Mini medals only appear in the remakes of Dragon Quest III. They are collected by a man living in the well in Aliahan.
In Dragon Quest IV, mini medals are collected by a king who lives in Minikin's Dominion.
In the NES version, a total of 32 medals could be found, which were used as a separate currency for the prizes offered by the medal king. A player could get more than one of the same prize offered by the medal king; however, in order to get the best prize the player could not buy any other prize, as it cost 32 medals.
|1||Staff of divine wrath|
|20||Liquid metal helm|
In the DS remake, the number of medals and prizes earned was changed to follow the system used in more recent Dragon Quest games:
|20||Ruby of protection|
|30||Staff of divine wrath|
|52||Liquid metal shield|
In the DS version it isn't possible to obtain the Gringham Whip until Chapter 6 as the Immigrant Town can't be completed until that chapter. The Mobile, Android and iOS versions of the game accelerates the completion of the town, thus allowing all prizes to be obtained before ending the main game/Chapter 5.
Mini medals can be brought to King Dominicus in the southernmost island of the world. No version of V has adopted the cumulative system seen in later games, and every prize must be paid for individually.
|50||Metal king shield|
|15||Staff of divine wrath|
|50||Sands of Time|
|70||Metal king helm|
|45||Poison Needle||A venomous barb which can inflict a critical hit (instant death). Will always deal 1 point of damage|
|50||Staff of Divine Wrath||Has the same effect as Swoosh when used in battle|
|58||Kamikazee bracer||Rousing wristwear that may just save the day in times of need!|
|65||Miracle Sword||After a regular attack, regain 1/4 of damage inflicted as HP|
|75||Enclosure Plan||Used in the Monster Park|
|83||Sage's Stone||Infinite use, this rock restores some of each party member's HP (50-60) in battle|
|85||Mysterious Fragment||Used on the Pedestals in the Estard Ruins.|
|90||Metal King Shield||Mitigates 30 points of damage from Frizz, Sizz, and Bang-based spells as well as fire and ice-based breath attacks|
|95||Glombolero||This curious garment sometimes absorbs MP from enemey spells|
|105||Gringham whip||This wicked whip can attack a whole group of enemies at once|
|110||Platinum King Heart||Allows one character to become a Platinum King Jewel when taken to the Alltrades Abbey|
In Dragon Quest VIII, they are collected by Princess Minnie:
|Medals (PS2 version)||Prize|
|45||Staff of divine wrath|
|90||Metal King Helm|
|110||Flail of destruction|
|Medals (3DS version)||Prize|
|45||Staff of divine wrath|
|90||Metal King Helm|
|121||Flail of destruction|
Captain Max Meddlin collects mini medals in Dragon Quest IX. He can be found in the north east corner of Dourbridge.Prizes are awarded after giving the captain a certain number of mini medals, starting at 4. After the captain is presented with the 80th mini medal, he gives the player a Dragon Robe and the Capn's Curtsy party trick. Afterwards, the player can trade in any number of mini medals for whichever prize they choose. The prizes are listed below
Mini medal rewards:
|Thief's key||4||A key, which can unlock some lower leveled chests.|
|Mercury's bandana||8||Head wear, any vocation.|
|Bunny suit||13||Body wear for women, any vocation.|
|Jolly roger jumper||18||Body wear, any vocation.|
|Transparent tights||25||Leg wear, any vocation. Looks like when nothing is equipted.|
|Miracle sword||32||Recovers HP when attacking an enemy.|
|Sacred armour||40||Recovers HP after every turn. Useful with Miracle Sword.|
|Meteorite bracer||50||Increases agility by 100.|
After obtaining 80 you can trade in a certain amount to obtain items like the Miracle Sword, Orichalcum and other hard-to-find items.
Prayer ring 3 mini medals
Elfin elixir 5 mini medals
Saints ashes 8 mini medals
Reset stone 10 mini medals
Orichalcum 15 mini medals
Pixie boots 20 mini medals
Mini Medals are a crucial element in the world of DQM. They are found in various pots and dressers in GreatTree, but can also be found in the Gate Realms. Once Terry unlocks the Arena, he can visit a strange old man that lives on a cliff nearby, and exchange medals for Monster Eggs.
|Monster Egg||Medals Needed|
In addition to these eggs, the Metaly owned by the Medal Man will reveal a special gate if you talk to it after receiving the ZapBird egg.
The majority of TinyMedals are found in the Gate Realms. However, as stated above, they can also be found in GreatTree. There are a total of 8 Medals.
|Pulio's Farm||Check the pot on the far left of the screen, near the ArmyAnt.|
|Monster Arena||Check the barrels on the lower-right of the Arena, above the screen where the player meets Teto.|
|Bazaar||Near the first shop, in one of the pots.|
|GreatTree||After accessing the lower level, head into the Little Girl's house and check the drawers. Her house is the top entrance.|
|Monster Stable||Immediately after unlocking, check the drawers.|
|Pulio's Farm||Check the pot again after the first quake.|
|Queen's Chamber||Show her a GoldGolem.|
|Queen's Chamber||Show her a Divinegon.|
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