Summon - Darkness (ToS)

Summon: Darkness as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Shadow (シャドウ Shadou?), along with Luna Shade (ルナシェイド Runasheido?) and Summon: Darkness (降霊召符・闇 Koureishoufu: Yami?), are artes that summon the Summon Spirit of Darkness, Shadow.

Arte Description and History

As the arte summoning the Summon Spirit of Dark, all of the artes are darkness-related. Shadow first appears in Tales of Phantasia under the command of Klarth F. Lester. When summoned, Shadow appears and wreaths the enemy in darkness. Summon: Darkness in Tales of Symphonia would have a similar effect, though Shadow also cures the party's status ailments. In Tales of Eternia, Shadow throws a lance of energy down the middle of the screen. Similarly with Luna Shade in Tales of Destiny 2, Shadow cuts the screen three times with an energy weapon.


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 召喚呪文の一つ。闇の精霊シャドゥを召喚する
Romanized Description: Shoukan jumon no hitotsu. Yami no seirei Shadow wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Summons the Spirit of Darkness. Shadow is of a long forgotten race."[1]

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "All are invited to the depths of dark."[2]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2

Japanese Description: シャドウを召喚する
Romanized Description: Shadow wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): ?

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3

Japanese Description: シャドウを召喚する
Romanized Description: Shadow wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): "Summons Shadow."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 闇の精霊シャドゥを召喚する
Romanized Description: Yami no seirei Shadow wo shoukan suru
Localized Description: "Summons the Dark Spirit Shadow."[3]

Tales of Destiny 2

User: Harold Belserius
Japanese Quote: 具現せよ精霊の結晶! ルナシェイド! 穢れ無き断罪の意思! 思い知れ! 刻み込め! ここに散れ!
Romanized Quote: Gugen seyo seirei no kesshou! Luna Shade! Kegare naki danzai no ishi! Omoishire! Kizamikome! Koko ni chire![4]

User: Barbatos Goetia
Japanese Quote: 貴様の死に場所は... ここだ! ここだ! ここだ! ここだぁ !!!
Romanized Quote: Kisama no shinibasho wa... Koko da! Koko da! Koko da! Koko daaa!!![4]
Translated Quote: "Your grave is... Here! Here! Here! Here!!!"

User: Magnadeus
Japanese Quote: 全力を望むか? それは無理な相談だ その程度で, 云える資格もないものな
Romanized Quote: Zenryoku o nozomu ka? Sore ha muri na soudan da sono teido de, ieru shikaku mo nai mono na[4]

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Quote: 大いなる暗黒の淵より 出でし者よ 契約者の名において命ず 出でよ! シャドウ!!
Romanized Quote: Ooinaru ankoku no fuchi yori ideshi mono yo. Keiyakusha no na ni oite meizu! Ideyo, Shadow!!
Translated Quote: "Being that comes from the abyss of the great darkness, by right as the pact maker I command thee. Come forth, Shadow!!"
Localized Quote: "I call upon the envoy from the dark abyss. I summon thee. Come, Shadow!!"[4]


  1. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  2. Tales of Destiny II (PS) Craymel Artes FAQ by Rena Chan GameFAQs (2003) Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  3. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ~Tales of Incantations~ by Judgey Official Namco Tales Forums (2008) Retrieved on 2008-03-05.

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