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Kodama is a demon in the series.

History[]

A Kodama (木魅) is a spirit from Japanese folklore, which is believed to live in certain trees. Cutting down a tree which houses a kodama is thought to bring misfortune, and such trees are often marked with shimenawa rope.

Appearances[]

Profile[]

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[]

"In Japanese mythology, they are the spirits of plants. They are born from trees that live 100 years."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne profile

Kodama is one of the first demons encountered in the Shinjuku Medical Center. They are commonly found in the Shinjuku Medical Center and Ginza, and also appear in the Great Underpass of Ginza.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[]

"A general name for spirits that inhabit trees. The name is also sometimes used to refer to the trees they live in. The word "kodama" can also mean 'echo' in Japanese, stemming from the belief that mountain echoes are created by these tree spirits. Attempting to cut down a tree inhabited by a kodama is said to bring a curse."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium

Kodama are a regular spawn in the Suginami and Nakano fields, including a larger field boss version that appears in multiple locations in Suginami. Early quests and story-line acts regularly feature them. Kodama also appear as one of the two unique bazaar tending demons in Arcadia.

Shin Megami Tensei V[]

"In Japanese mythology, they are the spirits of plants. They are born from trees that live 100 years.
It was once thought that the echoes heard in valleys were actually from Kodama replying."
Shin Megami Tensei V lore.

Kodama can be found as an enemy in Shiba.

Persona 5[]

"Japanese plant spirits born from trees that have lived for a 100 years. Cutting down one of these trees is said to cause misfortune."
Persona 5 background

Kodama is the first Persona of the Star Arcana and can be found as a Shadow in the Aiyatsbus area of Mementos, with the title "Wavering Tree Spirit." It is the first Persona to learn the Psi and Fear Boost skills. When itemized through Electric Chair execution in the Velvet Room, Kodama yields a Fear Boost Skill Card. Kodama is one of the ingredients used in advanced fusion to create Neko Shogun for one of Caroline and Justine's requests during the Strength Confidant.

Stats[]

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[]

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Magic --
Vitality --
Agility --
Luck --
Jirae 3 20
21
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Force Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Zan 3 MP Small force damage to one foe.
Dia 3 MP Moderately restores one ally's HP.

  • "Scout" performed by Kodama is counter-productive unless it is transferred to an adult demon because Kodama is given the "adolescent/child" traits in conversation.
Race Level HP MP
Strength 4
Magic 4
Vitality 4
Agility 6
Luck 5
Jirae 3 42
21
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Force Fire
Obtainable Normal recruit or fusion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Zan 3 MP Small force damage to one foe. Innate
Gonnection Interrupt Urges an indecisive demon to accept the deal.
Works best for user who shares the same clan as the target.
Innate
Dia 3 MP Moderately restores one ally's HP. 4
Lunge 10% HP Small physical damage to one foe. Medium critical rate. 5
Scout Convo Recruits neutral demon. Works best for adult talker to female.
Child talker may enrage the female target.
6
Anti-Force Passive Imparts resistance to force attacks. Does not cover innate weakness. 7

Shin Megami Tensei V[]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 6
Vitality 8
Magic 9
Agility 8
Luck 9
Jirae 6 68 --
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak Weak - Resist - -
Ailment Resistance -
Drop Life Stone, Force Shard, Kodama's Essence
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- -3 -3 - +2 - - - +1 +1 -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zan Weak Force attack to 1 foe.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 5
Vitality 8
Magic 9
Agility 8
Luck 9
Jirae 6 46 65
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak Weak - Resist - -
Ailment Resistance -
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- -3 -3 - +2 - - - +1 +1 -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Zan 10 MP Weak Force attack to 1 foe. Innate
Dormina 10 MP Chance of inflicting Sleep to 1 foe. 7
Dia 8 MP Slight HP recovery to 1 ally. 8
Omagatoki: Sincerity Magatsuhi Forgives up to 2 failures in a demon conversation for 1 turn. Jirae Talisman

Persona 5 / Royal[]

Arcana Level HP SP Type
Strength 12
Magic 14
Endurance 10
Agility 15
Luck 13
Star 11 194
105
Upbeat
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - Weak Strong - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Battle Drop Negotiation Items
18 250 Cork Bark Devil Fruit Life Stone Soul Drop (Rare) Psi (Skill Card)
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rakunda Debuff defense of 1 foe for 3 turns.
Garu Light Wind damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn.
Summon Summons Menacing Owlman (Andras) into battle.

