Kumbhanda's design by Kazuma Kaneko

Kumbhanda (クバンダ, Kubanda)? is a demon in the series.


Kumbhanda is one of a group of dwarfish, misshapen spirits among the lesser deities of Buddhist mythology. They are known to suck the life out of humans and are servants of the southern Four Heavenly Kings, Zouchouten.



Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Kumbhanda was an enemy-only mob for a long time, appearing only as a mini-boss on B10 of Ichigaya Camp's gold level and in the boss room when Zouchouten is summoned. He appears in Hongou instance's Advanced level as a regular mob killed to summon Mithra.

He was later added as a reward for a quest given by Shinjuku Babel's Cathedral master. His special fusion is Gandharva and Rakshasa.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Kumbhanda, the true identity of police chief Atsushi Nakagomi, is fought in the Police Station.

Persona 5Edit

The Shadow of Shinsuke Kishi takes the form of Kumbhanda when encountered in Mementos during the request "We Aren't Just Your Slaves." Shadow Kishi has access to the Brain Shake skill and can fully heal himself with the Diarahan skill if given the chance. Shadow Kishi is weak to Bless skills.

Kumbhanda later appears in the Slot Room of Niijima's Palace as "Life-draining Spirit." Two of these shadows attempt to kill the Phantom Thieves as they enter the area.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Kumbhanda is mostly referred to as the Jailer in Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2. Appearing as a unique demon in this game, he holds Fred's friend and other members of the Lokapala captive in the Internment Facility where prisoners are eventually ground up, aged for several weeks, and canned to sate the Jailer's appetite. Many of these cans and waste litter his observation room at the north end of the Internment Facility.

Upon entering the facility for the first time, the party engages Kumbhanda and falls prey to Kumbhanda's unique attack that restrains the party without fail, unique to this game. After being imprisoned the party breaks out with the help of outside insurgence. Continuing on into the lower floors of the Internment Facility, Kumbhanda spots them without fail and gives chase. After gaining various keys and a corpse of a Blob, the party reaches the bottom where they let the facility process the Blob into food. After being canned, Gale and company place it in his office as a method of weakening Kumbhanda. After Kumbhanda mistakenly consumes it the party surrounds him. Before engaging in battle and subsequently killing the Jailer, Gale exclaims that one should always carry a Dis-Ache.

Before facing Kumbhanda all 1-star Mantras can easily be maxed out in front of the large Karma Terminal. Setting Zio, Void Force, and Dia will easily get the party through this fight. Elec Boost is also an option if anyone has learned the 2-star Bolt Lord Mantra. Cast Void Force at least once per turn and use Zio. Do not use Force skills, the damage will be nullified and the party will lose 2 press turns.

Kumbhanda is also the only boss that is not immune to all ailments, as he can be Muted. Rendering Kumbhanda Mute will make him waste Press Turns trying to use skills, and the only attacks he can use are Gorge and Power Wave.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"A demon of Buddhist lore, said to drain human life energy.
It has dark skin and stands three meters tall, but sometimes changes shape to a gourd. It is known to have once served Rudra, the god of storms.
Devil Survivor 2 Compendium


Last Bible IIIEdit

LB3 Kumbhanda
31 234 180 101 41 20 13 14 11 15
Equipment Arm, Armor, Accessory Card Location Mutation: Nosferatu I
List of Skills
Mabufu Mediama Paralaru

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Kumbhanda SMTDS
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Haunt 53 930 450 15 14 13 19 9
- 3-5 136 103 126 103 33 48
List of Skills
Makarakarn Absolute Zero Soul Jack

Persona 3 FESEdit

Arcana Level
Strength 38
Magic 37
Endurance 35
Agility 45
Luck 20
Hermit 56
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Fire - Fire - - Wind
Skill Card Fire Amp (Lv 63)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe. Innate
Auto-Masuku Passive Automatic Masukukaja at the start of battle. Innate
Null Charm Passive Protects user from being Charmed. 58
Fire Amp Passive Greatly strengthens Fire attacks by 50%. 59
Regenerate 2 Passive Restores 4% HP each turn in battle. 60
Alertness Passive Lowers odds of being taken by surprise. 62

Persona 4 GoldenEdit

Arcana Level
Strength 37
Magic 36
Endurance 35
Agility 44
Luck 20
Hunger 55
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Fire - Fire - - Wind
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to 1 foe. Innate
Auto-Masuku Passive Party begins the battle with Masukukaja. Innate
Alertness Passive Lowers odds of being taken by surprise. 56
Fire Amp Passive Strengthens Fire attacks by 50%. 58
Resist Elec Passive Reduces damage from Elec attacks. 59
Deathbound 20% HP Deals heavy Phys damage to all foes. 60
Tetraja 24 SP Nullifies instant kill attack once (1 ally). 61

Persona 5Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 29
Magic 25
Endurance 27
Agility 26
Luck 26
Hermit 42
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
? Curse - Fire - Ice
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Hysterical Slap 9% HP Medium Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Rage. Innate
Stagnant Air 5 SP Increase susceptibility to all ailments universally for 3 turns. Innate
Wage War 12 SP Medium chance of inflicting Rage to all foes Innate
Tempest Slash 17% HP Miniscule Physical damage to 1 foe 3x to 5x. 43
Dekaja 10 SP Negate all buff effects of all foes. 45
Rage Boost Auto Enhance chance of inflicting Rage. 46
Revolution 5 SP Increase critical rate universally for 3 turns. 47

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Race Level HP MP Drops
Yaksa 11 1000 Blood Ruby
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Force, Death, Expel, Ailments - Electricity, Mute
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zanma Medium force damage on one foe.
Mazanma Medium force damage on all foes.
Black Bind Inflicts bind on all foes.
Gorge Drains HP from one bound target. Almighty-type
Stun Wave 34% inflicts stun (nerve-type) on all foes.
Power Wave Medium physical damage on all foes.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 11
Magic 10
Vitality 7
Agility 13
Ghost 25 224
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Ghost Wounds* - Weak Drain Weak - -
Command Skills
Assassinate Desperation *
Passive Skills
Anti-Curse *
List of Auction Skills
Anger Hit * Berserk * Multi-Hit *
Life Drain *
Extra Bonus * Anti-Phys *
I'm the Ghost Kumbhanda. If I follow you, will I get to suck the life out of humans?
Humans fusing demons? Well, isn't that special. Knock yourself out, kiddo.


As it appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Kumbhanda SP
Sprite from Last Bible Special
Devil Survivor 2 Lumbhanda (Top Screen)
Kumbhanda in Devil Survivor 2