bakegani nioh2 wiki guide
Enemy Type Yokai 
Weakness Lightning
Resistances Water, Paralysis
Immune ??
Special Drop

Bakegani Soul Core

Bakegani is an Enemy in Nioh 2. Bakegani is a giant crab Yokai that attacks with pincers and balls of water, poison and paralysis.


Enemy Description

  • Bakegani are giant crab yokai that have made many an appearance in folktales told all over Japan. These tales can generally be divided into three types. In the first, Bakegani are said to be formed when the resentful souls of those who die at sea inhabit the bodies of crabs, transforming them into yokai. This particular legend is common in the vicinity of Dan-no-ura, site of a decisive sea battle in the Genpei War. In the second type of folktale, a traveling monk is typically approached by a stranger, who the monk reveals is actually a crab in disguise before driving the creature away. In the third, Bakegani are depicted as guardian spirits of stream pools or plunge basins. While some are described as violent yokai that attack unsuspecting passerby, others are venerated as water deities capable of granting villages rain.
  • The carapace of a Bakeganj features what appears to be a face, and it is with this side of its body that a Bakegani will approach its enemy. While one may be tempted to direct one’s attacks at the Bakegani’s face as it draws near, doing so would play directly into this wily yokai’s trap. The Bakegani’s face is, in fact, not a face at all, and it’s shell is a formidable defensive bulwark capable of resisting most blows. The key to defeating this craft crab lies in circling around it and striking its exposed rear.


Bakegani Locations & Drops


Combat Information

  • Bakegani come in two varieties, large and small. The large bakegani will cause melee strikes to it's front to deal significantly reduced damage and recoil backwards. Imbuing your weapon with lightning will stop the recoil but the physical damage will still be reduced. The best way to deal with them is to get to the back full of amrita and attack there, dealing increased damage and stunning it.
  • Several attacks from the large Bakegani will cause it to stand high enough to just walk or dodge through it's legs into the other side.


Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.
  • Memories - “Eating the flesh of the fallen, I have been possessed by their grief and pain.”




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