Asakusa - Obelisk Walkthrough, Boss Battles, and Item Locations | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

Asakusa - Obelisk Walkthrough

This is a story walkthrough for Asakusa - Obelisk in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam. Here you'll find a guide on how to complete this area, solve the Obelisk Puzzles, story section, boss strategies, general tips, and a list of items that can be found.

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Asakusa Maps

Asakusa

B2
(Inner Southwestern Building)
B1
(Inner Northern Building)
B1
(Outer Southeastern Building)
B1
(Outer Western Building)
B1
(Along Nakamise-Dori)
1F
(Inner Northeastern Building)
1F
Nakamise-Dori
2F
(Northernmost Building)

Assembly of Nihilo

1F
Secondary Entrance
B15
1F
Exit

Obelisk

B2
1F
15F
18F
24F
26F
30F
32F
40F
42F
50F
52F
60F
61F
65F
70F
75F
77F
84F
85F
90F
93F
95F
97F
99F
101F
103F
105F
114F
118F
127F
128F
132F
135F
140F
142F

Asakusa Story Walkthrough

At this point, we recommend finishing the First Kalpa and Second Kalpa in the Labyrinth of Amala to trigger the Boss Fights against other Menorah Bosses in this area.

Kuramae - Asakusa

Objectives
1 On the Overworld, cross the bridge from Kuramae to Asakusa and head down the slope to enter Asakusa Proper.
2 You will start in Nakamise-Dori. Enter the Terminal Room. A cutscene with Hijiri will play.
3 If you have completed the First Kalpa and Second Kalpa in the Labyrinth of Amala, a boss fight against White Rider will occur right outside the S-Terminal.
Boss Fight
white rider
Boss Battle: White Rider

Obtain the Menorah of Compassion after defeating White Rider.
5 Afterwards, fast-travel to the Great Underpass of Ginza to battle Red Rider.
Prepare for the boss fight beforehand.
Boss Fight
red rider
Boss Battle: Red Rider

Obtain the Menorah of Insight after defeating Red Rider.
7 After defeating Red Rider, return to Asakusa via the Terminal.
8 Walk along Nakamise-Dori, and then go down the first set of West stairs located at 1F, and then go speak to the Collector Manikin.
9 Leave the room and move further along Nakamise-Dori going North, and then go through the East Exit and leave the area.
10 Cross the bridge and enter the building to gain access to the Asakusa building.
11 Head down the flight of stairs, follow the hallway and then turn right. Continue pushing forward going North and go through the door.
12 Take the left hallway. Push forward until you reach the farthest left turn. Climb the stairs and exit the area.
13 Cross the North bridge and then enter the Asakusa building and speak with the Female Manikin.
14 Backtrack and cross the South bridge and enter the Asakusa building.
15 Continue forward and turn right and head through the East door. Use the stairs and leave the area.
There's an S-Terminal located at the West door.
16 Enter Mifunashiro.
17 Continue walking forward and head for the North door. A cutscene with Futomimi will play.
An S-Terminal can be located at the East door.
18 Return to Nakamise-Dori in the Asakusa temple and speak with Hijiri in the Terminal room.
19 Fast-travel to Ginza and make your way to the Assembly of Nihilo. Cross the bridges and take the highway. Just follow the road and enter the dome in Shiba.

Assembly of Nihilo

We recommend getting Light Balls or learning Lightoma for this area.

Objectives
20 Head North ang use the elevator. Go to B15.
21 From the elevator, move forward going Southeast and go through the door.
22 Walk along the corridor and exit the room. Enter the True Core.
23 Continue straight ahead and the take Southeast door. Go through the door and exit the True Core.
24 Follow the very long corridor and use the elevator. Go to 1F.
25 From Marunouchi Entrance, go to the West exit and leave the area.
An S-Terminal is located at the North door.
26 On the Overworld, proceed South, traversing Hibiya and Chiyoda. Go through the walkway entrance and head straight to the Obelisk.

Obelisk

obelisk
Objectives
27 Continue forward and use the lift at the Northernmost structure.
An S-Terminal is located at the West door.
28 Continue forward going South. A cutscene with the three Moirae sisters will play, then after which ride the South lift.
29 Climb up the right-side stairs and ride the West lift. Continue forward and climb another set of stairs. Activate the blue orb.
30 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time and gain access to the raised platform.
Tip: The required moon phase to lower the platform is etched as tiles on the platform before you. E.g. if there are 4 tiles, you need to get a Half Moon, 3 tiles would be 3/8, and so on.

