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     Classic Yo-Kai 

Pallysol (Karakasa-obake)
Voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English)

An umbrella spirit of the Heartful Tribe and one of the first Classic Yo-Kai that Nate meets.

  • Animate Inanimate Object: A living paper umbrella.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being considered fake and not scary. Then the scary gets real.
  • Blow You Away: Wind-attribute.
  • Clothing Damage: When he tries to withstand a strong wind, his paper canopy is torn and blown off, leaving his pole exposed. This is implied to be the equivalent of nudity for umbrellas.
  • Cool Old Guy: Pallysol has been around for over 200 years.
  • Fusion Dance: Can fuse with Mad Mountain to create Scarasol.

Boyclops (Hitotsume-kozo)
Voiced by: Miho Hino (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English), Jolanda Granato (Italian)

A cyclops Yo-Kai of the Charming Tribe and one of the first Classic Yo-Kai that Nate meets.

  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being considered fake and not scary. Then the scary gets real.
  • Creepy Child: When his back is turn, he resembles a little boy.

Lady Longnek (Rokurokubi)
Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English), Beatrice Caggiula (Italian)

The long-necked Yo-Kai of the Slippery Tribe that is one of the first Classic Yo-Kai that Nate meets.

  • Berserk Button: She doesn't like being considered fake and not scary. Then the scary gets real.

Faux Kappa (Kappa)
Voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese), Brent Pendergrass (English), Massimo Di Benedetto (Italian)

Arachnus (Tsuchigumo)
The leader of the Bony Spirits faction, he is a Giant Spider who can shapeshift into a human form.

Toadal Dude (Ogama)
The leader of the Fleshy Souls faction, he is a giant toad who can shapeshift into a humanoid form.

Gnomey (Zashiki-warashi)

Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English)

Mermaidyn (Ningyo)

Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (Japanese)

  • Fusion Dance: Mermaidyn evolves into Mermadonna by fusing her with a Mermaid's Jewel.

Predictabull (Kudan)

  • Fusion Dance: Predictabull evolves into Smashibull by fusing him with Ethereal Water.

Furdinand (Fusafusan)

Voiced by: Ryota Asari (Japanese), Joey D'Auria (English)
A Yo-kai who cause people to grow long hair.

     Legendary Tribe 

Imaginary! Incendiary! Flip flop! Squiggle boom! Slim slam! Legendary!

Shogunyan (Bushinyan)
Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English), Luciana Falcón (Latin American Spanish), Alessandro Zurla (Italian)

A legendary Yo-Kai who is apparently Jibanyan's ancestor.

  • Like Father, Like Son: Or in this case, "Like Ancestor Like Descendant". Not only does he look just like Jibanyan, he also enjoys eating chocobars and has an interest in Next Harmeowny.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the games, he has an exceptional speed stat and a good attack stat. Unless an opponent is exceptionally speedy or outlevels him, Shogunyan will usually get two attacks before the enemy can attack again. Sometimes three if the enemy is really slow.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: In his introduction episode, the joke is that the other characters aren't sure if he's a truly individual Yo-Kai or just Jibanyan cosplaying as a samurai. The first movie and Episode 19 casually confirms they're two different Yo-Kai.
  • Punny Name: In Japanese, "Bushinyan" not only refers to "Bushido", but also to "Katsuobushi", the Japanese term for Bonito Flakes.
  • Samurai
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Barring a lucky streak with the Crank-a-kai, Shogunyan is the only Legendary Yo-kai players can use during the duration of the main story in the first game.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks near-identical to Jibanyan, only difference being him wearing Samurai armor, and having a different color palette for his fur and tail flames. Nate and Whisper actually mistake him for Jibanyan dressed up as a samurai when he first appears.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Seafood.

Dandoodle (Ikemenken)
Voiced by: Masahito Yabe (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English), Lorenzo Scattorin (Italian)

The second legendary Yo-Kai that Nate summons. He was once an attractive man until he was crushed under wooden planks next to a pink toy poodle. His powers come from his good looks, and he can give those good looks to those he inspirits.

  • Always Someone Better: He's everything Manjimutt wishes he was.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: He has the power to give anything a handsome face. Even inanimate objects like food that start talking now that they have mouths.
  • Beast with a Human Face: Similar to Manjimutt's case, the difference being that Dandoodle's face is much more attractive.
  • Bishie Sparkle: A frequent user. It's also one of the things that comes with his inspiritment.
  • Catch Phrase: Depending on the language, it's either "Fabulous!" "Magnifique!", or "Wanderful!"note 
  • Chick Magnet: All females, human and Yo-Kai alike find him irresistible.
  • Cursed With Awesome: He has no control over his inspiritment, which makes everything turn handsome, including inanimate objects like food and posters.
  • Foil: To Manjimutt. Also being a human-faced dog with a near-identical backstory (fired from his job, getting drunk, got killed by some falling rubble alongside a poodle, and fusing with said poodle post-mortem), which is lampshaded by Nate a few times. However there are a few key differences between them. Manjimutt is forced to always be ugly (to the point where he's immune to a Yo-Kai who's inspiritment gives its victims a cute face), whereas Dandoodle is dashingly handsome. Also, Manjimutt pursues girls but is never successful, while Dandoodle is irresistible to females.
  • The Medic: He has several healing abilities in the first game.
  • Power Incontinence: Any male near him becomes handsome, whether he wants them to or not, even inanimate objects.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Because the poodle that he got combined with was pink, Dandoodle emerged from the planks with pink fur and hair.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: His problem is he can't control his gorgeous powers, but other than that he's doing a lot better than Manjimutt. But when he was alive, he was fired because he has too pretty and distracted his female coworkers.
  • Socialization Bonus: In the sequel games, Multimutt, Badude, and Tattlecast are required to unlock Dandoodle. But, since you can only get one of the starter Yo-kai per save file, you have to trade with a friend to get the other two.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Outside of being a different color, prettier, and more successful, nearly everything about him is Manjimutt to a tee. Lampshaded by Nate and the gang, of course.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chinese Food.

