyre Recipe, Music sheet "Bustling Streets"|
|10||Hair Bow Accessory|
|14||Midenhall Garb recipe|
|18||Songbook - Tunes of the Town (Music sheet for: "Street Corner", "Shining City", and "Lonely Village")|
|26||Dracky Cap Accessory|
|30||Rabbit Ears Accessory|
|34||Songbook - Traveller's Tunes (Music sheet for: "A Warrior's Journey", "A Merchant's Journey", and "Never-ending Journey")|
|38||Cannock Cloak recipe|
|42||Bandido Bandana Accessory|
|50||Songbook - Songs of Paradise (Music sheet for: "Paradise", "Passionate Dance", and "Boogie-Woogie Bar")|
|54||Witch Hat Accessory|
|58||Block Head Accessory|
|62||Red Rose Accessory|
|65||Liquid Metal Shield recipe|
|70||Moonbrooke Frock recipe|
|74||Mystery Mask accessory|
|78||Songbook - Castle Choruses (Music sheet for: "Legendary Castle", "Daytime Palace", and "Night-Time Palace")|
|82||Liquid Metal Armor recipe|
|88||Songbook - Mystical Melodies (Music sheet: "Soaring Spirit", "To Play With Passion", and "Shrine Theme")|
|90||Liquid Metal Sword recipe|
Each music sheet also comes with the recipe to make it.
Only found in the Japanese version of the game, they can be obtained by doing the daily quest, randomly by completing quests, and as event rewards. There are two reward lists, one that is permanent and another that changes every few months. In both cases, players can obtain rare materials and cosmetic equipment, such as the outfit of the hero of Dragon Quest Swords. One of the most important mini medal reward is the scroll that unlocks the Brave Knight vocation, a very powerful offensive vocation.
There are also dark medals and super dark medals, obtained by defeating Fiend-difficulty and Archfiend-difficuly foes. Both of these types of medal allows the players to obtain rare materials and exclusive cosmetic.
Mini medals can be earned by meeting certain requeriments when finishing quests or from breaking pots and opening chests in quests. Mini medals can be given to King Maximog in exchange for new units, rare materials, and equipment.