Hideyoshi Toyotomi by Tmetal5788

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Hideyoshi Toyotomi - Genius extraordinare
Hey, it could happen.

Table of Contents
I) Hideyoshi Toyotomi 101
       a) History in Samurai Warriors 
       b) Story in Warriors Orochi
       c) Some info on this guide)
II) Unlocking Hideyoshi
III) Move set
       a) Move set
       b) Mounted move set
       c) Extra moves
IV) Maximizing Hideyoshi's effectiveness
V) Weapons
       a) Triple Staff
       b) Painful Triad
       c) Monster Bones
       d) Simian Sansetsu
VI) Pros and Cons to using Hideyoshi
       a) Pros
       b) Cons
VII) SW story mode quotes
SW Chapter 1 : Battle of Jing Province
SW Chapter 2 : Battle of Honnoji
SW Chapter 2-X  : Battle of Kawanakajima
-Under Construction-
VIII) Frequently asked questions
IX) Legal stuff
X) Version updates
XI) Thanks 

Hideyoshi Toyotomi 101
History in Samurai Warriors (Put together by Jiyu Aifu)

Hideyoshi Toyotomi - 1536-1598

Hideyoshi Toyotomi provides a marvelous example of a rags to riches 
story. He was born in a village called Nakamura in the Owari Province 
as the son of a peasant/foot soldier, with no traceable samurai 
lineage. His childhood name was Hiyoshimaru, but he changed it to 
Tokichiro Kinoshita for his coming of age. Kinoshita was actually a 
name he made up so he could enter service since peasants did not have 
surnames. He began serving a lord of the Imagawa clan, only to run away 
to Owari with a sum of money entrusted to him. There, he joined 
Nobunaga Oda as a lowly servant, but his resourcefulness and talent did 
not go unnoticed by Nobunaga and he would soon rise to fame, despite 
his peasant background.

Tokichiro acted as Nobunaga's sandal bearer at the Battle of Okehazema 
and later, now known as Hideyoshi Kinoshita, he was able to bribe a 
number of Mino warlords to desert the Saito. One of Hideyoshi's most 
famed accomplishments was his legendary construction of Sunomata 
Castle. It is rumored to have been built in just one night, but that 
probability is unlikely in reality. It was more likely to have been 
done in three months, which is still remarkable enough. Nonetheless, 
with the castle in place, he discovered a route to the rear of 
Inabayama Castle, leading to its capture and the defeat of the Saito. 
By now, Nobunaga has become very impressed with Hideyoshi's abilities.

Some time later, Hideyoshi Kinoshita became Hideyoshi Hashiba. He 
created this new surname by borrowing characters from the names of two 
Oda retainers, Nagahide Niwa and Katsuie Shibata. These two officers 
were thought to be perfect and by combining their names, Hideyoshi 
sought to rise above and beyond them. By this time, he was also married 
to a woman named Nene and his mother was also remarried and produced 
his trusted half-brother, Hidenaga. Hideyoshi's physical features were 
similar to those of a monkey and because of this, Nobunaga often called 
him "Saru", meaning monkey.

Hideyoshi earned plenty of battlefield experience over the next few 
years, flying his "golden gourd" standard during the war with the Azai 
and Asakura. While Oda forces were marching against the Asakura, 
Nobunaga was ambushed by his brother-in-law, Nagamasa Azai,as well as 
the warrior monks of Mount Hiei. He had no choice other than to 
retreat, but there was no where he could have escaped with an army as 
large as his. So Hideyoshi volunteered to distract the enemy while 
Nobunaga escapes.

He captured a small fort called Kanegasaki and harrassed the three 
armies of the Asakura, Azai, and warrior monks while Nobunaga made his 
escape. Now Hideyoshi was isolated and surrounded by three angry 
forces. Nobunaga  thought that Hideyoshi must have died, but three days 
later he arrived  in Kyoto with most of his men, starving and 
exhausted. Hideyoshi made this escape by marching out of the fort and 
challenging the Asakura army.  Then he fled back into the fort and led 
his men out the rear gate and fled as fast as he could to Kyoto. From 
then on, when Hideyoshi's battle standard of the "golden gourd" was 
spotted, Nobunaga already concluded victory, for it meant Hideyoshi was 

By 1576, the Oda had gone to war with the Mori and Hideyoshi was 
ordered to co-command a campaign along with Mitsuhide Akechi. Both of 
these men enjoyed independence of command during this campaign, an 
honor Nobunaga rarely gave to his commanders.

