Mythic Tanuki

Mythic Tanuki CR 5/MR 2

XP 1,600
CN Medium monstrous humanoid (mythic, shapechanger)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect poison, low-light vision; Perception +8


AC 20, touch 14, flat-footed 16 (+4 Dex, +5 natural, +1 shield)
hp 67 (5d10+40)
Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +6
DR 5/epic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk quarterstaff +7 (1d6+2), mwk quarterstaff +7 (1d6+1), slam +2 (1d6+1)
Ranged sling +9 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks mythic power (2/day, surge +1d6)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th; concentration +11)


Str 14, Dex 19, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 19
Base Atk +5; CMB +7; CMD 21
Feats Two-Weapon Defense, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (quarterstaff)
Skills Bluff +7, Diplomacy +6, Knowledge (nature) +5, Perception +8, Perform (percussion) +8, Sense Motive +4, Spellcraft +4, Stealth +11
Languages Common, Tanuki
SQ change shape (raccoon; beast shape II), drunken master, sake affinity


Drunken Master (Ex)

A mythic tanuki has perfected the art of drunken fighting, even when it is sober. At the beginning of its turn, it can gain one of the following benefits to represent its unpredictability in combat: +2 morale bonus to AC, Combat Reflexes, Improved Dirty Trick, Improved Disarm, or Improved Trip. The tanuki can spend one use of mythic power at the beginning of its turn as a free action to gain a second benefit.

Pilfering Raccoon (Sp)

When a mythic tanuki is in raccoon form, it gains the use of pilfering handUC 3 times per day as a spell-like ability. While making checks associated with the spell, the tanuki can expend one use of mythic power to add its mythic rank to the check.

Sake Affinity (Su)

As a swift action, a tanuki can take a swig of sake from the gourd it always carries at its side. When it does so, it gains the effect of one of the following spells at caster level 7th: divine favor, false life, haste, or rage. Unusual tanukis might have additional spell effect choices at the GM’s discretion. Each time a tanuki takes a swig of sake, it becomes progressively drunker and takes a –1 penalty on its AC and on Reflex saves for 1 minute. These penalties stack.

A mythic tanuki taking a swig of sake also gains immunity to fear for 1 minute. It can attempt a Fortitude save (DC 10, +1 for each previous swig) to avoid taking, or accumulating, the above penalties. If the tanuki has made all of its saves, it does not benefit from immunity to fear. Additionally, a mythic tanuki may forgo the above spell effects to save up for a blast of fire (up to 4 swigs), expelling it in a 30-foot cone as a standard action. When saving up swigs of sake in this way, it can take an additional swig as a standard action. It deals 2d6 points of fire damage for every swig saved this way (DC 16 Reflex halves). The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment temperate forests or urban
Organization solitary, pair, or gathering (1 mythic tanuki and 3–8 tanukis)
Treasure standard (masterwork quarterstaff, 4 gulps of sake in a gourd, other treasure

Short and pudgy, this raccoonlike humanoid wields a stout quarterstaff and weaves a little as if intoxicated.

Jolly tricksters, tanukis love deceiving humanoids and other intelligent creatures. This mischief is usually harmless but can turn spiteful in some situations. Popular folklore stories claim tanukis are the transformed souls of tools and housewares that were used for more than 100 years, a myth that probably results from tanukis’ ability to magically create or alter objects. A tanuki is 5 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Mostly encountered in disguise, tanukis enjoy visiting humanoid settlements and interacting with the people. They usually visit taverns and eateries, joining in feasts and celebrations whenever possible. Their trickery is more spiteful toward those who defile nature and to braggarts and bullies, but usually is designed to bring a smile.

They get along well with fey and spirits.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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