Sprite animation of the Yashichi.

The Yashichi is a trademark pinwheel-like emblem created by Capcom, found in many of their video games in a similar way to Namco's Special Flag. It was based on the pinwheel from the TV show Mito Kōmon.[1][2]



The Yashichi and Cammy in a promotional art for 1942.


Side Arms Hyper Dyne.

CFE Hydron Ending

Hydron's Capcom Fighting Evolution ending.

It often restores the player's health or acts as a bonus point item. The symbol is an orange circle decorated with a stylized white cross that resembles a pinwheel.

The item appeared first in 1984, in Capcom's first title, Vulgus, as an enemy (it was also featured in Capcom's fifth title, Exed Exes, in a similar role). Since then, it has been featured in many other games in a far more benign role; in particular, it appeared in Mega Man as an item which fully restored health and weapon energy. It once again serves the same purpose in the series' tenth installment, Mega Man 10, and can only be found on the game's Easy difficulty setting.

List of games featuring the YashichiEdit

GameYearAppearance details
Exed Exes1985Enemy.
Pirate Ship Higemaru1984
Ghosts 'n Goblins1986 (NES)NES version item.
Mega Man1987Full recovery item.
Mega Man: Powered Up2006 Appears on Easy Difficulty, as well as being an item in the Level Editor.
Commando In the NES version, the item is invisible and found only after shooting its location. It gives the player 10,000 points. It is interesting to note that the Yashichi featured in the game is blue instead of orange or red.
Black Tiger/Black Dragon 1-Up item.
1943: The Battle of Midway
1943 Kai
1942: Joint Strike
SonSon1984Bonus item.
Hyper Dyne Side Arms1986
Forgotten Worlds1988
SonSon II1989
U.N. Squadron1989 Item that completely refills the energy bar.
Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru/Yo Noid1990
Nemo1990Powers up Nemo's attack for a limited amount of hits.
1941: Counter Attack1990
Magic Sword1990
The King Of Dragons1991Item that gives the player a "continue".
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm1992
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting1992 Menu icon.
Final Fight 31995Temporary invincibility item.
Marvel Super Heroes1995
Street Fighter Alpha 21996Drawn match icon (sudden death only).
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters1996Appears in one of Cut Man's attacks.
Mega Man 81996Full recovery item.
Mega Man Battle & Chase1997 Item that temporary gives invincibility and full speed.
Strider 21999
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge2003Menu icon.
Capcom Fighting Evolution2004In Hydron's ending.
Bionic Commando Rearmed2008 It serves as a collectable item which earns the collector an achievement for all twelve found within the game.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 42008 The item, featured for the first time in a non-Capcom game, deals 50 points of Wind Damage.
Mega Man ZX Advent2007Optional quest item.
Dark Void Zero2010
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars2010
Mega Man 102010Full recovery item.
Dead Rising 22010
Marvel vs. Capcom 32011 Appears as one of Hsien-Ko's projectiles.
Asura's Wrath2012Hidden within the interlude of Episode 2.
Resident Evil 62012
DmC: Devil May Cry2013 One of Dante's weapons, Aquila, a set of pointed shuriken/chakram-esque blades, is named Yashichi in the game files, presumably meaning it was a prototype name during the game's development.
Dead Rising 32013 A bonus item in the Xbox One exclusive DLC Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice2016 Visible as a computer icon on the "E-mail" piece of evidence in the final case.
Mega Man 112018Full recovery item.
Shinsekai: Into the Depths 2019 Collectible.


  1. GameCenter CX Season 2 Episode 1 (Atlantis no Nazo), "I’d Like to Meet This Man" segment
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