For the next few years, Hideyoshi continued pushing back the large 
forces of the Mori, although being heavily outnumbered through much of 
the war. In 1582, he besieged Takamatsu Castle, a fortress the Mori 
thought to be absolutely necessary to their defense. Takamatsu was held 
by Muneharu Shimizu, dedicated warrior who could not be swayed by 
bribery or threats. However, Takamatsu lied on a flat plain just below 
sea level so Hideyoshi had the nearby Ashimorigawa damned up and its 
waters diverted around the castle, isolating Shimizu. Terumoto Mori 
soon arrived himself, but hesitated to make a movement. Meanwhile, 
Hideyoshi bombarded the castle with constant rifle fire.

Hideyoshi was still concerned about the menacing threat the Mori army 
posed and sent for reinforcements. Nobunaga obliged his request and 
sent a number of contingents, including Mitsuhide Akechi, who decided 
to instead lead his troops to attack Nobunaga Oda himself.

June, 1582, Nobunaga Oda died due to the attack by Mitsuhide Akechi. 
wanted the Mori to hear of this news first for his own benefit, 
however his messenger was intercepted by Hideyoshi. He wanted to 
immediately rush after Mitsuhide, but he was still stuck in a battle 
with the Mori. He decided to negotiate a peace with them so he could go 
after Mitsuhide, but he knew the Mori would never negotiate unless 
Takamatsu fell. So in order to speed things up, Hideyoshi promised 
Muneharu Shimizu that his wife and family would be spared if he 
surrendered, and becoming aware of the hardships his men were facing 
under the harsh conditions, Muneharu slit his belly open in front of 
both armies. Thus, Takamatsu was secured by Hideyoshi.

After hastily making negotiations with the Mori, Hideyoshi raced after
Mitsuhide, catching him off guard at Yamazaki. Mitsuhide was unable to 
secure the support he had hoped for and was defeated and killed. 
Hideyoshi was then able to present Mitsuhide's head at the grave of 
Nobunaga Oda.

The question of who would succeed Nobunaga was intensely argued upon by
Hideyoshi and Katsuie Shibata. Katsuie supported Nobunaga's third son,
Nobutaka Oda, while Hideyoshi supported Hidenobu Oda, the son of 
Nobutada Oda. Nobutada was Nobunaga's original heir, but he 
unfortunately shared his father's fate at Honnoji. Many of Nobunaga's 
chief retainers supported Hideyoshi, creating hostility between him and 

Katsuie returned to Echizen to strategize against Hideyoshi. He secured 
the support of Nobutaka Oda and Kazumasu Takigawa, but failed to win 
the support of many others he had hoped for. He was still in a position 
that could match Hideyoshi, especially since Hideyoshi's support would 
dwindle if he apeared to encounter difficulty due to his simple 

This did not go beyond Hideyoshi's notice and due to discrete threats 
made by Hideyoshi, Nobutaka panicked and moved to attack him. This was 
a big mistake since the passes from Echizen were still covered in snow. 
Due to this action, Kazumasu Takigawa turned to support Hideyoshi. In 
turn, Hideyoshi quickly surrounded Gifu Castle and Nobutaka 

A number of battles went on from there leading up to Shizugatake where
Hideyoshi's forced march surprised Katsuie and caused him to seal 
himself up in his castle where he took his life. His wife and sister to 
Nobunaga, Oichi, joined him, but her daughters to Nagamasa Azai were 
released. Hidenobu Oda was soon just forgotten about and Hideyoshi 
Hashiba became the true successor to Nobunaga.

However, Nobunaga's other son, Nobukatsu, allied himself with Ieyasu 
Tokugawa and defied Hideyoshi. They clashed at the Battle of Komaki-
Nagakute, which ended in a stalemate. However, Nobukatsu was losing 
land and decided to make peace with Hideyoshi before he lost everything 
and Ieyasu had little choice but to do the same.

Hideyoshi soon took to a number of tasks to consolidate his domain 
including, conquering the island of Shikoku and receiving a number of 
promotions from the imperial court, including the rank of Kampaku 
(regent). He wanted to be named Shogun, but he was unable to be given 
such a rank because of his peasant origins.

