Throughout the game, you must battle several Kyonshi. Although they are all basically the same type of enemy, there are different types that have slightly different characteristics, and therefore require different strategies when fighting against them. Besides physical characteristics such as height, Kyonshi can differ in jumping ability and speed.
- Zanshi and Sosekushi
The Zanshi and Sosekushi are the two most common types of Kyonshi that you will encounter. They are of average height, strength, and jump capability. There is little difference between these two other than appearance. Zanshi are typically colored green and Sosekushi are usually pink. It is unclear if Sosekushi are simply female variants of Zanshi, but their pink color and ponytail suggest that they might be.
- Weekyonshi and Ryukyoshi
Quite the opposite of one another, Weekyonshi and Ryukyoshi are found less frequently than other Kyonshi. The Weekyonshi are the shortest Kyonshi while the Ryukyoshi are the tallest. Since Weekyonshi are so short, they are impossible to duck under. They can also leap quite far, like frogs. On the other hand, Ryukyoshi are so tall that it's easy to avoid their attacks simply by ducking. Ryukyoshi tend not to leap far, but they can leap very high. Weekyonshi are typically blue while Ryukyoshi are typically green.
There are actually two different kinds of Kimenshi. Both are quite large and a bit on the tall side, though not as tall as Ryukyoshi, and both have terrible jumping abilities. However, one type of Kimenshi is considerably slower than the other type. The one with his head further back almost floats through the air, while the one with his head held forward hops about much more quickly. The faster Kimenshi is also stronger and takes more hits to defeat. The slower Kimenshi is typically red, but the faster Kimenshi appears in a variety of colors.