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Gameplay

In this game, the player must connect Yo-kai Wib Wobs to battle other Yo-kai.

Combat

At the beginning of the game, the player is given five different starter Wib Wobs from Whisper.

Just like the main series games, each of the Yo-kai are given a Tribe, Rank, and Soultimate move. All of their health points are combined together, while some of the power is separate. They now have advantages and disadvantages towards different Tribes, that can affect the chances of winning a battle.

Weakness chart

There are certain Yo-kai that have exclusive Ranks that are not usually seen in the other games, such as Rank SS, Rank SSS, Rank Z, Rank ZZ and Rank ZZZ.

Soultimates come in various different types, such as erasing several Wib Wobs on the board, attacking the opponent directly, or raising defense. Rarely during Boss battles of certain Yo-kai, using Soultimates damages the health of the Wib Wobs.

There are some Yo-kai that has Soultimate G Levels, that has a stronger power than a regular Soultimate. It can be activated by popping twice as much of the regular amount.

Collecting Wib Wobs

Obtaining Yo-kai Peppillon from the Crank-a-kai.

One of the other objectives in the game is to collect Wib Wobs, which can be done in several different ways almost functioning like the main series games. Feeding food to other Yo-kai has the number of hearts depending on which has the best effectiveness. Alternatively, using the Crank-a-kai either via Coins, Y-Money or Y-Points count towards that.

Befriending a Yo-kai that has already been befriended raises the Soultimate level, which can be useful for maxing it out. Alternatively, it’s also useful for getting rid of Yo-kai in the regular Crank-a-kai, which gives out Soul Secrets when all of the Yo-kai has reached the maximum Soultimate level.

There are also event-exclusive Wib Wobs, that are either obtained from the event Crank-a-kai, fulfilling Event-exclusive Quests, buying it from the Y-Point exchange or battling it on the Event Map. On rare occasions, some Yo-kai need to be fused with event-exclusive items to be obtained. There are also Yo-kai that can only be obtained by the Secret Word.

Stages

In order to make progression, the player must navigate through Stages which contain Yo-kai to fight with. They all have Star Objectives, a recommended Level, and a Yo-kai’s stats. Usually near or at the end of each Map, there is a Boss stage, which has a Boss Yo-kai that cannot be befriended.

Later on in the game, there are stages that have a «Expert» graphic applied to them in place of the recommended Level, which has the Yo-kai with a stronger power. During events or Score Attack mode, there are Yo-kai that has Tribe restrictions to maintain balance of the game.

Each stage requires a Spirit for it to be started. Spirits are obtained either by waiting for fifteen minutes each, or giving them to other Friends. Up to 1,004 (5 + 999) spirits can be stored, and stops restocking if the count reaches over 5.

List of Maps

Normal Maps

  • Uptown Springdale
  • Mt. Wildwood
  • Blossom Heights
  • Downtown Springdale
  • Shopper’s Row
  • Breezy Hills
  • Excellent Tower
  • Yo-kai World
  • San Fantastico
  • Harrisville
  • Flatpot Plains
  • Old Springdale
  • Scrapyard
  • Phantomart
  • Yopple Inc.
  • Dukesville*
  • New Yo-kai City*

Hidden Maps

  • Sewer A
  • Sewer B
  • Sewer C
  • Sewer D
  • Sewer E
  • Sewer F
  • Excellent Tower Inside
  • Hooligan Road
  • Infinite Inferno
  • Divine Paradise

Communication with Humans

An example of the Yo-kai being seen by a human in the reflection, in comparison to the viewer looking at the Yo-kai’s original form in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.

Most Yo-kai are invisible to most humans without the usage of a Yo-kai Watch. They are found using the searchlight of it, either appearing next to the human or around the object being inspirited. When the Yo-kai is found, their appearance is revealed to the human eye, but it’s not known if it disappears after being found with the searchlight.

An alternative to making Yo-kai temporarily appear in front of humans without the ability to see any is done by pouring some oil all over their surroundings.

They’re usually shown causing mischief in some cases, not realizing what they’re doing to humans around them. Worst case scenario, they may even kill humans.

Very few people have been given the ability to see Yo-kai, which is usually passed down from their relatives. Though the ability tends to fade away when the human ages (in the case of Jane in Yo-kai Watch 3 and Nate in Yo-kai Watch Shadowside), older characters like Fiona and Diana Gately still have the abilities.

In some cases, Yo-kai can join human societies by putting a magical leaf on their heads, appearing as a human to blend in, shape-shifting, inspiriting others or even choosing to manifest themselves at will in a certain way. In the anime, some Yo-kai are made permanently visible due to the circumstances of their death or the origins of their Yo-kai conversion.

