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
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI

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: The Seeds of Salvation[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: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

See main article: Minikin's Dominion

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

See main article: Dominicus' Dominion

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

See main article: Medford's Manor

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

See main article: Princess Minnie's Castle

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[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: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Mini medals can be exchanged to the Medallist at the Maulosseum in the Circle of Conquest. There are 72 in all.

Medals Prize
3 Amulet of Immunity
5 Sage's elixir
10 Metal slime
20 Pop Idol's Scroll
30 Liquid metal slime
40 Gold badge
50 Metal king slime
60 Gold medal
70 Loyalty card

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

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.

Medals Prize
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")
22 Moustache Accessory
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
46 Blusher 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.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

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.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

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.