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Shin Megami Tensei IV
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 05-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-03-2018 / 11:42 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 21-10-2018 / 00:31 GMT

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Shinjuku & Shibuya

Shinjuku & Shibuya

Offing Koga Saburo

Local Demon Bestiary

**Demon** **Level** **Scout?** **Race** **Weaknesses**
Basilisk 30 Yes Snake Force
Dis 30 Yes Yoma Gun
Fairy Horde 35 No Horde Gun
Goblin 24 Yes Food Electric
Hairy Jack 31 Yes Beast Light
Incubus 28 Yes Night Electric
Kelpie 36 Yes Fairy Force
Kuda 28 Yes Food Gun, Force
Setanta 32 Yes Fairy N/A
Sudama 19 Yes Jirae Fire
Vouivre 26 Yes Snake Fire

After the (relative) safety of the underground, it's time to brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo once more!

Done quest cleanin’? Done healin’? Once you’re done with both in Shibuya, head to District C - where the Association is - and exit via the far western staircase.

Shibuya Station: West Entrance

Head southeast and you’ll find a relic hotspot near the overhang containing a 3-Star Clothing . Another investigation icon pops up nearby; look up there and you can reach a chest with a Lu Incense .

Return to ground level and head south and upstairs to find a Revival Bead on the bloody corpse. Further ahead is its brother, yielding a Knockout Gas - maybe that’s why he died?

Descend to ground level and turn left to find another relic hotspot, this yielding a 2-Star Clothing and a 3-Star Clothing . Go to the east and examine the door on the bus’s southeast side to find a 3-Star Commodity .

Head west of there and you’ll find the exit to the next area. Continue past it and you’ll find a 2-Star Commodity ; grab it, then head downstairs.

Shibuya: Inside Mark City

There’s nothing really here, other than some rooms with NPCs in them and a 2-Star Commodity on the ground - yup, no demons. Feel free to take a breather or something here, chat it up with your hosts, and go on to the next area.

Shibuya: Dogenzaka

If you look to the northeast, you can find a corpse in sight yielding a Dis-Poison . Southeast of there, you’ll find some relics: a 3-Star Clothing , a 3-Star Food , and a 2-Star Food . Y’know, I’m starting to wonder why all this food can’t be used as healing items, but is suitable for profit otherwise…

Anyways, east of there, you’ll find the Skull Rounds , something you might want to equip if the potential for a one-hit-kill is your thing. Northwest of there is another relic place yielding 1-Star Cosmetics .

Go along the alleyway to the east. As you do, you’ll see an area to the south at the intersection. Break the wormwood there, then go west.

Examine the corpse to find a Poison Gas , then break the next chunk of wormwood to the south. Head east and north next and go along the alleyway. As you do, examine the relic hotspot to the right to find a 2-Star Clothing and a 3-Star Clothing .

At the end of the alley, you’ll meet with an associate of Tayama, which triggers you gaining something like 31,000 EXP. Eventually, we get to the point of why we’re here.

There is a demon called Koga Saburo in Club Milton; to save our friend, we must beat 'im. (The demon, not our friend.) Heal, save, and proceed into the next area to meet him.

Boss: Koga Saburo

**Level** **Race** **Weakness** **Resistance** **Nullifies**
35 Dragon Ice Physical, Gun, Electric Light, Dark, Force (Repel)

Tricky Koga can use a multitude of heavy-damage attacks, including Ziodyne (Electric) and Zandyne (Force). Luckily, if properly leveled, those shouldn’t do much more than 60 ~ 90 damage. He can also use Fatal Sword (medium power, physical), like many bosses, and raise his accuracy and evasion with Sukukaja.

As for your offense, Attack Knowhow is good for demons if you have Bufula/Mabufu Stones just lying around. About the only thing you’re allowed to decently hit this thing with is Ice, Fire, and Almighty - even heavy-damage physicals barely pass 100 damage at Level 40 when critical.

Chances are, you may need to do some Fusion beforehand to get demons with Bufu-type skills into the fight. Even Bufu can be powerful on the right demon. You should be able to do about 300 damage per Bufula, though, and about half that for Almighty/Fire attacks.

That battle will complete the quest, netting you 9,000 Macca , not to mention a total of about 40,000 EXP. if you count what Koga yielded. The man will call Tayama, who decides to meet you in the Hills building in the Roppongi area.

I like Jonathan when he gets all crazy, eh?