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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition

What are Mini Medals?

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Jarrod Garripoli

Mini Medals have been a staple of the Dragon Quest series, ever since their introduction in the original Dragon Quest/Warrior IV, on the NES. They are basically a collectible and upon finding the correct NPC, you are able to hand in Mini Medals for prizes. In Dragon Quest XI, you will be finding Mini Medals all throughout your journey, usually in chests, in breakable objects, and as well as rewards from quests. In previous games, you just handed over the Mini Medals for the prizes, but in this one, you get stamps on cards according to how many you have.

(1 of 2) As you hand in Mini Medals, you will receive rewards

As you hand in Mini Medals, you will receive rewards (left), You can first hand in some Mini Medals in Puerto Valor (right)

There are two spots where you can hand in Mini Medals, although one is limited, with both of them requiring you to have access to a boat. The first spot is in Puerto Valor, although you are restricted to a single page for the Album de Medailles. That means any more Mini Medals beyond that number has to wait until you can access L’Academie de Notre Maitre des Medailles. It is here that the principal of the school will allow you to hand in all of the Mini Medals you currently have, as well as those you find in the future.

Rewards

The following table lists all of the rewards you will receive for turning in your Mini Medals.

Stamps Reward
5 Shield-Bearer (accessory)
10 Hermes’ Hat
20 Rune Staff
25 Uniforme de l’Academie
30 Kit Fit for a King (Recipe)
35 Falcon Blade
45 Agility Gilet
50 Glombolero
55 Spiked Armour
60 Miracle Sword
65 Deft Dagger
75 Circle of Serendipity
80 Styles for All Seasons (Recipe)
90 Glammer Gear for Go-Getters (Recipe)
100 Erdwin’s Shield
110 Making Things with Metal Kings (Recipe)

Once you receive all of the above rewards, the principal will open up a little shop, of sorts. Any excess Mini Medals can be used to purchase the following items:

Medals Needed Item
1 Saint’s Ashes
2 Chronocrystal
3 Elfin Elixir
3 Serpent’s Soul
3 Spectralite
5 Uber Agate of Evolution
10 Pep Pip

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    3DS, PC, PS4, Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    4 September 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 October 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard

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An epic battle between Light and Darkness is about to begin as the Luminary awakens on his 16th birthday. Join a diverse cast of characters as you traverse the world of Erdrea on a quest to discover why you’ve been branded the Darkspawn and the many mysteries of the Luminary.

The most complete guide for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age features all there is to do and see in the world of Erdrea. A step-by-step walkthrough featuring every item, quest and side activity illustrated with gorgeous screenshots.

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