Gandharva (ガンダルバ, Gandaruba)? is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Gandharvas are male nature spirits that are said to be the husbands of Apsaras. They are said to be part animal, usually a bird or horse. They guard the soma, the ritual drink of the gods, and are said to make music for the gods in their palaces. Gandharvas are also said to act as messengers of the gods. They are said to follow Jikokuten, one of the Four Heavenly Kings.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

SMT-Gandharva.gif
"Origin: India. A musician spirit of Indian lore. He has a winged upper body and the lower body of a bird. His wife is Apsaras. In Buddhism. he is one of the eight legions."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[edit | edit source]

"An element of Indian and Persian mythology. It appears as a winged man from the waist up and a bird from the waist down. Gandharvas are the lovers and mates of Apsaras, water elementals. They are known as the protectors of Soma, the drink of the gods, and also as the musicians of the heaven.
In Buddhist tradition, they are revered as one of the Eight Legions."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Gandharva can be contracted in Suginami field and can spawn in the lower corner of the map with Apsaras. They appear as support to Jikokuten when he acts as a boss in Old Ichigaya Camp and as support to Titania and Oberon in the Shibuya Quartz gold boss room. Notably, they are one of the few demons that learn Rising Upper.

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

Gandharva are demons of the Yoma Order and begin appearing in groups in the SEBEC Building basement.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Kyūyaku Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Gandharva.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Holy 8 31 14 7 6 6 6 7 5
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
8 1
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Zan 2 MP Light Force damage (1-2 enemies)
Patra 2 MP Heals Sleep, Bind, Happy, Panic, Close (1 ally)


Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Gandharva SMT.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fairy Neutral 15 75 59
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
9 1-5 38 14 19 12 10 9
St 12
In 8
Ma 9
Vi 8
Ag 11
Lu 6
Resistances Resists Expel Drop Bead
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 58 - 78 68 - 68 38 48 68 48 68 - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Zio 4 MP Lightning strikes one enemy, shocking it.
Lullaby Extra Makes a group of enemies fall asleep. (Nerve-type)
Happy Step Extra Makes a group of enemies happy. (Magic-type)


Shin Megami Tensei NINE[edit | edit source]

DDS9 Gandharva.png
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fairy Neutral-Neutral 22 174 74
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
? ? - - - - - -
St 9
In 6
Ma 7
Vi 6
Ag 8
Lu 4
List of Skills
Hemachandra Torrent Shot Lullaby
Soothing Melody Pulinpa Patra


Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku[edit | edit source]

Gandharva.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 16 155 148 25
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
9 11 23 18 13
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
18 16 13 9 10
List of Skills
Damudo Knee Kick Happy Song
Zanma Dance Dance


Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

Gandharva Persona.png
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP Drops
Yoma Element Electric 18 126 180 Fauchard
MAtk MDef
Strength 15
Vitality 10
Dexterity 14
Agility 21
Luck 16
71 50
Traits Joyful, Haughty
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - - - 1.5× - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
24 24 24 24 Dr 1.75× 1.75× - - - - 34 14
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zio Light Elec damage+Shock (1 foe)
Inheritable Skill
Waltz of Sadness Inflicts Guilt status (area)


Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Gandharva's enemy sprite in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Star Fire 21 188 Silver Manisha Agilao Card
Traits Haughty, Joyful
Half-human, half-beats musician who serves Indra in Hindu lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 17
Vitality 19
Dexterity 16
Agility 16
Luck 15
76 80 48 49
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Dr - - - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agilao Deal medium Fire damage to one enemy.
Mafui Deal Almighty mute ailment to one enemy. (24% chance)
Confusing Dance Deal Mind panic ailment to all enemies. (48% chance)

Gandharva's enemy sprite in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Star Fire 21 188 Silver Manisha Agilao Card
Traits Haughty, Joyful
Half-human, half-beats musician who serves Indra in Hindu lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 17
Vitality 19
Dexterity 16
Agility 16
Luck 15
53 64 33 39
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Dr - - - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agilao Deal medium Fire damage to one enemy.
Mafui Deal Almighty mute ailment to one enemy. (24% chance)
Confusing Dance Deal Mind panic ailment to all enemies. (48% chance)

Gandharva IS.png
I am Gandharva, a musician who plays to protect heores.
I shall fill your heart with the music of the spheres.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Star Fire 21 17 Ag +1 Free Tarot x10
Traits Haughty, Joyful
Half-human, half-beats musician who serves Indra in Hindu lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 17
Vitality 19
Dexterity 16
Agility 16
Luck 15
76 80 48 49
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Dr - - - - - 24 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 84 Star Cards
Mutation Iris can mutate into Gandharva
Mutates Into Gandharva mutates into Shou Shen
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.
3 Bash Deal medium Havoc damage to one enemy.
5 Confusing Dance Deal Mind panic ailment to all enemies. (48% chance)
6 Agilao Deal medium Fire damage to one enemy.
8 Healing Melody Recover low HP for all allies. Cannot be used outside of battle.
Mutation Mudo Deal instant Dark kill to one enemy. (48% chance)

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Gandharva EP demon.PNG
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Star Fire 23 184 Silver Manisha Agilao Card
Traits Arrogant, Cheerful
Half-man, half-bird spirit of gold wings. A musician of the heavens.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 19
Vitality 21
Technique 17
Agility 18
Luck 16
80 86 52 52
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Dr - - - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agilao Inflicts medium Fire damage to an enemy.
Mafui Renders an enemy Mute. (24% chance) [Almighty-element]
Marvelous Dance Renders a group of enemies Confused. (52% chance) [Mind-element]

Gandharva.png
I am Gandharva... The music of silence and protection for heroes...
Allow me to fill your heart with the music of the heavens.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Star Fire 23 19 AGI +1 Agilao Card
Traits Arrogant, Cheerful
Half-man, half-bird spirit of gold wings. A musician of the heavens.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 19
Vitality 21
Technique 17
Agility 18
Luck 16
80 86 52 52
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Dr - - - - - 24 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 92 Star Cards
Mutates Into Gandharva can mutate into Kanshou
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agi Inflicts small Fire damage to an enemy.
2 Maha Agi Inflicts small Fire damage to a group of enemies.
5 Marvelous Dance Renders a group of enemies Confused. (52% chance) [Mind-element]
6 Agilao Inflicts medium Fire damage to an enemy.
8 Soothing Melody Partially restores HP to all characters. *
Mutation Mudo Renders an enemy Unconscious. (36% chance) [Dark-element]
Unknown Power
Assist Type Bestows Tarukaja + Makakaja (or Rakukaja + Samakaja in addition)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
Gandharva Megaten 2.GIF
Gandharva as he appears in Megami Tensei II
 
Gandharva 02.jpg
Gandharva as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During demon negotiation in Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Gandharvas speak with a script more appropriate to abrahamic angels.
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