Great Colored Carp (ぬしの色鯉, Nushi no Koi - Guardian Spirit Carp) is a Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large and prominent health bar, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to perform multiple Deathblows on them in order to defeat them, and filling their Posture Gauge is the only way to accomplish this. Decreasing their health will make their Posture Gauge deplete slower.
Feeding the Great Colored Carp a Precious Bait will grant 1x Treasure Carp Scale the first time, and 3 the second time, from the feeding attendant. If you feed it too much, the feeding attendant will say he doesn't want the great carp to get fat, and will not reward you with more scales (for an unknown amount of time).
Great Colored Carp Location
- Fountainhead Palace (alive) / Sunken Valley Passage: Guardian Ape's Watering Hole (dead)
- This boss is optional.
Great Colored Carp Rewards
- Rewards: Great White Whisker
- Giving the Great White Whisker to the Feeding Attendant Grants you 1x Divine Grass
Great Colored Carp Strategies
This enemy has a one-shot attack and can only be defeated by completing its quest.
Great Colored Carp Lore
According to the Great White Whisker the Great Carp is biologically immortal, yet the Fountainhead Palace's Lake is filled with Great Carp skeletons, meaning others have killed it before.
Theory: the current Great Carp is a former okami, evidenced by its numerous humanoid teeth. If true however, it's odd that it doesn't have red eyes like the confirmed former okami carps.
Great Colored Carp Lore
- The Carp appears to be a brocaded carp of the type Taisho Sanke or Showa Sanke. The Legend of the Dragon's Gate tells the story of carp that may transform into dragons if they can leap up a massive waterfall . As a consequence, carp are considered symbols of success and transformation in Japanese culture.
- Nushi (主), the first word in the Great Colored Carp's name although rendered in phonetics, most often indicates "lord" when used in modern writing. However, the ideograph 主 was once also used as a particle in the names of Shinto guardian spirits of nature. These were most often depicted as animals who resided in one place for a very long time and so developed supernatural power.
Great Colored Carp Image Gallery
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