Budai as it appears in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Budai (ホテイ) is a persona in the series.


Budai is a figure of Chinese folklore whose name means 'cloth sack' from the bag he is typically depicted carrying. He is thought to be an aspect of Maitreya Buddha and his constant smiling has also earned him the nickname 'smiling Buddha'.



Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Hotei IS
"Hohoho... I am Budai! One's energy in this life is meant to be spent, not hoarded! It seems you're me, so I'll take care of you!"
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns °
Wand 10 Fire Dx +1 All Card
Traits Wise
One of the Seven Lucky Gods. He teaches patience and peace.
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
11 38 40 32 35 9 10 12 10 8
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu Wk - - - - Rp St St - St St
Summon Information
Mutation Potential Mutation result of Pixie, Harpy, Phaleg, and Airgetlam
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agi Deal low Fire damage to one enemy.
2 Maragi Deal low Fire damage to an enemy group.
4 Dust Cloud Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy.
6 Dream Needle Deal low Thrown + Nerve damage to one enemy. May sleep.
7 Hama Deal instant Light kill to one enemy.
8 Estoma Avoid combat with low-level enemies.
Mutation Agilao Deal medium Fire damage to one enemy.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

"Life is like a burning torch. I am here to prevent that flame from going out. Hotei, at your service."
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns °
Rod 16 Fire ? All Card
Traits Wise
15 55 61 46 49 13 15 17 15 13
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
Nuclear - Fire - Water
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Maha Agi Inflicts small Fire damage to a group of enemies.
3 Dream Needle Small Throw damage + Sleep effect to an enemy. (42% chance)
4 Hama Renders an enemy Unconscious. (36% chance) [Holy-element]
5 Estoma Lowers the encounter rate of enemies weaker than the party.
6 Agilao Inflicts medium Fire damage to an enemy.
8 Freila Inflicts medium Nuclear damage to a group of enemies
Mutation Recarm Recovers an Unconscious character, restoring some HP. (25%)
Unknown Power
Recovery Type Fully recovers HP (or removes ailment in addition).
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