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Metal slime
DQVIII - Metal slime
Family Slime family
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

Metal Slime (Metaly)
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Game Appearance Dragon Quest
Console NES, GBC
HP 4
MP 6
Attack 10 (NES)
18 (GBC)
Defense 255
Agility 153
Experience 115 (NES)
775 (GBC)
Gold 6
Spells Hurt(Firebal)
Haunts South of Hauksness

Dragon Quest II

Metal Slime (Metaly)
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Game Appearance Dragon Quest II
Console NES, SNES, GBC
HP 6 (NES)
5 (GBC)
MP 30
Attack 10 (NES)
37 (GBC)
Defense 180 (NES)
255 (GBC)
Agility 100
Experience 135 (NES)
1015 (GBC)
Gold 90
Dropped Item Iron Helmet
Spells Firebal, Sleep (NES only)

Dragon Quest III

#50 - Metal Slime (Metaly)
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Game Appearance Dragon Quest III
Console NES, SNES, GBC
HP 4
MP 12
Attack 40
Defense 1023
Agility 47
Experience 5520 (NES)
4140 (GBC)
Gold 6 (NES)
5 (GBC)
Dropped Item Agility Seed(AGLseed)
Spells Blaze
Haunts Baharata Region, Tower of Garuna, Zipangu Cave, Navel of the Earth

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

#44 - Metal Slime
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Game Appearance Dragon Quest IV
Console NES, PSX, DS
HP 4
MP 12
Attack 20
Defense 1023
Agility 50
Experience 1350
Gold 5
Dropped Item Golden Barrette(Golden Tiara)
Spells Blaze
Haunts Endor (Ch 2), Cave of the Silver Statuette (Ch 3, 5), Lakanaba (Ch 5), Frenor (Ch 5), Foxville (Ch 5), Bonmalmo (Ch 5), Desert (Ch 5), Konenber (Ch 5), Aneaux (Ch 5), Rosaville (Ch 5), Great Lighthouse (Ch 5)

Dragon Quest V

#43 - Metal Slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest V
Console SNES, PS2, DS
HP 5
MP 12
Attack 39
Defense 2047 (SNES)
1024 (DS)
Agility 115
Experience 1350
Gold 75
Dropped Item Agility Seed(AGLseed)
Spells Blaze

Dragon Quest VI

#69 - Metal Slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VI
Console SNES, DS
HP 6
MP 12
Attack 39
Defense 999
Agility 115
Experience 1350
Gold 75
Dropped Item Boomerang

Metal Slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VI
Console SNES
HP 8
Attack 90
Defense 999
Agility 250
Experience 1015
Gold 20
Dropped Item Slime Helm

Dragon Quest VII

#55 - Metaly
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX
HP 4
MP 20
Attack 55
Defense 512
Agility 255
Experience 1000
Gold 65
Dropped Item DEF Seed
Spells Blaze
Family Slime
Haunts Krage

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.

#230 - MetalyS
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX
HP 8
MP 100
Attack 70
Defense 500
Agility 255
Experience 1050
Gold 120
Dropped Item Herb
Skills Call for Help (MetalyS)
Slime Unite (MetalKing)
Spells Fireball
Family Slime
Haunts Dark Palace
Bonus Dungeon 1

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

Dragon Quest VIII

#36 - Metal Slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VIII
Console PS2
HP 4
Attack 30
Defense 4096
Agility 65
Experience 1350
Gold 5
Dropped Item Seed of Defense (Common)
Seed of Agility (Rare)
Haunts Kingdom of Ascantha,
slime plateau

Dragon Quest IX

#46 - Metal Slime
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
HP 3-5
MP Unlimited
Attack 35
Defense 256
Agility 89
Experience 4096
Gold 20
Dropped Item Strong Medicine (common, 1/64)
Seed of Life (rare, 1/256)
Skills attack, flee
Spells Frizz
Family Slime
Description Game description: Those lucky enough to meet one of these and defeat it before it dashes off will find it a very rewarding experience.

Guide description: Warning: Ordinary slimes have recently been wrapping themselves in aluminum foil and masquerading as metal slimes.

Haunts Quarantomb, Pluvi Isle (islet, daytime), Angel Falls area (slime hill: post-game)

Dragon Quest Monsters

Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest Monsters]]
Console GBC
HP 1/5
MP 4/5
Attack 3/5
Defense 5/5
Agility 5/5
Spells Level 2 - Blaze
Level 6 - Ice Bolt
Level 17 - Beat
Family Slime Family

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Game Appearance Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
Console GBC
HP 0/10
MP 9/10
Attack 6/10
Defense 9/10
Agility 10/10
Spells Blaze, IceBolt, Beat
Family Slime Family
Haunts Breed a member of the Slime Family with a MetalDrak

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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