"I'm Kodama. I'll turn into a mask and head on out with you! I'm gonna echo inside your heart, bro... Wahoo!"
Arcana Level
Strength 7
Magic 11
Endurance 8
Agility 10
Luck 4
Star 11
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Ailment - - - Ice Fire
Electric chair execution Fear Boost
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 3 SP Light Wind damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn. Innate
Rakunda 8 SP Debuff defense of 1 foe for 3 turns. Innate
Psi 4 SP Light Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 12
Evil Touch 5 SP High chance of inflicting Fear to 1 foe. 13
Tarukaja 8 SP Buff attack power of 1 ally for 3 turns. 14
Fear Boost Auto Enhance chance of inflicting Fear. 15
Resist Fear Auto Lower susceptibility to Fear. 17

Arcana Level HP SP Type
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Star 11 194
105
Upbeat
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - Weak Strong - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Battle Drop Negotiation Items
- - Cork Bark Life Stone Muscle Drink Soul Drop (Rare) Psi (Skill Card)
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rakunda Decrease Defense of 1 foe for 3 turns.
Garu Light Wind damage to 1 foe.

"I'm Kodama. I'll turn into a mask and head on out with you! I'm gonna echo inside your heart, bro... Wahoo!"
Arcana Level
Strength 7
Magic 11
Endurance 8
Agility 10
Luck 4
Star 11
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Ailment - - - Ice Fire
Persona Trait Skillful Combo: Increase Attack after Baton Pass. Only valid for single-target attacks.
Electric chair execution Psy Ring (normal); Spiral Psy Ring (fusion alarm)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 3 SP Light Wind damage to 1 foe. Innate
Rakunda 8 SP Decrease Defense of 1 foe for 3 turns. Innate
Psi 4 SP Light Psy damage to 1 foe. 12
Evil Touch 3 SP Inflict Fear (high odds) 1 foe. 13
Tarukaja 8 SP Increase Attack of 1 ally for 3 turns. 14
Fear Boost Passive Increase chance of inflicting Fear. 15
Resist Fear Passive Reduce susceptibility to Fear. 17

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2[]

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Race Rarity Grade HP
6★ Stats
Strength 115
Magic 152
Vitality 115
Agility 164
Luck 115
Jirae ★★ 22 910
Phys ATK Phys DEF Mag ATK Mag DEF See Also
571 514 649 532 [1]
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak - - Null - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Archetype
Zan 4 MP Inflicts Force (Magic) damage with 120 power on a Single Enemy Innate
Hama 4 MP Inflicts Light (Magic) damage with 120 power on a Single Enemy Innate
Fast Recovery Auto +20% to status ailment auto cure rate. Innate
Lunge 4 MP Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage with 30% crit rate and 115 power on a Single Enemy. Common
Mazan 5 MP Inflicts Force (Magic) damage with 80 power on All Enemies. Aragami
(Awaken)
Diara 5 MP Heals a Single Party Member with 90 power. (9 uses) Protector
(Awaken)
Back Attack Auto +10% damage when attacking the enemy's weak point. Psychic
(Awaken)
Repel Force Auto Adds Force Repel. Elementalist
(Awaken)


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In Other Languages[]

Language Name
Flag of the United States English Kodama
Flag of Japan Japanese コダマ (Kodama)
Flag of France French Kodama
Flag of Italy Italian Kodama
Flag of Germany German Kodama
Flag of Spain Spanish Kodama

Trivia[]


