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 Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Wand Fire 10 11 Dx +1 All Card
Traits Wise
One of the Seven Lucky Gods. He teaches patience and peace.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 9
Vitality 10
Dexterity 12
Agility 10
Luck 8
38 40 32 35
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 Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Rod Fire 16 15 TEC +1 All Card
Traits Wise
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 13
Vitality 15
Technique 17
Agility 15
Luck 13
55 61 46 49
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists 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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