Slime (Dragon Quest)
The Slime as it appears in Fortune Street
|First appearance||Dragon Warrior (1986, Dragon Quest series)|
Captain N: The Game Master (1989, Super Mario-related media)
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 2) (2019)|
- “One...two... Yay! That's my second ploberty in this district!”
- —Slime, Fortune Street
Slime is a species, as well as a character, from the Dragon Quest series of games which is published by Square Enix. Slime appears as a playable character alongside Super Mario characters in Itadaki Street DS, Mario Sports Mix, and Fortune Street. Originating from the first Dragon Quest game, the Slime has become the mascot for the Dragon Quest series, and is a fairly common, weak enemy in the games.
Captain N: The Game Master
Some Slimes appear in the Captain N: The Game Master episode "The Trojan Dragon" to battle the N Team only to lose and drop two gold coins each. The Slimes have a more menacing design than in the games and attack through spitting acidic slime. The sound effect used for their attack is Fire Mario's use of fireballs.
Fortune Street series
Itadaki Street DS
In Itadaki Street DS, Slime appears as a playable character. This game marks the first appearance of Slime alongside the Super Mario franchise characters. The Slime Mask, Slime Suit, and Slime Maracas are collectible items that can be equipped on customizable characters. The Healslime, a subspecies to the Slimes also appearing in the Dragon Quest series, also appears in the game.
In Fortune Street, Slime along with other Dragon Quest characters return as playable characters. As in the predecessor Itadaki Street DS, Slime is a default playable character. Slime's difficulty rating is D, meaning that it is easier to beat than most other characters in the game. In the Slurpodrome, the players must choose one of five Slimes.
Mario Sports Mix
Slime reappears in Mario Sports Mix for the Wii as an unlockable playable character. It is classified as a Tricky type character, and is the only character not originating from the Super Mario or Final Fantasy series as well as the only new character in the game (not counting Miis). Slime's best stat is its power, while it suffers from weak speed and abysmal technique.
In Slime's special shot, it summons three other slimes, each one with a different color: pink, yellow, and green. The Slime is unlocked by winning 28 games. If players pick Slime 20 times in a sport, they unlock an alternate, orange version of Slime called She-Slime. The alternate color can also be unlocked by clearing a certain mission on the Star Cup. Also, if players pick Slime 40 times in a sport or clear a certain mission on the Star Cup, they unlock an alternate, silver version of Slime called Metal Slime.
On a side note, Slime is the only character who has their name changed when their alternate colors are chosen, and it is the only character to have two alternate colors.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Slimes make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the background of the downloadable Dragon Quest stage Yggdrasil's Altar, though they do not affect gameplay. On rare occasions, a Liquid Metal Slime may appear. Both types also appear as DLC spirits. A Slime Hat appears as purchasable headgear that can be worn by any class of the Mii Fighters. Slimes additionally appear in Hero's reveal trailer, one of his victory animations, and his down taunt.
Official profiles and statistics
Mario Sports Mix information
|Character Name||Character Type||Home Court||Power Statistic||Speed Statistic||Technique Statistic|
- North American Official Site Bio: "The quintessential quirky character of any Dragon Quest domain. Slimes are podgy and squishy and speak almost perfect "gooman.""
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits
|Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Slime||DRAGON QUEST Series||Primary (2)||Novice||Grab
Can be enhanced to King Slime at Lv. 99
|DLC Spirits||Kirby ×6||
||Gaur Plain (Battlefield)||Fighting Spirits - DRAGON QUEST III|
|King Slime||DRAGON QUEST Series||Primary (2)||Ace||Grab
|Enhanced from Slime||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Liquid Metal Slime||DRAGON QUEST Series||Support (1)||Advanced||Move Speed ↑||DLC Spirits||Metal Kirby||Rule: Move Speed ↑; Defense ↑; Attack Power ↓
||The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield)||Battle for the Glory - DRAGON QUEST IV|
Super Mario franchise appearances
|Itadaki Street DS||Playable character||Japan:
June 21, 2007
|Mario Sports Mix||Unlockable playable character||Japan:
November 25, 2010
|Fortune Street||Playable character||Japan:
December 1, 2011
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 2)||Cameo; spirit||Japan:
July 31, 2019
Names in other languages
- In WarioWare: D.I.Y., a mask similar to Slime is seen behind Ashley in Ashley's Mask Boutique during the post-boss cutscene.
|Mario Sports Mix|
|Playable characters||All-around||Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Ninja • Mii|
|Technical||Princess Peach • Princess Daisy • Waluigi • White Mage|
|Powerful||Wario • Donkey Kong • Bowser|
|Speedy||Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr. • Toad|
|Tricky||Black Mage • Slime • Moogle • Cactuar|
|Non-playable characters||Behemoth • Behemoth King • Birdo • Blue Yoshi • Boo • Dry Bones • Gold Ghost • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Monty Mole • Penguin • Pianta • Purple Puncher • Red Yoshi • Shy Guy|
|Courts||Mario Stadium • Koopa Troopa Beach • Peach's Castle • DK Dock • Toad Park • Luigi's Mansion • Western Junction • Daisy Garden • Wario Factory • Bowser Jr. Blvd. • Bowser's Castle • Waluigi Pinball • Ghoulish Galleon • Star Ship • Sherbet Sea • Rowdy Raft • Fire Mountain|
|Items||Banana Peel • Bob-omb • Coin • Green Shell • Mini Mushroom • Red Shell • Super Star|
|Party games||Feed Petey • Harmony Hustle • Bob-omb Dodge • Smash Skate|
|Further info||Image gallery • Pre-release and unused content • Glitches • Media • Staff|