Komashura (Shurakoma)

  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Socialization Bonus: To unlock Komashura in Yo-kai Watch 2, you need to trade Firewig (Bony Spirits exclusive) and Frazzel (Fleshy Souls exclusive).note 
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Milk.

Elder Bloom (Hanasakajii)

Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English)

Gilgaros (Yamabuki)

Spoilerina (Netaballerina)
Voiced by: Ryoko Nagata (Japanese), Jenn Wong (English)

A Yo-Kai that inspirit people by dancing above their heads, causing them to leak information and... Spoiler others.

Poofessor (Unchikuma)

Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

A Yo-kai who causes people to spout pointless trivia. He Inspirits people by using a turquoise-colored poo on a stick.

  • Attention Whore: Demands that everyone pays attention to his lectures.
  • Berserk Button: He completely loses it if he gets ignored by his 'students', especially if they fall asleep during a lecture.
  • Eat That: He can assume an ultimate form by inspiriting himself with his own poo, which would amplify the effects of his trivia spouting on a global scale.
  • Insufferable Genius: He insists on sharing his vast knowledge despite it boring people out.
  • Life Drain: Absorption-attribute.
  • Socialization Bonus: To unlock Poofessor in Yo-kai Watch 2, you need to trade Venoct (Bony Spirits exclusive) and Kyubi (Fleshy Souls exclusive).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry.
  • Verbal Tic: "Or so they say."

Slurpent (Yamatan)


     Wicked Tribe 
Wicked, stick-ed, who's calling Wicked? Icked, Wicked! Uh!

Schemer, Loiter, and Flicker (Takuramu Kaima, Samayo Kaima, and Yurameku Kaima)

  • Blow You Away: Schemer is a wind-attribute.
  • Demonic Possession: They can possess Classic Yo-kai and turn them into Wicked Servants. Like-wise, the other human and Yo-kai also can be possessed.
  • Level Scaling: Their level when fighting alongside Dame Dedtime is determined by the Yo-kai that Dame Dedtime stole the level from.
  • Life Drain: Loiter is an absorption-attribute.
  • The Medic: Flicker is a restoration-attribute.
  • Mooks: You cannot befriending them at all.

The Elite Wicked Yo-kai

A group of 5 S rank Yo-kai that are in charge of inspiriting large groups and communities of people with their lackeys. They seem to compete with each other for Dedtime's favor like a business, being ranked for their progress of their possessions.

Tropes that apply to all of the elites:

  • Animal Motifs: they each have one, which can be found on their person and in elements of their design, but it can be so subtle that its hard to notice at first.
  • Five-Man Band
    • Big Bad: Unique in that they don't actually have one in their ranks, since Dame Dedtime, Kin, Gin and Bronzlow are all above them.
    • The Dragon: Unkeen, is the dragon to the Big Bad, while Unpleasant is this to Unkeen.
    • Evil Genius: Unpleasant, though he is 2nd to Unkeen (which he lampshades).
    • The Brute: Untidy, a violent brute who prefers physical attacks.
    • Dark Chick: Unkaind and Unfairy
  • Heel–Face Turn: All of them can be found in the post game of Psychic Spectres. They each explain their connection to Dedtime and mellow out a bit upon hearing she's been purified. However, they want to gauge Nates strength and each become a potentially recruitable Bonus Boss.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: A classic, but at the same time somewhat more serious take on the trope. They each have their own quirks, but are serious threats to the heroes in different ways as they enact the plan Dedtime has ensued.
  • Undying Loyalty: to Dame Dedtime, they each ask for her forgiveness upon being beaten down.

Unfairy (Yakkai)

The first of the elites to be taken on, Unfairy fights both Toadal Dude and Arachnus to a standstill when they figure out Dedtime set them up to fight a war. His specialty is his speed.

  • Animal Motifs: Rats, his horns twitch like rodent ears, he has buckteeth and he has a rat design wrapped around his shirt.

Unkaind (Fukai)

The only girl of the group, Unkaind is a tall smooth talker who specializes in inspiriting her enemies.

Untidy (Gokai)

The big, pure physical attacker with a low IQ, Untidy doesn't think too hard about things, and as such rushes into situations head-first and confident.

  • Animal Motifs: Rhinoceroses. He has two rhinoceros-shaped marks on his body.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the games, he's given build up as part of the Main Villains team. In the Movie, he's a nameless Giant Mook that appears because Dedtime literally farted him out.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Earth-attribute.

Unpleasant (Nankai)

An elderly, wise and calm Wicked Yo-kai that loves to confuse others with trivia and complicated vocabulary. Specializes in magic attacks mainly, and is constantly bringing up the fact that he's 2nd banana.

  • Animal Motif: Not as obvious as the others since theres no tell-tale obvious imagery, but its implied through his design that it might be Owls (his posture and wise nature), Goats (his long hair, oblong eyes and horns), or possibly both.
  • Blow You Away: Wind-attribute.
  • Evil Old Folks: though he has shades of being a Cool Old Guy.

