タダカツ Tadakatsu
Artwork with Metagross
Gender Male
Relatives Ina (daughter)
Kingdom Valora
Specialty  Steel  Dragon 
Weakness  Ice 
Default Pokémon


Perfect Links


Tadakatsu (Japanese: タダカツ) is a Warlord in Pokémon Conquest.

In the games

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Warlord information

Rank I

  Power 92
Wisdom 68
Charisma 81
Total 241
Warrior Skill Impact
Capacity 6
Perfect Links

Rank II

Ieyasu with Ina and Tadakatsu.
  Power 100
Wisdom 77
Charisma 89
Total 266
Warrior Skill Unrivaled
Capacity 6
Perfect Links
  Metagross   Dialga
  • Transforms to Rank II by reaching an 80% link with Metagross while Ieyasu and Ina are in the same kingdom as him.

Default Pokémon

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  • Start of turn:
  • When asleep:
"Sleeping still."
  • With low health or a status ailment:
"This looks dangerous."
  • When victory is near:
"This looks promising."
  • Otherwise:
"I will advance."
  • Start of battle:
    • When attacking a castle:
"Out of my way!"
  • When defending a castle:
"A challenge. Excellent."
  • During battle:
"<Pokémon's name> and I will claim glory... On this field of battle!"
  • When ordering to attack:
"<Move's name>! Do it."
  • When ordering to go to battle:
  • To a kingdom:
"None can stop me! No matter how many they number!"
  • To a wild Pokémon location:
"Right, we're off!"
  • Upon forming a link:
"Come, <Pokémon's name>. You're with me now."
  • When using an item:
"My <item> will help."
"Learn of my might the hard way!"
  • After winning a battle:
  • If he attacked a castle:
"You see, our path led us through to victory."
  • If he defended a castle:
"Challenge us again sometime. We shall always take you on gladly."
  • When defeated:
    • If recruitable:
"Hm. You are a fine Warrior."
  • If defeated by something other than the enemy:
  • Otherwise:
"How could I be forced to retreat...?"
  • When being recruited:
"You desire my service? Very well."
  • When delegating:
  • Before a delegation is chosen:
"What shall I do for you?"
  • After a delegation is chosen:
""Leave it to me."
  • When a delegation isn't chosen:
"I understand."
  • When mining:
    • When about to mine:
"Let us begin."
  • When successful in mining:
"Well done."
  • When unsuccessful in mining:
"I see."
"So this is the legendary power of the Warrior Crystal... I've never seen such power in a Pokémon before... So, let's see how powerful you really are... Come with me, Dialga!"
"Fine work, Ina."
"You won the contest. That means you have talent. But you mustn't forget. Talent alone is not enough."


A famous Warrior, thought to be the strongest in all of Ransei. Valued as an ally, his enemies fear the day when they have to take him on.

In the manga

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

Tadakatsu debuted in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition.


Metagross is Tadakatsu's only known Pokémon.
Debut The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition


Historical origin

Tadakatsu is based on the real-life Honda Tadakatsu of Japanese history, who had a reputation of being an unbeatable samurai - evading all injury across his many battles. This earned him recognition from influential figures of the time, such as Nobunaga (Oda Nobunaga), Hideyoshi (Toyotomi Hideyoshi), and Shingen (Takeda Shingen).

His Steel specialty in Conquest may reference his service under Ieyasu.

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