In the doctor's later years, he visited the spring of Yunohana to treat his rheumatism. He also knew that the country was home to many skilled smiths, and worked with them to create a rifle of incredible force and precision. The gun was named for the doctor, as read in the traditional language of the land of hot springs.
Tanegashima is a late game magicite pistol for Cater. It has 62 attack power and can be bought from the SPP Post. In the PlayStation Portable version, the player needs to unlock for 1 ticket on Square Enix Members site (or exchange for five tickets). In the HD version, the player must land 300 Killsight strikes with Cater. It costs 20,000 SPP on the PSP and 5000 SPP in the HD version. It sells for 10,000 gil in the PSP and for 2500 gil in the HD version.
Tanegashima was a type of matchlock or arquebus firearm introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543. Tanegashima were used by the samurai class and their foot soldiers (ashigaru) and within a few years the introduction of the tanegashima in battle changed the way war was fought in Japan forever.