Unkeen (Hakai)

A violent Elite Wicked Yo-Kai and Dame Dedtime's almost-not-quite-right-hand man with a devestating soultimate. Is always ready to fight and is considered the leader. That's it.

  • Animal Motif: Dragons and bulls, to go with his power, desire to destroy and position as The Dragon
  • Anti-Climax Boss: he's touted as the best of the Wicked, and is strong, but since he has no specialty, he tends to go down the fastest comparitively out of the Elites
  • Blood Knight: Is obsessed with destroying everyone due to being born from, predicably, Dedtime's Unstoppable Rage. He mellows out considerably in post-game.
  • The Brute: though more reserved looking than Untidy, he's The Berserker whos able to ignore guarding and whos soultimate is something to particularly watch out for.
  • Flat Character: he's the highest ranking elite Wicked with a desire to fight. Thats all you need to know really.
  • Shock and Awe: Thunder-attribute.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry.

     Enma Tribe 
Enma! Enma! Indeed, his name is Enma! Enma~ Enma~ Enma~~

Ancient Enma (Sendai Enma-daiō)

Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (Japanese)

The previous ruler of the Yo-kai World, the father of Lucas, and the grandfather of the current Lord Enma. Long ago he sought to unite humans and Yo-kai as friends, but after witnessing the constant wars of humans and how they were negatively influencing Yo-kai he decided to separate the two worlds, but passed away before he could put his plan into motion.Becomes befriendable in the 2.0 update of the third game.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The former king of the Yo-kai World and is very powerful.
  • Cool Crown: Wears a pretty impressive one in both the second movie and third game.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is hundreds of years old as well as a literal grandpa and is still very capable of kicking ass.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Posthumous Character: He passed away sometime before the first game and would not make his true debut in till ‘’Yo-kai Watch 3’’, but he has played some amount of role of every game thus far and what is known about him is revealed through flashbacks or when other characters refer to or talk about him.
  • Sealed Goodina Can: In the sidequest “Enma Note Part. 2” he is apparently sealed in the Enma Blade and the current Lord Enma must battle him in order to prove that he is worthy of wielding the Enma Blade.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chinese Food.

Lord Enma (Enma-daiō)

Voiced by: Ryouhei Kimura (Japanese), Meyer deLeeuw (English)

The current reigning monarch of the Yo-kai World, the grandson of the previous Lord Enma, and the nephew of Lucas. He shows great interest in humans and supports both humans and Yo-kai joining hands as friends.In the 2.0 update ‘’Yo-kai Watch 3’’ he gains a new form called Lord Enma Awoken which can be obtained if the player links all three versions.

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: The current king of the Yo-kai World and while his exact age isn’t given he’s described as being young and seems to be around the same age that Nate and Hailey are.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: King of the Yo-kai World and is one of the most powerful Yo-kai.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT harm or kill the people he cares for as the either one of the three Enma Gods found out the hard way.
  • Curtains Matchthe Window: Golden hair, golden eyes
  • King Incognito: In the second movie and in a sidequest added in the 2.0 update for ‘’Yo-kai Watch 3’’ he has a human disguise that he takes on to interact and mingle with humans in the human world.
  • Parental Abandonment: Neither his father or mother are seen nor mentioned by him or anyone else.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He’s the king of the Yo-kai World and lives in a pretty big palace, but he cares deeply for his people and wants best for both them and humans. If there’s something threating the Yo-kai World or the relationship between Yo-kai and humans he’s usually the first one to get involved. Even if he can’t be involved directly he will always try to lend his assistance to the heroes in some form.
  • Shock and Awe: Lighting attribute as Lord Enma Awoken.
  • Third Eye: He gains one as Lord Enma Awoken.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Candy.
  • Was Once a Man: His soul consists of a human boy named Itsuki who fused with Shein, the son of the previous Lord Enma.

Solar Enma (Taiyo-shin Enma)

Voiced by: Ryouhei Kimura (Japanese)

A god form of Enma who debuted in the 3.0 update of the third game and is exclusive to the Sushi version.

  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Take Over the World: Planned on doing this in the sidequest “The Lonely King” in the Sushi version because the world he hailed from was ravaged by constant wars that not even he in a godly form could stop.
  • The Powerofthe Sun: He’s a god who can use the power of the sun and can even create his own one as shown in his soultimate animation.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sushi.

Infinite Enma (Jiku-shin Enma)

Voiced by: Ryouhei Kimura (Japanese)

A god form of Enma who debuted in the 3.0 update of the third game and is exclusive to the Tempura version.

Umbral Enma (Ankoku-shin Enma)

Voiced by: Ryouhei Kimura (Japanese)

A god form of Enma who debuted in the 3.0 update the third game and is exclusive to the Sukiyaki version.


Steve Jaws

Voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English)

A shark Yo-Kai of the Slippery Tribe and the CEO of the company Yopple, the company that produces Yo-Kai Watches. He is the 1# richest Yo-Kai.

Directator (Mister Movien)

Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

An award-winning director of the Mysterious Tribe from the Yo-kai world that has Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan be actors in his movies.

