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ケンシン Kenshin
Uesugi Kenshin.png
Artwork with Mewtwo
Gender Male
Relatives Aya (sister)
Kingdom Illusio
Specialty  Psychic  Fighting 
Weakness  Ghost 
Default Pokémon


Perfect Links


Kenshin (Japanese: ケンシン) is a Warlord in Pokémon Conquest.

In the games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Warlord information

Rank I

Conquest Kenshin I.png Power 90
Wisdom 66
Charisma 81
Total 237
Warrior Skill Bustle
Capacity 7
Perfect Links
Gallade Gallade

Rank II

Kenshin and Shingen with Pokémon in the kingdom of Illusio
Kenshin, Kiyomasa, Mitsunari, Masanori, Shingen, and Oichi having a feast
Yoshimoto playing Pokémari with Shingen and Kenshin.
Ujiyasu fishing with Shingen and Kenshin.
Conquest Kenshin II.png Power 99
Wisdom 76
Charisma 91
Total 266
Warrior Skill Inspiration
Capacity 8
Perfect Links
Gallade Gallade Mewtwo Mewtwo
  • Transforms to Rank II by reaching a 75% link with Gallade after having completed Archenemies.

Default Pokémon

The Legend of Ransei Unite Ransei stories Collect 100 Pokémon stories Kenshin versus Shingen stories Two Heroes of Ransei


  • Start of turn:
  • When asleep:
"Still slumbering..."
  • With low health or a status ailment:
  • When victory is near:
"The advantage lies with us."
  • Otherwise:
"Now, we fight."
  • Start of battle:
  • When attacking a castle:
"Let us savor this battle together."
  • When defending a castle:
"The fates shall decide the victor."
  • During battle:
"I love the smell of the battlefield. With this battle, <Pokémon's name> and I will put the world to rights."
  • When ordering to attack:
"<Move's name>... Now..."
  • When ordering to go to battle:
  • To a kingdom:
"The time for battle is upon us."
  • To a wild Pokémon location:
"Let us enjoy this battle."
  • Upon forming a link:
"Now that I have linked with <Pokémon's name>, the prospect of battle seems more pleasurable."
  • When using an item:
"My <item>..."
"I shall cut us a path to victory!"
  • After winning a battle:
  • If he attacked a castle:
  • If he defended a castle:
"Our enemies have been eliminated."
  • When defeated:
  • If recruitable:
"You fight extremely well, I must say."
  • If defeated by something other than the enemy:
"I see..."
  • Otherwise:
"Fate is not on our side..."
  • When being recruited:
"I will respond to your favor on the field of battle."
  • When there are 30 Warriors in the army:
"We now have more Warriors in our army. The Pokémon too appear satisfied by this development."
"Nemesis... How may I be of assistance?"
"Interesting... I accept your challenge."
"Let us begin, Nemesis..."
"Victory is sealed..."
"And yet this marks the end of my battles with my nemesis..."
"Indeed. In fact, there is one who has proven capable in battle..."
"...And here he is."


A veritable genius on the battlefield, he values nothing above the art of combat. Sworn enemies with Shingen and constantly looking for ways to overcome him.

In the manga

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

Kenshin debuted in The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure.


Gallade is Kenshin's only known Pokémon.

Gallade's only known move is Psycho Cut.

Debut The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure


Historical origin

Kenshin is based on the real-life Uesugi Kenshin of Japanese history. He and Shingen (Takeda Shingen) were honorable rivals of one another. Aya was his older half-sister and Kagekatsu (Uesugi Kagekatsu) was his nephew. Yatarō (Kojima Yatarō), Kanetsugu (Naoe Kanetsugu), Tomonobu (Saitō Tomonobu), Sadamitsu (Usami Sadamitsu), and Kageie (Kakizaki Kageie) were generals in his army. Takahiro (Kitajô Takahiro) was also apart of the Uesugi clan.

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