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Metal slime
Metal Slime
Family Slime Family
Sub-type Metal/Slime
Introduced in Dragon Quest

Metal slime (sometimes Metaly due to display constraints) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the original game, it is a slime with a metallic body.


As far as appearances go, the metal slime is nearly identical to a normal slime, with its only notable differences being its gray coloring and metallic luster.

Metal slimes are notorious monsters in the series, and for a good reason: they have one of the highest experience point payouts of any enemy in the games, exceeded only by far stronger monsters and other metal monsters; even some bosses pay out less than a single metal slime does. This comes at a catch, however: metal slimes rarely appear, and when they do appear they usually run in an instant, often without a scratch due to a very high speed stat. Even if the player gets lucky and a metal slime or two decide to stick around for a turn, nearly all normal attacks will either miss or do a measly 1 point of damage, though their low health means every hit counts. Nearly all forms of spell and skill are completely ineffective against metal slimes. There are very few exceptions to this.

The most common tactic to defeat a metal slime is to equip a Falcon Blade, a Meteorite Bracer, and hope to attack and defeat it before it has the chance to act (and run away). If a character knows Metal Slash, using that skill with the Falcon Blade will often defeat it in a single attack. Another common tactic is to use Hatchet Man or Thunder Thrust, which when they hit will result in a critical hit, which bypasses the target's defense stat.


Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest II

Dragon Quest III

In Dragon Quest III for SNES Metaly can be found in abundance on the upper floors of Garuna Tower, where the Zen Book is found.

Dragon Quest IV

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VII

The Metaly can be found in the Sacred Tree, the Litorud region in the past, Baloch's Tower, the Demon Lord's Lair, and the Krage region in Disc 2.

The MetalyS can be found in the Dark Palace and the first Bonus Dungeon.

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest Monsters

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

The Metal Slime is still one of the most difficult monsters to scout. However, it cannot be synthesized. When attempting to scout them, using a Sludgehammer or Metal King Sword is recommended, in conjunction with any high Attack and Double Trouble trait monsters. Metal Slimes can be found in Palaish Isle's Menagerie, as well as Celeste and Fert Isle.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

You can get Metal slimes in DQM: J2 by scouting a meddle slime which turn to Metal Slimes when successfully scouted. You can find them at the Bemusoleum when you encounter Hunter Mech, Cannibox and Grim Rider in a chamber only accessable when it is raining. They can also be found at Unshore, Doubtback and Treepadition in the first area. upon killing, they give 1024 EXP.

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

In Dragon Quest Heros: Rocket Slime a metal slime named Goodith can be rescued in Tootinschleiman's Tomb and gives you a pompom for rescuing him.


Metal Slime can be unlocked by Metal Slime misson at Star Cup, or 40 Matches as Slime.


  • 1024 is a special number within mathematics and computing (from videogames) as 1024 is a squared number. because of this, Videogame Engines use 1024x1024 images for texturing.
  • In Dragon Quest VIII there is an infamous Metal Slime which, when scouted, is named "Metaly" as a tribute to its original name.

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