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The Monster Arena is a recurring feature in many Dragon Quest games, especially the Dragon Quest Monsters sub-series, frequently found as part of the Casino.

The DQM version allows the player to enter creatures he has raised in a fighting tournament; the Casino version calls on him to bet a number of tokens on a particular monster, then receives a multiplier (based on odds) of tokens back in winnings, which can then be forwarded to the next round.

Appearances

Dragon Quest III

The original arena is found in Romaria, complimenting the Roman theme to the kingdom. As casino tokens are not in III, players bet gold on their favorite and receive multiples of the bet based on the the winner's odds. New monsters are added to the randomly selected line up at level 10, 20, 30, 40 and 70.

Dragon Quest IV and V

Zenithian trilogy arenas are found in the various casinos, where players will bet tokens to exchange for prizes instead of money. The winning bet is multiplied by the monster's odds as before, with an option to bet the winnings on the next battle.

Dragon Quest VI

Slimopolis replaces the standard arena in VI, where in players can enter one of their bubbly buddies as a competitor. The fights consists of eight ranks with three battles each, for a total of twenty-four. A prize is awarded for each victory, and any completed rank may be challenged again for free (save for rank A).

Rank Opponents Prize
Rookie class Round 1: Slime knight x3

Round 2: Toxic turnipWild carrotScare root
Round 3: Skull rider

Hermes' hat
Beginner class Round 1: Feralbeast x4, Ruffled goon

Round 2: Animated armour x2
Round 3: Arrghgoyle

Edged boomerang
Amateur class Round 1: Gustbluster x2, Undentured servant

Round 2: Lesser demon x2, Healslime
Round 3: Jumping jackal

Poison needle
Economy class Round 1: Dreamaera x2

Round 2: Battering ram
Round 3: Diethon

Slime armor
Business class Round 1: Noble gasbagon x2, Gasbagon

Round 2: Cureslime x2
Round 3: Haunted mirror

Icicle dirk
Veteran class Round 1: Hell ninoCorpse corporalPorker

Round 2: Freezing fogMottle mendslimeSplutterfly
Round 3: Axesaurus x2

Falcon knife earrings
Expert class Round 1: ScytheborgBomboulderOverkilling machineBrimstone bulb

Round 2: Czargoyle x2, Drastic drackal
Round 3: Living statue

Metal king shield
Master class Round 1: Sluggerslaught x4, Wraithwand x2

Round 2: PudgedevilIron tortoise
Round 3: Demon overlord
Championship bout: Hammer

Dragonic diligence

Dragon Quest VIII

The monster arena is located near Pickham, and is owned by Morrie. After completing his request to battle three infamous monsters, he allows the party to play in his pit.

In the 3DS version, Morrie will join the party as a playable character after beating Rank S and there is also a new rank to battle against. Rank S can be attempted immediately after the Hero and party take care of matters in Arcadia as Morrie mentions needing time to get his friends to arrive.

Rank Opponents Prize Morrie's reward
G Round 1: She-slime x2, Slime knight

Round 2: Frogface x2, Treeface
Round 3: HammerhoodGorerillaBullfinch

Strength ring Three reserve monster slots
F Round 1: Khalamari kid x2, King kelp

Round 2: Dingaling x2, Jargon
Round 3: Dancing devilWailin' weedRedtail hipster

Bunny suit Train against your own team
E Round 1: Jailcat x2, Terror tabby

Round 2: Hipster, Minidemon, Witch
Round 3: Magic marionette, Tap devil, Volpone

Ring of clarity Call team
D Round 1: Night fox, Night emperor, Night sneaker

Round 2: Skeleton, Walking Corpse, Mummy
Round 3: Brownie x2, Hood

Mighty armlet Three additional reserve slots
C Round 1: See urchin x2, Siren

Round 2: Mecha-mynah, Hunter mech, Clockwork cuckoo
Round 3: Fencing fox, Bone baron, Phantom fencer

Saint's ashes None
B Round 1: Dragurn, Tyrantosaurus, Snapdragon

Round 2: Stone guardian, Boss troll, Golem
Round 3: Rockbomb, Stone Golem, Living statue

Bardiche of binding Extra monster team
A Round 1: Frou-frou, Cyclops, Troll

Round 2: Jumping jackalx2, Great sabrecat
Round 3: Zombie gladiator, Treevil, Bomboulder

Hero spear Unlocks rank S
S Round 1: Goodybag, Mimic king, Mimic

Round 2: Dullahan, Healslime, Gigantes
Round 3: Liquid Metal Slime, Hell gladiator, Cureslime

Dragon robe No reentry fees, statue of the Hero, Morrie joins party in 3DS version
X Round 1: Slime knight, Fencing fox, Restless armour

Round 2: Goodybag, Bone baron, Gold golem
Round 3: Treeface, Morrie devil, Treevil

Butler's best None

Additionally, Morrie can't be leading the party when in the Monster Arena as he will be in his usual place and can only revive fallen monsters when at the Arena.