Gaki, Shikki

Shikki-gaki CR 2

XP 600
CE Medium undead (gaki, shapechanger)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 22 (4d8+4); fast healing 1
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +6
DR 5/good; Immune undead traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6+3), 2 claws +4 (1d4+3 plus gaki fever)
Special Attacks gaki fever


Str 16, Dex 17, Con -, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Iron Will, Toughness
Skills Climb +10, Knowledge (nature) +4, Stealth +10, Perception +7
Languages Common
SQ change shape (Tiny flying insect; vermin shape II), fungus form


Fungus Form (Ex)

During daylight hours, shikki-gaki are transformed into oversized mushrooms nearly a foot tall.

They typically hide themselves in caves or cellars where they sleep during the day in this form. Their snoring is audible in mushroom form, and they exhale a noxious vapor while they slumber, causing any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet to make a DC 12 Fortitude saving throw or take 1 Con damage from poison, or half as much on a successful save. A creature failing its save also contracts gaki fever. A shikki-gaki is treated as unconscious while in fungus form.

Gaki Fever (Su)

The creature is affected as per the spell contagion (Fort DC 12). On a failed save, the creature contracts a random disease (1d6: 1-2 blinding sickness, 3-4 filth fever, 5-6 shakes).

The creature does not automatically recover with successful saves; successful saves only start to accrue toward a cure after the seventh day. Remove curse allows a natural recovery, while remove disease works normally.


Environment Any
Organization solitary or gang (2 – 4)
Treasure incidental

This walking corpse has coarse brownish flesh with fungus sprouting from within. Spores cover its skin. Gaki are the restless spirits of wicked mortals that are condemned to wander the land of the living in the form of misshapen monstrosities as cosmic punishment for their sins. The exact appearance of each gaki varies based on their home culture and the nature of their crimes, but there are several common categories into which they fall.

Spirits of faithless and negligent servants, herbalists, healers, and gardeners, and sometimes even the corrupted remnants of kami or other nature spirits, these unfortunates are accursed for the sins of sloth and cruel indifference to the suffering of those around them.

In combat, A skikki-gaki attacks savagely, using the fear of its claws to discourage onlookers from fighting back.

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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