  • Adaptation Decay: His movies can sometimes stray far from what they're actually supposed to be, for example, his version of Titanic features more than one iceberg, sharks, and even pirates.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: This along with the big lips and afro make him look a lot like a clown.
  • Enforced Method Acting: He puts real-life worms on Nate's head and forces all actors to perform their own stunts so that the emotions are genuine.
  • Mad Artist: Some of his methods are a little insane, like abducting people and forcing them to act, making actors do dangerous stunts without a stunt double, and much more.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a combination of "director" and "dictator."
  • Prima Donna Director: Very much so. The Directator only wants his way, no matter who gets hurt.
  • Trapped in Another World: Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan are transported into the Directator's enormous world of a movie set and can't escape until they're finished producing a movie.

Mr. Crabbycat (Nyanpachi-sensei)

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English), Renato Novara (Italian)
An alter-ego of Jibanyan as a school teacher.


An Eastern style dragon Yo-Kai found in Nate's neighborhood. It has a runny nose and carries around a crystal ball which is essential in the first Yo-Kai watch game.

     Boss Yo-Kai 
A special kind of Yo-Kai that fills boss fight roles in this series. They cannot be befriended, but they do sometimes get smaller recruit-able versions in sequel games.

Slimamander (Mitsumata Nozuchi)/Eyedra (Jigoku Osansho)

A large, slimy, lizard Yo-Kai sealed at Nate's Elementary school. While it seems to have three eyeless heads, it actually does have a single eye which can switch between heads at will.

Gains a recruit-able version in the sequel game.

The Infinite Inferno has its own version of Slimamander, known as Eyedra, which is more or less the same character and acts as that dimension's Cerberus.

  • Art Evolution: His light form in Shadowside doesn't resemble him at all, being a muscle man... His Shadow form however is much more monstrous design.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: The whole eye-swapping gimmick goes on between different, eyeless heads. The eye appears in one mouth and is apparently swallowed to switch; and while all this is going on all the heads act as normal mouths.
  • Breath Weapon: Any one of his active heads can spit fire at you.
  • Multiple Head Case: the rare version that serves a function to its host. Slimamander's Eyeball is its weak-spot, so to work around this, the single eye is able to switch between different heads.
  • Playing with Fire: One of his attacks consists of every active head breathing fire at you.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Is a Salamander Yo-Kai, but has more in common with snakes and amphibians in terms of design.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can:
    • Sealed under the school grounds, only to be released years later when the seal weakens, and yet again when Mc Kraken goes all out on the Human-realm.
    • Eyedra resides within the first circle of the Infinite Inferno/Hell.
  • Shown Their Work: Salamanders in mythology, were considered poisonous and deadly monsters that could live in the hottest, fieriest enviornments; hence, Slimamander's flame breathing ability and Eyedra living within Infinite Inferno/ Hell.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Ssssspeaksss thisss way in the Englissssh verssssion of the game.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's way tougher in his returning boss fight in the endgame, being the peniultimate Boss in fact.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Oden Stew.
  • Warm-Up Boss: He is the Starter Villain / first boss after all, though he technically get two re-fights that severely ramp up his difficulty.

Sproink (Nobosetonman)/Hoggles (Onobori Kuroton)
Voiced by: Yuya Murakami (Japanese), Brent Pendergrass (English)

A large, middle-aged pig Yo-Kai that really loves himself a long soak in the hot springs. He does like it hot, and is able to breathe fire out his nostrils should he soak for too long. In the game, he takes Mr. Goodsight's undies and wears them, prompting Nate to fight him and get them back.

Gains a recruit-able version in the sequel.

In the Infinite Inferno, he has a worse counterpart called Hoggles, who boiled other Yo-Kai and drank the broth to gain his power.

  • Breath Weapon: Breathes fire out of his nose. In the game, he does it when he soaks in the Hot Springs too long or when he gets upset. in the Anime , since he doesn't have an affect on people in the games, he uses it to make the bath unbearably hot for everyone except him.
  • Fat Bastard: Sproink is quite large and unreasonable, resulting in the protagonist having to take him on in a fight. Hoggles is said to be even worse, what with the boiling other Yo-Kai and drinking the broth to become more powerful.
  • Jerkass: Hogs the Hots springs for himself, is among many Yo-Kai that is not really all that reasonable.
  • Playing with Fire: If you take the Schmuck Bait when he's lying on the ground, he'll eventually get up and retaliate by spewing fire at you from his nose.
  • Schmuck Bait: Hit his belly enough times and he'll collapse. Continue hitting his belly when he's down, and he'll soon get up to unleash his Soultimate on you.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Sproink was defeated when a old man raised the temperature so high that it made the water hot enough to look like lava.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chinese Food.

SV Snaggerjag (Tsuraretaro-maru)/Styx Mk. VI (Daihachi-Sanzumaru)

A large aquatic Yo-Kai that lurks below Catfish Pond. He is said to be honored by the fishes and can call upon them. He does not like people disturbing his waters, attacking the protagonist when they use Walkappa to try and retrieve a ring for Bear.

Gains a recruit-able version in the sequel.

His counterpart in the Infinite Inferno is Styx Mk. VI, a Yo-Kai that fishes the souls of sinners out of the River Styx.

  • Flunky Boss: Constantly summons fish Yo-Kai to fight by his side. If he has two fishes at his side, he can unleash his Soultimate move. These fish are physical creatures, so they cannot be befriended either.
  • Hooks and Crooks: SV Snaggerjag has a large hook coming from a tendril on his head. He uses this hook to fish out companions, or simply to whack his enemies.
  • Meaningful Name: Both the English and Japanese name of Styx Mk. VI (Daihachi-Sanzumaru) refer to rivers that form a boundary between the world of the living and the Underworld (the River Styx and the Sanzu River).
  • Non-Malicious Monster: He's grouchy & aggressive but not actually evil, and is one of the few bosses who wasn't either going out of his way to hurt anyone (prior to being disturbed), or sealed away so he wouldn't be able to. You fight him due to a misunderstanding, he doesn't have any ill will towards you when beaten, and Nate is content with leaving him alone afterward.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Oden Stew.

