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Zhen is a demon in the series.

History

Zhen is a legendary Chinese cryptid known as Zhenniao (鴆鳥). It is a poisonous bird said to have existed in the mountainous regions of southern China. It gained its notoriety of being poisonous from eating venomous viper heads.

A famous Chinese idiom that roughly translates to "quenching your thirst by drinking with a Zhen(niao)" (飲鴆止渴) references the cryptid, with the idiom being used to express "resorting to reckless/inconsiderate action for solving (an) imminent problem(s)."

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

"A bird in Chinese mythology said to have poison in its feathers, because it eats poisonous snakes. Dipping a feather into wine will turn it into a deadly poison, able to kill anyone with one drop."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne profile

Zhen first appears in the overworld map, outside of the Shinjuku Medical Center and can be found outside of Yoyogi Park, Shibuya and Ginza as well. It is the first demon to learn War Cry as part of its skillset. Due to being a member of the Wilder race, it can only be recruited through chance during FULL Kagutsuchi or with the Jive Talk skill. Otherwise, it must be fused.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

"A venomous bird appearing in Chinese legends. Its body is as large as an eagle, and its beak is the color of polished bronze, or reddish-black. Its feathers are a brilliant mix of purple and green.
These feathers are infused with a venom so deadly that plants wither and die wherever it flies. It is said that in ancient China, the wings of the Zhen were cut off and steeped in rice wine to make a poisonous brew that was used in assassinations. Since there were no known venomous birds, the Zhen was long held to be a mythical creature. However, the recent discovery of a bird with venomous wings in New Guinea has raised the possibility that the Zhen may actually have existed in the past."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium

Zhen can be contracted at all times of day on Shinagawa field. It is one of the demons that can be mounted.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

"A highly poisonous bird of Chinese lore. It likes to eat snakes with its copper-colored beak. It carries an incredibly potent venom; if it travels over a field, all the crops below will wither, and if one of its feathers falls into one's drink, a single sip can kill a man."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium

In an EX Mission, the main character is asked by Dionysus to fetch feathers from a Zhen to use in a poisonous wine.

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Zhen can be found in Ikebukuro. It can teach Flynn the Poison Breath and Fog Breath skill through its Demon Whisper.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Zhen can be found in the Sky Tower. It can teach the Poison Breath and Sukunda skill through its Demon Whisper. Zhen benefits from learning ailment and support skills.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei NINE

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Raptor Dark-Law 43 318 127
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
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St 7
In 7
Ma 14
Vi 9
Ag 15
Lu 9
List of Skills
Virus Trap Venomous Needle Wing Flap
Petra Poisma


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Magic --
Vitality --
Agility --
Luck --
Wilder 6 65
50
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Death Ailment Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Wing Buffet 9 MP Small force damage to random foes.
Toxic Sting none Small physical damage and 40% poison to one foe.
War Cry 40 MP Decreases physical power by 2 levels, all foes.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 4
Magic 6
Vitality 6
Agility 5
Luck 5
Wilder 6 72
36
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Death Ailment Fire
Obtainable Full Kagutsuchi recruitment or fusion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mute Gaze 5 MP 40% mute to one foe. Curse-type. Innate
Posumudi 5 MP Removes poison from one ally. Innate
Zan 3 MP Small force damage to one foe. Innate
Toxic Sting 7% HP Small physical damage and 40% poison to one foe. 7
War Cry 40 MP Decreases physical power by 2 levels, all foes. 8
Wing Buffet 9 MP Small force damage to random foes. 9
Mazan 8 MP Small force damage to all foes. 10
Void Nerve Passive Imparts immunity to nerve attacks. Overrides resistance and weakness. 11

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 19
Magic 17
Vitality 18
Agility 23
Luck 17
Raptor Dark-Law 28 247
131
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Gun/None - Weak - Weak - - - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
Null Null - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Toxic Cloud Poison Claw
D-Source Skills
Blight Resist Curse
Item Drops
Raptor Talon Life Stone Chakra Drop
Password
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Shin Megami Tensei IV

Race Level HP MP
Strength 37
Dexterity 34
Magic 34
Agility 44
Luck 37
Raptor 31 388 76
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - - - Resist
Ailment Resistance Null:Poison/Sick
Normal Attack Phys x2, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Poison Breath 11 MP 70% poison to all foes. Innate
Pandemic Bomb 11 MP 70% sick to all foes. Innate
Fog Breath 45 MP Debuffs all foes' attack and agility by 1 level. 32


