Artwork of Gucumatz, as seen in Strange Journey.

Gucumatz (グクマッツ) is a recurring demon in the series.


Gucumatz was represented as the feathered serpent god of the Popol Vuh who created humanity along with the aid of the god, Huracan. Gucumatz is also considered the equivalent of the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, among the Quiché Maya, and more directly related to Kukulkan of the Yucatec-Maya tradition.

In the beginning of the Popol Vuh, Gukumatz is depicted as a large serpent with beautiful blue-green feathers, afloat in the primordial sea. Nothing yet exists, only pools of water kept at rest under the sky. Soon, the god Huracan appeared before the Sovereign Plumed Serpent to discuss the creation of man. It is decided between the two that the water should be removed and replaced by land. They both spoke the word "Earth" until from the mist of the waters the mountains rose. Gukumatz was pleased with their collaborative creation of the earth. The gods created animals such as the deer and the bird, and commanded that their creations should give them praise by speaking their names and keeping their days. But the animals could not speak the words of their gods and simply squawked and chattered. Gukumatz soon realized that their first attempt at the creation of beings was a failure as they could not give them praise. Their animals were ordered to live in the wild and to let their flesh be eaten by the ones who will keep the days of the gods and show them praise.

They first formed men of mud, but in this form man could neither move nor speak and quickly dissolved into nothingness. Later, they created men of sculpted wood, which Huracan destroyed as the wooden manikins were imperfect, emotionless and showed no praise to the gods. The survivors were then transformed into monkeys, and sentenced to live in the wild. The gods were finally successful in their creation by constructing men out of maize. Here the first men were formed: B'alam Agab, B'alam Quitzé, Iqi B'alam, Mahucatah. Their sight was far and they understood all.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"The sea snake that appeared in the Mayan book Popol Vuh. It has blue and green feathers. Before the world was made, there was only the sky and the sea. Gucumatz worked with the god Huracan and brought land from the sea, and created animals to live on the land."
Strange Journey compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Gucumatz can teach Nanashi the Rakunda, Heat Wave, Wind Breath, Ice Breath and Media skills through its Demon Whisper. Gucumatz benefits from learning Physical, Ice, Force and support skills.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"A giant monster that appears in the Popol Vuh of Mayan lore.
He called himself the "mountain shaker" and became the Mayan god of earthquakes. He ruled the Earth with his father, but was buried alive by the heroes Hunahpu and Xbalanque."
Devil Survivor 2 compendium


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
35 Dragon Light-Chaos 310 177 21 27 26 23 23
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - Strong Drain Null Weak Strong - Weak -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Megido Tarunda None
D-Source Skills
Megaton Press Diarama Agilao


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Dragon 33 301 135 39 36 36 47 39
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Drain - Resist - -
Ailment resistance None
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Rakunda 15 MP Debuffs all foes' defense by 1 level. Innate
Megido 25 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Draconic Reaction Auto Greatly increases accuracy and evasion. 35
Resist Fire Auto Reduces fire damage. 37

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 30
Dexterity 30
Magic 26
Agility 42
Luck 38
Dragon 27 240 128
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Resist - Resist - Weak
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +2 · Ice Ice +2 · Force Force +2 · Support Support +1 · Fire Fire -3 · Dark Dark -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Rakunda 25 MP Debuffs all foes' defense by 1 level. Innate
Heat Wave 13 MP Weak physical damage to all foes. Innate
Wind Breath 21 MP 1 to 4 hits of weak force damage to multiple foes. 28
Ice Breath 21 MP 1 to 4 hits of weak ice damage to multiple foes. 29
Media 24 MP Restores small amount of HP to all allies. 30

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Gucumatz DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Dragon 62 647 162 10 737
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
22 14 11 19 15 10
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Wild 168 99 109 38 178 98
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Expel - Force -
List of Skills
Frenzy Wrap Around Aeon Rain
Water Wall Tarunda -

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 20
Magic 13
Vitality 22
Agility 19
Snake 58 584
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Dragon Bind -- -- -- -- Reflect Weak
Command Skills
Shield All
Passive Skills
Force Repel*
I'm the Snake Gucumatz. To create a god who created the world...Not bad, sonny.
I was like you when I was young, making this and that...Oh, there i go babbling.