Hai Yo

Fugitive chef and Cook-Off protagonist
Hai Yo
ハイ・ヨー, Hai Yō
108 Stars Chizou Star

Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 27 (S2)
Birth Year SY 434
From Black Dragon Island
Appears in

Hai Yo (ハイ・ヨー, Hai Yō), titled Hai Yo of Seiryu (セイリュウのハイ・ヨー, Seiryuu no Hai Yō, Blue Dragon Hai Yo), is a character in Suikoden II. Hai Yo is a talented cook who worked for the New State Army while on the run from the Black Dragon Group.


I realized that I could help these brave folk by serving them good food...that I could ease their burdens just a little bit.

—  Hai Yo

Hai Yo was a cheerful, masterful chef who was a member of the Black Dragon Group. He had joined the group when it was still an excellent place for training in the culinary arts. His personal speciality was fried eggs.

Hearing about Jinkai's plans for domination using the Moon Bird Recipe, he was entrusted with the recipe by his lover, Shun Min, at the cost of her life and fled with the group on his heels.

He would appear suddenly at the New State Army Headquarters during the Dunan Unification War, offering to open a restaurant at the castle for the New State Army. This was his attempt to hide himself from agents of the Group. He presented him as a bright and cheerful chef but this hid his anxiety and fear of being found.

He would come to be challenged in a series of cook-offs which, though innocuous as first, increased with intensity and danger as the Black Dragon Group located him and sent their agents to recover the Moon Bird Recipe.

Finally, Hai Yo defeated Jinkai in a final cook-off and tore up the recipe, stating that recipes alone were not the key to truly great cuisine. He would continue to serve the New State Army for the rest of the war before returning to Black Dragon Island to put flowers on Shun Min's grave and tell her that the fight was finally over.

Following the war, he re-established contact with Bashok, who had challenged him on behalf of the Black Dragon Group, and wrote to Huan on his behalf, helping to save the life of Bashok's daughter, Mamie with medicinal dishes prepared under Huan's direction.



When your castle is at Level 2 or higher, head to the outdoors area of your headquarters' second floor and agree to Hai Yo's offer.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
33 Male M S N 3

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 ' w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head Light helmet
Body Light armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Leather Hat
Body Fur Robe
Shield Can't equip
Other BBQ Meat Bun 9
Fried Fish Balls 4
Wooden Shoes


Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Holy
Darkness Gate ???
C B 3
Rune Slots
Head Level 65
Right Hand Level 1
Left Hand Level 40
Weapon Never available


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
20 170 51 51 60 51 51 60 60
60 290 80 80 94 80 80 94 94
90 410 108 108 128 108 108 128 128


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 6 8 11 14 17 33 40 47 56 66 76 89 124 145 165
Name Wok Dragon Wok Blue Dragon Wok
W Type W Level Range
Other N/A S

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
090 Hai Yo Craftman Booster Pack Vol.1
342 Hai Yo Craftman Premium Pack
CS2-246 Hai Yo Craftman CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-497/R090 Hai Yo Craftman Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
150 Cook-off Mission Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-591/R150 Cook-off Mission Remake Booster





  • Hai Yo has two endings, depending on whether or not the player completes the cook-off minigame. If you do not defeat Jinkai, Hai Yo will flee at the end of the game, continuing his life on the run from the Black Dragon Group.
  • The order of Hai Yo's opponents is: Yu Kum, Goetsu, Shiki, Ryuki, Bashok, Ryuko, Antonio, Gyokuran, Retso (forced loss), Lester, Retso, and Jinkai. Of these, Yu Kum and Goetsu are traveling chefs with no affiliation to the Black Dragon Group. Antonio and Lester make cameos in order to test/help their friend. Everyone else is of the Group.


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 163
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 209-10
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), page 9
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 193, 233
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