An elephant trainer of Campā. He visited the Buddha at Gaggarāpokkharanī where Kandaraka was also present, and his conversation on that occasion is recorded in the Kandaraka Sutta. When Pessa had left, the Buddha is reported to have said that he was a man of great understanding, and that had he stayed longer he could have taken away with him something which would have proved precious to him. MN.i.339–342