Kami are Hunter creatures that can be found within the Arc. They may be caught barehanded or in an impling jar. All kami will grant Hunter experience and an item from their drop table when caught. Orokami may also drop tradeable orokami masks.
Sensei Seaworth awards the player with increased loot or experience when player has caught every type of kami as well as a 50,000 Hunter XP lamp. Progress is tracked in the "Kami Spirits of the Arc" pages of the Arc Journal.
When a bakami or orokami spirit spawns, the chance of a certain spirit spawning is listed in the chart below:[source needed]
|Bakami and orokami spirit spawn chances|
Bakami, "mischievous spirits of sea monsters", are lower-level kami that live on named islands in the Arc. They require 90 Hunter to catch.
|Oily bakami||Oily bakami jar||500|
|Bundling bakami||Bundling bakami jar||525|
|Salty bakami||Salty bakami jar||550|
|Stalking bakami||Stalking bakami jar||575|
|Foraging bakami||Foraging bakami jar||600|
|Ancestral bakami||Ancestral bakami jar||625|
|Murderous bakami||Murderous bakami jar||650|
|Fortunate bakami||Fortunate bakami jar||675|
Orokami are higher level kami that may only be found on Uncharted Isles. They require 95 Hunter to catch and have a rare chance to drop orokami masks. One or two orokami can spawn on an island of any size, though it is unknown whether the spawn chance is consistent across all voyages.
|Oily orokami||Oily orokami jar||1000|
|Bundling orokami||Bundling orokami jar||1050|
|Salty orokami||Salty orokami jar||1100|
|Stalking orokami||Stalking orokami jar||1150|
|Foraging orokami||Foraging orokami jar||1200|
|Ancestral orokami||Ancestral orokami jar||1250|
|Murderous orokami||Murderous orokami jar||1300|
|Fortunate orokami||Fortunate orokami jar||1350|
- 'Kami' (神) means 'god' and 'spirit' in Japanese. They are inspired by kami of the Shinto religion.
- 'Baka' (馬鹿) means 'idiot' and 'fool' in Japanese. Bakami is likely a play on these two phrases.
- 'Oroka' (愚か) means 'stupid' and 'foolish' in Japanese. Orokami is likely a play on these two phrases.