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* DuelingDubs: There are actually two English dubs of the anime. The Toonami Asia dub existed a few months prior to the Disney XD dub which also came out in 2015 when the series was brought to the US that same year. This went unnoticed until the anime was released on Netflix with complaints that it wasn't the dub most viewers were familiar with. The Toonami Asia dub is notable for keeping the original Japanese character names. Komasan's verbal tics "Zura" and "Monge" are also kept and neither have Southern accents in that version.

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* DuelingDubs: There are actually two three English dubs of the anime. The Toonami Asia dub existed a few months prior to the Disney XD dub which also came out in 2015 when the series was brought to the US that same year. This went unnoticed until the anime was released on Netflix with complaints that it wasn't the dub most viewers were familiar with. The Toonami Asia dub is notable for keeping the original Japanese character names. Komasan's verbal tics "Zura" and "Monge" are also kept and neither have Southern accents in that version. The third dub is used for Cartoon Network Africa and keeps the localized names but uses entirely different voice actors and scripts.


* NoExportForYou: Only the first movie has been dubbed and released internationally.

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* NoExportForYou: NoExportForYou:
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Only the first movie has been dubbed and released internationally.internationally.
** The anime didn't get a physical release in the UK due to licensing issues.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In America, the anime was AdoredByTheNetwork for a few months and even got its first movie aired on tv quickly. However, the anime never picked up much steam and the highest rating episode had only 500k viewers (less than half of what an average episode got in Japan). Things got worse when the more popular ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was given a ChannelHop to Creator/DisneyXD. A combination of InvisibleAdvertising, competition with other shows on the network, and long periods of no new episodes led to the anime being dropped midway through season 3 and replaced with ''Anime/InazumaElevenAres'' in April 2019.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In America, the anime was AdoredByTheNetwork for a few months and even got its first movie aired on tv quickly. However, the anime never picked up much steam and the highest rating most viewed episode had only 500k viewers (less than half of what an average episode got in Japan). Things got worse when the more popular ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was given a ChannelHop to Creator/DisneyXD. A combination of InvisibleAdvertising, competition with other shows on the network, and long periods of no new episodes led to the anime being dropped midway through season 3 and replaced with ''Anime/InazumaElevenAres'' in April 2019.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In America, the anime was AdoredByTheNetwork for a few months and even got its first movie aired on tv quickly. However, the anime never picked up much steam and the highest rating episode had only 500k viewers (less than half of what an average episode got in Japan). Things got worse when the more popular ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was given a ChannelHop to Creator/DisneyXD. A combination of InvisibleAdvertising, competition with other shows on the network, and long periods of no new episodes led to the anime being dropped midway through season 3 and replaced with ''Anime/InazumaElevenAres'' in April 2019.


* CashCowFranchise: Especially in Japan, you can find a lot of merchandise featuring Jibanyan. The franchise has even gotten deals with Subway in Japan, at one pizza shop, and with UsefulNotes/McDonalds Japanese branch, decorating some establishments to look like Nom Burgers!

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* CashCowFranchise: Especially Predominantly in Japan, where you can find a lot of merchandise featuring Jibanyan. The franchise has even gotten deals with Subway in Japan, at one pizza shop, and with UsefulNotes/McDonalds Japanese branch, decorating some establishments to look like Nom Burgers!



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, Inaho's English name was going to be Gracie. Some parts of ''Wibble Wobble'' still listed it as Gracie before they settled on Hailey Anne.
** Nate's friend from BBQ, Mac, was going to be called Wyatt in the English version according to Wibble Wobble, but in the final version of 3 he was named Buck. Wyatt was given to another kid in BBQ.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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At one point, Inaho's English name was going to be Gracie. Some parts of ''Wibble Wobble'' still listed it as Gracie before they settled on Hailey Anne.
** Nate's friend from BBQ, Mac, was going to be called Wyatt in the English version according to Wibble Wobble, ''Wibble Wobble'', but in the final version of 3 ''3'' he was named Buck. Wyatt was given to another kid in BBQ.



