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The platinum king jewel (originally PlatKing / Platinum King due to display constraints) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest VII, it is a gem slime variant that normally acts as the single largest source of experience in the games it appears in, above even that of the metal king slime.

Characteristics

Platinum king jewels are silver-colored versions of gem slimes. Like their golden counterparts, platinum king jewels are shaped like gems and have tiara-esque crowns.

Like other metal monsters, platinum king jewels have absurd defense, speed, and a notorious habit for fleeing from battles. Unlike other metal monsters, however, the platinum king jewel also has high HP, normally around 20, which means landing a critical hit is the only possible way to defeat one short of an obscene amount of good luck. Making matters worse is their ability to use Dazzle to ensure that melee attackers never even get a chance to hit them, let alone defeat them.

Appearances

Dragon Quest IV

Absent from the original release, platinum king jewels appear as monsters in the enhanced remakes' bonus dungeon alongside several other monsters from Dragon Quest VII, a game that preceded the enhanced remakes.

Dragon Quest VII

Platinum king jewels (then PlatKing) are first seen, being one of a few palette swaps of the Gem Slime. The heart of a platinum king jewel can also be obtained as a means of assuming that monster class. Additionally, these monsters are extremely rare and have a high experience yield.

Dragon Quest IX

Platinum king jewels are found in high leveled grottoes. As usual, they give the most experience in the game, however, they're rarer and harder to kill than metal king slimes, so the latter is usually the most farmed.

A strategy to defeat them is make Spear or Axe omnivocational in every party member. This will make them to learn the Thunder Thrust/Hatchet Man abilities, that sometimes will critically hit them. Also, equip Meteorite Bracers to each party member to make them faster, because Platinum king jewels have high agility.

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