Hideyoshi Hashiba soon changed his name again to Hideyoshi Toyotomi, 
meaning "Bountiful Minister". Now only two forces remained in 
Hideyoshi's way to unifying the land. The Hojo of Kanto and the Shimazu 
of Kyushu. Hideyoshi first went down to Kyushu to subdue the Shimazu 
and they soon surrendered to him. The leader of the Shimazu, Yoshihisa, 
was forced to give up his position to his younger brother, Yoshihiro. 
While in Kyushu, Hideyoshi sensed a possible threat from Christian 
influences and issued the Christian Expulsion Edict, which forced all 
Christian missionaries to leave the country. This did not ban the 
religion in Japan, however. It only banned forced conversions, but 
still allowed landholders to become Christian with permission.

Delving in his role as the "Bountiful Minister", Hideyoshi often 
performed in plays about his life, and studied the tea ceremony and 
poetry. He even hosted an event called the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony, 
which showcased some of the finest tea items and Hideyoshi himself 
served tea to several lucky individuals.Hideyoshi had also been 
strengthening the imperial court in exchange for themproviding him with 
legitimacy. Hideyoshi, a former peasant, visiting the emperor of Japan 
annoyed many people.

Hideyoshi began a domestic campaign known as the Great Sword Hunt. This 
act ordered all peasants to disarm completely. Only warriors were 
allowed to bear weapons now. This was done to prevent uprisings. And to 
appease the Buddhist monks, who had a history of constant 
insurrections, he melted down many of the collected weapons to build a 
giant statue of Buddha. Hideyoshi also drew a very strict line between 
the villager and the warrior. A member of either group was forbidden to 
cross over to the other. A national survey and census was also issued. 
Once the citizens were registered they were forbidden to leave their 
respective provinces without permission. Another step to prevent 
bandits from roaming around. Hideyoshi also abolished slavery, 
replacing it with contract and indentured labor.

In 1590, Hideyoshi was finally prepared to finish off the Hojo, who 
were the last major threat to the Toyotomi. The Hojo refused to 
surrender and took to the strategy of keeping within the defenses of 
Odawara Castle, which had proved successful in numerous past invasions. 
However, after a three month siege, the Hojo finally gave in and 
surrendered. The Sengoku Era had officially come to an end with 
Hideyoshi Toyotomi unifying the land.

Just like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi saw impressive structures as a symbol of 
powerand Osaka Castle was constructed, becoming one of the greatest 
castles ever built in Japan. When Hideyoshi's infant son to Lady Yodo 
(daughter of Oichi and Nagamasa Azai) ,Tsurumatsu, died, he had to find 
a new heir to his realm. His brother Hidenagadied soon after as well, 
and Hideyoshi adopted his nephew, Hidetsugu, and named him his heir. 
Hideyoshi also took the rank of Taiko (retired regent)and gave 
Hidetsugu his former rank of Kampaku.

Hideyoshi had aspirations of invading China, and asked for permission 
to march Japanese soldiers through the Korean peninsula. This request 
was not granted and in 1592, Toyotomi forces invaded Korea. The Korean 
invasion was going well at first, but was eventually proving difficult 
due to Korean guerillas, Chinese troops, and the Korean navy. Hideyoshi 
then sought to negotiate and withdrew his forces from Korea.

In 1593, Hideyoshi's second son to Lady Yodo was born, Hideyori. 
Hideyoshi devoted much of his time to Hideyori, but then he realized 
the potential of a succession war between Hideyori and Hidetsugu after 
his death. He decided to send Hidetsugu to Mount Koya and ordered him 
to commit suicide. Any of his family members who did not follow suit, 
were killed. Thus, Hideyori became the absolute heir.

Hideyoshi ordered another invasion Korea, but in 1598 he fell ill. He 
formed a council of five regents to rule until Hideyori was old enough 
to take over. They consisted of Ieyasu Tokugawa, Toshiie Maeda, 
Terumoto Mori, Hideie Ukita, and Kagekatsu Uesugi, and each of them 
signed a pledge of loyalty to Hideyori. Soon after, Hideyoshi Toyotomi 
died and the invasion of Korea was again called off. He hoped the five 
regents would keep one another in check. He especially relied on 
Toshiie Maeda, however he died as well in 1599, which led to thecouncil 
of regents to break up. Ieyasu Tokugawa then rose to power and took the 
title of Shogun in 1603. Hideyori resided in Osaka Castle until 1615, 
until Ieyasu finally attacked him. After two sieges, Hideyori Toyotomi 
committed suicide along with his mother, Lady Yodo. The Toyotomi clan 
had been officially eliminated.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi was a remarkable figure in Japanese history and 
remains such to this day. Hideyoshi is often portrayed as a hero and a 
creator of a golden age, and aside from his Korean invasions, he 
deserves much of this acclaim. Many of his policies and initiatives 
were left in place, which made the Tokugawa shogunate possible. 
Hideyoshi Toyotomi's cultural legacy lived on and he remains a very 
large figure in Japanese history.





