Mini medal

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"A tiny medal. Gather enough and you can exchange them for incredible prizes!"

Mini medal
Dragon Quest VIII's Mini Medal
Japanese ちいさなメダル
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

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.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Mini medals only appear in the remakes of Dragon Quest III. They are collected by a man living in the well in Aliahan.

Medals Prize
5 Thorn whip
10 Garter
20 Edged boomerang
30 Strength ring
35 Scholar's specs
40 Agility ring
45 Weightlifter's belt
50 Ninja suit
55 Flametang boomerang
60 Astraea's abacus
65 Mercury's bandana
70 Dragontail whip
80 Dragon claw
85 Dragon robe
90 Staff of resurrection
95 Blessed bikini
100 Gold pass
100 Gringham whip (Cell phone only)

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

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.

Medals Prize
1 Staff of divine wrath
4 Happy hat
6 Miracle sword
20 Liquid metal helm

In the Nintendo DS remake, the number of medals and prizes earned was changed to follow the system used in more recent Dragon Quest games:

Medals Prize
15 Strength ring
20 Ruby of protection
25 Magical skirt
30 Staff of divine wrath
34 Kerplunk bracer
38 Miracle sword
43 Happy hat
47 Mighty armlet
52 Liquid metal shield
60 Gringham whip

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

Dragon Quest V[edit]

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
5 12 Powjamas
10 17 Glombolero
16 23 Miracle sword
21 28 Sacred armour
30 35 Falcon blade
43 50 Metal king shield

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The Mini medal can be brought to Medford's Manor.

Medals Prize
15 Staff of divine wrath
25 Raging ruby
30 Platinum sword
40 Miracle sword
50 Sands of time
60 Sacred armour
70 Metal king helm
80 Glombolero
90 Dragonic Diligence
100 Robust lingerie

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

After the player defeats Gracos in Wetlock, the player is able to access the Medal King provided that they also have the Magic Carpet.

Medals Prize
45 Poison needle
50 Staff of divine wrath
58 Kamikazee bracer
65 Miracle sword
75 Enclosure Plan
83 Sage's stone
90 Metal King Shield
95 Glombolero
100 Mysterious fragment
105 Gringham whip
110 Platinum King Jewel Heart

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

In Dragon Quest VIII, they are collected by Princess Minnie.

Medals (PS2 version) Prize
28 Fishnet stockings
36 Posh waistcoat
45 Staff of divine wrath
52 Gold nugget
60 Meteorite bracer
68 Miracle sword
75 Sacred armour
83 Orichalcum
90 Metal King Helm
99 Dangerous Bustier
110 Flail of destruction
Medals (3DS version) Prize
28 Fishnet stockings
36 Posh waistcoat
45 Staff of divine wrath
52 Gold nugget
60 Meteorite bracer
68 Miracle sword
75 Sacred armour
83 Orichalcum
90 Metal King Helm
99 Dangerous Bustier
110 Jester's outfit
115 Dragon claw
121 Flail of destruction
127 Kaleidoscope
133 Mandarin dress

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

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.

Medals Prize
4 Thief's Key
8 Mercury's bandana
13 Bunny suit
18 Jolly Roger Jumper
25 Transparent tights
32 Miracle Sword
40 Sacred armour
50 Meteorite bracer
62 Rusty Helmet
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.

Medals Prize Infomation
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

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

There are two people in the game that collect mini medals. A medal collector located inside Puerto Valor's inn, and Maxime Médaillé at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles.

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.

Medals Prize
5 Shield-Bearer
10 Hermes' hat
20 Rune staff
30 Recipe Book: Kit Fit for a King
35 Falcon blade
45 Agility gilet
50 Glombolero
55 Spiked armour
60 Miracle sword
65 Deft dagger
75 Circle of Serendipity
80 Recipe Book: Styles for All Seasons
90 Recipe Book: Glammer Gear for Goer-Getterers
100 Erdwin’s Shield
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.

Medals Prize Infomation
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.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

You can exchange your mini medals to Minimoggie . He is located in a cave in the north east corner of Castle Avalonia.