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
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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 Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.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 Thieves' Mine 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: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Fang || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth

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: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Whisker || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Golden Stamp || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

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: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

4
Rescue the Kidnapped Villagers #1

You can do this after completing all the Thieves' Mine missions

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss, then talk to the kidnapped villagers.

Difficulty: ***** || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Fang || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-coloured Fragment || Precision Machine || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

5
Rescue the Kidnapped Villagers #2

You can do this after completing mission 4

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss, then talk to the kidnapped villagers.

Difficulty: ****** || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth

6
Rescue the Kidnapped Villagers #3

You can do this after completing mission 5

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss, then talk to the kidnapped villagers.

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Crimson Jewel || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Golden Stamp || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

7
Attack Soldier Training

You can do this after completing all the Thieves' Mine missions

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Sultry Doll | |Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

8
Defence Soldier Training

You can do this after completing mission 7

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Snake Skin || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

9
Medical Soldier Training

You can do this after completing mission 8

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

God Slaying Talisman || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth

10
Sword Soldier Only Mission

You can do this after completing all the Thieves' Mine missions

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ****** || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Golden Stamp || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

11
Spear Soldier Only Mission

You can do this after completing mission 10

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

God Slaying Talisman || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

12
Gun Soldier Only Mission

You can do this after completing mission 11

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

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******** || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Golden Inro || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

13
Defeat the Sword Attack Force

You can do this after completing mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Crimson Jewel || Golden Stamp || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth

14
Defeat the Spear Attack Force

You can do this after completing mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

15
Defeat the Gun Attack Force

You can do this after completing mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Snake Skin || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Large Gold Nugget || Platinum Grain || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

16
Defeat the Strong Warrior Attack Force

You can do this after completing mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: ******* || Reward: 3 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Golden Inro || Sultry Doll || Dragon Tear || Crystal || Fenghuang Feather || Ancient Amulet || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Small Clockwork || Handmade Device || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch || Sacred Tree Wood || Vermilion Cloth || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder || Gold Metal Powder

17
Defeat the Three Warriors

You can do this after completing mission 12

Objective: Defeat the mini-bosses

Difficulty: ******** || Reward: 5 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Eyepatch with a Snake Design || Golden Inro || Snake Skin || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Golden Stamp || Broken Compass || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece || 1000 Year Old Tree Branch

18
Defeat the Four Divine Kings

You can do this after completing mission 17

Objective: Defeat the mini-bosses

Difficulty: ******** || Reward: 5 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Haori with Torn Sleeves || Crimson Jewel || God Slaying Talisman || Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Beautiful Silk || European Cloth || Rainbow-Coloured Fabric || Silver Metal Powder

19
Defeat the Five Tiger Generals

You can do this after completing mission 18

Objective: Defeat the mini-bosses

Difficulty: ********* || Reward: 5 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Dragon Eye || Dragon Whisker || Dragon Fang || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint || Black Obi || Platinum Lump || Rainbow-Coloured Fragment || Precision Machine || Driftwood Piece

20
Defeat Toyotomi Hidebu

You can do this after completing missions 1-19

Objective: Defeat Toyotomi Hidebu

Difficulty: ********** || Reward: 20 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Crimson Jewel || Dragon Eye || Golden Inro || Snake Skin || God Slaying Talisman || Dragon Whisker || Dragon Fang || Inaka School Catalogue || Eyepatch with a Snake Design || Haori with Torn Sleeves