Hideyoshi's story in Warriors Orochi

As you can figure, Hideyoshi's story in Orochi isn't too complex, 
as the story isn't too complex.  Hideyoshi is fighting alongside his 
lord, Nobunaga Oda in order to take down Orochi.  Surprising right? If 
I can think of a way to expand upon this section, I will as soon as 

Some information about this guide

The only thing you need to know that isn't in the table of contents, 
is that there are a lot of Hideyoshi jokes scattered in here. 
Keep an eye out for them.  

II) Unlocking Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Go to your local game store and pick up a copy of Warriors Orochi. 
Go home and put it in your PS2. 
Go to story mode and select SW.  
Would you look at that! There he is!  Time to unite this land!

III) Move list 

(S is Square, T is Triangle)
S - A diagonal upward swing that swings 270 degrees around Hideyoshi
SS - Hideyoshi does a 360-degree spin
SSS - A diagonal swing that slopes downward
SSSS - Same as his S 
SSSSS - A 360 degree spin with his staff up in the air
SSSSSS - Another 360 degree spin
SSSSSSS+ - He spins his staff like a Baton and finishes with a forward 

T* - Charges up staff, jumps, and slams into the ground
ST - Swings, and does a charged swing upward, knocking soldiers into 
the air
SST - SS with a forward thrust
SSST - Swings staff around him once, then in the air and around him 

SSSST - Follows up SSSS combo with a jump into the air with a burst of 

SSSSST - Follows up combo with 2 dashes while swinging his staff around 

SSSSSST - Thrust forward,  flips and throws target. Breaks enemy guard. 
SSSSSSST - Follows up combo with multiple swings that go all around 
Jump T - Slams staff into the ground
Jump S - Swings downward
Running S - Gets low to the ground and spins around with staff out

Mounted move set
S - A swing to the right
SS - 2 swings to the right
SSS - 2 swings and what would be bashing someone on top of the head 
type swing
SSSS - SSS followed up by another swing
SSSSS - Same as SSSS with one more swing
SSSSSS - Same as SSSSS with one more swing
SSSSSSS - same as SSSSSS with 2 more swings
T - Horse gets on back legs and stomps down front legs
ST - Swing, the more powerful swing
SST - 2 swings, then a thrust
SSST- 3 swings, then does a flip in his seat, swinging his staff around
Horse Running T - Horse jumps through the air and slams back into the 

Musou - Hideyoshi jumps around spinning his staff in circles around him

Enhanced Strike R1
Deliver enhanced charge attack (uses musou)
Increase team speed

Counter Strike R1
When receiving damage from the enemy, Deliver counterattack (uses 

IV) Maximizing Hideyoshi's effectiveness
Simply put, his last charge is your best friend.  The move hits so 
many people in all different directions, you will probably use it more 
than anything else.  Use his guard break on pesky officers that don't 
know when to fight instead of block.  Use someone who is fast in your 
party because his speed boost will make them faster than they should 
be.  Try to cover your ears when you bring him out.  His charge 3 and 5 
are also good friends of yours, take full advantage of his range.  

V) Weapons

Hideyoshi uses a staff (I forgot the actual name) in battle, giving 
him excellent range and a somewhat crazy move set.  

His weapons are as follows:
1) Triple Staff
	    -Base attack: 9
2) Painful Triad
	    -Base attack: 18
3) Monster Bones
	    -Base attack: 36
4) Simian Sansetsu
	    -Base attack: 73
A Simian Sansetsu can be acquired the same way as every other level 4 
Doing any stage with a difficulty of 3 stars or more on Hard
Doing any stage on Chaos. 
Note - These do not guarantee a level 4, but it is the only way to get 

VI) Pros and cons

Amazing range
Good move set
Acts like a monkey
Uses best 1 on 1 move (The charge where he breaks the guard)

Absolutely terrible voice
Musou is pretty terrible.  
Acts like a monkey

VII) Quotes

Hideyoshi is a very loopy guy, as he says a lot of weird stuff.  
His voice in this game, well, I don't know what happened.  
I liked his voice in SW2, but this game; it's a little heavy on the 
*Note - Any Quotes with a star next to them, are times Hideyoshi was 
made fun of for looking like a monkey.
**Note - All of these happened when I had Hideyoshi as the active 

Officer KO - "Serves you right for getting in my way!"
Switched into party - "This land needs uniting!"