** Creator/DisneyXD loved showing marathons of the show every week, and they would play promos for the show on every show that's not Yo-Kai Watch. It was also the only third party series that aired on the now-defunct "Disney XD on Disney Channel" animation block. All seemed to do well for the series in the US... but not for long. ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' debuted on the same channel in 2017, and immediately became more popular among viewers of the network, which was helped by the fact that Pokémon was already an established franchise with universal appeal compared to Yo-Kai Watch, which had Japanese references that many people outside of otaku and hardcore video game fans wouldn't be able to understand. As of that year, this status has been [[ScrewedByTheNetwork averted dramatically]].

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** Creator/DisneyXD loved showing marathons of the show every week, and they would play promos for the show on every show that's not Yo-Kai Watch. It was also the only third party series that aired on the now-defunct "Disney XD on Disney Channel" animation block. All seemed to do well for the series in the US... but not for long. ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' debuted on the same channel in 2017, and immediately became more popular among viewers of the network, which was helped by the fact that Pokémon ''Pokémon'' was already an established franchise with universal appeal compared to Yo-Kai Watch, ''Yo-Kai Watch'', which had Japanese references that many people outside of otaku and hardcore video game fans wouldn't be able to understand. As of that year, this status has been [[ScrewedByTheNetwork averted dramatically]].

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** Nate's friend from BBQ, Mac, was going to be called Wyatt in the English version according to Wibble Wobble, but in the final version of 3 he was named Buck. Wyatt was given to another kid in BBQ.


* ScrewedByTheMerchandise: Narrowly avoided between the first and second games in America. The original merchandisers stopped making medals (which could have led to trouble due to the third game's reliance on medals) and merchandise in general came to a standstill, but the series still survived.

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* ScrewedByTheMerchandise: Narrowly avoided between the first and second and third games in America. The original merchandisers stopped making medals (which could have led to trouble due to the third game's reliance on medals) and merchandise in general came to a standstill, but the series still survived.


*** Komajiro's voice changed from Alicyn Packard to Cristina Vee.

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*** Komajiro's voice changed from Alicyn Packard to Cristina Vee.Christine Marie Cabanos.


** Both Ryoko Nagata (Kyubi) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (singer for one of the theme songs) previously worked on together ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The series has quite a few mid-to-late 2010s references that will likely date it. This is downplayed by other references being from various other decades too. For example, Nate likes a series called ''Space Wars'' which an obvious reference to ''Franchise/StarWars''. The series had always been incredibly popular but gained a resurgence with the 2015 film ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The kids also play on devices similar to the 3DS, and there is an idol group similar to Music/{{AKB48}}.


* UnisexSeriesGenderedMerrchandise: In Japan, the series is unisex and that's a factor to its popularity. In America, near all instances of Katie and Hailey Anne are removed from marketing and the merchandise is marketed at boys. Even the clothing mainly comes in male sizes.

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* UnisexSeriesGenderedMerrchandise: UnisexSeriesGenderedMerchandise: In Japan, the series is unisex and that's a factor to its popularity. In America, near all instances of Katie and Hailey Anne are removed from marketing and the merchandise is marketed at boys. Even the clothing mainly comes in male sizes.

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** A lot of merchandise, such as Katie's watch, hasn't been released outside of Japan.


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* ScrewedByTheMerchandise: Narrowly avoided between the first and second games in America. The original merchandisers stopped making medals (which could have led to trouble due to the third game's reliance on medals) and merchandise in general came to a standstill, but the series still survived.
* UnisexSeriesGenderedMerrchandise: In Japan, the series is unisex and that's a factor to its popularity. In America, near all instances of Katie and Hailey Anne are removed from marketing and the merchandise is marketed at boys. Even the clothing mainly comes in male sizes.


* NoExportForYou: Subverted surprisingly. 2015 marked the year ''Yo-Kai Watch'' went westward. Usually {{youkai}} heavy series are considered "too Japanese" to become popular outside of Japan.

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* NoExportForYou: NoExportForYou:
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Subverted surprisingly. 2015 marked the year ''Yo-Kai Watch'' went westward. Usually {{youkai}} heavy series are considered "too Japanese" to become popular outside of Japan.
** The Katie-centric {{shoujo|demographic}} manga ''Yo-kai Watch: Wakuwaku Nyanderful Days'' was only released in
Japan.


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* NoExportForYou:
** Several games have only stayed in Japan: the arcade game ''Yo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Army'', the Wii U game ''VideoGame/JustDance: Yo-kai Watch Edition'', the 3DS game ''Yo-kai Watch [[VIdeoGame/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Three Kingdoms]]'', and the mobile game ''VideoGame/YokaiWatchWorld''.
** ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch3'' narrowly avoided this fate. Due to middling sales and the 3DS being all-but dead, there were issues with localizing the game. The localizers instead opted to release one version of the game instead of three like the previous titles (and Japanese version).


