Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough
Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories
Friendship
Wanted Men
Another Life

Combat

Battle System
Abilities
Heat Actions
Training
Arena
Battle Dungeon
Soldier Cards
Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games
Shops & Restaurants
Blacksmith
Symbols
Weapons
Armour
Items
Dharma & Virya
Dharma Exchange
Completion

Other

Maps
Lottery
Trophies
Controls
Menu & Options

Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories Friendship Wanted Men Another Life

Combat

Battle System Abilities Heat Actions Training Arena Battle Dungeon Soldier Cards Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games Shops & Restaurants Blacksmith Symbols Weapons Armour Items Dharma & Virya Dharma Exchange Completion

Other

Maps Lottery Trophies Controls Menu & Options

RYU GA GOTOKU ISHIN

Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin (released in Japan in February 2014) is a spin-off game set at the end of the Edo period of Japanese history (known as the Bakumatsu period), a period when the Tokugawa Shogunate came to an end and imperial rule was restored (Meiji Restoration).

Sakamoto Ryoma is living undercover, with a false identity, as "Saito Hajime" in Kyoto. One year earlier, on the eve of the coup d'├ętat of Tosa, Ryoma's foster father, the man who raised him, was murdered before his eyes. The only lead he had to discover who the killer was is that he used the Tennen Rishin style of fighting. This is a style used by the Shinsengumi, so Ryoma infiltrates their ranks, becoming captain of the 3rd Shinsengumi unit, in attempt to find the killer.

Big thanks to Kevin Debrabandere for creating a PDF for the entire Ishin guide. You can download the PDF version of the guide here. Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.

This guide is for the original (2014) release of Ishin. The information contained within may not necessarily be accurate for the 2023 "Like a Dragon: Ishin" remake.

Yellow dots on the maps indicate where boxes and pots and such are, which you can break and they sometimes drop items. As well as these items, enemies also sometimes drop items.

1
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #1

You can do this after completing all the Bandits' Cave missions

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: ** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Golden Stamp || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Fluorite || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Robust Wood

2
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #2

You can do this after completing Mission 1

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Sultry Doll || Broken Awl || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Robust Wood

3
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #3

You can do this after completing Mission 2

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: **** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Tear || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Fluorite || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Robust Wood

4
Attack Soldier Training

You can do this after completing all the Bandits' Cave missions

You can only play this mission with a squad of ONLY Attack soldiers

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Sultry Doll || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Famous Horse's Mane || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || Dark Brown Metal Powder || Silver Metal Powder

5
Defence Soldier Training

You can do this after completing all the Bandits' Cave missions

You can only play this mission with a squad of ONLY Defence soldiers

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Golden Stamp || Broken Awl || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Famous Horse's Mane || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || Dark Brown Metal Powder || Silver Metal Powder

6
Defeat the Sword Attack Force

You can do this after completing Mission 4

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: **** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Crystal || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Fluorite || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Famous Horse's Mane || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || Dark Brown Metal Powder || Silver Metal Powder

7
Defeat the Spear Attack Force

You can do this after completing Mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: **** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Tear || Broken Awl || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Famous Horse's Mane || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || Dark Brown Metal Powder || Silver Metal Powder

8
Defeat the Gun Attack Force

You can do this after completing Mission 5

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: **** || Reward: 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Fenghuang Feather || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Famous Horse's Mane || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || Dark Brown Metal Powder || Silver Metal Powder

9
Defeat the Pair of Warriors

You can do this after completing Mission 8

Objective: Defeat the 2 mini-bosses

Difficulty: ***** || Reward: 2 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Fenghuang Feather || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Fluorite || Broken Awl || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone

10
Defeat the Thief Boss

You can do this after completing Missions 1-9

Objective: Defeat the Thief Boss

Difficulty: ****** || Reward: Nothing

Obtainable Items:

Golden Stamp || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Water God Stone