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Goro is a character in Dark Cloud. He is a hunter from Matataki Village, and the second ally to join the party.


Five years before the story, his father, the legendary hunter Fudoh, disappeared, leaving Goro all alone. Goro blamed the villagers for Fudoh's death since they knew how he died and wouldn't reveal the truth to him. When the Dark Genie destroyed the village, Goro was the only one to survive.

When Toan arrives in Matataki Village, Goro suspects that he is the one who destroyed the village and suddenly attacks him, Toan reveals no harm to him and Goro believes Toan is too weak to destroy the village. To gain his cooperation, Toan must defeat the Killer Snake and retrieve Fudoh's Bone Pendant, revealing the truth about the legendary hunter's death. His Hunter's Earrings also hold the key to communication with Treant.


Goro (Scan)

Concept art.

Goro is a short, overweight young man dressed in a bearskin. He wields large hammers and axes, displaying a surprising strength for his small stature. He is somewhat aggressive, and comes across as morose, mostly due to the disappearance of his father. Goro can use his weapons to hit switches in the dungeons that open new pathways, and is needed to defeat Master Utan. He can increase his defense with the Grass Cake, which is found in miracle chests.


Goro's weapons are potentially the most powerful weapons in the game in terms of raw power, though his lack of speed hinders the overall damage output. His charge attack does offer 3-4 hits, however, and due to the smashing potential of his attacks, he is able to hit pegs to open pathways that others cannot. Although cutscenes show him bypassing the ladder and easily hopping up to his treehouse despite his bulk, the game does not permit him to jump over gaps in dungeons.