Hunter mech
DQVIII - Hunter mech
Japanese name メタルハンター
Rōmaji Metaruhantā
Family Machine
Introduced in II

A Hunter mech (formerly Metal Hunter) is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.


Hunter mechs are similar to killing machines: they are quadrupedal, one-eyed robots armed with a crossbow and sword. Their color scheme is the only real change in appearance, with hunter mechs sporting a scheme of golds, grays, and purples. Their darker gray areas are more of a dull teal color in their earlier appearances.

In its original appearance the hunter mech did not have a sword and was missing a quiver to hold its crossbow bolts. This was changed in later installments.


Dragon Quest II

# - Hunter mech
Machine Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
70 0 55 80 (NES)
95 (SNES, GBC, iOS)
Exp Gold Drop Steel broadsword
82 (NES)
150 (SNES, GBC, iOS)
150 (NES)
125 (SNES, GBC, iOS) G
Note: None
Desperate attack
May act twice
Haunts at:
Sea Cave
Cave to Rendarak


Hunter mech
Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest V]]
HP  ???
Experience  ???
Gold  ???


Appears in the 3DS version.


Hunter mech
Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest VIII]]
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Experience  ???
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#087 - Hunter Mech
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
HP 95
MP 5
Attack 95
Defense 110
Agility 100
Experience 450
Gold 144
Dropped Item Iron ore (common, 1/32)
Hunter's bow (rare, 1/64)
Family Machine
Description Robotic seekers of little metal blobs that don't take kindly to adventurers trying to poach their prey.

If one of these metal-hunting mechanical marauders is nearby, surely its mark can't be far off...
Locations The Bad Cave
Pluvi Isle
Hermany (high ground)


Hunter mechs can be found on Celeste Isle. A stationary one is found guarding the bridge leading past the ruins, and several are found patrolling the castle.

Hunter mech
Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker]]
HP  ???
Experience  ???
Gold  ???

Joker 2

Joker 2 Professional

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Super Light

The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Monster Meadows Quotes


-"I-am-programmed-for-one-thing... I-am programmed-to-hunt..."

-"Beeep! Beeep! Beeep!"

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