Gau (Suikoden IV)

Feral wild man of Hermitage Island
108 Stars Tensatsu Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 41 (S4)
Birth Year SY 267
Height 180cm (5'11") (S4)
Voice Harasawa Katsuhiro (S4)
Appears in

Gau (ゴー, ) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV. Gau was a feral wild man, raised by monsters on the Hermitage Island.



—  Gau
Dude ate all the blueberries at the Willy Wonka factory.

Gau was a seemingly feral man, discovered on Hermitage Island, who had been raised by local monsters. His life before this, if any, is unknown. He wore the pelt of a Demon Wolf on his head. Due to his upbringing, he tended to speak poorly and haltingly and focused on brute force as his solution to any and all problems.

After attacking the hero on Hermitage Island, Gau was defeated and impressed by his strength, agreed to join the Headquarters Ship. Although he had little understanding of the Island Liberation War and the reasons behind the fighting, he threw himself into battle after battle throughout the conflict. He would also form some sort of bond with Dario, with the two teaming up to unleash power attacks.

Following the war, he would head into the woods, continuing his wild rampage.



Keen You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.
Gau ...
Keen Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?
Gau Uga?
Keen Then, would you tell me what you think of the Hero?
Gau Ugaaaa!! Ugaaaaaaaa!! Hero! Strong!!
Keen Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.
Gau Uga?
Gau Uga!


Main article: Gau (Suikoden IV enemy)
After obtaining the Golden Seal, go to Hermitage Island (Woods) and Gau will be a random encounter. Defeat Gau and ask him to join you. If you do not ask him, the battle will repeat until you do so.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-717 Gau Free CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 420
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
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