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Fear is for those of no confidence!

Yoshimo is a true neutral human bounty hunter and a temporary companion.BGIIBGII:EE

Yoshimo is Tamoko's younger brother, having come west originally to look for her.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Edit

Recruitment Edit

Yoshimo is available to recruit from Chapter 1. You will meet him when you reach the second level of Irenicus' Dungeon, Yoshimo claims himself to be an escaping prisoner just like you, and will offer to join the party to increase the survival chance.

Related quests Edit

Jon Irenicus will reveal himself and Yoshimo to be his puppet after the prison cells tour in Spellhold, the party will speak of their disgust over this betrayal. Yoshimo will then leave and Imoen, who was previously held captive, will replace him.

During your escape you'll encounter Yoshimo again, he will attack you along with some other rogues under Irencius's order. It's also revealed that Irenicus has somehow cast a geas spell upon Yoshimo, forcing him to obey his will or die instantly. After Yoshimo's inevitable death, you may pick up his heart and bring it to a priest of Ilmater later to grant him final rest in the afterlife, you earn 200,000 XP for doing so.

There's also a trick in to keep him alive, at least until Throne of Bhaal: dismiss him inside the building, trigger the spellhold event, return to the area where he's been left, upon entering the area, pause the game, if you're quick enough, you may engage him in dialogue to recruit him again, keeping him till the end of SoA.

Gameplay analysis Edit

Due to his unavailability in endgame and Throne of Bhaal, it's not advised to use any permanent boost items on him.

He is the only pure class thief in game besides HexxatBGII:EE. He has the following items when joining the party: his katana which grants a powerful luck status effect but can only be used by him, a short bow, studded leather armor and some arrows.

In-game description Edit

When asked about his past, Yoshimo seems disheartened that you are not acquainted with his reputation. By his own account, he is apparently well known among the people in the know,  both as a daring rogue and a dashing man about town. While the story sounds impressive, he seems ungainly for such exploits, possibly a bit more hapless than debonair. He wears it well, however, and perhaps even capitalizes on it. He seems to know that his kind of good-natured humor is well appreciated by most everyone he meets.

 Quotes Edit

Time for a quick exit, I would say! Initial meeting1
Despair not! I will inspire you by charging blindly on! Morale failure
Things are going well for us, yes? It's a dangerous path, but we manage well for ourselves. Happy
I'm not worried. I am sure these... setbacks are only temporary. Unhappy-annoyed
You had best alter your thinking, my friend, or you can forget about the company of Yoshimo! Unhappy-serious
Very well. If you will not listen to sense, I have no compelling reason to remain. Unhappy-break
An odd choice. Have you been hit in the head with a rock as of late? I? In the front? Well, it is your call... Leader
I must have rest soon, my friend. I have no wish to be weary when my skills call for careful concentration. Tired
Hm! It is either feast or famine with you. We are either hurried beyond endurance or bored witless, it seems. Bored
Pay attention... you will get no second chance! Battlecry1
Fear is for those of no confidence! Battlecry2
KAI! Battlecry3
Damage
Augh! A little help here... Hurt
Dying
My thieving skills will be of little use here. What wealth does a bear drop in the woods? Forest
Ah, yes, the city. With all its people and their accumulated wealth, yes? City
Be doubly careful. I'm sure all manner of stupid mousetraps await our toes in the dark. Dungeon
What do they say... about daylight and thieves? Oil and water? Day
Ahhh. My skills are at their best while under this blanket of darkness, my friend. Night
I am ready, I think. Select1
What do you need? I am skilled in avoidance. Select2
You require my counsel, yes? Select3
Where shall I display my skill and expertise? Select4
If memory serves...

Select5

Sou desu ne?

Select6

I can dance on the head of a pin as well. Action1
Fleet of foot and all that. Action2
Yoshimo is willing. Action3
You're right behind me, right? Action4
Very well. Hai-ya. Action5
Yokatta. Action6
Nothing dangerous, I would hope. Action7
Whatever you need, I do it well. Select rare1
Haiii-ya! Heh, the tourists love that stuff.

Select rare2

Kaiii! ...Yeah! Critical hit
Embarrassing! Critical miss
I hit... to no effect? Target immune
I must apologize, but I can carry no more. I have set your item upon the ground. Inventory full
I have made something mine, and none are the wiser. Picked pocket
All the world is blind to my passing. Hidden in shadows
My magic is lost! Spell disrupted
A trap most devious for the careless of foot. Set a trap

Trivia Edit

What's interesting is, in the game file, he actually has a dialogue line when the party enter the Nine Hells, which might suggest that developers of original game initially have plans for his further role in game plot.

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