Poundmates or Delivery Help is a feature where Kasuga can ask for backup in battle using the smartphone. After hiring someone on the smartphone, they can be summoned to assist in battle. Each character offers his own unique attacks and effects in battle. More characters can be invited to the battle after progressing through the main story and sub stories.
Some characters will only appear after meeting certain conditions such as fighting human enemies or fighting during the day.
Since poundmates depends on the smartphone application, Kasuga must not be staying in areas like the underground.
Certain enemies can block the signal
Analyze the enemy carefully to determine which among them prevents you from calling for help. You can adjust your team before triggering the battle.
List of Poundmates characters
Many characters from previous titles can be summoned in battle. Below is a list of characters and the conditions to unlock them.
|Poundmate||How to Unlock||Cost||Effect|
|Robison Caetano di Sciuva||Clear Cat Search Side Quest||50,000 yen||–|
|Gary “Buster” Holmes||Clear Substory 04: A Trip to Pound Town||10,000 yen||Deals physical attack to all enemies with a chance to stun|
|Patriarch Gondahara||Clear Substory 07: Baby Don’t Cry||5000 yen
|Reduces enemies’ attack and defense|
|Tosanoyama||Clear Substory 09: Persimmon Premonition||6000 yen||Deals physical attack to all enemies with a chance to reduce hit rate|
|Omelette||Clear Substory 15: Ijincho’s Safety Net||60,000 yen
|Recovery HP or MP of party|
|Nancy||Clear Substory 16: The Crawfish Caper||1000 yen
(Vs humans only)
|Deals knife attack to all enemies with a chance to inflict poison|
|Kiyoe Shirakawa||Clear Substory 17: A Love Worth Fighting For||3000 yen||Restores MPs of all party members|
|Megumi||Clear Substory 23: Warmest of Wishes||20,000 yen
(Day, Vs humans only)
|All enemies take damage while boosting earnings|
|Mr Masochist||Clear Substory 24: Fifty Shades of Play||7000 yen (Night only)||Reduces damage received|
|Yu-Jin Il||Clear Substory 25: A Fading Star||40,000 (Vs humans only)||Deals ice damage to all enemies with a chance to inflict cold|
|Jie||Clear Substory 26: The Masked Murderer||(Vs humans only)||Deals heavy damage with a chance to inflict fear|
|Ono-Michio||Clear Substory 30: Fauxno Michio||70,000 yen
|Boosts party’s attack and defense|
|Taka||Clear Substory 34: Bros Till the End||50,000 yen||Deals motorcycle attack to all enemies with a chance to inflict burn|
|Chau Ka Long||Clear Substory 36: Whispers of the Underworld||8000 yen||Deals sword attack to all enemies|
|Goro Majima||Clear Chapter 12: Gokudo’s End||1,000,000 yen||Deals lightning attack to all enemies with a chance to inflict paralysis|
|Taiga Saejima||Clear Chapter 12: Gokudo’s End||1,000,000 yen||Deals manhole attack to all enemies and reduces their defense|
|Kazuma Kiryu||Clear Chapter 14: Tradition||1,000,000 yen||Hard hitting damage to all enemies with a chance to knock out|
|Daigo Dojima||Exchange for 50 in Crest Collection (Clear Chapter 13: Coin Locker Baby first)||1,000,000 yen||Causes gun attack to all enemies|
|Masaru Watase||Exchange for 50 in Crest Collection (Clear Chapter 13: Coin Locker Baby first)||1,000,000 yen||Single target damage|
Effects of using Poundmates
Using Poundmates allows you to gain an advantage against strong opponents. Analyze your opponent’s weakness to determine which character can be a valuable ally to fight alongside you. Keep in mind that you have to pay for the character to come and help you. Strive to earn enough money to invite strong characters for upcoming battles.
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