Paimon is a non-playable character in Genshin Impact and accompanies the Traveler throughout their adventure in Teyvat as their guide. She met the Traveler by being fished out of a lake in which she mentions she would've drowned if not being fished out. She is currently representing Genshin Impact and is on the Genshin Impact app, website, and social media icons.
Paimon is bubbly, out-going, but almost a little too honest and often comes off rude. She makes it clear who she favors; who she likes and who she doesn't like, for example as she does not like Venti, she makes it quite clear by calling him "Tone-deaf bard". She stands by what she thinks and makes it quite clear.
Paimon has a small body, giving her the look of a fairy. She has thick white hair cropped just above her shoulders, dark purple eyes, and fair skin.
She wears a long-sleeved white jumper and a night-blue cape flecked with stars, and white stockings with white boots. Rose-gold embroidery and shapes are attached to her jumper, boots, and sleeves.
Paimon's accessories are a dark purple hairpin, almost black, and a rose-gold crown that levitates above her head as though it was a halo.
- Paimon is also used during the closed beta test version as replying to the questions and suggestions that many ask on the Genshin Impact Facebook.
- It is hinted that she cannot swim, though when swimming in-game in water, she floats above you.
- Paimon's nickname within much of the Genshin Impact community is "Emergency Food".
- Paimon's role as the mascot of Genshin Impact is similar to Ai-Chan, the mascot for Honkai Impact 3rd, another of miHoYo's games.
- Paimon has a liking for food and is very well oriented around food history.
- The Traveler's voice lines suggest that Paimon has more than one stomach, where one of them is made specifically for liquids.
- In the demonology grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon, "Paimon" is one of the nine kings of Hell.
- According to Verr Goldet, the boss of the Wangshu Inn, Paimon is described to be a "floating elf companion."