"A tiny medal. Gather enough and you can exchange them for incredible prizes!"
Dragon Quest VIII'
s Mini Medal
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.
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.
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:
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.
The Mini medal can be brought 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.
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, similar to V.
||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.