Obelisk - 32F

Objectives
31 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Half Moon.
32 Step 1
33 Step 2
34 Proceed and then follow the corridor and climb up the stairs. Take the lift.
35 On 40 F, take the right-side corridor and follow the path, and then take a left and climb up the stairs. Turn left and cross the bridging set of stairs.
An S-Terminal is located at the first South door to the right of the lift.
36 Turn left going South, and then turn left again and climb up the stairs. Keep climbing up until you reach the lift. Ride the lift up to 50F.
37 From the lift, turn left going East and climb down the right-side set of stairs. Follow the path and climb up until you reach 52F.
An S-Terminal is located at the Southeast door on 52F. Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time and gain access to the raised platform.

Obelisk - 52F

Objectives
38 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Full Moon.
39 Step 1
40 Step 2
41 Step 3
42 Proceed and ride the lift to 60F. From there, walk forward and go on the 2nd to the left lift, immediately next to the middle one. Ride the lift on 70F to get to 77F.
43 Hop on the right side cube and touch puzzles to fast-forward time and gain access to the raised platform.
An S-Terminal and Cathedral of Shadows are located on the left wing.

Obelisk - 77F

Objectives
44 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Full Moon.
45 Step 1
46 Step 2
47 Step 3
48 Step 4
49 Step 5
50 Ride the lift and then climb up the stairs.
51 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Full Moon.
52 Step 1
53 Step 2
54 Step 3
55 Step 4
56 Continue forward and ride the lift. Climb up the stairs to 93F.
57 Turn left to the Southeast set of stairs and climb up the several set of stairs to 95F. Take the lift up to 97F.
58 Turn left and climb up the stairs. Turn left again and climb another set of stairs.
59 Turn right, and then turn right again and climb up the stairs. After that, climb the nearest set of stairs to your right to reach 101F.
A Fountain of Life is located at the South door.
60 At 101F, turn right and climb the set of stairs. Continue forward, ignoring the immediate right-side set of stairs, and climb the ones up ahead instead. Follow the path and climb the nearest set of stairs to the right. Just keep climbing going in a clockwise direction.
61 Once you get to 105F, ride the lift to 114F. Climb up the flight of stairs. Turn right and climb up until you reach 118F. Ride the lift to 128F.
An S-Terminal is located at the Northeast door in the left wing.

Obelisk - 128F

This puzzle requires you to get all the puzzles right in one go to trigger the final boss fight.

Objectives
62 Touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Half Moon.
Prepare for a boss fight against Clotho before proceeding with this step.
63 Step 1
64 Step 2
65 Step 3
Boss Fight
clotho
Boss Battle: Clotho

Clotho will just flee from the battle once you do enough damage.
67 Do Not reset. Touch the puzzles right away to fast-forward time to a Full Moon.
Prepare for a boss fight against Lachesis before proceeding with this step.
68 Step 1
69 Step 2
70 Step 3
71 Step 4
72 Step 5
Boss Fight
lachesis
Boss Battle: Lachesis

Just like her sister, Lachesis will flee from the battle once you do enough damage.
74 Do NOT reset, instead touch the puzzles to fast-forward time to a Half Moon straight away.
Prepare for a boss fight against Atropos before proceeding with this step.
75 Step 1
76 Step 2
77 Step 3
Boss Fight Boss Battle: Atropos
Yes, just sister things. Atropos will flee from the battle once you do enough damage.
79 Afterwards, cross the lowered platforms and ride the lift to 140F. Ride the platform on 140F to get to the Moirae Sisters.
Prepare for the final boss fight against the Moirae Sisters before proceeding.
Boss Fight
moirae sisters
Boss Battle: Moirae Sisters
81 Obtain Djed Magatama after defeating the Moirae Sisters.
djed
82 Examine the illuminated patch of floor and ascend. A cutscene with Yuko will play.
83 Receive two additional demon slots from Aradia.
84 A cutscene with Old Woman and Little Master will play.
85 Return to Asakusa proper. A cutscene with Hikawa will play.
None of your response will affect the ending.
86 Exit the area to proceed with the story.

Obtain Menorah of Compassion After Defeating White Rider

You can obtain the Menorah of Compassion after defeating White Rider at Asakusa.

