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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.

  • The Ace: Zigzagged. He is incredibly powerful, but can suffer from The Worf Effect and Strong as They Need to Be
  • Amnesiac Hero: Has no memories of the past. Though episode 11 makes it clear that he regained at least part of his memory sometime before episode 3.
  • Art Evolution: Jibanyan's appearance changes from his original one especially in his Shadowside form.
  • Cats Hate Water: He is extremely ticked off when Natsume summons him to fight Gesodrill, a squid yo-kai, because of this trope. He refuses to fight, tells Natsume to never summon him near water, and leaves.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In the orginal series, he was so weak he couldn't even dent a truck. In Shadowside he's regularly destroying trucks with extreme prejudice and causing traffic accidents.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: Jibanyan is no longer the cute little kitten he used to be with the cute little voice he had 30 years ago.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Starts out as this, initially refusing to join Natsume in the movie.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Jibanyan has drastically gained more power than he did in the original series. Especially in his Shadowside form he can practically defeat almost any Yo-Kai he encounters.
  • Vocal Evolution: Jibanyan's voice sounds incredibly deep compared to how he sounded in the original series. Granted, this series takes place 30 years after the original series, so he would've gotten older by then.

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: While he's still a Butt-Monkey even after all these years, episode 8 shows that if people aren't willing to cooperate, he allows them to see him so he can scare an answer out of them.
  • 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 / Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: 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.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In his Lightside form, at least. For his Shadowside it's...
  • 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.

    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.