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デンボク Denboku
Legends Arceus Kamado.png
Artwork from Legends: Arceus
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Dark gray
Hair color Dark gray
Hometown Jubilife Village (originally from an unknown destroyed hometown)
Region Hisui (original region unknown)
Relatives Professor Rowan (descendant)[1]
Trainer class The Galaxy Team's
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Galaxy Team
Rank Commander
Anime series Pokémon: Hisuian Snow
Debut Fiery Reflections in Snow
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

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 games

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 issues missions for the player to quell the frenzied noble Pokémon of the Hisui region over the course of the game. He is cautious of the player's identity and intentions, reminding them that they are still a stranger who came from the space-time rift; despite this, he still acknowledges and respects the player's battling prowess as they complete his orders. When the space-time rift grows as a result of the player quelling all of the nobles, Kamado banishes them from the village, believing them to have some sort of connection to the rift and the lightning which agitated the nobles. He is later confronted and defeated by the player at the Temple of Sinnoh, where he concedes to the player and entrusts them with the task of properly dealing with Dialga/Palkia.

Kamado immigrated to Hisui from an unspecified region, after his 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. After experiencing the incident in his hometown, Kamado strives to protect the people he serves over, which often leads to him making rash, often dangerous decisions.


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.



Kamado concept art.jpg
Concept art from Legends: Arceus


Main article: Kamado/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

Kamado made a cameo appearance in Fiery Reflections in Snow at Prelude Beach's docks.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Kamado or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Kamado's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Snorlax Colorless Lost Origin TGH TG10/TG30 Dark Phantasma CHR 077/071
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Kamado Su Astral Radiance Uncommon 149/189 Battle Region U 066/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 187/189 Battle Region SR 082/067
Astral Radiance Rare Rainbow 205/189 Battle Region HR 090/067


  • 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: "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[sic] 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."
  3. Soruan: "Cosa...? Dice che ne arriva un altro?! Per tutti i mulinelli delle Isole Vorticose! Ma la Catena rossa è ormai in pezzi! Affrontare un’altra lotta del genere sarebbe troppo persino per <Player>!" (Leggende Pokémon: Arceus)
  4. Soruan: "Malediz... <Player>! Ritirata, ho detto! O ti faccio fare un volo da qui al Monte Argento!" (Leggende Pokémon: Arceus)

Commander: Kamado
Captains: CylleneZisuPesselleTao HuaSanquaColza
Members: Professor LaventonRei (Masters) • Akari (Masters)
Former members: CharmCloverCoin
Locations: Jubilife VillageGalaxy HallBase camps
See also: Pearl ClanDiamond Clan

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