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[[folder: General]]
* CashCowFranchise: Especially in Japan, you can find a lot of merchandise featuring Jibanyan. The franchise has even gotten deals with Subway in Japan, at one pizza shop, and with UsefulNotes/McDonalds Japanese branch, decorating some establishments to look like Nom Burgers!
* FanCommunityNicknames: ''Yo-kai Watch'' fans are called "Yokites" by non-other than [[https://twitter.com/JoeyDAuria/status/804519448589701120 Whisper's voice actor himself!]]
* FanNickname: "[[SacredCow Good Boy, Precious Son]]" for Komasan, especially in some part of Website/{{Tumblr}}.
* NamesTheSame: Sheen, the Rank A Brave Yo-kai, [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius doesn't watch the show Ultra Lord]], nor did he have his own [[WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen spin-off series]]. His first name isn't [[Creator/CharlieSheen Charlie]], either.
* NoExportForYou: Subverted surprisingly. 2015 marked the year ''Yo-Kai Watch'' went westward. Usually {{youkai}} heavy series are considered "too Japanese" to become popular outside of Japan.
* TheWikiRule: The [[http://yokaiwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Yo-Kai Watch Wikia]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, Inaho's English name was going to be Gracie. Some parts of ''Wibble Wobble'' still listed it as Gracie before they settled on Hailey Anne.
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* CashCowFranchise: Especially in Japan, you can find a lot of merchandise featuring Jibanyan. The franchise has even gotten deals with Subway in Japan, at one pizza shop, and with UsefulNotes/McDonalds Japanese branch, decorating some establishments to look like Nom Burgers!
* DuelingDubs: There are actually two English dubs of the anime. The Toonami Asia dub existed a few months prior to the Disney XD dub which also came out in 2015 when the series was brought to the US that same year. This went unnoticed until the anime was released on Netflix with complaints that it wasn't the dub most viewers were familiar with. The Toonami Asia dub is notable for keeping the original Japanese character names. Komasan's verbal tics "Zura" and "Monge" are kept and neither have Southern accents in that version.

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* CashCowFranchise: Especially in Japan, you can find a lot of merchandise featuring Jibanyan. The franchise has even gotten deals with Subway in Japan, at one pizza shop, and with UsefulNotes/McDonalds Japanese branch, decorating some establishments to look like Nom Burgers!
* DuelingDubs: There are actually two English dubs of the anime. The Toonami Asia dub existed a few months prior to the Disney XD dub which also came out in 2015 when the series was brought to the US that same year. This went unnoticed until the anime was released on Netflix with complaints that it wasn't the dub most viewers were familiar with. The Toonami Asia dub is notable for keeping the original Japanese character names. Komasan's verbal tics "Zura" and "Monge" are also kept and neither have Southern accents in that version.



* EarlyBirdCameo: A voice actor example. Katie Leigh appeared at Yo-kai Watch events long before appearing in Season 3 as Usapyon.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: A voice actor example. Katie Leigh appeared at Yo-kai Watch ''Yo-kai Watch'' events long before appearing in Season 3 as Usapyon.



* FanCommunityNicknames: ''Yo-kai Watch'' fans are called "Yokites" by non-other than [[https://twitter.com/JoeyDAuria/status/804519448589701120 Whisper's voice actor himself!]]
* FanNickname: "[[SacredCow Good Boy, Precious Son]]" for Komasan, especially in some part of Website/{{Tumblr}}.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Yo-Kai Watch Blasters'' finally uses the real-time 3D "Musou" combat system from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and a dozen others.
* GodNeverSaidThat: Despite what video game news media may be telling you, Nintendo and Level-5 are ''not'' trying to set up the franchise to be "the next ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''," but they are trying to bring similar success as ''Yo-kai Watch'' had in Japan.
* IKnewIt: A lot of people correctly predicted that Netaballerina's English name would be Spoilerina. Makes sense, as the [[LuckyTranslation wordplay works well in both languages]].



