Golden Sun Universe

Izumo is located in the North-Eastern quadrant of the Great Eastern Sea.

Izumo is a small island continent that lies in the northern part of the Eastern Sea. Within the island of Izumo is a city of the same name. It is one of several locations in Golden Sun: The Lost Age that become available once Felix's party sets sail on Piers' boat, and so it does not have to be visited at a predetermined point in the game.

Izumo the Island[]

Geographically, Izumo is the Weyard equivalent of Japan. The only coastline is on the western side of the island. A mountain range down the middle of the island separates the city of Izumo to the west from Gaia Rock (known to the locals as Mt. Mikage) to the east.

Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Alec Goblin 22 147 190 48 91 126 146 Star jupiter.gif Smoke Bomb.gif Smoke Bomb 1/32
Death Cap 22 117 159 19 90 48 56 Star mars.gif Sleep Bomb.gif Sleep Bomb 1/32
Dire Wolf 22 155 186 44 101 118 114 Star mars.gif Weasels Claw.gif Weasel's Claw 1/32
Ghost Mage 22 161 168 43 86 80 110 Star jupiter.gif Bramble Seed.gif Bramble Seed 1/16
Mad Vermin 22 131 164 22 67 55 80 Star mars.gif Herb.gif Herb 1/32
Numb Ant 22 101 172 57 91 111 111 Star mars.gif Bramble Seed.gif Bramble Seed 1/32
Ravager 22 189 185 47 60 90 95 Star mars.gif Elixir.gif Elixir 1/32
Undead 22 165 180 27 58 74 90 Star mars.gif Antidote.gif Antidote 1/16

Izumo the City[]


The city of Izumo is located by the island's coastline. Izumo is similar to ancient Japan in architecture and customs. Its houses consist of wooden huts with thatched roofs. Izumo is governed by Lady Uzume.


There are two major things to do after clearing Gaia Rock. The first is to give the Dancing Idol to Lady Uzume; in exchange, she will give Felix Coal, a Mars Djinni. The second is the Izumo Catacombs. In order to enter the catacombs, Felix must use Move on the leftmost pillar in the ring of pillars to the right of Lady Uzume's house (later in the game Isaac and Garet can accomplish this instead), and then Sheba (or Ivan) must use Reveal to unveil the ladder in the center of the ring. Although the catacombs are available upon first arriving in Izumo, they are unavailable for exploration until Felix gains the Sand Psynergy in Gaia Rock. The Phantasmal Mail can be found here, as well as the Summon Ulysses. However, the room containing Ulysses remains unreachable until Piers learns Parch in Aqua Rock


The town's inn is located just north of the entrance and costs 15 coins per Adept.

Shops of Izumo
Item Class Cost Effect
War Mace.gif War Mace Mace 6200 Attack +84
Shamshir.gif Shamshir Long Sword 10000 Attack +99, Unleashes Acid Bath
Ninja Blade.gif Ninja Blade Light Blade 8800 Attack +94, Unleashes Cyclone Smash
Item Class Cost Effect
Silver Vest.gif Silver Vest Clothing 3200 Defense +28
Platinum Circlet.gif Platinum Circlet Circlet 4200 Defense +29
War Gloves.gif War Gloves Gloves 4000 Defense +32, Attack +10
Item Class Cost Effect
Herb.gif Herb Consumable Item 10 Restores 50 HP to one Adept
Nut.gif Nut Consumable Item 200 Restores 200 HP to one Adept
Antidote.gif Antidote Consumable Item 20 Cures Poison and Venom from one Adept
Elixir.gif Elixir Consumable Item 30 Removes Stun, Sleep, and Delusion from one Adept
Sacred Feather.gif Sacred Feather Consumable Item 70 Temporarily lowers monster encounter rate
Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal Consumable Item 1500 Restores all PP to one Adept


  • Festival Coat.gif Festival Coat: Found in the lower right building in a box behind the old man.
  • Antidote.gif Antidote: Found by using Cyclone on the weeds in the lower right corner of the city.
  • Antidote.gif Antidote: Also found by using Cyclone on the weeds in the lower right corner of the city.
  • Smoke Bomb.gif Smoke Bomb: Found in the white jar in the center right building.
  • Elixir.gif Elixir: Found in the rightmost jar outside Lady Uzume's house.
  • Lucky Medal.gif Lucky Medal: Found by using Cyclone on the weeds south of Lady Uzume's house.
  • Water of Life.gif Water of Life: Found in a jar north of Lady Uzume's house. To get to it, you need to go behind the Inn and hop onto the rock, then go around the border until you find the jar.



Pre-Gaia Rock[]

Sometime before the party arrives at Izumo, the Serpent residing in Gaia Rock awakened (possibly a result of the Psynergy Stones scattered during Mt. Aleph's eruption, as are many of the obstacles encountered throughout the games). At the time, the people of Izumo were having a festival, which the Serpent promptly ruined. At some point Lady Uzume ordered barrels of Dragonsbane (which has an effect on the Serpent similar to catnip on cats) to be transported to the Serpent's lair deep within Gaia Rock. Supposedly, the Serpent demanded a female sacrifice each year, and so a lottery was formed to determine who the sacrifice would be. Kushinada, a close friend of Lady Uzume and her brother Susa, was chosen as the first sacrifice.

The city's residents happily celebrate the slaying of the Serpent. Izumo at once becomes lively again.

Enraged, Susa travelled to Gaia Rock on his own in an attempt to destroy the Serpent before Kushinada could be sacrificed. Lady Uzume predicted that a great hero would come to slay the Serpent by the next full moon.

Post-Gaia Rock[]

After the Serpent is destroyed, the townspeople are in much better spirits, and are even preparing another festival. A cutscene can be triggered by entering Lady Uzume's house, during which Kraden attempts to explain Psynergy to Uzume and Kushinada, and it is revealed that both they and Susa possess some level of Psynergy (most likely of the Venus element, which is later confirmed after defeating Gaia Rock). Also, Susa tries to deny having defeated the Serpent, but Felix and Co. point out that Susa greatly weakened the Serpent with the Dragonsbane (Sake in the Japanese version) and delivered the final blow with the Cloud Brand, making him an essential part of the Serpent's defeat.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn[]

At some point during the thirty year time skip between Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the city of Izumo was destroyed when a massive tidal wave hit the island of Nihan. Fortunately, Lady Uzume had foreseen what would happen and ordered everyone to evacuate to the southern part of Nihan, where they would eventually build a new city, Yamata City. Unfortunately, Lady Uzume died shortly afterwards, with Susa and Kushinada becoming the rulers of Yamata City.


  • After Gaia Rock, the mind read dialogue for the old man by the western drum in Lady Uzume's house has a typo: "sometimesi" instead of "sometimes".
Towns and villages in Golden Sun
Towns and villages in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
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Towns and villages in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
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