Goemon Ishikawa
Goemon Ishikawa SW4 Artwork
Character information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Miscreants
Weapon Type: A spiked club and a canon
Significant Battle(s): Iga
First appearance: {{{1st appearance}}}

Goemon Ishikawa (石川 五右衛門) is a character who appears in Samurai Warriors. He is a professional thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. He wields a spiked club and a cannon attached to his back.

Role in the gamesEdit

In Samurai Warriors, Goemon is wondering thief who's only goal is to obtain worthy treasures. During the Tokugawa's crossing of Iga, Goemon is hired by Mitsuhide Akechi to capture Ieyasu Tokugawa in exchange for treasure.

In Samurai Warriors 2, although not a playable character, Goemon makes a cameo in Sugoroku mode where he steals the player with the most gold and hands it over to the poorest player. 

In Samurai Warriors 4, Goemon returns as a playable character.

Character informationEdit

Voice actorsEdit

  • Bob Papenbrook - Samurai Warriors (English)
  • Hisao Egawa - Samurai Warriors (Japanese)


  • "I'm Goemon Ishikawa, King of Thieves! Clearly you've heard the name before."
  • "Gotcha!"
  • "Fire in the hole...Kaboom!"
  • "Hanzo... Hattori... The Iga ninja?!? Oh no!
  • "Yeah, I'm starting to gain some clout."
  • "Goemon Ishikawa, King of Thieves, at your service!"
  • "Watch Goemon Ishikawa, King of Thieves in action!"


There is little historical information on Goemon's life, and thus he has become a folk hero (as being Japan's answer to Robin Hood as he "stole from the rich and gave to the poor"), whose background and origins have been widely speculated upon. In one version of the story, Goemon tried to assassinate Hideyoshi to avenge the death of his wife and capture of his son, Gobei. He entered Hideyoshi's room but knocked a bell off a table. The noise awoke the samurai guards and Goemon was captured. He was sentenced to death by being boiled alive in an iron cauldron along with his young son, but was able to save his son by holding him above the oil. In another version, Goemon wanted to kill Hideyoshi because he was a despot. When he entered Hideyoshi's room, he was detected by a mystical incense burner. He was executed on August 24 along with his whole family by being boiled in oil.