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Race Level HP MP
Strength 34
Dexterity 34
Magic 29
Agility 48
Luck 43
Raptor 31 266 142
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak - - - Resist - -
Ailment Resistance Null:Poison/Sick
Normal Attack Phys x2, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Ailment Ailment +6 · Support Support +1 · Gun Gun -4
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Poison Breath 15 MP 70% poison to all foes. Innate
Pandemic Bomb 15 MP 70% sick to all foes. Innate
Sukunda 25 MP Debuffs all foes' agility by 1 level. 32
Resist Dark Auto Reduces dark damage. 33


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Race Level HP MP St In Ma Vi Ag Lu
Raptor 40 173 150 7 7 13 8 14 8
CP NOA Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
40 1-2 Insightful 94 77 96 77 29 34
List of Skills
Bird Gimlet Venom Breath Diarama


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2

Race Level HP MP Drops
Beast 3 32 40 -
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Force, Earth Gun, Ice
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zan Weak force damage on one foe.


Gallery


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
Gods
Deity Thoth - Inti - Prometheus - Lord Nandou - Osiris - Ometeotl - Odin - Mahamayuri - Baal - Apsu - Hachiman - Vishnu
Amatsu Ame no Uzume - Take-Mikazuchi - Amaterasu - Omoikane
Megami Fortuna - Hathor - Parvati - Brigid - Scathach - Ishtar - Pallas Athena - Tlazolteotl - Anat - Izanami - Norn - Lakshmi
Nymph Apsaras - Senri - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Peri
Enigma Kanbari - Futotama - Kinmamon - Kama - Kangiten
Entity Alilat
Godly Ancient of Days
Chaos Sanat
Guardians
Fury Ares - Tonatiuh - Asura - Chernobog - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Masakado - Kartikeya - Masakado's S - Susano-o - Shiva
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Okuninushi - Kushinada-Hime - Hitokoto-Nushi - Arahabaki - Oumitsunu
Kishin Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Zhong Kui - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Marici - Thor
Zealot Ogun - Dionysus - Aramisaki - Attis - Tezcatlipoca
Lady Pele - Dzelarhons - Sedna - Hariti - Diana - Asherah - Isis - Black Maria - Skadi - Xi Wangmu
Reaper Hel - Orcus - Persephone - Guedhe - Cernunnos - Ixtab - Nergal - Mot
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Pachacamac - Taotie - Alciel - Pales - Yaso Magatsuhi - Seth - Demiurge
Magica
Tyrant Aeshma - Morax - Mithras - Horkos - Samyaza - King Frost - Balor - Astaroth - Asmodeus - Belial - Loki - Abaddon - Azazel - Beelzebub - Tzitzimitl - Surt - Chi You - Lucifuge - Mara
Genma Tam Lin - Ictinike - Nata Taishi - Baldur - Frost Ace - Tlaloc - Kurama Tengu - Cu Chulainn - Kresnik - Jarilo - Hanuman - Heimdall
Yoma Centaur - Vodyanik - Agathion - Koppa Tengu - Karasu Tengu - Dis - Shiwanna - Valkyrie - Xiuhtecuhtli - Master Therion - Ganesha
Fairy Napaea - Pixie - Spriggan - Oread - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Goblin - High Pixie - Setanta - Kelpie - Silky - Nadja - Lorelei - Vivian - Oberon - Titania - Demonee-Ho
Night Mokoi - Fomorian - Sandman - Kikimora - Incubus - Lilim - Kaiwan - Succubus - Wild Hunt - Queen Mab - Lilith - Maya
Aerials
Herald Lailah - Victor - Israfel - Kazfiel - Azrael - Sraosha - Aniel - Uriel - Mastema - Raphael - Metatron - Gabriel - Seraph - Michael
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne - Cherub
Fallen Melchom - Bifrons - Halphas - Orias - Dantalion - Ose - Nebiros - Decarabia - Mitra - Gemori - Murmur - Shax - Barbatos - Botis - Samael
Birds
Avian Hamsa - Suparna - Phoenix - Vidofnir - Thunderbird - Feng Huang - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Flight Tangata Manu - Harpy - Gu Huo Niao - Caladrius - Tuofei - Rukh - Da Peng
