writing a DnD campaign and I was reading Volo’s started to wonder can a kobold be metallic? Not typical but not impossible
— Mike Mearls, but Spooky (@mikemearls) October 1, 2018
Certainly metallic kobolds could exist in the Realms. I haven't personally encountered any yet, but in my advanced decrepitude, I now avoid most adventuring situations, and all kobolds tend to avoid the luxurious inns in Waterdeep and other large human cities.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) October 21, 2018