How To Find and Beat Shesha in SMT IV: Apocalypse

Published on September 20th, 2016 by Gervais D.

The second time you encounter Shesha, you will be required to find and defeat it in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. This guide shows you how to find it and also helps you slay the beast to complete the Repel Shesha 2 quest.

Shesha in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Preparing to fight Shesha

Shesha will use powerful physical skills when battling you, therefore you should go to Ginza’s underground district black market and purchase the Green Uniform. It gives the user resistance against physical attacks but weak to ice (you do not have to worry about it hitting you with ice).

You can use the Shibuya terminal to get to Ginza.

How to find Shesha in SMT IV: Apocalypse

Use a terminal to transport yourself to Shibuya (after unlocking it). As soon as you exit the terminal, you should be in the Underground District B. Go right and head straight. You should eventually find a door. Go through it and you should get to the Underground District A.

Keep going straight and make a right turn. You will come across stairs to go up to the 108 Building.

Keep moving forward and go left. You can stop and heal by walking up the stairs to a building or continue forward to go to the next area, Inokashira-dori. Once you’re in Inokashira-dori, clear the area of those obstacles that block your path by using the “X” button and advance to the new area, Miyashita Park.

Once you are in Miyashita Park, go right and you will find stairs. Climb them and head straight followed by right. You will come across an area you can jump to get to a new area. Press the “A” button to jump to the new area and keep moving forward. Shesha will be there.

How to beat Shesha in SMT IV: Apocalypse

Shesha has a resistance to all skills except for almighty skills (such as energy drain) and the only weapon you have that can injure it is the Ame-no-habakiri, therefore you should equip it before the battle as you were advised in-game.

While I battled with the beast, it used the following attacks :

  • Earthquake (hits all party members)
  • Serpent’s Hunger (hits one party member)
  • Lunge (hits one party member)
  • Charge (exactly why the Green Uniform armor is required)

Green uniform armor

After damaging the flame-looking serpent, it will coil up like your previous encounter and you will have the choice to perform one of the following actions to determine a specific result :

  • Ask your partner to back you up (Shesha will not heal and assist gauge increases)
  • Let your partner handle things (does nothing and Shesha heals)
  • Defend and see what happens (Shesha will most likely heal itself)

As long as you can protect yourself from Shesha’s physical attacking wrath (charge skill + powerful physical skill), you should be able to finish it off in time with the legendary Ame-no-habakiri sword and assist attacks. Healing, life reviving and almighty skills (eg. energy drain) that you have access to are also useful on your other demons.

Hariti is a level 36 demon that learns energy drain.

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About Gervais D.

Gervais laughs at a difficult RPG while it takes its last breath as he conquers it. He's been gaming since the NES and loves to relax at the beach.