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Shin Megami Tensei V

Pollution Panic

Matt Chard

Pollution Panic is a Subquest in Shin Megami Tensei V. Most Subquests will reward you with a large amount of experience, some Macca, and then you’ll receive an item of sorts. Most of the time, it’ll be a Talisman which allows you to have access to the different Magatsuhi skills in the game.

The Mandrake is dying from thirst and needs your help.

Recommended Level Location Rewards
8+ Mandrake on the path west of the Hamamatsucho Leyline Yoma Talisman

Help Mandrake by punishing 5 Azumis.

How to start Pollution Panic

In order to start this Subquest, you’ll need to head up the path, west of the Hamamatsucho Leyline, and talk to the Mandrake there. It appears he is thirsty, but the Azumis are taking all the water for themselves. He asks you to teach them a lesson, and defeat 5 of them.

Follow the path west of Hamamatsucho Leyline to find the Mandrake that starts the quest.

Where to find Azumi in Pollution Panic

The best place to find the Azumis is by teleporting to the Hamamatsucho Leyline and heading south, under the bridge, into the cavern where you can also accept The Cursed Mermaid’s quest. There are three or four spawns here, and if you don’t kill the 5 here due to only one appearing in the battle, you can teleport back, and make the short run again and get the rest.

A group of Azumis can be found in the cave, south of the Hamamatsucho Leyline.

Recommended Party

This isn’t a particularly tough quest providing you are at least level 8 or 9 as the Azumi are level 11. They are weak to Electric, so Mandrake is a great pick for the party. If you’re level 10, you’ll have access to Angel right now, and he’s a pretty good early game healer. Finally, bring along Cait Sith, as he should have Zio if you’ve leveled him.

Start the battle with Nahobino by using either Zio or Aramasa. With Cait Sith and Mandrake, use Zio. And use Hama with Angel, providing he doesn’t need to heal. Make sure not to cast Bufu on them as they resist it. When you’ve defeated 5 of them, head back to the Mandrake, and turn the quest in.


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  • Publisher
    Atlus, Nintendo, Sega
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  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    24 January 2022
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