Massiface (Oboronyudo)/Clipso (Tsukikage Nyudo)

Voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English)

A Yo-kai that takes the form of a terrifying giant. It causes trouble for the heroes when it causes a fire in the town's shopping area, unintentionally framing Kyubi and simultaneously ticking him off to the point that he has to lead the protagonist to the construction site for a battle.

His Infinite Inferno counterpart is Clipso, which appears on cloudy nights to steal kids who stay up too late.

  • Adult Fear: Clipso steals night owl kids on occasion.
  • Bait-and-Switch: You're led to believe that you will be facing Kyubi at the Construction Site's top floor, then this guy appears and makes you think that the two are connected in some way, then it turns out Kyubi wanted Nate to get rid of this threat.
  • Bald of Evil: though, literal wisps of hair wave around on the sides of his head.
  • Carpet of Virility
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Yo-kai in this case.
  • The Ghost
  • Gonk: Lessee...Black Eyes of Evil with red irises, garlic-shaped nose with flaring nostrils, and a permanent snarl with a set of blue teeth set in purple gums..
  • Nothing Is Scarier: His defining character trait, flavor text has him loom behind people, and should they turn around to see what casts such a big shadow, they disappear and fade from everyone's minds. Clipso is just as bad, if not worse, stealing children who stay up too late. He's so unsettling, he is the image on the series' Nightmare Fuel page.
  • Punny Name: Massive face and eclipse.

Phantasamurai (Boreimusha)/Spooklunk (Kokuhou Kagemasa)

A suit of samurai's armor that wanders about in Gourd Pond Museum in the more lavish part of Nate's hometown. Freaking out the workers, and drawing in Eddie's attention to investigate, he asks the protagonist to help him get into the museum at night and prove it as something explainable. After getting past security, the suit attack the two, and is revealed to be controlled by a tiny mouse Yo-kai.

Spooklunk, its Infinite Inferno counterpart, was once a strong warrior, gathering vassals, and waiting for the day it can return to battle.

  • Animated Armor: Animated by a mouse.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: True, it turns out a mouse yo-kai caused the armor to move, and could be a possible, viable explanation for Eddie. The Arbitrary part comes from the fact that Phantasamurai literally attacked and fought with Nates's Yo-kai IN THE SAME ROOM as Eddie.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Phantasamurai and Spooklunk's Japanese name, which translates to National Treasure Shadow Sword.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His Japanese name is Ghost Warrior
  • Killer Rabbit: What it turns out to really be: a tiny mouse Yo-Kai piloting a suit of armor.

Tarantutor (Onikumomon)

A large spider Yo-kai (likely a Tsuchigumo, based on its illusion-casting abilities) that takes control of Nate's school one night under the guise of a ghostly boy asking for people to play with him. It steal Nate's friends for a twisted game of Hide-and-go-seek, forcing him to find them and fight it.

  • All Webbed Up: Can inflict this as a status effect.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Being a Tsuchigumo spider ogre and all.
  • Body Horror: Has a clump of exposed innards on its abdomen as a weakspot.
  • Ceiling Cling: It spends most of its time fighting you from the ceiling, and the trick is weakening its hands to the point that it falls on its back, exposed.
  • The Ghost: Whisper mentions that there's no information on Tarantutor after you beat it, and speculates that it may be because it might have come from overseas. After hearing that, the Medallium's description of it can be viewed as Whisper's base description of the creature.
  • Gonk: Looks more close to original yo-kai design than most anything else from the game.
  • Punny Name: Tarantula, a kind of desert spider, and tutor, a teacher (referencing where it is found).
  • Shock and Awe: Its main forms of attack involve webs and lightning.

Dr. Maddiman (Yaburekabure-incho)/Dr. Nogut (Kimonashi-sensei)

A Mad Scientist Yo-Kai with an exposed heart attached to a drip bag, Dr. Maddiman was once a human madman who performed experiments on people who came to his hospital. He has since become a Yo-Kai that continues to do these things by posing as a human medical director at the dilapidated Nocturne Hospital, luring Nate in to steal his heart.

His Infinite Inferno counterpart is Dr. Nogut, another mad doctor who seeks to create the perfect Yo-Kai. To do this he tries to combine humans who fall into the inferno with other Yo-Kai.

