ミツヒデ Mitsuhide
Akechi Mitsuhide.png
Artwork with Articuno
Gender Male
Relatives Gracia (daughter)
Kingdom Nixtorm
Specialty  Ice  Flying 
Weakness  Steel  Rock 
Default Pokémon


Perfect Links


Mitsuhide (Japanese: ミツヒデ) is a Warlord in Pokémon Conquest.

In the games

Ieyasu, Kenshin, Hideyoshi, Shingen, and Mitsuhide
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

In The Legend of Ransei, Mitsuhide is one of Nobunaga's top generals, and one of the last people the Hero/Heroine needs to defeat to challenge Nobunaga himself. His junior Warlord is his daughter, Gracia.

In Mitsuhide's story, Tragic Determination, he rebels against his master, deciding that Nobunaga has strayed too far off his path of uniting Ransei. Hearing from Ranmaru of Mitsuhide's betrayal, Nobunaga challenges Mitsuhide, daring him to defeat the entirety of his army before three years pass. Upon doing so, Nobunaga admits defeat, and asks Mitsuhide to do what he could not.

Warlord information

Mitsuhide and Lapras in the kingdom of Nixtorm

Rank I

  Power 77
Wisdom 82
Charisma 82
Total 241
Warrior Skill Crack Shot
Capacity 5
Perfect Links

Rank II

  Power 88
Wisdom 92
Charisma 92
Total 272
Warrior Skill Cold Eyes
Capacity 6
Perfect Links
  Lapras   Articuno
  • Transforms to Rank II by reaching a 70% link with Lapras or Articuno after having completed Tragic Determination.

Default Pokémon

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  • Start of turn:
  • When asleep:
"No sign of awakening..."
  • With low health or a status ailment:
"We must not admit defeat...!"
  • When victory is near:
"Let us put an end to this."
  • Otherwise:
"Away we go."
  • Start of battle:
  • When attacking a castle:
"This is all for the good of Ransei..."
  • When defending a castle:
"I am ready to face my opponent."
  • During battle:
"One must never lose one's head on the battlefield. Isn't that so, <Pokémon's name>?"
  • When ordering to attack:
"<Move's name>! Strike now!"
  • When ordering to go to battle:
  • To a kingdom:
"I shall make my strength known to you."
  • To a wild Pokémon location:
"Let us set off."
  • Upon forming a link:
"Come, <Pokémon's name>."
  • When using an item:
"My <item> should help."
"Now is the time..."
  • After winning a battle:
  • If he attacked a castle:
"We have emerged victorious from this battle."
  • If he defended a castle:
"Defeat at our hands was simply your fate, I'm afraid..."
  • When defeated:
  • If recruitable:
"I greatly admire the way you do battle..."
  • If defeated by something other than the enemy:
"Such an unfortunate turn..."
  • Otherwise:
"Urgh... I am disgusted at my own incompetence..."
  • When being recruited:
"Yes, I shall accept your proposition."
"Lord Nobunaga… I believed that devoting myself to following him would bring an end to the chaos of this world. It was this belief that allowed me to do battle in his name. What we are doing, however… Going from battle to battle without ever stopping to reconsider our motives… It is...cruel. Can such an approach really lead to a peaceful world? And even if it did, would it be a world where people and Pokémon could coexist peacefully…? There is no more time to waste. I already know the choice I must make: stop Lord Nobunaga… or wait for him to destroy the world."
"It is finally time for me to challenge the great man in battle. Are you ready, <Pokémon's name>? We must march forth. Our in <kingdom's name>!
"I am still unsure… I don't know if what I did was right...or whether I need to do more…"
"Lord Nobunaga...!"
"My lord… My dream was always to create a new peaceful Ransei in your name. But that would appear to be impossible now… But at least… At least I can try. Try and fulfill your destiny on your behalf, Lord Nobunaga…"
  • When attacking a castle with banners:
"We will not lose to Lord Hideyoshi. Come, <Pokémon's name>. Let's make sure we get those banners first!"
  • When defending a castle with banners:
"We shall not be defeated. Come, <Pokémon's name>."


Never letting his composure slip for a second, his overly serene nature sometimes gets him in trouble. His loyalty to trusted friends, however, is unshakeable.

In the manga

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

Mitsuhide debuted in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation.


Lapras is Mitsuhide's only known Pokémon.
Debut The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation


  • In Tragic Determination, Mitsuhide has a special quote when fighting Nobunaga, where he says "Our in <kingdom's name>!". This is likely a reference to the real-life Honnō-ji Incident, where Akechi Mitsuhide led a group of Oda Nobunaga's own soldiers against him, famously declaring that "The enemy is at Honnō-ji!".
    • Ironically, Tragic Determination tends to place Nobunaga in kingdoms adjacent to Mitsuhide's kingdoms, so this interaction is likely to trigger early in the episode - which goes counter to its tone of finality.
  • Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi have special quotes when battling each other in a kingdom with banners. Their Pokémon also get maximum energy when the quotes are shown. This is probably a reference to the Battle of Yamazaki, after Akechi Mitsuhide betrayed and killed Oda Nobunaga.
  • In the alpha build of Pokémon Conquest, there existed an image of Mitsuhide and his Moltres fighting Hero and his Eevee. Moltres does not exist in the final version of Conquest, though the graphic can still be found in the game files.

Historical origin

Mitsuhide is based on the real-life Akechi Mitsuhide of Japanese history, best known for his betrayal of Nobunaga. His wife was Hiroko (Tsumaki Hiroko), his children were Hidemitsu (Akechi Hidemitsu) and Gracia, and Mitsutada (Akechi Mitsutada) was his cousin. Toshimitsu (Saitō Toshimitsu), once a retainer for Ittetsu (Inaba Yoshimichi), defected to Mitsuhide to serve as his retainer. It is unknown if Mitsuhide died in the aftermath of the Battle of Yamazaki, and he is rumored to have become Tenkai (a Buddhist monk), who served Ieyasu. However, the game treats Mitsuhide and Tenkai as two separate characters.

Mitsuhide's specialty in Ice, which is the only type super-effective against Dragon aside from Dragon itself, may be a reference to his betrayal of Nobunaga.

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