Mishaguji was a native god worshiped in the ancient Shinto region of Japan before the Yamato took control, at which point the worship of it became a taboo. Mishaguji was the god of sexual intercourse and if he was left an offering, then sex would become better. It is said that Mishaguji's incarnation on Earth had a very phallic shape, possibly similar to an earthworm, and he would take shelter under rocks or stones. Once Yamato took control, however, Mishaguji became seen as a god that only the undesirable and unfaithful would worship.
"Origin: Japan. A malevolent god that is enshrined at Suwa. Since he is also considered Tatari-gami, careful worship is required. Some theories say that when Take-Minakata escaped Suwa to get away from Take-Mikazuchi, he became a native there and became Mishaguji"
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS dictionary
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Mishaguji acts as one of the five demons that controls the Pentalpha system. Players can align with him to fight against mobs representing the other demons within the system. Those fighting against him will face waves of demons belonging to the Wilder, Raptor and Evil Demon races.
By acquiring enough power for him, players can obtain the ability to fuse him in a special fusion of Take-Minakata and Sarutahiko.
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Mishaguji is one of the demons summoned by Hiro Jingu in the third round of the "Hunter Tournament Finals" Challenge Quest. He later appears as a regular encounter in Ginza. Mishaguji can teach Flynn the Acid Breath, Mazionga, Pulinpa and Madness Needle skills through Demon Whisper.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
Mishaguji can be found throughout Ginza. It can teach the Rakunda, Mazionga and Madness Needle skills through its Demon Whisper. Mishaguji benefits from learning Electricity, Darkness, ailment and support skills.
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
"A native god worshiped in the Shinano region before the Yamato power took control. Said to be a god born from the ancient belief that rocks and stones housed divine spirits."
—Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS compendium
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
"It was a native god worshipped in the Shinano region before the Yamato power took control. Said to be a god born from the ancient belief that rocks and stones sheltered divine spirits."
—Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army devil chart
Mishaguji has a large health pool and a tail swipe attack that can send Raidou back a large distance across the arena, even while blocking. His Cursed Emission skill can induce the Stun effect even while Raidou is blocking, leaving him open to attacks. Once Mishaguji's HP is lowered, he will begin using Cursed Bolt, sending a horizontal line of electricity towards Raidou and his demons, which can inflict the Charm status effect while hit. Mishaguji is weak to Ice, but will nullify any attacks coming from a gun, so a demon with Ice skills will be needed. However, Mishaguji will take normal damage for a time after being hit with an Ice skill, so his weakness can only be taken advantage of sporadically.
Raja Naga's Bufudyne and Frigid Spin skills can quickly damage Mishaguji, but should he have the Charm status inflicted on him from Mishaguji's Cursed Bolt skill, he will almost immediately cast Dia Aura on Mishaguji, potentially healing the boss completely. Thoth can be used to defeat Mishaguji through attrition, as his Dia Aura skill can constantly heal Raidou and Thoth will drain the Cursed Bolt skill, but this process will take longer. Care will also need to be taken to make sure Thoth doesn't take too many of Mishaguji's physical attacks.
After being defeated, Mishaguji can be fused at the Gouma-Den provided that Raidou is at least level 50.
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
"It was a native god worshiped in the Shinano region before the Yamato power took control. Said to be a god born from the belief that rocks and stones sheltered divine spirits."
Mishaguji in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
Mishaguji-sama as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Mishaguji-sama as he appears in Card Summoner
Mishaguji in Persona 5 Royal
According to the Japanese scholar Yanagita Kunio, Mishaguji used to be a guardian deity for travelers, worshiped under the guise of a phallic stone pillar; at the same time, due to religious syncretism, one of his other forms was that of a white Japanese rat snake.
It is thus possible that Mishaguji's design was inspired by a combination between the snake and pillar forms.