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Azura, a Kinshi Knight in this image, riding a kinshi.
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The kinshi (Japanese: 金鵄 golden kite) is a species of great bird in the Fire Emblem series, which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates as the mount for the Kinshi Knight class. Kinshi are presumably native to Hoshido, as that is the primary origin of the Kinshi Knight class.


Physical appearance

Kinshi are very large and ornate birds. They are large enough for a human to ride them in flight during battle. Their primary color is white, they have elegant trailing blue feathers from their heads and tails, and their flight-feathers are golden.

Kinshi-mounted classes

So far, like griffons, kinshi serve as a mount for only a single class in the Fire Emblem series.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Kinshi Romanization of the Japanese 金鵄 kinshi, "golden kite". In Japanese mythology, a golden kite was a messenger of the kami which assisted Japan's founding emperor, Jimmu.
Japanese 金鵄 Golden kite; as above.
Spanish Kinshi As above.
French Kinshi As above.
German Kinshi As above.
Italian Kinshi As above.
Korean 킨시 Kinshi



See also

Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • GodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals/Other IllusionGriffonHorseKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantom