Powerful winged creatures sustained by the Dragon Rune

Dragons (竜, Ryū) are a species in the Suikoden series. Several prominent characters in the series have been dragons.


Dragons may be counted among the most powerful creatures that exist in the world. They originally came from a different world, the World of Wings and Scales, and according to legend are born from the First Mother. They exist purely in this world through the power of the Dragon Rune. If the bearer of the Dragon Rune should die somehow, all the dragons in the world would also perish.

Many of them become partners of the Knights of the Dragon's Den and most of the world's dragons are born in the Dragon's Den, which is said to be original, sacred ground for dragons. It is also said that they return to the World of Wings and Scales to lay eggs there during the egg-laying season.

Still, stray dragons are born outside the Dragon Knight's Domain. The dragon Bright was born on Mt. Rakutei, for example.


  1. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), page 111
  2. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 111, 372
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
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinCreation MythElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales