- 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.
Bakegani Locations & Drops
- 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.
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