Dragon Quest VIII'
s Mini Medal
A mini medal (also localized as tiny medal or small 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.
Mini medals only appear in the remakes of Dragon Quest III. They are collected by a man living in the well in Aliahan.
In Dragon Quest IV, mini medals are collected by a king who lives in Minikin's Dominion.
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; however, in order to get the best prize the player could not buy any other prize, as it cost 32 medals.
In the DS remake, the number of medals and prizes earned was changed to follow the system used in more recent Dragon Quest games:
Mini medals can be brought to King Dominicus in the southernmost island of the world.
The Mini medal can be bought to Medford's Manor.
After the player defeats Gracos in Wetlock, the player is able to access the Medal King provided that they also have the Magic Carpet.
||1 Attack, 15 Appearance, Equipable by Maribel, Gabo and Melvin. Can instantly kill an enemy
||35 Attack, 20 Appearance, Equipable by Marible and Melvin. When used in battle, it casts Infermore
||When used in battle, it cast Sacrifice
||100 Attack, 38 Appearance, Equipable by Hero and Aira. 1/4 of the damage done against enemies is recovered in HP
||Used in the Monster Meadows
||When used in battle, recovers ~80 HP to all allies.
||Metal King Shield
||70 Defense, 40 Appearance, Equipable by everyone but Maribel. Reduces 30 damage from fire/ice attacks.
||40 Defense, -50 Appearance, Equipable by All. Reduces MP consumption by half
||Used on the Pedestals in the Estard Ruins.
||145 Attack, 57 Appearance, Equipable by Maribel, Melvin and Aira. Attacks all enemies with decreasing damage.
||Platinum King Jewel Heart
||Allows one character to become a Platinum King Jewel when taken to the Temple of Dharma
In Dragon Quest VIII, they are collected by Princess Minnie.
Captain Max Meddlin collects mini medals in Dragon Quest IX. He can be found in the north east corner of Dourbridge. Prizes are awarded after giving the captain a certain number of mini medals. 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. The prizes are listed below
||Recovers MP on use; may break. Also used in several alchemy recipes.
||Restores all MP of a single party member
||Used to purify cursed equipment
||Resets certain equipment to their base forms
||Required for many alchemy recipes
||Protects against Damage Floors while equipped
You can exchange your mini medals to Minimoggie . He is located in a cave in the north east corner of Castle Avalonia.
- A tiny medal. Gather enough and you can exchange them with Princess Minnie for prizes. (Description when selecting the Mini medal in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)