Tai Ho

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Tai Ho

タイ・ホー Tai Hō

108 Stars Tenhei Star
Tai Ho (Suikoden).png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 38 (Suikoden)
41 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 424
From Kaku, Toran Republic
Family Kimberly (wife)

Tai Ho (タイ・ホー, Tai Hō) is a supporting character in Suikoden and Suikoden II. Tai Ho is a fisherman with a penchant for Chinchirorin.



Well, you're lucky today. I tend to go along with lucky folk.

—  Tai Ho

Tai Ho is a fisherman and mariner who lives in the fishing village of Kaku. He was fond of the idle lifestyle and had become the sworn brother of Yam Koo after the two had teamed up during a gambling brawl. He held no interest in the ideological differences between the Scarlet Moon Empire and the Toran Liberation Army but did have a weakness for getting involved in risky activities and trusting in luck to see him through the day.

I sit on a throne of 500 save scum loads.

During the Gate Rune War, Tai Ho was sought out after it was said that he was the only fisherman brave enough to take a boat to Toran Castle. After being led to Tai Ho by Camille, the hero and his party requested travel to Toran Castle.

Tai Ho responded that the group were nuts to even suggest such a thing, but, if they were willing to bet all his money in a game of Chinchirorin, Tai Ho would risk his life to go with them. Tai Ho was an expert at the game, playing Chinchirorin so often that Gaspar considered Tai Ho his favorite client. After the hero managed to win, Tai Ho agreed to go. After arriving at Toran Castle, Tai Ho joined the party, eagerly planning on fighting any monsters that the group happened to encounter.

When the group defeated the Zombie Dragon and acquired Toran Castle, it was Tai Ho who suggested naming it Dragon Castle. Tai Ho decided to stick with the Toran Liberation Army, according to Tai Ho, simply for fun. He also felt a bond with the hero due to his good fortune but continued to hold no great belief in the Liberation Army as a whole.

We need them for non-weapon smuggling related reasons.

Tai Ho's talents as a sailor were needed by the Toran Liberation Army when the hero travelled to the Secret Factory in order to gain the Fire Spear. Admiring the boat recently upgraded by Kamandol and Gen, Tai Ho brought the hero to Kirov and travelled with him onwards to the Secret Factory. After finding out from Mose that they would need boats to transport the Fire Spear, Tai Ho called upon his friend Kun To, who he had worked with in the past. Calling in a favor owned to him by Kun To, Tai Ho was able to arrange for transport for the Fire Spear.

As a trained fisherman, Tai Ho was skilled in the use of the trident, making him a capable fighter in battle in contrast to his laid-back personality. During the war, Tai Ho met Kimberly, a stamp maker from Antei, who tried to make a move on Tai Ho, but was partially prevented in doing so by Yam Koo. Knowing Tai Ho's weakness for women, Yam Koo tried not to leave the pair alone.

Following the end of the Gate Rune War, Tai Ho returned to Kaku, where he continued to enjoy a carefree life, although Kimberly had maneuverd her way into Tai Ho's household.

Suikoden II

By the Dunan Unification War, in a desperate attempt to escape Kimberly's clutches, Tai Ho arranged to have himself and Yam Koo hired by Kun To and travelled to Kuskus Town in the City-State of Jowston.

Although he refused to help Sheena travel across Lake Dunan when the Highland Army had occupied Coronet Town, he would agree to bring the hero and his comrades across the lake to Kuskus after the hero won a game of Chinchirorin, continuing his habit of agreeing to aid those he considered lucky.

Later during the Dunan Unification War, he would agree to join the New State Army after losing another game of Chichinronin to the hero, much to Yam Koo's consternation. Although, considering that Tai Ho would end up having two consecutive wins from joining allies based on his dice games, it would appear that Tai Ho's logic might be something you can depend on.

Game info



Tai Ho (Suikoden portrait).png Recruited automatically during plot events in Kaku.
Level Gender Range
10 Male M

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Yam Koo
Protected by Yam Koo
Co-op Attacks
1 Fisherman Attack w/ Yam Koo


Starting Equipment
Head Headband
Body Tunic
Shield Can't equip
Other --
Medicine 6
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 24 13 14 12 13 12 12
20 170 75 106 51 68 60 60
60 600 163 180 108 146 80 128
90 770 190 210 130 170 185 150


Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Fishermen Charge 120 13 3


Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 7 11 15 19 27 33 40 47 56 66 88 97 107 119 136 150
Name Satsuki Akemi Mizuki
W Type W Level Element
Spear 3 --

Suikoden II


Tai Ho (Suikoden II portrait).png After being approached to travel to Two River City, talk to Tai Ho at the Kuskus Town docks and win 5,000 potch from him in Chinchirorin.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
27 Male M M B1 3 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by This character is not protected by anyone
1 None w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Guard Robe
Shield Can't equip
Other Grilled Fish 5
Belt of Strength
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male


Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Holy
Darkness Gate ???
D E -
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Killer Rune
Left Hand Never available
Weapon Available


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 13 12 12 13 13 12 12
20 170 68 51 60 68 75 60 60
60 290 107 80 94 107 119 94 94
90 410 146 108 128 146 163 128 128


ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
-- -- +2 +1 -- --


Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 8 12 24 32 37 42 48 53 80 88 98 110 120 130 140
Name Shina Kanae Mizuki
W Type W Level Range
Spear 7 M



  • Tai Ho's trident, Satsuki, Akemi, and Mizuki are all feminine Japanese names.
  • For some unknown reason, Tai Ho is the only character in Suikoden II who will not get any bonus from loading a Suikoden save game.


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 56, 70, 174
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Dana Banner MinesBanner MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkakuSecret Factory
Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
Great Forest Dwarf TrailDwarves' Vault (Dwarf Mines) • Forest of IllusionKobold VillageLukie Ende TowayoPannu Yakuta CastleVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the Elves
Kunan AnteiRikonScarleticia CastleSoniere PrisonTeien
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Races DwarfElfGulhorseHumanKobold
True Runes Dragon RuneGate RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathSovereign RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms Astral ConclusionsBinocularsBlueprintCliftCopper AxeDragon King SwordEarringsFake ordersFinal BattleFire SpearGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's letterMoonlight weedPrakkProdigyQlon (priest)RokkakuRunning Water RootSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
Suikoden II
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Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest Village (Deep Forest) • Greenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageSindar RuinsToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
South Window Principality Cave of the WindKuskus TownNew State Army HeadquartersNorth WindowRadat TownSouth Window City
Tinto Principality Crom VillageLampdragon MountainTigermouth VillageTinto CityTinto Mines
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
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