Golden Beetle or Strength Beetle is a Shadow in the Persona series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Golden Beetle first appears as a sub-boss found in the Arqa Block on the 47th floor of Tartarus, encountered in a group of three. They impede the party's progress and must be beaten to proceed. They are later encountered as normal enemies in the Yabbashah Block of Tartarus, from floors 78 to 89.

The boss fight with the Golden Beetles always begins with the Beetles each getting a free turn, which they will use to cast Tarukaja on themselves. They also possess high defense, which makes it difficult to damage them. Bring Akihiko and Personas that know Zio spells to exploit their weakness to Electricity and gain easy All-Out Attacks. Depending on the turn order, it may be wise to not go for the all-out attack and force the bettles to waste a turn getting up. While not set as a weakness, these Golden Beetles take 25% additional damage from Fire and Wind attacks.

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

The Shadow is known as the Strength Beetle in Persona 4 and appears in Chapters 5 and 6 of the Void Quest within the Midnight Channel. Upon being defeated, they may drop the Golden Horn material. Selling 6 Golden Horns at Daidara will unlock the Plate Mail male armor in the shop.

In Golden, it may appear in Chapters 5 through 9. It may also drop Howlite for trade at Shiroku Pub.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

The Golden Beetle is a Shadow fought for the request, Investigate You in Wonderland replacing Queen of Hearts in order to obtain the Yellow Orb Key item, the Sphere of Fecundity from the void behind it. Completing the quest nets the Merit Badge, an accessory which grants +10 to HP and SP and +1 to all stats. The Bug Gold it drops allows Theodore to create the Silence Bow for Yukari, which inflicts Magic Bind, Heavy Punch for Akihiko, which inflicts Agility Bind, Cobra Boots for Chie, which inflict Poison, and Drowsy Shield for Kanji, which inflicts Sleep, each with a 15% chance to inflict their respective ailments.

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

Golden Beetle is a rare appears in Area 4 of the second Theater, Junessic Land. It has an Affinity Barrier that helps it resist all incoming damage until it breaks when it becomes low on HP. Once its barrier breaks, it will become weak to Psy, Nuclear, Bless and Curse skills. The party can break its barrier faster by using Poison to quickly reduce its HP total. The Beetle Sap it drops is used to unlock the Obsidian Knife for the P5 hero, Primal Naginata for the P3P heroine, Mythic Sword for the P4 hero, Power Plate for Kanji Tatsumi and Raging Bull for Naoto Shirogane. Its Beetle Crystal is another component to unlock the Mythic Sword for the P4 hero and is also needed to unlock the Enhanced Armor once the boss of Junessic Land is defeated.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 15
Magic 11
Endurance 22
Agility 13
Luck 10
Emperor 19 240
240
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Strong Strong Strong - Null Weak - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Pierce Attack Normal attack using the Pierce attribute.
Tarukaja Increases 1 ally's Attack.
Kill Rush Deals light Strike damage to one foe. (1-2 hits)
Masukunda Decreases all foes' Hit/Evasion rate.
Torrent Shot Deals light Pierce damage to one foe. (2-3 hits)
Sukukaja Increases 1 ally's Hit/Evasion rate.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 18
Magic 16
Endurance 27
Agility 18
Luck 15
Emperor 29 217
92
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - Null - Weak - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Pierce Attack Normal attack using the Pierce attribute.
Sonic Punch Deals light Strike damage to one foe.
Zio Deals light Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Emperor 60 397
168
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - Null - Weak - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Pierce Attack Normal attack using the Pierce attribute.
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Vicious Strike Deals heavy Strike damage to all foes.
Tarukaja Increases 1 ally's Attack.
Rakukaja Increases 1 ally's Defense.

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 31
Magic 25
Endurance 28
Agility 27
Luck 16
Emperor 40 180
164
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- Repel Repel Repel Repel Repel Weak -
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
815 320 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 20
Endurance 28
Agility 27
Luck 12
Emperor 40 180
164
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- Repel Repel Repel Repel Repel Weak -
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
730 280 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mighty Swing Deals medium Phys damage to 1 foe.
Power Charge Next physical attack will be 250% greater in power.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Level HP Attack Defense
Strength 50
Magic 23
Endurance 30
Agility 20
Luck 25
23 2,500 150 90
Exp Drop 1 Drop 2 Drop 3
22,404 Bug Gold - -
Cut Stab Bash Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Alm
Resist Resist Resist - Resist Weak Resist Null Null -
Sleep Panic Poison Curse Paralysis S-Bind M-Bind A-Bind Down KO
- - - - - - - - Null Null
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mow Down A light Cut attack. (1 row)
Assault Shot A medium Stab attack that pierces to the back row. (1 enemy)
Mighty Swing A medium Cut attack that splashes to either side. (1 enemy)
Poison Breath Medium chance of Poison. (All enemies)


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

Level HP Attack Defense
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
26 846 108 96
Exp Drop 1 Drop 2 Drop 3
? Beetle Crystal Fine Horn Beetle Sap
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Alm
- - - - - Weak Weak Weak Weak -
Sleep Confuse Poison Hex Paralysis S-Bind M-Bind A-Bind Down KO
- - - - Null - - - - Null
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fire Dance Light Fire attack that splashes to either side. (1 enemy)
Thorn Shackles Light Phys attack, with medium chance of Agility Bind. (1 enemy)


P3 Bosses
Guardians Venus Eagle (3) - Dancing Hand (3) - Rampage Drive - Crying Table (3) - Change Relic - Golden Beetle (3) - Intrepid Knight - Furious Gigas (3) - Fanatic Tower - Magical Magus (3) - Natural Dancer - Arcane Turret (3) - Sleeping Table - Hell Knight (3) - Mythical Gigas - Judgement Sword (3) - Stasis Giant (3) - Phantom King - Royal Dancer (3) - Reckoning Dice - Noble Seeker (3) - Carnal Snake (3) - World Balance - Fierce Cyclops (3) - Jotun of Grief
Arcana Arcana Priestess - Arcana Emperor and Arcana Empress - Arcana Hierophant - Arcana Lovers - Arcana Chariot and Arcana Justice - Arcana Hermit - Arcana Fortune and Arcana Strength - Arcana Hanged Man - Death
Other Takaya Sakaki and Hypnos - Jin Shirato and Moros - Chidori Yoshino and Medea - Reaper - Elizabeth
P3P Exclusive Theodore - Margaret
P3 FES Bosses
Guardians Immortal Gigas + Visceral Maya (3) - Brilliant Cyclops - Death Castle + El Dorado Beast (2) - Harem Dancer + Merciless Maya (2) - Judgement Sword + Ice Raven + Brave Wheel - Primitive Idol + Shouting Tiara + Wrathful Book - Wondrous Magus + Crying Table + Cowardly Maya - Neo Minotaur - Spastic Turret + Slaughter Drive (2) - Conceited Maya - Rebellious Cyclops + Acheron Seeker (2) - Tenjin Musha + Kaiden Musha + Onnen Musha
Other Metis and Psyche - ??? - Akihiko Sanada and Caesar + Ken Amada and Kala-Nemi - Junpei Iori and Trismegistus + Koromaru and Cerberus - Yukari Takeba and Isis + Mitsuru Kirijo and Artemisia - Erebus
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