Metal King Slime
DQVIII - Metal king slime
Japanese name メタルキング
Rōmaji Metarukingu
Family Slime
Introduced in IV

The Metal king slime (formerly King Metal, MetalKing and Metal King) is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.


The Metal King Slime is, as its name suggests, a king slime with the properties of the metal slime. In some games, eight metal slimes can band together to form a metal king. No matter how it is encountered, the metal king bears the same pudgy appearance as its normal brethren, as well as the crown on its head. Even so, it will sometimes attempt to distract its target with Frizz and Bang magic before running off. Metal kings share their metal brothers' enormously high evasion and resistance to magic despite having greater than 10 HP. If the player can Metal Slash his/her way through even one of these, the reward is around 35,000 EXP per party member.


The Metal King Slime is prone to running away, often after the very first turn has been input. Complicating matters, if it does stay for a few rounds, it has somewhere in the neighbourhood of 15-20 HP and extremely high evasion. There are three solutions to this: The first is to inflict critical hits. Even though inflicting a critical hit (especially on a Metal King Slime for that matter) is incredibly rare, the chances can be significantly boosted by using either the Thunder Thrust or Hatchet Man abilities, because they will always deal a critical hit if they land. The second is to use abilities that can have their damage or accuracy augmented when used against Metal King Slimes like Metal Slash or Metalicker. And the third is to use weapons that are efficient against Metal King Slimes. The Uber Falcon Blade, and weapons like the Liquid Metal Sword are sufficient. Lastly, Metal King Slimes takes a lot of patience and luck.


Dragon Quest IV

Metal king slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IV
Console NES
HP 7
Experience 30010
Gold 20

Dragon Quest V

#144 - Metal king slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
7 20 97 2047 (NES)
1023 (PS2, DS)
Exp Gold Drop Mini medal
30010 15 G
Note: None
Hocus Pocus
Haunts at:
Mt. Zugzwang
Estark's Labyrinth

Dragon Quest VI

#150 - Metal king slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
14 20 157 999 350
Exp Gold Drop Duplic hat
30010 15 G
Note: None
Haunts at:
Outside Mortamor's Dreadlair
Mortamor's Dreadlair

Dragon Quest VII

#188 - MetalKing
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX
HP 20
MP 60
Attack 169
Defense 999
Agility 255
Experience 33000
Gold 100
Dropped Item Luck Shoes
Skills Charges Party
Spells Infermore
Family Slime
Locations Formed by 8 MetalyS

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest IX

#214 - Metal king slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
HP 16
MP 0
Attack 318
Defense 512
Agility 349
Experience 120040
Gold 80
Dropped Item Slime crown (common, 1/128)
Orichalcum (rare, 1/256)
Family Slime
Description Big bundles of shiny joy whose ample insides hide the ingredients for an incredible experience.
(extended) They admire a certain medal-mad monarch, and like to collect mini medals from their mini metal friends to mimic his methods.
Locations Tower of Nod

Dragon Quest X

# - Metal king slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Weight
25 999 184 210 534
Exp Gold Drop Densinium
Molten globules
48240 36 G
King press
Metal body
Haunts at:

Dragon Quest XI

#387 - Metal king slime
Slime Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
Exp Gold Drop Molten globules
Slime crown
70070 600 G
Description: None
Haunts at:
Castle Trodain*

Monster Series Appearances

Dragon Warrior Monsters

# - MetalKing
Slime Family
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HP Attack Defense Agility Wisdom
1 2 5 5 5
Spells and Abilities Bolt (Lv.7)
Ironize (Lv. 16)
HellBlast (Lv.35)
Note: Several Metalys combined to form this King.


How to Breed:
Metabble X Metabble
KingSlime / SpotKing X MetalDrak

Monsters 2

Caravan Heart


Metal king slimes appear as rank S members of the slime family and can be synthesized via quadrulinear synthesis using four liquid metal slimes. Players can also attempt to scout them in Palaish Isle's metal menagerie, Tartarus during the post-game, and certain scouts that might use them, though in all instances the monsters can prove incredibly difficult to impress.

Joker 2

Terry's Wonderland 3D

Super Light

Joker 3

Rocket Slime

Battle Road Victory

Monster Meadows Quotes


-"Hmm, I usually manage to run away in time. How did you possibly beat me?"

-"Ahh, peasants."

-"What do you wish to request from the MetalKing? Yes, yes. I see. Your plight has failed to hold my interest. Begone!"



-"Wubba wubba wubba!"

-"Boingy boing!"

Other languages

Other languages
French Roi gluant de métal
German Metall-Königsschleim
Spanish Limo rey metálico
Italian Re slime grigio
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean 메탈 킹

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