Blinking Mirror

Recurring Suikoden series item

The Blinking Mirror (またたきの手鏡, Matataki no Tekagami) is a recurring item in the Suikoden series. The mirror has the power to return the user to their home base under most conditions.


When the Toran Liberation Army recruited Hellion in Teien, she gave them the Blinking Mirror. By looking into the mirror, the holder could return to its counterpart, a larger mirror tjhat appeared at Toran Castle with Hellion's recruitment. The Blinking Mirror itself looked like a small hand mirror.

It said that the Gate Rune War's end was accelerated thanks to this magical hand mirror. The mirror was kept in Gregminster Palace following the war.

The leader of the New State Army would receive the Blinking Mirror in turn during the Dunan Unification War. Seeing something of McDohl in his guest, President Lepant would gift the mirror to him during their meeting, considering it part of their alliance.


Effect Buy Sell Notes
Return to base N/A N/A --
Item Locations
Optional event Recruit Hellion in Teien.


  • As the Blinking Mirror is not a key item in Suikoden, be careful not to drop it accidentally. If you do, it's gone forever. Also be careful not to give it to Gremio when you're in Soniere Prison, Pahn before his duel with Teo or Viktor before the battle with Neclord or else you'll be doing a lot of walking. In fact, because some characters can also die in war battles, your best bet is to just keep the mirror on yourself.

Other languages and releases

Japanese またたきの手鏡
Japanese romaji Matataki no Tekagami
Chinese simplified (HDR) 闪烁手镜
Chinese traditional (HDR) 閃爍手鏡
Chinese pinyin Shǎnshuò shǒujìng
English Blinking Mirror
French Miroir clignotant
German Blinkender Spiegel
Italian Specchio Baleno
Spanish Espejo Titilante


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 262
  2. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 99, 216
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
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