Gau is the Tensatsu Star in Suikoden IV.



Gau is a barbaric man who lives in the forest of Hermitage Island. Judging from the remnants of his tattered clothes, it's possible he may have been shipwrecked there a long time ago (possibly in his youth) and had to learn to survive on his own. As a result, he became wild and ogreish, and likely has no recollection of his past prior to his new lifestyle.



During the Island Liberation War, while Lazlo, the leader of the Island Liberation Navy was wondering around the forest of Hermitage Island and encountered Gau, who fought him. After Gau was defeated, he respected Lazlo's strength and he joined the Island Liberation Navy. While he was on board the Dauntless, he grew friendly Dario, who was the only person who could understand his language. After the war, he returned deep to the woods, seemingly to go on a wild rampage.

Role in the GameEdit

After naming your army and ship, return to the Hermitage Island and wander around the forest in front of Elenor's house. Gau will eventually appear as a random encounter. Once you defeat him he will join you.

Much like Fu Su Lu and Hallec before him, Gau is an incredibly powerful combatant with high scores in HP, attack and defense. Interestingly, unlike his precursors, Gau also has an exceptionally high speed stat, and one that increases consistently with level ups, putting him on par with the ninja characters in that regard (and eventually surpassing them). In addition, his regular attack hits three times, making either a Double Strike or Killer Rune the perfect fit for him. Gau does have lower scores in skill, magic and magic defense, but that's to be expected. All of his positive traits make him one of the most valuable party members in Suikoden IV.

Starting Equipment Recommended Equipment
Head none '
Body Wool Vest '
Hand none '
Foot none '
none '
none '
none '

Naval Status
Captain No Gunner Yes Fighter Yes
Underlings 8
As Captain of the Ship
Mobility None Hull None Move None
Range None
If Defeated by Rune Cannon:
If Defeated by Bording or Surrender:
As Rune Cannon Gunner
Element Fire Water Lightning Wind Earth
Strength 1 1 1 1 2

Character Statistics
HP 723
LVL 1 5/5
LVL 2 2/2
LVL 3 1/1
LVL 4 0/0
LVL 99 ATK 477
EXP 999 DEF 201
STR 229 PDF 195
SKL 126 MDF 53
MAG 69 SPD 227
EVA 98 LUC 105

Weapon Type: Claws

Weapon Growth
Name Fist Hard Fist Steel Fist
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 10 20 35 50 74 90 105 118 130 160 170 180 190 210 230 250

Gau can participate in the Berserker Attack.

Gau has a Good Will with Dario.

  • Keen: You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.

            Gau: ...

  • Keen: Would you secretly inform me about anyone on board this ship who you think is causing problems?

            Gau: Uga?

  • Keen: Then, would you tell me what you think of Lazlo?

            Gau: Ugaaaa!! Ugaaaaaaaa!! Lazlo! Strong!!

  • Keen: Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.

            Gau: Uga?

  • Keen: Then, I shall pass judgement!

            Gau: Uga!

            Gau: Uga?!!! Ugaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

U G A !!

Uga Uga

Uga! Hello!

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