From PathfinderWiki

Tanuki1 are raccoon-like humanoid shapechangers.2 Scurrying underfoot, tanuki are a fun-loving people who are determined to get the most out of life before their luck runs out. Tanuki can shapeshift into a variety of forms, whether turning into a teapot to hide in a room or turning into a priest to get a bit of extra respect. Tanuki also use illusions to play tricks on others or get a laugh, and they enjoy drumming on their bellies under the full moon.3


  1. In 1E Bestiary 3, the plural of tanuki was tanukis, but the Jade Regent Adventure Path and 2E use tanuki for both singular and plural, and that is now the use on the PathfinderWiki.
  2. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 259. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. James Case, Eleanor Ferron, and James Jacobs. (March 2, 2023). Tian Xia: Coming 2023–2024!, Paizo Blog.