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デンボク Denboku
Legends Arceus Kamado.png
Artwork from Legends: Arceus.
Gender Male
Eye color Dark gray
Hair color Dark gray
Hometown Former unknown hometown (destroyed)
Jubilife Village
Region Hisui
Relatives Professor Rowan (descendant)[1]
Trainer class The Galaxy Team's
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Galaxy Team
Rank Commander

Commander Kamado (Japanese: デンボク Denboku) is the boss of the Galaxy Team. He is an ancestor of Professor Rowan[1].

In the core series

Kamado makes his first appearance in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, where the player meets him in the Galaxy Hall after passing Captain Cyllene's trial and becoming an official member of the Galaxy Expedition Team. He then issues missions for the player to quell the frenzied Noble Pokémon over the course of the game.

Kamado immigrated to Hisui from an unspecified region, after he and Beni's hometown was burned down by maddened Pokémon. Kamado and Beni then came to Hisui, where he hoped to build a new home where people could live free from the fear of Pokémon.


First battle


Kamado uses this team both in the one-time battle at Prelude Beach and the rematches at the Training Grounds.

Path of Tenacity

These fights are made available in version 1.1.0 after completing Request 102: "Daybreak".

First clear

Second clear

Third clear

All Pokémon have effort level 3 in their stats.

Fourth clear

All Pokémon have effort level 5 in their stats.

Subsequent clears

All Pokémon have effort level 7 in their stats.


Main article: Kamado/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

Kamado makes a cameo appearance in Fiery Reflections in Snow.

In the TCG

Full Art print of Kamado
Main article: Kamado (Astral Radiance 149)

Kamado was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Battle Region subset before debuting in English in the Astral Radiance expansion, with a regular print, a Full Art and a Rainbow Rare print, all with artwork by Hitoshi Ariga. This card allows the player to retain one card from their hand, discard the rest, then draw four cards.


  • Kamado practices sumo and is infamous for sumo throwing people.
  • Kamado's mustache is reminiscent of those shown on menpō used by samurai. Such facial hair was historically associated with a warlike character.[2]
  • The suit of armor that Kamado wears while battling is highly similar to that of Wikstrom of the Kalos Elite Four.
    • Said armor is also stated to be from Galar.
  • In the Japanese version of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, when Kamado loses his composure, he takes on a dialect that is often associated with the real life Kansai region, the region Johto is based on.


Language Name Origin
Japanese デンボク Denboku From 雷電木 raidenboku (alternate name of the Japanese rowan)
English Kamado From 七竈 nanakamado (Japanese rowan) and ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado, Professor Rowan's Japanese name
German Denboku From his Japanese name
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese Sorbus From Sorbus aucuparia (rowan)
French Cormier From cormier (service tree), similar to Professor Rowan's French name "Sorbier"
Italian Soruan From Sorbus aucuparia (rowan)
Korean 전목 Jeonmok From 뇌전목 (雷電木) noejeonmok (alternate name of the Japanese rowan)
Chinese (Mandarin) 馬加木 / 马加木 Mǎjiāmù From 馬加木 / 马加木 mǎjiāmù (alternate name of the Japanese rowan)
Chinese (Cantonese) 馬加木 Máhgāmù From 馬加木 máhgāmù (alternate name of the Japanese rowan)
Russian Камадо Kamado Transcription of his English name


  1. 1.0 1.1 Official Pokémon Legends: Arceus website (archived): "Commander Kamado, who appears in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, is an ancestor of Professor Rowan, who appears in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl."
  2. Tea Ceremony Kyoto Museum "The purpose of the mustache is to give it more natural look and also more war-like look. During the peaceful ego period all the men were asked to shave their beards because having a beard may mean the daimyos want to fight and want to revolt against the shogunate."

Commander: Kamado
Captains: CylleneZisuPesselleTao HuaSanquaColza
Members: Professor LaventonReiAkariBeniRye
Former members: CharmCloverCoin
Locations: Jubilife VillageGalaxy Hall

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