Dark
Foul Will O' Wisp - Slime - Mou-Ryo - Blob - Black Ooze - Phantom - Sakahagi - Shadow
Haunt Preta - Choronzon - Yaka - Chatterskull - Pisaca - Legion - Rakshasa
Raptor Gurr
Tyrant Loki - Abaddon - Surt - Aciel - Beelzebub (human) - Mot - Beelzebub (fly)
Vile Arahabaki - Baphomet - Pazuzu - Girimehkala - Tao Tie - Samael - Mada
Wilder Zhen - Bicorn - Raiju - Nue - Mothman - Hresvelgr
Light
Avatar Makami - Cai-Zhi - Yatagarasu - Barong
Avian Garuda
Deity Horus - Atavaka - Amaterasu - Odin - Mithra - Vishnu
Dragon Gui Xian - Long
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis
Mitama Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Saki Mitama
Entity Albion
Fury Dionysus - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Shiva
Genma Kurama - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn
Holy Shiisaa - Unicorn - Senri - Feng Huang - Baihu - Chimera
Kishin Minakata - Zouchou - Koumoku - Okuninushi - Mikazuchi - Jikoku - Futomimi - Bishamon - Thor
Lady Kikuri-Hime - Kushinada - Parvati - Kali - Skadi
Megami Uzume - Sarasvati - Sati - Lakshmi - Scathach
Seraph Uriel - Raphael - Gabriel - Michael - Metatron
Wargod Valkyrie - Ganesha
Neutral
Beast Inugami - Nekomata - Badb Catha - Orthrus - Sparna - Cerberus
Brute Shikigami - Momunofu - Oni - Ikusa - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Sui-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Ongyo-Ki
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne
Fairy Pixie - Jack Frost - High Pixie - Pyro Jack - Kelpie - Troll - Setanta - Oberon - Titania
Fallen Forneus - Eligor - Berith - Ose - Decarabia - Flauros
Femme Datsue-Ba - Taraka - Shikome - Yaksini - Dakini - Clotho - Lachesis - Atropos - Rangda
Jirae Kodama - Hua Po - Sudama - Sarutahiko - Titan - Gogmagog
Night Lilim - Fomor - Incubus - Succubus - Kaiwan - Loa - Queen Mab - Black Frost - Nyx - Lilith
Snake Nozuchi - Naga - Mizuchi - Raja Naga - Quetzalcoatl - Yurlungur
Yoma Apsaras - Isora - Koppa - Dis - Karasu - Onkot - Jinn - Purski - Efreet
Unclassified
Fiend Matador - Daisoujou - Hell Biker - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - The Harlot - Trumpeter - Dante
Miscellaneous Izanami - Izanagi - Masakado - Gozu-Tennoh - Manikin - Kagutsuchi - Ose - Flauros - Lucifer
Recruitable
Avatar Makami - Anubis - Barong
Avian Feng Huang - Jatayu - Thunderbird - Zhuque - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Beast Cait Sith - Inugami - Nekomata - Orthrus - Orobas - Loup-garou - Cerberus
Brute Daemon - Azumi - Ippon-Datara - Oni - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Sui-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Ongyo-Ki
Deity Thoth - Horus - Atavaka - Khonsu - Mitra - Odin - Khonsu Ra - Zeus - Vishnu - Baal
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Dominion - Throne
Dragon Xuanwu - Quetzalcoatl - Qing Long - Ananta - Huang Long
Drake Aitvaras - Basilisk - Hydra - Fafnir - Seth - Vasuki
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis
Fairy Pixie - High Pixie - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Oberon - Titania
Fallen Andras - Berith - Forneus - Eligor - Ose - Flauros - Decarabia - Nebiros - Adramelech - Abdiel
Femme Mermaid - Leanan Sidhe - Manananggal - Yaksini - Lamia - Dakini - Clotho - Lachesis - Cleopatra - Atropos - Rangda - Kali
Fiend Matador - Daisoujou - Hell Biker - Alice - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Mother Harlot - Trumpeter
Foul Slime - Legion - Black Ooze
Fury Dionysus - Chernobog - Mot - Zaou-Gongen - Asura - Shiva
Genma Kurama Tengu - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Amanozako
Haunt Preta - Obariyon - Poltergeist - Pisaca - Kumbhanda
Herald Melchizedek - Camael - Sraosha - Abdiel - Uriel - Raphael - Gabriel - Sandalphon - Michael - Metatron
Holy Shiisaa - Chironnup - Hayataro - Baihu - Chimera
Jaki Turdak - Rakshasa - Loa - Macabre - Hecatoncheires
Jirae Kodama - Tsuchigumo - Sudama - Kaya-no-Hime - Koropokkur - Hua Po - Narcissus
Kishin Attis - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Thor
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Sukuna-Hikona - Oyamatsumi - Kushinada-Hime - Okuninushi - Arahabaki
Lady Kikuri-Hime - Hariti - Isis - Cybele - Ishtar - Skadi - Alilat - Inanna - Danu - Nuwa - Nuwa
Megami Fortuna - Ame-no-Uzume - Anahita - Parvati - Artemis - Idun - Sarasvati - Scathach - Norn - Lakshmi - Demeter - Maria
Night Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Lilim - Succubus - Black Frost - Kaiwan - Queen Medb - Lilith
