Kodama official artwork.

Kodama (コダマ, Kodama)? is a demon in the series.


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.



Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

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

Kodama can be recruited or fused. They are commonly found in Ginza.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"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.

Persona 5Edit

"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.


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

  • "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
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.
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.
Anti-Force Passive Imparts resistance to force attacks. Does not cover innate weakness. 7

Persona 5Edit

Arcana Level HP SP Type
Strength 12
Magic 14
Endurance 10
Agility 15
Luck 13
Star 11 194
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - Weak Strong - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
18 250 Cork Bark Psy
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
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


Kodama as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Koma from Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE


  • Sudama's appearance bears a physical resemblance with the same entity from Hayao Miyazaki's animated movie Princess Mononoke.
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