Nozuchi, also known as Kayanohime, is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

In Japanese mythology, the Nozuchi or Nodzuchi is a spirit of the earth that is found in open plains hiding in the shadows of the plants and trees. While it is not an evil or mischievous spirit, it is wild and uncontrollable, thus it will sometimes bring harm to humans it sees as intruders or threats. Its name means "god of the plains." It is also another name for the serpent monster Tsuchinoko, which is now seen more as a cryptid that takes the form of a fat snake.

As Kayanohime or Kaya-no-hime it is a goddess of the fields and grass born from Izanami. Together with Ohoyamatsumi, they would bear eight children.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[edit | edit source]

"A Japanese earth spirit. It hides in the grass or in the shade. It's not evil, but it's a bit violent and may harm a human if it sees one."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne profile

Nozuchi can be found in the Great Underpass of Ginza, past the Manikin hideout and immediately in the vicinity of the Matador encounter. It's ability to drain Force skills makes it a good choice for battling Matador, and it becomes more useful should it be leveled up to learn Counter and Rakukaja prior to the fight. Nozuchi can evolve into Gui Xian through leveling up.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[edit | edit source]

"A type of supernatural creature, resembling a headless, hammer-like snake. They attack humans by rolling, and can also climb uphill. They are sometimes identified with Kaya-no-hime. Nozuchi are counted among the 35 children of the Japanese deities Izangi and Izanami.
Nozuchi are also sometimes identified with the modern-day tsuchinoko."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium

Nozuchi can be contracted in Suginami and Shinjuku Babel's docks. Massive Nozuchi are a reoccurring theme as both event-based player demons and bosses within the Denshi Kairo instance and the gold-level Nakano Stone Site instance, appearing alongside Genbu.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

"A spirit from Japanese myth, whose name means "god of the fields". Though not innately evil, its temper may cause it to attack humans from behind a tree or bushes."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Nozuchi can be found in Shinjuku. It can teach Flynn the Critical Wave, Mazio and Rakukaja skills through its Demon Whisper. Flynn must have the Demolingual App in order to converse with Nozuchi. A Nozuchi may also give Flynn the "Cu Chulainn's Training" Challenge Quest when spoken to.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Nozuchi appears in the south entrance and west entrance areas of Shinjuku as well as the northern areas of the Fairy Forest, past the central gate. It can teach the Rakukaja, Mazio and Critical Wave skills to Nanashi during Demon Whisper. Nozuchi gains a bonus to any support and Electricity skills learned during fusion.

Devil Children Fire/Ice Book[edit | edit source]

Nozuchi is one of the demons given as a prize for beating Eligor's quiz in Fire Book. In Ice Book Nozuchi is a boss faced in the Huge Floodgate, where he plans on flooding the Water Angels Town to kill the inhabitants in the name of his master Zebul. Upon defeat his body transforms to reveal his true form. His last words being that they shall continue fighting until everything is destroyed.

Devil Survivor 2[edit | edit source]

"A snake spirit said to live in the mountains in ancient Japanese scriptures. It is believed to govern lines of energy.
It is a god of wilderness with a large mouth, but no eyes or nose. It is not evil, but has a violent temper and sometimes attacks humans that cross its path."
Devil Survivor 2 compendium

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2[edit | edit source]

"A snake spirit said to live in the mountains in ancient Japanese lore. It is not evil, but has a violent temper and sometimes eats humans that cross its path. It is said to have no eyes nor nose, but have a huge protruding mouth."
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 compendium

Stats[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Snake Neutral-Neutral 19 165 29
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
33 1 58 36 56 35 6 5
St 10
In 4
Ma 5
Vi 9
Ag 5
Lu 5
Drop Bead Inherit Force
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - - - - - Nu - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Rakukaja 4 MP Increase defense, all allies.
Constrict 8% HP Light Rush damage to one foe. Inflicts Bind.
Tackle 12% HP Medium Rush damage to one foe. Low accuracy.
Squash 12% HP Medium Rush damage to one foe.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Snake Neutral-Neutral 23 245 35
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
33 1 74 45 66 43 6 5
St 14
In 4
Ma 5
Vi 10
Ag 7
Lu 5
Drop Kintan Inherit Curse
Resistances Repels Expel and Curse.
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - 78 68 68 - ½Rf ½Rf - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Rakukaja 4 MP Increase defense, all allies.
Tackle 12% HP Medium Rush damage to one foe. Low accuracy.
Squash 12% HP Medium Rush damage to one foe.
Constrict 8% HP Light Rush damage to one foe. Inflicts Bind.


Shin Megami Tensei NINE[edit | edit source]

DDS9 Nozuchi.png
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Snake Neutral-Neutral 22 192 54
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
St 12
In 4
Ma 4
Vi 9
Ag 6
Lu 4
List of Skills
Pit Trap Iron Tail Crystal Wall
Petradi Makarakarn


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Magic --
Vitality --
Agility --
Luck --
Snake 14 162
60
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Force - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Toxic Cloud 8 MP Small curse damage and 20% poison to random foes.
Lunge none Small physical damage to one foe. Medium critical rate.
Rakukaja 12 MP Buffs defense by 1 level, all allies.
Sacrifice 0 Sacrifices user to deal heavy almighty damage to random foes.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 11
Magic 6
Vitality 10
Agility 4
Luck 7
Snake 14 144
60
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Force - - Electricity
Obtainable
Evolves into Dragon Gui Xian
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Lunge 10% HP Small physical damage to one foe. Medium critical rate. Innate
Toxic Cloud 8 MP Small curse damage and 20% poison to random foes. Innate
Counter Passive 50% chance of countering any physical attack with weak physical damage. 15
Flatter Interrupt Urges an indecisive demon to accept the deal.
Works best for ass-kisser who is 10-level lower than the target.
16
Rakukaja 12 MP Buffs defense by 1 level, all allies. 17
Sacrifice 0 Sacrifices user to deal heavy almighty damage to random foes. 18

