Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - How to Get Raidou

A guide on how to get Raidou in Shin Megmai Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (SMT 3: Nocturne HD Remaster). Included are the ways to recruit Raidou during the main story, requirements, conditions, and Raidou's stats and skills.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - How to Get Raidou

How to Get Raidou

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - How to Get Raidou

Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is a recruitable guest character in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster. He is a high school student from Yumizuki Imperial High School and is the protagonist of the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha series of games. Trained in the art of Devil Summoning, Raidou fights alongside various demons much like the Demi-fiend.

Available in Chronicle DLC (Free)

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Raidou is available in the free Chronicle DLC as a character that you can ask to join your party toward the late stages of the game. Purchasing the Maniax DLC, meanwhile, replaces Raidou with Dante, the protagonist of the Devil May Cry series.

Game Editions

Appearance in the Main Story

Raidou first in the main story as a boss in Mantra Headquarters. Progressing to the Third Kalpa of the Labyrinth of Amala leads you to fight him a second time.

Upon reaching the Fifth Kalpa (final section of the Labyrinth of Amala), you will be given the chance to ask Raidou to join you. He is located near the Fifth Kalpa’s entrance upon reaching the location.

Labyrinth of Amala Walkthrough and Guide

Recruiting Raidou

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - How to Get Raidou

Getting Raidou requires you to unlock the entrance to the Labyrinth of Amala’s Fifth Kalpa. To do this, you must first clear the Fourth Kalpa and defeat Beelzebub. Afterwards, you will be able to get the Star Key from the Collector Manikin in Asakusa.

Always Call the Tile on the Left

Asking Raidou to join you will cause him to flip a pair of dice to decide if he will lend you his services. Always choose the tile on the left. If you call it right, he will join your party on top of giving you 100000 Macca.

Do Not Enter Tower of Kagutsuchi

Note that progressing through the different Kalpas of the Labyrinth of Amala is only possible if you have not entered the Tower of Kagutsuchi yet which is the game’s final dungeon. Be sure to avoid going in the tower if you want to recruit Raidou.

Steps to Get Raidou

1 Talk to the Mothman in the area at the Fourth Kalpa after beating Beelzebub.
2 Backtrack to the second Kalpa and head to the end of the Cursed Corridor. Talk to the Efree there.
3 Go to Nyx’s Lounge in Ginza and talk to Loki.
4 Travel to Asakusa and get the Star Key by talking to the Collector Manikin.
5 Travel to the Third Kalpa (B1F) and go south to the door and jump down the hole. You should find a switch to open the locked door in the Fourth Kalpa.
6 Go to the Fourth Kalpa and through the portal (Kagutsuchi phase must be an odd number).
7 Follow path as it slopes down to another portal at the end and go down the ladder.
8 Continue moving toward the path and exit to the north.
9 Look through the peephole and enter the Fifth Kalpa. Note that the Candelabra you need to enter is the one that the Lady in Black gave you in the beginning.
10 Talk to Raidou in the first room upon entering the Fifth Kalpa. Choose the tile on the left to get 100000 Macca on top of being able to recruit Raidou.

Raidou Stats and Skills

Type Affinities

Raidou is a Lv.80 Summoner character who has a good spread of resistance against all attributes, able to invalidate Expel, Death, and ailment attributes while resisting all others.

Name Resistances Weaknesses
  • Expel: Void
  • Death: Void
  • Nerve: Void
  • Mind: Void
  • Curse: Void
  • Other Attributes: Resist


Raidou uses a variety of offensive and support skills that make him a versatile character to have in the party. He has access to powerful physical, electric, force, and almighty attacks through his different Devil Summons. Raidou can also learn the Raidou the Aeon passive skill, essentially granting him his unique version of Pierce that further increases his damage-dealing capabilities.

Element Skill Effect Level
Physical Boogie-Woogie Small physical damage to one enemy that hits four times. Innate
Physical Yoshitsune Show-up Summon Yoshitsune to deal Medium physical damage to one enemy. Has high critical rate and is undodgeable. Innate
Passive Endure Survive a fatal blow with 1 HP remaining. Only activates once per battle. Innate
Interrupt Arbitration Soothes an enraged demon. Innate
Support Provoke Casts Rakunda x2 and Tarukaja x2 on all enemies, restores Raidou’s MP. Innate
Support Guardian Raptor Removes all debuffs from all allies. Innate
Electric Mishaguji Thunder Summon Mishaguji to deal heavy electric damage to all enemies with 15% chance to inflict shock. Innate
Force Hikoto Show-up Summon Hikoto to deal heavy force damage to all enemies. Innate
Physical Mokoi Boomering Medium physical damage to all enemies. Has a 30% chance to inflict panic and is undodgeable. 81
Phys/Almighty Tekisatsu Medium phys-almighty damage to one enemy. Has high critical rate and a chance of triggering instant kill. 82
Passive Raidou the Aeon Multiplies all damage dealt by 1.5 and causes all of Raidou’s physical and physical-almighty attacks to ignore resistance, immunity, and absorption. 83
Almighty Jiraoya Tarantella Summons Tsuchigumo to deal heavy almighty damage to all enemies. 84

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