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The Yo-Kai that appear in the sequel series Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside.

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Prominent Yo-Kai

Jibanyan's Lightside form

30 years after the original series, Jibanyan returns with a brand new look. Now partnered with Nate's daughter Natsume, they work together to battle mischievous Yo-Kai.


Whisper's new appearance

30 years later. Whisper returns with a brand new look. Like Natsume's father Nate, he becomes her butler. As always he'll try his best to provide info about Yo-Kai.

  • Adaptational Intelligence: Whisper is considerably more competent than he was in the original series. He teaches Natsume about the new Yo-Kai watch and is well versed in the concept of Lightside and Shadowside forms.
  • Adaptational Badass:
  • Butt-Monkey: Like in the orignal series, Whisper is prone to being this.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: While this is still part of his backstory, this trait is considerably toned down as he isn't relied upon to identify Yo-Kai anymore and thus doesn't make things up while frantically browsing Yo-Kaipedia.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Not quite as expressive as his past self. Usually anytime we see him, he's sporting a toothy grin. It helps with the unsettling appearance Shadowside forms can have.
  • Smug Snake: Much like in the original show, he provides snarky commentary while ignoring his own personal flaws. Though unlike Micchy, he's not quick to throw himself into danger and is mostly just full of hot air.
  • Sudden Anatomy: Whisper used to just be a wisp-like ghost. Now he has ears and fingers.
  • Those Two Guys: With Micchy and Junior.
  • Truer to the Text: Whisper's compentance is now closer to his original portrayal in the very first game.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Out of all the reccuring Yo-kai, Whisper probably looks the least like how he used to. Though him having hair and wearing clothes makes him resemble Nonuttin, his former self.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or purple, in this case.

Komasan's Lightside form
A dog that belonged to Akinori's family was crushed under a Komainu statue and died, turning into this Yo-kai.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Inverted. In the original series he's a bipedal Komainu who looks more cartoony than realistic and resembles a Cute Kitten more than the actual animal, but here he's quadrupedal and looks more realistic.
  • Cartoon Creature: Subverted. He looks like a dog now, unlike in his original design.
  • Continuity Snarl: His backstory doesn't match the original Komasan's in the slightest, raising the question of whether Shadowside is an Alternate Continuity and/or this Komasan is a different person that the one we know. From the backstory given for him, he seems to be a different Komasan. The latter seems to be confirmed in episode 27, He only took the name Komasan to remember his brother Komajiro.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In his Lightside form, at least. For his Shadowside it's...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or red pupils, in this case.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the original series, Komasan was a wimp who got lucky in the only fight he was ever in, now he comes in second to Jibanyan in badassery, if it's the same Komasan.

A frog who has a brotherly friendship with Komasan. He was crushed under the same Komainu statue as Komasan and became a Yo-kai.

    Micchy (Slimamander)
Micchy's Lightside form
Formely a terrifying Boss Yo-kai, Slimamander has come to admire humanoid Yo-kai, and wants to be a heroic knight, too. One of Natsume's Yo-kai Partners.

Junior's Lightside form
A small Yo-kai, both ghost-like and cat-like, who is said to have a deep connection to a certain Yo-kai.


Other Yo-Kai


A human anatomical model that has been in Keisuke's elementary school for 50 years turned Yokai. His Shadowside form is Jingeki.—-


A yokai of a venus flytrap.—-

    Atsushi Kamamoto 


  • Benevolent Boss: According to some of the former idols he helped produce, he was a kind and helpful producer that worked hard to help them improve. In fact, his negative emotions that turned him into a yokai were not over being run out, but rather feeling he failed the idols under him by letting them get overshadowed.
  • Meaningful Name: Atsushi means 'hot' while Kamamoto means 'pottery', matching his idol groups having a pottery theme and his former occupation. His Shadowside form Kamadouma is a play on 'cave cricket' and 'furnace horse', and he resembles a bug-like creature shaped like a pottery kiln.
  • Was Once a Man: While there have been other Yokai that were once humans, Atsushi stands out as he didn't die and rather turned into a yokai because of his negatives emotions being run out of the idol business. Reflecting this, he's the most human-like of the yokai in Lightside form save for his eyes and skin and is able to be seen without the Yokai Watch.


A yokai formed from the spirit of an old doll on display that desired to play with children again. She chose to inhabit the mascot costume of a new character in an amusement park named Hana Poncho ten years ago, but her enthusiasm caused the character to be retired on the same day after she inadvertently scared the children.—-

  • Brain Washed And Crazy: She and many other Yokai are possessed by Shinma.
  • Creepy Cute: Discussed In-Universe. Hana Poncho was partly retired due to not appealing to an audience when first introduced ten years ago. But as Natsume tells Hana-chan, nowadays there's appeal for characters like Hana Poncho, which allows for the character to make a comeback and return to being active.
  • Creepy Doll: Her general motif resembles traditional Japanese dolls.
  • Goofy Suit: She inhabits the costume of Hana Poncho as a way to interact with children.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Hana-chan's real body is an antique doll on display. Because of this, she split off from her body so she could be able to find playmates like she used to do.


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