Obtain Menorah of Insight After Defeating Red Rider

You can obtain the Menorah of Insight after defeating Red Rider at Asakusa.

Obtain Geis Magatama After Beating Puzzle Boy

You can obtain Geis Magatama after beating Puzzle Boy, an arcade game located in the East Asakusa building.

Obtain Djed Magatama After Defeating Moirae Sisters

You can obtain Djed Magatama after defeating Moirae Sisters in the Obelisk.

Receive Two Additional Demon Slots From Aradia

You will receive two additional demon slots from Aradia during the cutscene with Yuko in the Obelisk.

Asakusa Boss Fights

White Rider

White Rider Boss Fight

The White Rider calls on you to unite the Menorahs. Watch out for his powerful attack God's Bow.

How to Beat White Rider

Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys Attacks can go a long way.

White Rider does not have any Elemental weakness, however using Phys attacks and Magic skills except for Fire, Light, Dark, and Ailment can inflict damage onto it.

Strengths

Attacks Fire, Light
Void Fire, Light, Dark, Ailments
Support Dekaja, Dragon Eye, Call Angel

White Rider utilizes a multi-target Fire attack and a single-target Light Instakill called God's Bow, we highly suggest not summoning demons that are weak towards those attack types.

Likewise, White Rider can Void Fire, Light, Dark, and Ailment skills. Never use these attacks on White RIder as you'll only be wasting your turns.

White Rider has Dekaja which removes all buffs from all foes, so don't overinvest in buffing your party as it can negate all your buffs in a single turn. White Rider also has Dragon Eye that grants White Rider four extra turns, and Call Angel which White Rider uses to summon extra Virtue demons.

Red Rider

Red Rider Boss Fight

The Red Rider longs for your demise. Take note of his numerous elemental strengths.

How to Beat Red Rider

Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys Attacks can go a long way.

Red Rider does not have any Elemental weakness, however, using Phys Attacks is good for dealing damage.

Strengths

Attacks Phys, Force, Elec
Void Force, Elec, Light, Dark, Ailments
Support Dekunda, Dragon Eye, Call Soldier

Red Rider will mainly use Phys, Elec, and Force Attacks, so we recommend bringing along demons that can block these types of attacks. Likewise, Red Rider can Void Force, Elec, Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so don't use these types of attacks as you will only be wasting your turn.

Red Rider has three Support skills including Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it, Dragon Eye that grants Red Rider four extra turns, and Call Soldier which Red Rider uses to summon Power demons.

Moirae Sisters - Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos

Moirae Sisters Boss Fight

The Moirae Sisters will spin, measure, and snip your fate. Fighting all three at the same time will undoubtedly be tough.

How to Beat Moirae Sisters

Clotho Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way.

Clotho does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Clotho Strengths

Attacks Light, Charm/Mind
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Support Dia, Diarama, Mediarama

Clotho uses Light and Charm skills, so we suggest not bringing along demons that are weak to these types of attacks. Likewise, Clotho can void Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so never use these types of attacks on her as you'll only be wasting your turns.

Clotho has Dia, Diarama, and Mediarama to heal herself and her party up. However, do not be discouraged as she only has a limited number of turns, just keep dealing damage to take her out immediately.

Lachesis Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way.

Lachesis does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Lachesis Strengths

Attacks None, aside from Normal Attack
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Support Tetrakarn, Makarakarn, Tarukaja, Makakaja, Rakunda, Rakukaja

Lachesis does not have any elemental attacks and is a full Support build. She will mainly use her Support skills to enhance her sisters' attacks and protect her party from your attacks.

She also voids Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so never use these types of attacks on her as you'll only be wasting your turns.

Lachesis has an arsenal of Support skills including Tetrakarn which blocks your party's Phys attacks, Makarakarn which blocks your party's Magic attacks, Tarukaja, Makakaja, Rakunda and Rakukaja.

Atropos Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way.

Atropos does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Atropos Strengths

Attacks Fire, Ice, Elec, Force
Void Light, Dark, Ailments

Atropos is the sisters' main damage dealer, and mainly utilizes both single-target and multi-target Fire, Ice, Elec, and Force attacks, so we highly recommend bringing along demons that can block any of these types of attacks. Likewise, Atropos voids Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so don't use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn.

Obtainable Magatamas

Nirvana

Nirvana can be bought in the Asakusa Junk Shop.

