Shan XIao as it appears in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

Shan Xiao (山椒) also known as Sanshou (サンショウ) is a demon in the series.


Also known as Sanshou, it originates from Chinese lore. The Shan Xiao appear as tree spirits or demons that can be found living high in the mountain woodlands. A Shao Xiao has a pale body, is tall, has a face that's the color of the gourd, and a large mouth lined with sharp teeth. Some describe it as having only one leg, but is still able to move easily through its woodland home. The creature is very violent and is known to attack travelers that dare to pass through its land. It is extremely strong and is easily able to crush bones or smash its way through the doors of the shacks and huts built in the woodlands.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"A tree spirit living in the mountains of China. They are also believed to be demons that attack humans. It is very tall and has a face the color of a gourd, with large teeth growing out of a giant mouth. Some legends say it is one-legged. It is also said to be powerful, with a grip that can punch holes in doors."
Strange Journey Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Shan Xiao appears in the Shinobazu Pond area of Ueno. It attacks with the medium strength Binding Claw skill, which can paralyze party members. It can teach this skill along with Bouncing Claw and Poison Claw during Demon Whisper.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
14 Wood Dark-Law 151 73 9 9 8 14 12
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/None - - Weak - - - - - -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% Null Null 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Ice Breath Spring of Life -
D-Source Skills
Stun Claw Resist Ice -
Item Drops
Wood Gourd Life Stone Revival Bead


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Wood 14 227 45 25 22 18 20 17
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Resist - - - -
Ailment resistance Resist: Panic
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Lunge 6 MP Weak physical damage to one foe. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Tarukaja 15 MP Buffs party's attack power by 1 level. Innate
Resist Elec Auto Reduces elec damage. 16

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 16
Dexterity 16
Magic 14
Agility 22
Luck 20
Wood 11 133 73
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Resist - - - -
Ailment Resistance Resist: Panic
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +1 · Ailment Ailment +1 · Fire Fire -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Binding Claw 11 MP Medium physical damage and 35% bind to one foe. Innate
Bouncing Claw 4 MP 1 to 3 hits of weak physical damage to one foe. 12
Poison Claw 9 MP Medium physical damage and 70% poison to one foe. 13

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Shan Xiao DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Wood 20 166 76 6 478
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
6 8 6 5 7 5
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Wild 52 33 60 22 66 32
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Expel, Death - - Fire
List of Skills
Wrap Around


Shan Xiao Card
Shan Xiao as it appears in Card Summoner

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