* MarthDebutedInSmashBros:
** Many Yo-kai from the sequels were first introduced to the U.S. in the mobile app ''Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble'' before the video game or the anime.
** [=USApyon=] was first officially introduced to the U.S. in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' collaboration event. A few others that also appeared in the crossover promotion are Hovernyan and Robonyan F.
*** [=USApyon=] himself plays it straight, having appeared in ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' first. His inclusion was meant to be an EarlyBirdCameo, but ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' got delayed, turning it into this trope.
** Some ''Yo-Kai Watch 2'' Yo-Kai have showed up in the localized manga before the actual game or an anime appearance.
** Tsubaki-hime (a Brave tribe recolor of Blizzaria with flower motifs) plays it straighter, having appeared in ''Wibble Wobble'' first before appearing in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'', and so far is the only Wibble Wobble-originating Yo-kai[[note]]That's not Puninyan or Punikoma[[/note]] to do so. She also appeared in the states as part of a special event with the California-based sushi chain Kula as part of a ''Wibble Wobble'' magnet promotion that ran through September 2016, where her English name is revealed to be "Camellia"[[note]]After the flower she was born from[[/note]].
*** Like Camellia, the Yo-kai Cornfused first appeared in an event for Kula. Long before his debut in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' and the anime.
** Before the International version's shut down, a multitude of Yo-kai introduced after the second game were brought into Wibble Wobble. Including Koalanyan and Whaleman from the third movie (before we even got Enma and Zazel from the second movie)
** As ''Yo-kai Sangokushi'' was never released westward, ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' marks the first appearance of several "Commander" Yo-kai from the game. Specifically Jibanyan Liu Bei, Komasan Sun Ce, Usapyon Zhongda, Hovernyan Cao Cao, Orcanos Lu Bu, and Whisper Kongming.
* NamesTheSame: Sheen, the Rank A Brave Yo-kai, [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius doesn't watch the show Ultra Lord]], nor did he have his own [[WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen spin-off series]].
** His first name isn't [[Creator/CharlieSheen Charlie]], either.
* NoExportForYou: Subverted surprisingly. 2015 marked the year ''Yo-Kai Watch'' went westward. Usually {{youkai}} heavy series are considered "too Japanese" to become popular outside of Japan.

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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros:
** Many Yo-kai from the sequels were first introduced to the U.S. in the mobile app ''Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble'' before the video game or the anime.
** [=USApyon=] was first officially introduced to the U.S. in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' collaboration event. A few others that also appeared in the crossover promotion are Hovernyan and Robonyan F.
*** [=USApyon=] himself plays it straight, having appeared in ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' first. His inclusion was meant to be an EarlyBirdCameo, but ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' got delayed, turning it into this trope.
** Some ''Yo-Kai Watch 2'' Yo-Kai have showed up in the localized manga before the actual game or an anime appearance.
** Tsubaki-hime (a Brave tribe recolor of Blizzaria with flower motifs) plays it straighter, having appeared in ''Wibble Wobble'' first before appearing in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'', and so far is the only Wibble Wobble-originating Yo-kai[[note]]That's not Puninyan or Punikoma[[/note]] to do so. She also appeared in the states as part of a special event with the California-based sushi chain Kula as part of a ''Wibble Wobble'' magnet promotion that ran through September 2016, where her English name is revealed to be "Camellia"[[note]]After the flower she was born from[[/note]].
*** Like Camellia, the Yo-kai Cornfused first appeared in an event for Kula. Long before his debut in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' and the anime.
** Before the International version's shut down, a multitude of Yo-kai introduced after the second game were brought into Wibble Wobble. Including Koalanyan and Whaleman from the third movie (before we even got Enma and Zazel from the second movie)
** As ''Yo-kai Sangokushi'' was never released westward, ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' marks the first appearance of several "Commander" Yo-kai from the game. Specifically Jibanyan Liu Bei, Komasan Sun Ce, Usapyon Zhongda, Hovernyan Cao Cao, Orcanos Lu Bu, and Whisper Kongming.
* NamesTheSame: Sheen, the Rank A Brave Yo-kai, [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius doesn't watch the show Ultra Lord]], nor did he have his own [[WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen spin-off series]].
** His first name isn't [[Creator/CharlieSheen Charlie]], either.
* NoExportForYou: Subverted surprisingly. 2015 marked Only the year ''Yo-Kai Watch'' went westward. Usually {{youkai}} heavy series are considered "too Japanese" to become popular outside of Japan.first movie has been dubbed and released internationally.