  • Adult Fear: Having a child be attacked by a violent lunatic without anyone else there to see.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Nate faces Maddiman alone without Whisper, which makes the boss's preceeding cutscene all the more uncomfortable.
  • Apocalyptic Log: His old diary in the second game seems to invoke this trope.
  • Body Horror: Maddiman's heart is external, and hooked up to a drip which he puts beating hearts into to heal himself. Nogut invokes this on his human and Yo-Kai test subjects by combining them, and has literally used his own guts in an experiment.
  • Comfort Food: Dr. Rapper appears to be this for Dr. Maddiman, since he insists he absolutely needs it to calm down before doing experiments.
  • Deadly Doctor: Fights with scalpels and medicine, and uses an IV drip to heal himself.
  • The Dragon: Assumed to be this, since he's the last boss you face before McKraken and has a direct tie to him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Pretends to be nice up until you meet him in the surgery room, where he does a 180 and begins laughing over how he's going to take your heart.
  • He Was Right There All Along: If the credits pictures are anything to go by, he was hidden in the shadows taking notes the entire time Nate and his friends were getting their free check-up.
  • Mad Scientist: You even get to fight one of his creations in the second game.
  • Marathon Boss: This is the only battle where the background plays a truly significant role, as hearts appear in various locations, which the boss can use to heal himself. You pop these hearts with the targeting pin to prevent this, but if you allow it to happen, this fight can become excruciatingly long.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: That's not to say he couldn't be an actual doctor if he tried, as the first two health examinations are actually fairly professional (as long as you don't blatantly LIE to the examiners). It's only when he makes you think something's wrong with your heart that things start getting bad.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Throughout Nocturne Hospital the protagonist is examined by a few Leadoni Mook characters and then Maddiman appears in his disguise when he calls you into his office. There's immediately something VERY strange about a human director working amongst Yo-Kai inside an abandoned hospital. As if to further illustrate, after he first talks to you he doesn't go down the stairs, he walks out the hole leading to the first floor.
  • Workaholic: Tends to get completely lost in his work, to the point of often not going home for weeks when he was human.
  • Wolverine Claws: Wields three scalpels as makeshift claws in his left hand.

Chairman Squiddilius McKraken (Chairman Ikakamone Sokamone)/Squisker (Minister Gesohigale)

Voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese)

The Big Bad of the first game, who took control of the Yo-Kai world after King Enma passed away (Yo-kai live a long time, but they can still die). Mc Kraken Is a squid-themed Yo-Kai that dreams of taking over the human world with an army of monochrome Yo-Kai destroying those that will go against him. After defeating Dr. Maddiman, Draggie's crystal ball shows the heroes him addressing his legion, leading to confronting him in the Yo-Kai world itself and later at the sacred tree, where he transforms into a Grotesque One-Winged Angel form.

Within the Infinite Inferno, you get to meet his ancestor, Squisker, who is a tougher version of his second form.

  • Benevolent Boss: Towards his Yo-Kai underlings, possibly to the point that the ones fully taken in by his charm are the monochrome Yo-Kai that have such Undying Loyalty. He's even willing to offer Whisper a chance to help him rule the world after he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: His goofy demeanor and lame puns aside, he was organizing a take-over since about the second half of the story mode, and managed to run the Yo-Kai World under a Squid-fisted rule before then as well.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As much of a dictator as he was and how unnecessary his cause was, he still wanted what he thought was best for Yo-Kai everywhere, Had his monochrome soldiers hang out with the populace in the Yo-Kai World, and even helped clean the gates with the Oni Guardians.
  • One-Winged Angel: After being beaten the first time, he manages to break the seals between the two worlds, absorbing their aura to become a crazy-looking head monster.
  • Pet the Dog: The credits show him helping the Oni's clean off one of the three gates with a towel and being annoyed at them fumbling about.
  • Pungeon Master: He REALLY loves to make puns based on cephalopods, to the point that he really tries too hard to work it in every other sentence and bugs Whisper even as he's dying.
  • Tentacled Terror: A squid Yokai that tries to take over the world. He fits the bill alright.

Chirpster (Tsuzurachun-dayu)

A large sparrow Yo-Kai who wears a kimono. Sitting on a mat, leaning on an arm-rest, and fanning himself, he seems to be similar to a Yakuza boss or an emperor/leader in the Yo-Kai World. After helping his underlings prepare for a party, and asking his guests what talents they have, he becomes insulted when Nate questions he he can do, and challenges the boy to a duel.

  • Benevolent Boss: He is not actually evil at all, and is not one to hold a grudge against anyone, taking his defeat with a carefree stride.
  • Bonus Boss: The entire set of requests asked out of you to prepare for the party are optional, but make no mistake, he can hit you very hard.
  • Feathered Fiend : An anthropomorphic sparrow.
  • Insult of Endearment: Calls The Protagonist a Brat upon being insulted but it becomes this trope after you win the fight.
  • Mook Maker: Has two boxes with mouths with him in his fight, which heal him and are used for one of his moves. whichever one he gestures to last is the one that has a good effect for you, while picking the wrong box leads to a bad effect.
  • Shout-Out: To a famous Japanese tale called Shita-kiri Suzume. In thta story, an old man takes care of a sparrow until his wife cuts out its tongue and makes it flee. When the man goes to search for it on a mountain, he is rewarded with his choice of one of two baskets (one big, one small), and takes the lighter load, which is full of treasure. The wife goes back to get the bigger basket and is told not to open it. She opens it anyway and falls to her death out of fright when the monsters inside jump out. Thus, Chipster is a Sparrow whose gimmick is a large and small box with good or bad effects in store for you.
  • Worthy Opponent: What he thinks of you when you win.

The Three Oni Guardians / Gargaros (Aka Oni), Ogralus (Ao Oni) and Orcanos (Kuro Oni)

Voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese), Brent Pendergrass (English)

Three Oni who serve as Guardians of the Yo-Kai world. Red, blue and black, respecively, they stand to defend even after Enma passed away. Based on your performance in-game, they will either let you by while giving you praise on your virtues, or punish you by dropping the player character into one of the locations under the entrance hall.

Outside of their role as guardians, they also appear as enemies during Terror Time, a random even where you must avoid Oni's of different kinds while searching for the exit and opening treasure chests. Beating them should they catch up to you (easier said than done) yields incredible loot to grab. Being beaten by them however, makes you miss out on the stuff you could have gotten and makes you wake up back at your house.