How to Get Nirvana

Gehenna

Gehenna can be bought in the Asakusa Junk Shop.

How to Get Gehenna

Geis

Geis is rewarded to you after clearing all 20 Stages in Puzzle Boy.

Puzzle Boy Mini-Game Solutions

Djed

Djed is rewarded to you after beating the Moirae Sisters.

How to Beat Moirae Sisters

Asakusa Obtainable Items

World Map

Items on the World Map
Obtained from Items
1 Asakusa Magic Mirror x 1
2 Shiba
Near the Second Entrance of Assembly of Nihilo
Enemy ambush x 1 Succubus
3 Chiyoda
To the right of the entrance to Obelisk
Life Stone x 3
4 Kudan
To the left of the entrance to Obelisk
10000 Macca

Asakusa: B1 (Outer Western Building)

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube It's empty
2 Cache Cube It's empty

Asakusa: B1 (Outer Southeastern Building)

Obtained from Items
1 Puzzle Boy Geis Magatama x 1

Asakusa: B2 (Inner Southwestern Building)

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube 3000 Macca
2 Cache Cube Attract Pipe x 1

Asakusa: 1F (Outer Northeastern Building)

Note: Only accessible after completing the Obelisk

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Life Stone x 2
2 Cache Cube 2000 Macca

Asakusa: 1F (Far Outer Northeastern Building)

Note: Only accessible after completing the Obelisk

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest Diamond x 1
2 Mystical Chest Sapphire x 1
3 Mystical Chest Emerald x 1

Asakusa: B1 (Along Nakamise-Dori)

Note: Only accessible after meeting Hikawa in front of the Mantra HQ in Ikebukuro.

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Revival Bead x 1

Assembly of Nihilo: B15

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube It's a trap! Your party takes damage.
2 Cache Cube Bead x 1
3 Cache Cube Tetraja Rock x 1
4 Cache Cube It's a trap! Your party gets poisoned
5 Cache Cube Medicine x 1

Obelisk: 1F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Dis-Mute x 1

Obelisk: 18F

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest Jade x 1

Obelisk: 32F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Chakra Drop x 2

Obelisk: 40F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Life Stone x 4
2 Cache Cube Sacred Water x 1
3 Cache Cube Dekaja Rock x 1

Obelisk: 50F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Bead x 1

Obelisk: 52F

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest
To access the chest, step on the puzzle blocks in this order: 3-4-2-1-2
Great Chakra x 1

Obelisk: 70F

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest
Ride either the 3rd or 4th platform from the left to arrive at the Mystical Chest.
Soma x 1

Obelisk: 77F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube
To access the cube, step on the puzzle blocks in this order: 2-1-4-1-4
8000 Macca
2 Mystical Chest
To access the chest, step on the puzzle blocks in this order: Bottom left, bottom right, top right, bottom right, bottom left, bottom right, top right
Magic Incense x 1

Obelisk: 93F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Life Stone x 2

Obelisk: 99F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube It's a trap! Your party gets stunned

Obelisk: 85F

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest
To access the chest, step on the puzzle blocks in this order: 2-3-2-1
Chakra Pot x 1

Obelisk: B2

Note: To access this floor, go to 85F and input this sequence into the floor puzzle to open the path: 1-2-1-2-1-2-3

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Medicine x 1
2 Cache Cube It's a trap! Your party gets silenced
3 Cache Cube Spyglass x 1
4 Cache Cube Medicine x 1

Obelisk: 118F

Obtained from Items
1 Cache Cube Soma Droplet x 1

Obelisk: 135F

Obtained from Items
1 Mystical Chest Bead Chain x 1
2 Mystical Chest Balm of Rising x 1

Obelisk: 142F

Obtained from Items
1 Moirae Sisters Boss Fight Bead Chain x 1

Asakusa General Tips

Complete the First and Second Kalpa in Labyrinth of Amala

You must complete the first and second Kalpa in Labyrinth of Amala to trigger the boss fights with White Rider and Red Rider in Asakusa.

Acquire Light Balls or Lightoma for Assembly of Nihilo

We recommend getting Light Balls or learning Lightoma for this area as it will be total darkness in the dungeon.

Look at the Etched Tiles on the Platforms in Obelisk

The required moon phase to lower the platform in Obelisk is etched as tiles on the platform.

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Recommended level: 20
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Recommended level: 65
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Recommended level: 75

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