Raptor Fuxi - Camazotz - Moh Shuvuu - Itsumade - Zhen - Gurr - Anzu - Huoniao - Hresvelgr
Demoniacs
Jirae Dwarf - Knocker - Hua Po - Sudama - Kwancha - Tsuchigumo - Titan - Kuebiko - Tlaltecuhtli - Gogmagog
Brute Bilwis - Oni - Azumi - Momunofu - Yamawaro - Yomotsu-Ikusa - Kin-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Sui-Ki - Berserker - Yaksha - Ongyo-Ki
Femme Leanan Sidhe - Strix - Shikome - Yuki Jyorou - Medusa - Clotho - Lachesis - Atropos - Taraka - Dakini - Rangda - Kali
Jaki Lham Dearg - Gremlin - Ippon-Datara - Wendigo - Black Frost - Rakshasa - Ogre - Grendel - Girimehkala - Hekatoncheires
Dragons
Dragon Makara - Patrimpas - Gucumatz - Long - Illuyanka - Zhu Yin - Quetzalcoatl - Koga Saburo - Huang Long
Snake Naga - Nozuchi - Vouivre - Yurlungur - Gui Xian - Ouroboros - Orochi - Pendragon - Ananta
Drake Zhu Tun She - Toubyou - Bai Suzhen - Basilisk - Kingu - Mushussu - Tiamat - Niddhoggr - Ym - Fafnir - Python - Vasuki
Beasts
Avatar Shiisaa - Kamapua'a - Makami - Kaiming Shou - Chimera - Ukano Mitama - Anubis - Barong
Holy Heqet - Apis - Pabilsag - Qing Niugai - Airavata - Baihu - Sleipnir - Sphinx
Food Onmoraki - Katakirauwa - Mamedanuki - Chupacabra - Kuda - Hare of Inaba
Beast Gryphon - Stonka - Kaso - Kabuso - Inugami - Asterius - Hairy Jack - Minotaur - Nekomata - Hsing-Hsing - Dormarth - Orthrus - Ammut - Cerberus
Wilder Chagrin - Jueyuan - Raijuu - Nue - Peallaidh - Porewit - Manticore - Catoblepas - Cabracan - Taowu - Fenrir
Vegetation
Tree Daphne - Narcissus - Mayahuel - Kukunochi - Haoma - Yggdrasil
Wood Shan Xiao - Mandrake - Skogsra - Zaccoum - Alraune - Erlkonig
Evil Spirits
Ghost Strigoii - Preta - Obariyon - Mou-Ryo - Churel - Enku - Ghoul - Kudlak - Dullahan - Vetala
Spirit Dybbuk - Wicker Man - Poltergeist - Quicksilver - Macabre - Inferno - Pisaca - Legion - Garrote
Undead Zombie Cop - Corpses - Patriot - Alice
Fouls
Vermin Myrmecolion - Mothman - Ubu - Okiku-Mushi - Arachne
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Hooligan - Night Stalker - Tattooed Man - Mad Gasser
Elementals
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Humans
Fiend David - Plasma - Chemtrail - Matador - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Trumpeter - Mother Harlot
Famed Yoshitsune - Lanling Wang - Jeanne D'Arc - Hagen - Siegfried - Kanseiteikun - Rama - Tenkai - Tokisada - Michizane - Huang Di - Yamato Takeru
Enemy Only
Cyber Pluto Soldier
Human Gaea Man - Ashura Man - Ashura Woman - Gaea Woman
Undead Samurai Zombie ♂ - Samurai Zombie ♀ - Zombie
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Gods
Deity Thoth - Inti - Prometheus - Lord Nandou - Osiris - Ometeotl - Mahamayuri - Hachiman - Baal - Apsu - Maitreya - Odin - Krishna
Amatsu Ame no Uzume - Take-Mikazuchi - Amaterasu
Megami Fortuna - Hathor - Parvati - Brigid - Scathach - Ishtar - Pallas Athena - Tlazolteotl - Anat - Norn - Lakshmi - Izanami - Cleopatra
Nymph Apsaras - Senri - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Peri
Enigma Kanbari - Futotama - Kinmamon - Kama - Kangiten
Entity Alilat
Primal Satan
Guardians
Fury Ares - Tonatiuh - Asura - Chernobog - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Kartikeya - Susano-o - Shiva - Mitra-Buddha
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Okuninushi - Sukuna-Hikona - Kushinada-Hime - Hitokoto-Nushi - Arahabaki - Oumitsunu
Kishin Zhong Kui - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Marici - Thor
Zealot Ogun - Dionysus - Aramisaki - Attis - Tezcatlipoca
Lady Pele - Dzelarhons - Sedna - Hariti - Diana - Asherah - Isis - Black Maria - Skadi - Xi Wangmu - Inanna
Reaper Hel - Orcus - Persephone - Guedhe - Cernunnos - Ixtab - Nergal - Mot
