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Yam Koo

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Yam Koo

ヤム・クー Yamu Kū

108 Stars Tenson Star
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 25 (Suikoden)
28 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 433
From Seika, Toran Republic
Appearances

Yam Koo (ヤム・クー, Yamu Kū) is a supporting character in Suikoden and Suikoden II.

Yam Koo is a fisherman residing around the shores of Lake Toran and the sworn brother of Tai Ho. He often gets dragged along by his sworn brother's whims.

Profile

Appearance

Yam Koo (Suikoden portrait art).png

Yam Koo's face was obscured by his messy blond hair, but he was at least attractive to Kimberly, who held a torch for him, despite her marriage to his sworn brother, Tai Ho. His eyes are not visible in any of his artwork, but his Suikoden unique sprites indicate that they are possible grey.

He wore a loose-fitting blue kimono, tied with a dark blue obi. In Suikoden, he wore black boots but by Suikoden II was wearing simple, straw sandals. He also wore a green headband, mostly obscured by his hair. He also wore a necklace.

Yam Koo's weapon is a trident, a type of three-pronged spear. His trident is very similar to that of Tai Ho's with only the hilt being a different color.

Personality

The calm before the storm. Or triple. Or piss.

Unlike Tai Ho, Yam Koo tended to be more logical and didn't wish to live his life purely by chance, calling Tai Ho's whims his "Big Brother's madness". Despite this, he would often smile and go along with Tai Ho's whims, despite his complaints.

He had a sense of responsibility as regards Tai Ho, working to ensure that Kimberly did not take advantage of his sworn brother, not realizing her eyes were in fact on him.

During the Dunan Unification War, he became immersed in his fishing, spending much of his time at the docks of the New State Army Headquarters fishing.

History

Here we go again with Big Brother's madness.

—  Yam Koo

Yam Koo was a fisherman from Seika and the sworn brother of Tai Ho. The two met during a gambling brawl and have been friends ever since. Yam Koo was a boat pilot operating out of Kaku at the time of the Gate Rune War.

Should probably find him a wife

Yam Koo was swept away in one of Tai Ho's whims when Tai Ho agreed to have he and Yam Koo escort McDohl to Toran Castle after losing a game of Chinchirorin. When Tai Ho joined the Toran Liberation Army, Yam Koo joined along with him, despite his grumblings.

During the war, Tai Ho met Kimberly. Yam Koo, knowing Tai Ho's weakness for women, tried to protect Tai Ho from Kimberly. Following the end of the Gate Rune War, Yam Koo lived near the shores of Lake Toran, where he continued to live a carefree life and enjoyed fishing, oblivious to the fact that Kimberly had her sights set on him, not Tai Ho.

There's no business-like gambling debt business

Later, Yam Koo followed Tai Ho to the City-State of Jowston, helping Tai Ho escape his now-wife Kimberly. Tai Ho and Yam Koo met the hero in Coronet Town and helped transport his party to Kuskus Town once Tai Ho lost a game of Chinchirorin.

Later, Tai Ho agreed to join the New State Army, and Yam Koo agreed to go along, with some reluctance. At the New State Army Headquarters, Yam Koo showed his passion for fishing, even encouraging the hero to get into the sport.

He decided not to join Tai Ho in battle during the Dunan Unification War, reasoning that his presence might drive his sworn brother to act more carelessly. His passion for fishing may also have discouraged him from leaving the docks.

Following the war, Yam Koo returned to the Toran Republic, where he enjoyed a life of fishing on Lake Toran.

Game info

Suikoden

Recruitment

Recruiting
Yam Koo (Suikoden portrait).png Recruited automatically during plot events at the Ancient Castle of Toran.
Level Gender Range
9 Male M

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Tai Ho
Protected by Tai Ho
Co-op Attacks
1 Fisherman Attack w/ Tai Ho

Equipment

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

Stats

Stat Grades
HP PWR SKL
E D C
DEF SPD MGC
F C G
LUK
E
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP PWR SKL DEF SPD MGC LUK
1 20 13 13 12 13 11 12
20 150 68 75 51 75 43 60
60 530 146 163 108 163 88 128
90 700 170 190 130 190 110 150

War

Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Fishermen Charge 60 11 4

Weapon

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 Uranami Spear Seigetsu Spear Matsukaze Spear
W Type W Level Element
Spear 3 --

Suikoden II

Recruitment

Recruiting
Yam Koo (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.


Gallery

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 201
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 288
  3. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 128
  4. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), Character Archive page 58
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 27, 108, 226
Suikoden
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Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IAlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphrey MintzJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasim HazilKasumiKesslerKimberlyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnie BellRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonya ShulenStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarValeriaVarkasViktorWarrenYam Koo
108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
Non-player characters Ain GideBarbarosa RugnerBlackChief of the DwarvesChief of the ElvesClaudiaGeil RugnerGradyHanzoKanaanKraze MilesLeknaatMina (cat)MinisterNeclordRoshSanchezStar Dragon SwordTeo McDohlThrashVillage ChiefWindyYuberZorak
Locations
Scarlet Moon Empire
Arus Banner MountainsFortress of KwabaFloating Fortress of ShasarazadeGregminster (Floating GardenGregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Lenankamp (Keyaki Inn) • Magician's IslandMt. SeifuMt. TigerwolfRocklandSaradyTolna Canal
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
Lorimar Fortress of LorimarLiukan's HermitageNeclord's CastleQlon Temple (Cave of the Past) • Warriors' Village
Senan Fortress of DuhaFortress of RakanMoraviaNorthern CheckpointPirate's Fortress
Lore
Events Gate Rune War (Battle at Pannu Yakuta CastleBattle at Fortress of GaranFirst Battle at Scarleticia CastleSecond Battle at Scarleticia CastleFirst Battle with TeoSecond Battle with TeoBattle at the Northern CheckpointBattle at Floating Fortress ShasarazadeThe Last Battle) • Kalekka IncidentNew Liberation Army's Founding DayWar of Succession
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
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioElzaGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
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
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku
Lore
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
Races HumanElfFlying squirrelGriffinKoboldWinged HordeUnicorn
True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Black Dragon GroupBlue Drop RuneBlue Moon VillageBorder GuardCircle RuneDunan (region)Dunan MonarchyDunan RepublicDunan RiverFire SpearFree Knights of CamaroGolden Bird Holy Flower Dragon Tooth Glory PunchGordon's MercentileGreenhill PrincipalityGuardian Deity statueHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening CrystalMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation