From Golden Sun Universe
Coatlicue Icon GSDD.jpg "A goddess bearing the water of life."

SummonIconCoatlicue.gif Coatlicue (コアトリー, Coatli) is a Summon of the Mercury element first appearing in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is one of 14 summons that is not automatically available once the player has attained the necessary Djinn, but must instead be specifically acquired from a Summon tablet that contains the summon. It is notable for being the only summon in any game that is incapable of offensive damage.

Basic Characteristics

Before Coatlicue can be summoned, the player must first acquire the summon from a Summon Tablet. In The Lost Age, Coatlicue's Summon Tablet is found Atteka Cavern at the bottom-most tip of Atteka. The cavern can only be reached with the Wings of Anemos attached to the Lemurian Ship, and the Parch Psynergy is required inside as well.

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the tablet is found in Harun Channel, which is conjoined with Warrior's Hill. To obtain it, from the Warrior's Hill side, you must move the earth pillar near the Cold Snap-puddles and Crush-rock flush against the right wall. Then, from the Harun Channel side, hop south across this earth pillar to reach the room with the tablet. You must move the earth pillar all the way to the right before using Crush on the rock to flood the channel as part of the dungeon's mandatory progression; if the pillar ends up stranded in the water away from the right wall, the tablet will be permanently locked off.

For a successful summoning of Coatlicue, the player must have three Mercury Djinn and three Jupiter Djinn on standby. Rather than inflict damage on the enemy, Coatlicue instead heals the player's actively battling party by a small amount on the initial turn it is summoned. Coatlicue's initial heal has a base power of 60. Additionally, during the next five turns, the each member of the actively battling party will be healed by a percentage of their total HP: by 60% the first turn, 50% the second turn, 40% the third, 30% the fourth, and 20% the fifth.

Coatlicue's appearance in Dark Dawn

It resembles a goddess, in clothing featuring giant chimes, who summons water to float upward and bolster the Adepts. In Dark Dawn, Coatlicue is shown holding a large water jar, while sitting atop a high platform. Water begins streaming out of her jar, and falls off off the platform. A large energy field then appears below the party as they are healed.


Coatlicue is obviously very different from all other summons. It may actually be the most useful summon of all because of this. Thanks to the very potent effect of this spell, which is much like the classic Regen spells of Final Fantasy games, Coatlicue makes the party almost unkillable for five turns in a row because of how much their HP values regenerate. This can be useful in all boss fights that take place after the Reunion of Adepts; perhaps the best place to summon Coatlicue is in the later stages of the Doom Dragon final battle, whose titanically powerful Cruel Ruin attack brings most Adepts to a very low point in their remaining HP meters; a well-timed Coatlicue summon can automatically restore the Adepts without having to resort to Psynergy such as Pure Wish and Cool Aura in place of attacking.

Cultural references

Origin: Mexico

The Golden Sun portrayal of Coatlicue is radically different in appearance from the original conception. Coatlicue was the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the stars, moon and Huitzilopochtli (the sun and war god). She was also known as the patron of women who died in childbirth, keeping the hands, hearts and skulls of the unborn children close to her own heart to purify them. Despite this matronly aspect and her epithet as "Mother Goddess of the Earth who gives birth to all celestial things", Coatlicue is depicted with claws and wearing a skirt of writhing snakes and a necklace made of human hearts, hands and skulls.

The key to this mystery lies in the Japanese version, where the summon's name is simply Coatli, which is a Nahuatl word meaning Water Serpent; a term applied to various Aztec healing medicines. In this sense, Coatli represents the healing power of these medicines, also associated with water. The bells on her sleeves could be a reference to her daughter Coyolxauhqui, whose name can either mean "golden bells" or "face painted with bells".

In Dark Dawn her appearance seems to also reference Aquarius, the Water-Bearer of Greek mythology.


  • Coatlicue is potentially the most potent healing ability in Dark Dawn. If Dullahan uses Crucible to summon Coatlicue, it will heal an unparalleled 9600 HP at the end of the first turn.
Extended Gallery
Summon sequences
Venus Starter: VenusRamsesCybeleJudgment
Collectable: ZaganHauresCrystalluxCharon
Mars Starter: MarsKirinTiamatMeteor
Collectable: MegaeraUlyssesDaedalusIris
Jupiter Starter: JupiterAtalantaProcneThor
Collectable: FloraEclipseCatastrophe
Mercury Starter: MercuryNereidNeptuneBoreas
Collectable: MolochCoatlicueAzul