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Pachacamac - Taotie - Alciel - Pales - Seth - Demiurge
Magica
Tyrant Morax - Mithras - Horkos - King Frost - Balor - Loki - Abaddon - Azazel - Belial - Lucifuge - Tzitzimitl - Samyaza - Beelzebub - Surt - Chi You - Mara - Lucifer - Mephisto
Genma Tam Lin - Ictinike - Nata Taishi - Baldur - Tlaloc - Frost Ace - Kurama Tengu - Cu Chulainn - Kresnik - Jarilo - Hanuman - Heimdall
Yoma Centaur - Vodyanik - Agathion - Koppa Tengu - Karasu Tengu - Dis - Shiwanna - Valkyrie - Xiuhtecuhtli - Master Therion - Ganesha
Fairy Goblin - Nadja - Pixie - Napaea - Spriggan - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - High Pixie - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Vivian - Lorelei - Oberon - Titania - Demonee-Ho
Night Fomorian - Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Kikimora - Lilim - Kaiwan - Succubus - Wild Hunt - Queen Mab - Maya
Aerials
Herald Lailah - Victor - Israfel - Azrael - Kazfiel - Sraosha - Aniel - Mastema - Seraph - Metatron - Merkabah
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne - Cherub - Angel
Fallen Decarabia - Melchom - Bifrons - Halphas - Ose - Orias - Nebiros - Dantalion - Gemori - Murmur - Adramelech - Barbatos - Shax - Botis - Samael
Birds
Avian Hamsa - Suparna - Phoenix - Vidofnir - Thunderbird - Yatagarasu - Feng Huang - Garuda
Flight Caladrius - Gu Huo Niao - Tangata Manu - Tuofei - Harpy - Rukh - Da Peng
Raptor Fuxi - Moh Shuvuu - Itsumade - Camazotz - Zhen - Gurr - Anzu - Huoniao - Hresvelgr
Demoniacs
Jirae Sudama - Dwarf - Hua Po - Knocker - Kwancha - Tsuchigumo - Titan - Tlaltecuhtli - Gogmagog
Brute Bilwis - Oni - Azumi - Momunofu - Yamawaro - Yomotsu-Ikusa - Kin-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Sui-Ki - Berserker - Yaksha - Ongyo-Ki
Femme Leanan Sidhe - Mermaid - Strix - Shikome - Yuki Jyorou - Clotho - Medusa - Lachesis - Atropos - Taraka - Dakini - Rangda - Kali
Jaki Gremlin - Ippon-Datara - Lham Dearg - Wendigo - Rakshasa - Black Frost - Ogre - Grendel - Girimehkala - Hekatoncheires
Dragons
Dragon Makara - Patrimpas - Gucumatz - Illuyanka - Zhu Yin - Long - Quetzalcoatl - Huang Long
Snake Naga - Nozuchi - Vouivre - Yurlungur - Ouroboros - Orochi - Gui Xian - Pendragon
Drake Zhu Tun She - Toubyou - Bai Suzhen - Basilisk - Kingu - Mushussu - Tiamat - Niddhoggr - Ym - Python - Fafnir - Vasuki
Beasts
Avatar Shiisaa - Kamapua'a - Makami - Kaiming Shou - Chimera - Ukano Mitama - Anubis - Barong
Holy Heqet - Apis - Pabilsag - Chironnupu - Qing Niugai - Airavata - Sleipnir - Baihu - Sphinx
Food Katakirauwa - Onmoraki - Mamedanuki - Chupacabra - Kuda - Hare of Inaba
Beast Kabuso - Kaso - Inugami - Stonka - Hairy Jack - Nekomata - Gryphon - Hsing-Hsing - Orthrus - Dormarth - Ammut - Cerberus
Wilder Porewit - Chagrin - Peallaidh - Jueyuan - Raijuu - Nue - Manticore - Catoblepas - Cabracan - Taowu - Fenrir
Vegetation
Tree Daphne - Narcissus - Mayahuel - Kukunochi - Haoma - Yggdrasil
Wood Mandrake - Shan Xiao - Skogsra - Zaccoum - Alraune - Erlkonig
Evil Spirits
Ghost Strigoii - Preta - Obariyon - Mou-Ryo - Churel - Enku - Ghoul - Kudlak - Vetala
Spirit Legion - Garrote - Dybbuk - Poltergeist - Quicksilver - Inferno - Wicker Man - Macabre - Pisaca
Undead Zombie Cop - Corpses - Patriot - Alice
Fouls
Vermin Mothman - Ubu - Myrmecolion - Okiku-Mushi - Arachne
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Hooligan - Night Stalker - Tattooed Man - Mad Gasser
Elementals
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Humans
Fiend David - Matador - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Trumpeter - Mother Harlot
Famed Yoshitsune - Jeanne D'Arc - Lanling Wang - Hagen - Siegfried - Kanseiteikun - Rama - Tenkai - Tokisada - Huang Di
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