Bugbear or Bugs is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Bugbear, or simply Bugs, is a type of Hobgoblin that is comparable to Boogeyman/Bugaboo in folklore. Bugbear was used to frighten children into behaving or obeying their parents. Its name is derived from the Celtic word bug which means "evil spirit" or "goblin." In lore, the Bugbear was depicted as a creepy bear that lurked in the woods to scare children.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

If the protagonist tries to interact with young Six in one of the Rooms of Memories, Bugs will fight alongside Erika Sako in her boss battle.

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

"A Welsh creature commonly known as "Bugbear" or the "Boogeyman". Its existence is often used by mothers to scare children into behaving."
Persona 5 background

Bugs is the seventh Persona of the Fool Arcana and can only be summoned through advanced fusion in the Velvet Room. The Shadow of Yumeko Mogami takes the form of Bugs when confronted in Mementos during the request The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl. During the battle, she lacks the weakness to Nuclear skills and has additional skills such as Marakunda, Brain Shake and Stagnant Air. Defeating Shadow Mogami will yield the Sticky Hairball key item, which allows Bugs to be fused through an advanced fusion of Pixie, Pisaca and Hariti once the protagonist reaches level 49. Bugbear is one of three Personas to learn the Triple Down gun skill and is a source of the Evade Phys skill. Itemizing Bugs through Electric Chair execution produces the Bear Gloves melee weapon for Makoto Niijima, with 200 ATK, 90 ACC and +Critical Rate up (med).

Bugs is subject of one of Caroline and Justine's requests, needed to advance the Strength Confidant to rank 9. They wish to see Bugs with the Samarecarm skill. This can be accomplished by leveling Hariti to level 41 before fusing Bugs, allowing her to simply pass on the skill during advanced fusion.

Bugs is also one of the Personas used by Justine in the optional boss fight against the Velvet Room attendants.

Royal[edit | edit source]

Bugs can appear as a low-level Shadow enemy during the first investigation of Maruki's Palace, along with Nebiros and Chimera. Bugs is unique among them in that they can never be talked with nor recruited as a Persona under any circumstances, even in normal encounters.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Bugbear Kyuyaku Megami Tensei.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Jaki 10 43 17 8 7 7 6 6 1
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 1 120 10 Scimitar
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Zio 3 MP Light Elec damage (1-3 enemies)


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

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Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Wilder 34 1,093 192 16 5 7 11 4 8
P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
100 55 106 55 59 16
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Death, Mind, Nerve Ice, Elec, Force, Expel, Curse, Phys Fire
List of Skills
Frenzy Scratch


Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 25
Magic 13
Endurance 20
Agility 21
Luck 25
Fool 35 1,300
600
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - - - - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
890 17,200 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Brain Shake Medium Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Brainwash.
Marakunda Debuff defense of all foes for 3 turns.
Rakukaja Buff defense of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Stagnant Air Increase susceptibility to all ailments universally for 3 turns.
Life Drain Drain HP from 1 foe. Almighty-type.

"I'm Bugs. You the badass with the mask? C'mon dude, let's play!"
Arcana Level
Strength 35
Magic 33
Endurance 30
Agility 32
Luck 24
Fool 49
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Psy Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Miracle Punch 8% HP Medium Physical damage to 1 foe, high critical rate. Innate
Masukunda 24 SP Debuff agility of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Auto-Mataru Auto Automatic Matarukaja on party at start of battle. 51
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. 52
Evade Phys Auto Triple evasion chance against Physical attacks. 54
Fast Heal Auto Half the time needed to recover from an ailment. 55

"I'm Bugs. You the badass with the mask? C'mon dude, let's play!"
Arcana Level
Strength 35
Magic 33
Endurance 30
Agility 32
Luck 24
Fool 49
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Psy Nuclear
Persona Trait Potent Hypnosis: Increase buff timers by 1 turn for party.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Miracle Punch 8% HP Medium Physical damage to 1 foe, high critical rate. Innate
Masukunda 24 SP Decrease Agility of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Innate
Auto-Mataru Passive Automatic Matarukaja at the start of battle. 51
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. 52
Evade Phys Passive Triple evasion rate against Physical attacks. 54
Fast Heal Passive Half the time needed to recover from ailments. 55

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Death 58 112 22 Physical Invigorate 1
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Deathbound 73 HP Heavy Phys attack. (All enemies) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Scarecrow 8 SP Medium chance of Agility Bind. (1 row) Innate
Bound Arts+ Passive Greatly raise critical rate when target is bound. Innate
Invigorate 1 Passive Slightly restore SP at the end of the turn. 59
Heroic Wind Passive Restore 5% of HP each turn. (Party) 60
Null Poison Passive Prevent Poison. 61
Debilitate 42 SP Lower attack/defense and accuracy/evasion for 3 turns. (1 Enemy) 62


Persona 5 Strikers[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 39
Magic 36
Endurance 32
Agility 35
Luck 24
Fool 53
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Psy - - Curse Wind, Psy Nuclear, Bless
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bloodbath 19% HP Medium Physical damage to a wide range. Low chance of Fear. Innate
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to a narrow range. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Masukunda 24 SP Debuff agility of a wide range for a certain period of time. Innate
Fear Boost Auto Enhance chance of inflicting Fear. 55
Dodge Phys Auto Double evasion chance against Physical attacks. 58
Combo Attacks
Combo Attack Button Input Skills
C3~2 NS: Y Y X X
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Masukunda
C4 NS: Y Y Y X
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Psiodyne
C6~2 NS: Y Y Y Y Y X X
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Bloodbath

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Bugbear as he appears in Megami Tensei II
 
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Bugs in Persona 5
 
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Bugs in Persona 5 Royal
 
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Bugs as he appears in Persona 5 The Animation
 
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Bugs in Persona Q.A.
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