Byakhee is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

The Byakhee, or the Biyarky, are eldritch servants of the Great Old One Hastur the unspeakable. They are a race of three meter high hybrid creatures made of ordinary matter that live in interstellar space. A hybrid who is neither completely crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings, they can neither be fully perceived nor remembered by a sane person.

They can travel through space and carry a rider, but the rider must have something capable of protecting them from the cold and vacuum of space. They can be summoned to Earth to carry out tasks or act as steeds. Byakhee need not breathe, and do not appear on Earth unless summoned by sorcerers or called by their master, Hastur. Still, there is a chance that they will go down to any planet if they need to hunt for food.

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Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

"From the Cthulhu Mythos, they are lower servants of the king of the gods, Hastur. They can be summoned by blowing on a magic stone and chanting a special spell, and if one succeeds in summoning a Byakhee, they can instantly move whenever they wish. One can also ride a Byakhee into outer space to where Hastur is, but in that case the rider will need to drink a special golden mead that will protect them from the vacuum."
—Persona World

Biyarky is a rare demon that can be found in the fourth area of the Bomb Shelter. The only way to encounter it is to have Hastur equipped on a party member. When first encountered, a special conversation can happen between them and Hastur, gifting the Golden Honey item to the party. The Golden Honey prevents all enemy encounters for a while, but unlike the Estoma spell and the Clean Salt item, the Golden Honey will prevent encounters even against enemies of an equal or higher level than the party.

In the new scenario for the PSP port, Tatsuya first encounters these demons in the first part, remarking that he's never seen demons like them before. He realizes that they are servants of Nyarlathotep and fights them.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

"A malformed, winged servant of the Cthulhu Mythos' cosmic god Hastur. They can fly even in the vacuum of space and it's said that if you can summon one, it will carry you wherever you wish."
Persona 5 Royal Background

Byakhee is the twelfth Persona of the Moon Arcana, and can either be found within Maruki's Palace (in areas past the Auditorium) or otherwise available to be fused after 1/12. It never appears within Mementos.

When itemized by Electric Chair execution within the Velvet Room, Byakhee offers the Null Wind Skill Card, but with the Fusion alarm sounding, Byakhee offers instead the Reflect Wind Skill Card.

A Byakhee confronted Kasumi Yoshizawa during her, Joker, and Morgana's first accidental visit to the Palace in October, awakening Sumire's Persona Cendrillon. It was defeated by the trio. Unlike future Byakhees, this one has a weakness to Bless attacks, whereas the ones fought later are neutral to Bless attacks.

As a Shadow, Byakhee is referred to as "Evil Synthetic Organism." Takuto Maruki also summons these creatures to assist Cendrillon in battle when she attacks the Phantom Thieves.

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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Byakhee Demon Sprite.PNG
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Devil None 42 336 Seed of Escape Tetraja Card
Traits Bluff, Gloomy, Foolish Ptalk Hastur
Small servant of Haster who has the form of a bug-like bat.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 36
Vitality 35
Technique 36
Agility 29
Luck 31
150 147 105 107
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Photon Cannon Inflicts large Attack damage to all enemies.
Bloodsuck Inflicts medium non-elemental damage to an enemy.
User recovers HP equal to damage inflicted.
Retreat Escapes from battle.

Byakhee Demon Sprite.PNG
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 42 336 - -
Traits None
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 36
Vitality 35
Technique 36
Agility 29
Luck 31
150 147 105 107
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Photon Cannon Inflicts large Attack damage to all enemies.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Moon ?? 1500~
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - Block - - Block - - Weak Block -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
- - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agidyne Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to 1 foe.
Bloodbath Heavy Physical damage and inflict Fear (low odds) to all foes.
Stagnant Air Increase susceptibility to all ailments of all combatants.

Arcana Level HP SP Type
Strength 53
Magic 62
Endurance 42
Agility 49
Luck 38
Moon 70 558
264
Gloomy
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - Block Weak - Block - Weak - - -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
921 981 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agidyne Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to 1 foe.
Heat Riser Increase Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Diarahan Fully restore HP of 1 ally.

Arcana Level
Strength 42
Magic 49
Endurance 43
Agility 51
Luck 52
Moon 70
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Fire - - Fire, Wind, Dark - Ice, Nuclear
Persona Trait Heated Bloodline: Reduce cost of Fire skills by 50%.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to 1 foe. Innate
Stagnant Air 5 SP Increase susceptibility to all ailments of all combatants. Innate
Death Scythe 20% HP Severe Physical damage and inflict Fear (med odds) to 1 foe. Innate
Maragidyne 22 SP Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to all foes. 72
Ailment Boost Passive Increase chance of inflicting all ailments. 73
Fire Break 15 SP Suppress innate Fire resistances of all foes for 3 turns. 74
Heat Riser 30 SP Increase Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 75

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