Raptor Onmoraki - Zhen - Muu Shuwuu - Anzu
Snake Naga - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Yamata-no-Orochi
Tyrant King Frost - Belphegor - Moloch - Loki - Surt - Mara - Abaddon - Arioch - Mithras - Mephisto - Amon - Chi You - Beelzebub - Belial
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Lahmu - Pazuzu - Girimekhala - Mada
Wargod Neko Shogun - Yoshitsune - Ganesha - Siegfried - Futsunushi
Wilder Bicorn - Bugs - Mothman - Nue
Yoma Mandrake - Agathion - Apsaras - Koppa Tengu - Valkyrie
Panagia Tao
Enemy Only
Meta Shohei Yakumo
Matter Lucifer
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Nahobino Abdiel - Tsukuyomi - Nuwa
Fool Arsene - Obariyon - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Decarabia - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Dionysus - Black Frost - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Scathach - Sarasvati - Skadi - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Okuninushi - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Phoenix - Anzu - Unicorn - Daisoujou - Forneus - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Leanan Sidhe - Ame-no-Uzume - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - Agathion - Slime - Shiisaa - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Kurama Tengu - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Kushi Mitama - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Siegfried - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Moloch - Vasuki - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Nigi Mitama - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Seiryu - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Andras - Flauros - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Jatayu - Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Ananta - Garuda - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Sraosha - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Nue - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Black Ooze - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Yatagarasu - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Fool Arsène - Obariyon - Orpheus (F) - Orpheus Picaro (F) - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Black Frost - Raoul - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Diego - Jack-o'-Lantern - Cait Sith - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Forneus - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Agnes - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Skadi - Scathach - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Lucy - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Alilat - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Gorokichi - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Anzu - Daisoujou - Mishaguji - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Célestine - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Ame-no-Uzume - Leanan Sidhe - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - William - Agathion - Slime - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Athena - Athena Picaro - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Hereward - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Al Azif - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Kurama Tengu - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Loa - Fafnir - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Shiisaa - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Hanuman - Chimera - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Jatayu - Moloch - Macabre - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Nue - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Flauros - Andras - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Garuda - Vasuki - Sraosha - Hastur - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Black Ooze - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Byakhee - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Thunderbird - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Faith Cendrillon - Vanadis - Ella - Phoenix - Tam Lin - Unicorn - Okuninushi - Orichalcum - Atavaka - Cu Chulainn - Siegfried - Maria
Councillor Azathoth - Adam Kadmon - Kushi Mitama - Nigi Mitama - Decarabia - Ananta - Yatagarasu - Seiryu - Dionysus - Vohu Manah
World Izanagi-no-Okami - Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro
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