  • Bonus Boss: The twist being that they actively seek you out in Terror Time.
  • Gonk: Each oni's face expression is a violent grimace, giving them all a frightening appearance.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Gargaros is intended to be this when you first meet him, as his powers are high enough that even endgame parties need to be careful around him.
    • Due to the gameplay change for Terror Time (in the main game at least), running up to Gargaros and his kin results in failure.
    • This also had this effect twice in Yo-kai Watch Busters, the first of which where the Busters did a Bait-and-Switch that they were going to take on Gargaros, then ran like hell. The second, the Busters put up something of a fight but eventually hightailed it out of there.
  • Life Drain: Orcanos' magic attack lets him drain health from his opponents.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Each oni is fast enough to frequently attack, and each of those attacks hurt.
  • Making a Splash: Ogralus primarily attacks with water magic.
  • Oni: All three are based on "classic" Oni, being horned humanoids that carry a giant club to punish people with.
  • Playing with Fire: Gargaros, when he deigns to use magic, can shoot fireballs at his opponents.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Orcanos is this full stop, being the strongest of the three oni and the only one with red eyes.
  • Red Oni and Blue Oni: Though they aren't much different in personality, aside from difficulty, Gargaros and Ogralus do have different fighting styles. Gargaros prefers physical attacks while occasionally using fire magic, while Ogralus prefers using water magic while occasionally dishing out physical attacks.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat.

Wobblewok (Dondoro)

A vastly vile, evil Yo-Kai sealed at the bottom of the Infinite Inferno/Hell inside a gigantic cooking pot. The True Final Boss of the game. Wobblewok is a nasty blob monster with a variety of abilities to fight with. Luckily it's been asleep, not even noticing how much the prison around it has been deteriorating.

It gains a recruit-able version in the sequel.

  • Barrier Change Boss: Pay close attention to the color of its eyes. Red means it's immune to physical attacks, while blue means it's immune to spirit attacks.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The befriendable version of Wobblewok is of the Earth attribute and can drop meteors on opponents.
  • Killer Rabbit: It certainly is kind of goofy-looking, just a giant black thing in a huge pot, then it begins growling at you with is Uncanny Valley mouth, spewing toxic vapors, shooting lasers, and summoning comets of dark energy.
  • Meaningful Name: "Wok" refers to a kind of Asian bowl used to stir-fry food (wobble is self explainatory), while its Japanese name Dondoro means Bowl Sludge.
  • No-Sell: Wobblewok's eyes determine which attacks will and won't work on it. Physical attacks do nothing when its eyes are red, while spirit attacks do nothing when its eyes are blue.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: The fact that its down there in the Inferno at all is subject to some scary speculations as to just what it did to warrant being locked up at the bottom of this universe's Impel Down Prison.
  • Pokémon Speak: The only thing it ever says is its own name, and it only does this in the sequel and spinoff games. The first game only has it making bestial noises.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Wobblewok is sealed inside a giant cooking pot, though the seal has weakened enough for it to emerge and challenge the protagonist to a fight. The protagonist needs to defeat it before Whisper can strengthen the seal.
  • Shock and Awe: When its eyes are blue, it can unleash electric attacks.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soba Noodles.
  • Walking Spoiler: the only thing not really spoiler-ffic is the fact that it is found post-game.

Gutsy Bones (Gashadokuro)

Voiced by: Tooru Nara (Japanese), Brent Pendergrass (English), Diego Sabre (Italian)

A gigantic skeletal Yo-kai that first appeared as the first boss for the second game.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Attacking Gutsy Bones' heart does extra damage, though you need to first remove the bandages covering it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Gutsy Bones is quite large, tall enough to tower over the protagonist even when they're standing on the roof of the school.
  • Dem Bones: He's based on the Gashadokuro, meaning he's a gigantic skeleton.
  • The Gambler: Likes to play with his gachapon machine to see what prizes come out.
  • Jerkass: Oh big time in the anime. Small wonder when it's revealed he's a Shady Yo-kai.
  • Oh, Crap!: It's possible for Gutsy Bones to open a capsule to reveal a bomb. If this happens, he has enough time for a panicked expression just before the bomb explodes and damages him.
  • Punny Name: The Gashadokuro is known to be the amalgamated spirit of people who died of hunger. It seems this one is the ghost of people who hungered for novelty gashapon figurines.

Meganyan (Dekanyan)

  • Big Eater: He uses his power to enlarge things to make his food even bigger.
  • Mega Neko: An absolutely massive cat who has the power to make other things bigger as well.

Cap'n Crash (Daikokai Sencho)

Voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese), Brent Pendergrass (English)

Eyeclone (Taifuu-no-Me)

Kin, Gin, and Bronzlow (Do)

Kin is voiced by: Vanilla Yamazaki (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English)
Gin is voiced by: Mika Kanai (Japanese), Jenn Wong (English)
Bronzlow is voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English)

Three mysterious Yo-kai from the second set of games who work under their Mistress, Dame Dedtime. Using a giant clock they are able to summon to travel through time, The three continuously send the main characters back through time to try and change events so that Nate/Katie never got the Yo-Kai watch, and therefore not interfere with their own plans.

Kin and Gin are twins (Kin wears red, Gin wears blue), and Bronzlow is their younger brother who never speaks.