* RealitySubtext: ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' is set in the USA, with the news being released in Japan the same year the series finally gets exported to North America.



** Alicyn Packard and Katie Leigh both voiced characters in ''VideoGame/StarOceanFirstDeparture''

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** Alicyn Packard and Katie Leigh both voiced characters in ''VideoGame/StarOceanFirstDeparture''''VideoGame/StarOceanFirstDeparture''.



* TheWikiRule: The [[http://yokaiwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Yo-Kai Watch Wikia]].

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* TheWikiRule: WhatCouldHaveBeen: The [[http://yokaiwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page English version of "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1" originally had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJcxcAHU6_Y much different lyrics]] from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gpCkikNIw version]] it uses now.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* FollowTheLeader: ''Yo-Kai Watch Blasters'' finally uses the real-time 3D "Musou" combat system from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and a dozen others.
* GodNeverSaidThat: Despite what video game news media may be telling you, Nintendo and Level-5 are ''not'' trying to set up the franchise to be "the next ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''," but they are trying to bring similar success as ''Yo-kai Watch'' had in Japan.
* IKnewIt: A lot of people correctly predicted that Netaballerina's English name would be Spoilerina. Makes sense, as the [[LuckyTranslation wordplay works well in both languages]].
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros:
** Many Yo-kai from the sequels were first introduced to the U.S. in the mobile app ''VideoGame/YokaiWatchWibbleWobble'' before the video game or the anime.
** [=USApyon=] was first officially introduced to the U.S. in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' collaboration event. A few others that also appeared in the crossover promotion are Hovernyan and Robonyan F.
*** [=USApyon=] himself plays it straight, having appeared in ''VideoGame/YokaiWatchBlasters'' first. His inclusion was meant to be an EarlyBirdCameo, but ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' got delayed, turning it into this trope.
** Some ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch2''
Yo-Kai have showed up in the localized manga before the actual game or an anime appearance.
** Tsubaki-hime (a Brave tribe recolor of Blizzaria with flower motifs) plays it straighter, having appeared in ''Wibble Wobble'' first before appearing in ''Yo-kai
Watch Wikia]].3'', and so far is the only Wibble Wobble-originating Yo-kai[[note]]That's not Puninyan or Punikoma[[/note]] to do so. She also appeared in the states as part of a special event with the California-based sushi chain Kula as part of a ''Wibble Wobble'' magnet promotion that ran through September 2016, where her English name is revealed to be "Camellia"[[note]]After the flower she was born from[[/note]].
*** Like Camellia, the Yo-kai Cornfused first appeared in an event for Kula. Long before his debut in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' and the anime.
** Before the International version's shut down, a multitude of Yo-kai introduced after the second game were brought into ''Wibble Wobble''. Including Koalanyan and Whaleman from the third movie (before we even got Enma and Zazel from the second movie)
** As ''Yo-kai Sangokushi'' was never released westward, ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch3'' marks the first appearance of several "Commander" Yo-kai from the game. Specifically Jibanyan Liu Bei, Komasan Sun Ce, Usapyon Zhongda, Hovernyan Cao Cao, Orcanos Lu Bu, and Whisper Kongming.
* RealitySubtext: ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' is set in the USA, with the news being released in Japan the same year the series finally gets exported to North America.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibv9H-nPlL4 This]] shows how it would've originally turned out to be.
** The English version of "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1" originally had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJcxcAHU6_Y much different lyrics]] from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gpCkikNIw version]] it uses now.
** The first trailer for the game shown in 2011 was originally run on the [=PS3=] and not the 3DS.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibv9H-nPlL4 This]] This trailer]] shows how it the first game would've originally turned out to be.
** The English version of "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1" originally had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJcxcAHU6_Y much different lyrics]] from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gpCkikNIw version]] it uses now.
** The first trailer for the game shown in 2011 was originally run on the [=PS3=] UsefulNotes/Playstation3 and not the 3DS.



** At one point, Inaho's English name was going to be Gracie. Some parts of Wib Wob still listed it as Gracie before they settled on Hailey Anne.

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** At one point, Inaho's English name was going to be Gracie. Some parts of Wib Wob still listed it as Gracie before they settled on Hailey Anne.[[/folder]]

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