The gem slime (originally GoldSlime / Gold Slime / MinerSlime due to display constraints) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest Monsters, it is a slime in the shape of a brilliant, golden jewel.
A gem slime is, as suggested by its name, shaped like a gem, a trait most apparent when viewed from the side since its back tapers to a point away from its front. It also has a tiara-like crown that bends back and appears to be attached to the point of its gem-shaped body. As indicated by its original name, it is gold in color.
Gem slimes, depending on the game they appear in, act either as metal monsters or gold monsters, paying out high experience as the former and high gold as the latter. They have the typical statistics of a metal monster when acting as one, though they still retain some degree of resistance when acting as a source of gold, though not nearly as much as metal monsters.
Gem slimes (then GoldSlimes) do not appear until near the end of the game and act as one of the best sources of gold a player can obtain from fighting monsters.
|#226 - Gem slime|
|Game Appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
|Dropped Item|| Gold bar (common, 1/128)|
Orichalcum (rare, 1/256)
|Description|| They await adventurers with a graceful grin, then maul them with Magic Burst. Immune to all magic.|
These shining slimes were long sought by adventurers, thanks to a tale that told of all they touched turned to gold.
Gem slimes appear as one of the grotto-specific monsters found in the game, specifically appearing in the tomb-like grottoes. They have metal monster-like stats and are capable of casting Magic Burst, though defeating even one will net the player 10,080 gold.
The original appearance of the gem slime (GoldSlime at the time) where it is essentially the most powerful slime in the game, requiring the breeding of two metal king slimes in order to obtain one. A gem slime is needed in order to access one of the post-completion gates.
In Dragon Quest Monsters : Joker, they are a Rank X member of the slime family and can only be obtained by Quadrilineal Synthesis with 2 Grandpa Slimes and 2 Gold Golems. They have the skillset, Bang & Zap and the traits, Metal Body and Escape Artist.
In Dragon Quest Monster Joker 2, they are X ranked Slimes obtainable through quad-synth using 2 Grandpa Slimes and 2 Balhibs.