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 17
Magic 11
Vitality 12
Agility 10
Luck 14
Snake Neutral-Neutral 18 169
89
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak Weak Weak Weak - - -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Rakukaja Megaton Press
D-Source Skills
Megaton Press
Item Drops
Snake Snout Life Stone Bead
Password
5A5Gdj3OqX$2NOwM
6H2f94$G22$L522Y


Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 30
Dexterity 27
Magic 21
Agility 24
Luck 20
Snake 18 265 52
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak Resist Resist - - -
Ailment Resistance Weak:Poison
Normal Attack Physi x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Critical Wave 10 MP Weak physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Mazio 11 MP Weak elec damage to all foes. Innate
Rakukaja 15 MP Buffs party's defense by 1 level. 20


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 25
Dexterity 26
Magic 23
Agility 26
Luck 26
Snake 23 369 103
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak Resist Resist Weak - Weak
Ailment Resistance Resist:Poison
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Support Support +3 · Electricity Electricity +1 · Fire Fire -3 · Force Force -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Rakukaja 20 MP Buffs party's defense by 1 level. Innate
Mazio 12 MP Weak elec damage to all foes. Innate
Resist Fire Auto Reduces fire damage. 24
Critical Wave 12 MP Weak physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. 25


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

Nozuchi DSSH.png
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Snake 29 242 73 12 5 8 10 6 5
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
6 461 Wild 82 46 94 45 67 18
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Phys - - Magic
List of Skills
Shock Squash Rakukaja
Riberama


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

Nozuchi.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Snake Neutral-Chaos 16 282 76 25
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
10 13 11 10 12
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
27 32 11 5 8
List of Skills
Zanma Damudo Bite
Sweet Breath Body Blow

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Dragon Light-Chaos 33 508 682 63
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
36 32 74 57 31
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
37 28 46 38 64
List of Skills
Kamitsuki Mudo Mamudo
Oshitsubushi Hebi Hashiri Tail

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

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Order Type Subtype Level HP SP Drops
Snake Light Earth 30 420 300 Metal Card
MAtk MDef
Strength 42
Vitality 20
Dexterity 18
Agility 9
Luck 16
70 35
Traits Foolish, Gloomy, Snappish
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 1.25× Dr 24 24 24 24 Dr Nu 1.75× 34 Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Gokuraku Fall Medium Earth damage (area)
Rainbow Strike Special Phys damage + Affinity change (area)


Persona 4[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 26
Magic 13
Endurance 19
Agility 15
Luck 15
Moon 27
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Status Electricity - - - Ice
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Poison Mist 12 SP Poisons all foes (30% chance). Innate
Enervation 5 SP Enervates 1 foe (40% chance). Innate
Ailment Boost Passive All status ailment attacks are 1.5 times more effective. Innate
Zionga 8 SP Deals medium Elec damage to 1 foe. 29
Rakukaja 12 SP Increases 1 ally's Defense for 3 turns. 30
Null Poison Passive Become immune to Poison attacks. 31
Null Enervate Passive Become immune to Enervation attacks. 32


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

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Moon 21 95 14 - Snake Glare -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Snake Glare Passive [Navi] High chance of preventing preemptive attacks. Innate
Glacial Edge 38 HP A light Cut + Ice attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Mighty Swing 56 HP A medium Cut attack that splashes to either side. (1 enemy) 22
Mutudi 6 SP Remove all Binds. (1 ally) 23
Harvest Prayer Passive [Navi] 10% higher rate of rare materials. 15% chance to gather multiple times. 24


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

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Moon 21 40 11 Support Headbutt
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Headbutt 19 HP Light Phys attack, with medium chance of Confusion. (1 enemy) Innate
Rakunda 8 SP Lower defense for 3 turns. (1 Enemy) Innate
Mapsi 18 SP Light Psy attack. (All enemies) 22
Revenge Blow 16 HP Light Phys attack to random targets. Stronger for each hit taken. (All enemies) 23
Null S-Bind Passive Prevent Strength Bind. 24


Devil Children Fire/Ice Book[edit | edit source]

Nozuchi.GIF
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
Common Earth Dragon 6 82 34
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
12 14 8 7 8 12
List of Skills
Magna Round Bite Curl Up
Rakukaja Ground Break Gaia Break


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP Drops
Dragon 10 88 76 ?
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Force - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tera Weak earth damage on one foe.
Matera Weak earth damage on all foes.
Mad Rush Weak physical damage on random foes.


Devil Survivor 2[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 13
Magic 7
Vitality 14
Agility 5
Snake 23 229
54
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Constrict - Weak Resist - Drain Weak
Command Skills
Nigayomogi
Passive Skills
Grimoire *
List of Auction Skills
Taunt * Mow Down * Desperation *
Assassinate *
Double Strike * Paladin Soul *
ME Snake Nozuchi. ME REALLY VIOLENT. BE CAREFUL YOU NO GET EATEN WHOLE!
ME GO BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS. WE MEET AGAIN SOMEWHERE.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

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