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Pisaca as seen in Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Pisaca (ピシャーチャ, Pishācha)? is a demon in the series.


Pisacas are demonic creatures that feast on human meat, especially corpses. They are mentioned on the same level as other abominations as Rakshasa and are considered to be the physical incarnation of ignis fatuus. The origin of their names is believed to have been a result of the demonization of Hindu tribes by Aryan people.

They like darkness and haunt cremation grounds along with other demons like Bhutas (meaning ghosts) and Vetalas. Pisacas have the power to assume different forms at will, and may also become invisible. Sometimes, they possess human beings, and the victims are afflicted with a variety of maladies and abnormalities like insanity. Certain mantras are supposed to cure such afflicted persons, and drive away the Pisaca which may be possessing that particular human being. In order to keep the Pisacas away, they are given their share of offerings during certain religious functions and festivals.



Shin Megami TenseiEdit

"Origin: India. A type of Hindi preta that eats human bodies. They are dirty, ugly demons that appear at crematories after dusk. They can suck the life out of living beings and plants, and can curse humans to death. Those possessed by Pisaca eat the flesh of the dead."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Pisaca is one of four demons Gotou summons before facing the protagonist himself.

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"A type of demon in Hindu mythology that arises from the vices of men such as criminals, drunkards, and adulterers. It enters through an opening in the body and influences its host's actions."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Demonic Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Pisaca can be contracted on Ichigaya field, in Ichigaya Camp's silver-level instance, and the Old Tokyo Metro. Pisaca appears as a mini-boss on B11 of Ichigaya Camp's gold-level instance and alongside of Komokuten when he is summoned to the boss room. They appear as a minor field boss in Ueno, as part of the invasion forces in Shinagawa during the weekend, as support for the Vetala boss of the Old Tokyo Metro instance, and as one of the demons contracted by the punks in Ikebukuro.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"A type of preta in Hindu lore. It is said to enter a human through the mouth and will continue to cause harm until expelled with charms or medicine. Those who see a Pisaca will die in 9 months."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Captain Jack summons two Pisacas during the battle with him.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Takashi, a vampiric Dark Summoner, summons four Pisacas when he is encountered at the Amusement Park. They are quickly defeated by Kyouji, however.


Megami Tensei IIEdit

Pisaca MegaTen 2
Race Level HP MP CP
Spirit 21 129 0
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
5-8 84 63 -
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
12 9 12 6 3 6
List of Spells
Death Touch Call Ally

Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Spirit 21 129 - 12 9 12 6 6 3
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 1 43 84 -
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Death Touch Extra Drain enemy HP
Call Ally - Summon allies (enemy only)

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Spirit Dark-Chaos 19 89 16
9 0-1 30 12 22 11 13 9
St 9
In 7
Ma 12
Vi 10
Ag 10
Lu 3
Resistances Weak to Fire and Expel, resists Guns and Nerve Drop Bead
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Deathtouch Extra Absorbs some HP from an enemy. (Magic-type)
Call Ally - Summons reinforcement. (Enemy-only)
Stun Bite Extra Bites one enemy and Paralyzes it. (Charge-type)

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 8
Magic 10
Vitality 17
Agility 7
Luck 6
Haunt 28 ?
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Death, Mind, Curse - Fire
Obtainable Full Kagutsuchi recruitment or fusion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Venom Bite 18% HP Medium physical damage and 40% poison to one foe.
Medium accuracy and critical rate.
Sukunda 12 MP Decreases agility by 1 level, all foes. Innate
Stun Gaze 5 MP 40% stun to one foe. Nerve-type. 29
Life Drain 10 MP Drains a small amount of HP and MP from one foe. Almighty-type. 30
Sonic Wave 9 MP 20% panic to all foes. Mind-type. 31
Dekunda 10 MP Removes all debuffs from all allies. 32
Mazionga 15 MP Medium electric damage and 13% shock to all foes. 33

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 25
Magic 15
Vitality 19
Agility 20
Luck 18
Spirit Dark-Chaos 29 256
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/Poison(30%) - - Weak - - - - Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Wind Breath Life Drain
D-Source Skills
Kamikaze Binding Cry
Item Drops
Spirit Stalk Life Stone Bead

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 55
Dexterity 49
Magic 38
Agility 44
Luck 36
Spirit 38 454 90
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak - - Null Weak Null
Ailment Resistance Resist: Sick
Normal Attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bind Voice 15 MP 45% bind to all foes. Innate
Life Drain 5 MP Drains small amount of HP from one foe. Innate
Mudoon 10 MP 55% instantly kills one foe. Dark-type. 39

Last Bible IIIEdit

Pisaca LB3
11 80 44 26 19 9 9 11 10 8
Equipment Equips All Card Location Bulk Village
List of Skills
Pulinpa Mudo

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Pisaca SMTDS
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Spirit 9 47 20 6 1 1 3 5
- 1 Calm 30 18 38 17 2 10
List of Skills
Venom Bite Scatter

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo MokushirokuEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Spirit Dark-Neutral 19 189 148 28
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
12 19 20 12 8
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
11 16 19 11 16
List of Skills
Death Touch Paralyzing Scratch Curse of Words
Shi no kyuin Mudo Jikokaifuku

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Race Level HP MP Drops
Brute 37 264 284 Rose
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Mute - Fire
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Leech Drains HP and MP from one foe. More effective on muted target. Mute-type.
Makajamon 38% inflicts mute on all foes.
Silent Howl Medium damage and 33% mute on all foes.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 12
Magic 13
Vitality 22
Agility 10
Ghost 41 415
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Possession -- Weak -- -- Drain --
Command Skills
Life Drain
Passive Skills
Null Curse *
List of Auction Skills
Desperation *
Anti-Curse * Anti-Ailment * Null Ice *
Drain Hit *
I`m Ghost Pisaca! I cAN eNTeR yOUr MoUThHhh!
FU-SiOnNnnnNN! a nEW bLoB mADE FRoM yOU and mEeEEEeeEe!


Pisaca as seen in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner.
Pisaca as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
Pisaca as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
LB3 Pisaca
Pisaca's sprite in Last Bible III
Devil Survivor 2 Pisaca (Top Screen)
Pisaca as it appears in Devil Survivor 2.


  • In Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Pisaca has a set amount of Magnetite it consumes per step (it is 12). This may suggest it may have been planned to be a recruitable demon.

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