The Mimic is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. They are typically monstrous treasure chests of a sickly color.
Essentially, Mimics are advanced forms of Canniboxes. Where the lesser form uses desperate attacks, the Mimic will cast sudden-death spells in an effort to outright kill a party member, though it normally only has enough MP to perform the spell once. Usually lying in wait under the guise of a normal treasure chest, some installments of the series have had Mimics as random encounter monsters.
First game to feature both the Man-Eater Chest and Mimic.
|#132 - Mimic|
|Game Appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
|Dropped Item|| STRSeed |
Mimic Heart (rare)
|Skills|| Two Turns |
|Haunts|| Treasure Chests |
Demon Lord's Lair
The Mimic can be found in various treasure chests around the world and the Demon Lord's Lair. The Mimic has a rare chance of dropping a Mimic Heart, which allows a party member to become a Mimic if it is taken to the Temple of Dharma.
|Game Appearance||[[Dragon Quest IX]]|
|Dropped Item|| Mini medal|
|Skills|| Chilly Breath|
|Description|| Those who weather the storm of these bedeviled boxes' Chilly Breath still have to worry about Whack and critical attacks.|
Their appetites are insatiable, and the souls of those they swallow stay in their bottomless, boxy bellies forever.
|Haunts||Gittingham Palace, Grotto Chests|
Note: In Dragon Quest IX, Mimics often (always?) get double turns.
Mimics are a Rank B material family monster, and their design is different, being a light blue and with eye patterns (this is to match the higher level chests in Necropolis) They only appear naturally in Necropolis, and chase around the player when he draws too close. If then left alone, it will go to its original spot and resume acting like a chest, but may face the wrong angle.