  • Co-Dragons: Kin and Gin in particular, Bronzlow seems to be more of a strange third-wheel than anything else, unless he stays behind with Dame Dedtime to carry out things in their time.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The three siblings genuinely care for each other, and this ties into gameplay as well. Hit one of the sisters enough times, and the other will receive a power boost so she can hurt you even more in revenge. Attack Bronzlow at all? Both sisters get mad and power up to avenge him.
  • Evil Old Folks: All three of them are elderly, and they will harrass the heroes multiple times throughout the game to help further Dame Dedtime's schemes.
  • The Heavy: For the whole of 2 and the time-travel plots of the anime leading into The Movie, they're the ones actively doing their mistress's dirty work while Dedtime lurks in her factory lair.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Kin and Gin may be old, but each one is still capable of bringing the hurt with their magic and inspiriting.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Kin and Gin inspirit two boys to bully Nathaniel's friend in order to break Nathaniel's spirit. However, this ends up motivating Nathaniel to become a hero so he can protect his friends.
  • Optional Boss: Bronzlow, who is fought in a sidequest in the games.
  • Terrible Trio: The three siblings work together to carry out Dame Dedtime's schemes, though Bronzlow only gets involved after the main campaign is over.
  • The Quiet One: Bronzlow in the movie, to the point that the heroes are genuinely surprised to hear that he has a name at all in The Movie. The manga gives him some internal thoughts and he has some speaking lines in the game.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Their final fate. After failing to stop Nate/Katie from purifying Dame Dedtime, Bronzlow accidentally breaks their time stones, trapping them in a stasis prison.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The giant clock that they control to reverse time can be easily made to fall apart by spraying water on it. Luckily for them (but unfortunately for the heroes), Bronzlow knows how to fix it.

Dame Dedtime (Tokio Ubaune)

Voiced by: Kataoka Ainosuke VI (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English)

The main villain of Yo-Kai Watch 2, a Giant Yo-Kai that takes the form of an old, somewhat regal woman who can cause tremors with her screams of anger. She wishes harm on humans for a mysterious reason, utilizing time travel so as to stop the protagonist from receiving the Watch in the first place and potentially thwarting her.

When she was human, she was falsely accused of crime and sentenced to life in prison, and died of old age there. After revealing this under Tattletell's possession, she goes One-Winged Angel and becomes Dame Demona (Subete Ubaune), an even huger, monstrous version of herself.

  • Big Bad: Of the second game.
  • Catchphrase: "Dun dun DUUUUNNNNNNN!"
  • Flunky Boss: Dame Dedtime can create Wicked Yo-Kai to aid her in battle by stealing the levels of one of your Yo-Kai. The created Wicked Yo-Kai will be around the same level as the Yo-Kai who had their level "stolen."
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Psychic Specters postgame, you can visit her in her cell in the Infinite Inferno and, after a sidequest, give her a special item that signified the bond between her and her lover back when she was human. The realization that her lover never stopped loving her is enough to purify her, turning her into a friend of Nate/Katie and teaching them how to befriend Wicked Tribe Yokai.
  • Impossible Thief: As her Japanese name indicates, her ultimate goal is to steal everything from humanity just like everything was taken from her when she was human. This reflects in-game where her main tactic is to steal aspects of the game from the player. Initially she can steal a Yo-Kai's level, both downgrading it to level one and allowing her to summon Wicked Yo-Kai of said stolen level to aid her in battle. Her second form can instead steal individual stats, attacks, options on the Yo-Kai Watch, and even Soultimate moves.
  • Large Ham: Prone to grandiose declarations, and her catchphrase is delivered bombastically.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name can be read as "Time Thief". The name of her second form can be read as "Everything Thief".
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: As soon as the movie starts, she's changed history by manipulating events in the past, erasing the Yo-Kai Watch and people's memories. its only when the heroes time travel themselves that her grand scheme slowly begins to unravel.

Kat Kraydel (Ayatori-sama)

  • Bonus Boss: Kat Kraydel can only be fought after reaching the end of the Divine Paradise, and she's one of the toughest bosses in Yo-Kai Watch 2.
  • Foil: To Wobblewok. While the demonic-looking Wobblewok is found in the deepest part of the Infinite Inferno, the divine-appearing Kat Kraydel is found at the highest point of the Divine Paradise.
  • I Let You Win: After you defeat Kat Kraydel in battle, she still doesn't go down. Turns out she was just playing a game with you, seeing the battle as a way to have some fun. She even invites you to come back and play again, if you so desire.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Kat Kraydel not only hits incredibly hard, but she's also fast enough to sometimes get in consecutive attacks.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In original version, Ayatori-sama appears to be male. However, in the localized version, Kat Kraydel is referred to as female.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's about Divine Paradise-related in post game.

Rubeus J (Red J)

Voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese)

  • Foil: To Hardy Hound.

Kabuking (Kabukiroid)

A mechanical boss Yo-Kai exclusive to Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, Kabuking is the owner of Gera Gera Resort. He enlists the help of the protagonist to get the resort running again, and offers to star them as the protagonist in a "Kaibuki Play" while he plays the villain.

  • Bonus Boss: He's a postgame boss that can be fought in Psychic Specters at the end of the Gera Gera Resort questline. Fittingly, he's quite hardy, hits very hard, can inspirit entire rows of Yo-Kai, and can utterly decimate an unprepared party.
  • One-Hit Kill: His Purifying Rocket attack has such high power that it almost always knocks out the poor sucker it hits (unless the target is guarding and has high enough defense). Its weakness is that it attacks a position, meaning if no Yo-Kai is in the spot it's about to strike, the move won't do anything at all.

Hinozall (Hi No Shin)


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