Here are the lines I've heard in SW story mode. 

----------Samurai Warriors Chapter 1 - Battle of Jing Province

"We have to keep our comrades alive at any cost!"
	Activation - Unknown

"Hmmm, If I didn't know better, I'd say you have a plan up your sleeve" 
"But the only way ahead for you lies through me!"
	Activation - Approaching Mitsunari Ishida

"I'm twice the man you are, well, uh, let's say one and a half times, 
just to be fair."
	Activation - Defeating Mitsunari Ishida

*Mitsunari - "At least I've made it down the evolutionary scale."
	Activation - Response to Hideyoshi's 
twice the man comment.

"Slither out of this one you reptile!"
	Activation - Said when I approached Cao Pi.  
May or may not be the requirement.

----------Samurai Warriors Chapter 2- Battle of Honnoji

"Ah, Nene? No, it can't be."
"This could be tough, I never even win an argument against Nene" 
	Activation - approaching Sun Shang Xiang

"Cao Cao certainly is a remarkable individual."
"What are you in love with the man?"
	Activation - Approaching Xiahou Dun 

----------Samurai Warriors Chapter 2-X: Battle of Kawanakajima

"You'll be the one who rues this day, for having the misfortune 
of running into me!"
	Activation - Approach Sima Yi

***Rest coming soon!***

VIII) Frequently asked questions

Q: Why did you make a Hideyoshi Guide?
A: Hideyoshi is my favorite character.  His moveset, his craziness, 
and his voice (in SW 2, not WO) made him my all time favorite 

Q: What exactly happened to Hideyoshi's voice, it's terrible!
A: I agree, I was actually disgusted by his voice in this game.  I 
don't know exactly why Koei decided to give him the voice.  I and 
everyone else who plays this game feel your pain.

Q: Hey, your guide is worse than Hideyoshi's voice!
A: Well that's pretty bad isn't it!  When you write a guide come talk 
to me and we will see who looks more like a monkey.

Q: What other guides for this game are you going to do?
A:  Probably just Nene. 

Q: I can't unlock SW gaiden stage 8 to get his personal item!
A: As of right now, neither can I, so I'll post an answer here in the 

Q: Who are you exactly?
A: My name is David Bert, preferably just Bert.  I live on Long Island 
in New York.  My life consists of work, school, shows, and band 
practice. I also love DW4 and SW2 with a passion, along with Warriors 

Q: Here is a question from yours truly.  If you guys have questions or 
comments, email me at Tmetal5788@aol.com.  
If you see something is missing or should be put in, inform me, and I 
give you full credit.  
A: I don't really look like a monkey anymore..uh, do I?

IX) Legal stuff
Copyright 2007 David Bert

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use 
of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display 
is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
their respective trademark and copyright holders. 

Don't copy my stuff please.  :-) 

(Jiyu Aifu received his information from the following pages, thanks 

Also thanks to: 
Samurai Archives for information on Hideyoshi. 
Wikipedia for information on Hideyoshi. 
Rainforest Wind for information on Hideyoshi. 

X) Version History

(1.0)	October 28, 2007 
I made the bulk of the guide.  Planning to add more soon. 

XI) Thanks
I would like to thank Koei for making such an amazing game.
I would like to thank anyone who helped me with this guide. 
I would like to give 1000 thanks to Jiyu Aifu for putting together such 
a great Hideyoshi history summary.  Also for letting me use it.
I'd like to thank my step-mom Nereida for hooking me up with some money 
to buy Warriors Orochi. 
I like to thank one of my best friends and fellow band member Paul 
Valestra for informing me that this game existed.
I would most importantly like to thank Hideyoshi Toyotomi for 
being awesome.  Sleep well Hideyoshi.

"I want to create a world where everyone can be happy. That is the 
promise that I have made.  Hey, that sounds cool doesn't it?"