Many Yo-kai used to be either humans, such as Hungramps and Venoct, animals, such as Jibanyan and Usapyon; or even inanimate objects, such as Wazzat, Dummkap and Brokenbrella. Though the process for becoming a Yo-kai is largely unknown, most Yo-kai develop an attachment to an important place or part of their previous lives, with some having unsettled business to fulfil; however, doing so does not make them pass to the other side.

Human Relations

Humans communicating with Yo-kai is known to be rare in both the human and Yo-kai World. Very few humans have been given the ability to see it, or to an extent, visit the Yo-kai World. While they’re accidental in most cases, other characters like Nate usually help out Yo-kai that are troubled.

While other Yo-kai don’t mind humans interacting with them, there are several Yo-kai that are strongly against the relations. The older generation of the Enma Clan, namely Ancient Enma (who passes on his wish to Zazel in the events of M02) looks at humans in a way of corrupting Yo-kai, with an example of Rinne’s human friend losing her life in trying to fix the bonds causing the former to develop a hatred towards them.

There are also Yo-kai who see humans as «pets» to them, such as McKraken, who threatens to unleash a war on the human world during the events of the Yo-kai Watch video game. Dame Dedtime also has a hatred for humans, coming from her revenge after being left to die in prison for being falsely accused of a crime, unlike the reasoning of everyone else.

Seasons

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The animated series of Yo-kai Watch has managed to ramp up to 214 episodes, which are all split into three seasons in the original adaptation. Each of them ran for around seventy episodes. The English dub had the episodes ordered in a different manner, with over a hundred of them getting dubbed into English.

Season 2

The second Japanese season started on July 10, 2015 from EP077 to EP150 that introduced Hailey Anne and Usapyon. This seasons marks the third season of the few international dubs.

Season 3

The third and final Japanese season started on January 6th, 2017 and ended on March 30th 2018 and lasted from EP151 to EP214. It was more focused on defeating new Yo-kai than befriending them. It is the only season to not get dubbed into any international dubs outside of Asia at all.

Etymology

Origin

Chansin’s shoulder pads are shaped like Hanafuda cards. When the Sakoku policy in 1633 isolated Japan from the world, the Hombre playing cards imported by the Portuguese were banned; new games were invented to replace them, which in turn would be banned again once they got popular enough in the gambling halls. Eventually the laws became less strict, and a new game called Hanafuda was created, based on matching images instead of counting numbers for scoring. Still, all the years of repression had killed the populace’s interest in card games by then. However, in 1889 one Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a company producing handmade Hanafuda cards printed on mulberry bark, and slowly but surely playing cards became popular again. That company was called Nintendo Koppai, the root of what would later become the videogame company Nintendo.

Прием

Оригинальная игра Yo-kai Watch получила оценку 36/40 от Famitsu, а ее сиквел Yo-kai Watch 2 также набрал 36/40. Yo-kai Watch 2 выиграли главный приз конкурса Japan Game Awards. Он также выиграл еще 3 награды: награду за лучшие продажи и две награды за превосходство (за вторую игру и ее третью версию). В 2014 году манга Yo-kai Watch в CoroCoro Comic получила 38-ю премию Kodansha Manga Award в категории «Лучшая детская манга». В следующем году он также был удостоен награды «Лучшая детская манга» на 60-й церемонии вручения наград Shogakukan Manga Awards.

Поезд серии Seibu: Yo-Kai Watch

Когда аниме впервые вышло в эфир в 2014 году, франшиза стала очень популярной в Японии. К февралю первая игра, которая первоначально была продана всего 53 654 копиями, разошлась по более чем 500 000 экземпляров, и аниме превосходило Pokémon в рейтингах на телевидении; сравнивают с ним и называют «Убийцей Покемонов». К моменту выпуска второй игры было продано 1 195 287 копий первой игры, а количество копий второй превысило аналогичный показатель на момент выпуска — 1 316 707 копий. Третья версия тоже впечатлила — 1 244 171 единица.

Популярность Ё-кай Уотч удивила даже президента пятого уровня Акихиро Хино. «Хотя я действительно верил, что он добьется успеха, честно говоря, зашло так далеко, когда дети Японии так запрыгали на Йо-кай, что все товары будут распроданы, — это что-то Я не ожидал. » Они были вторыми по популярности персонажами в Японии, согласно опросу Video Research Ltd. Объяснения его популярности варьировались от запоминающихся песен и танцев до того, что родители и дети могли наслаждаться вместе, до « странных взрослых », которым это неинтересно. Сам Хино сказал, что популярными стали родственные персонажи и ситуации, характерные для современных детей.

Это также отразилось на продажах игрушек, которые для Namco Bandai составили 55,2 миллиарда иен . Игрушки Yo-kai Watch часто отсутствовали в наличии; людям приходится ждать в лотереях, чтобы получить Йо-кай-часы, и усердно искать медали. Другим товарам пришлось ждать дольше из-за длительного времени ожидания лицензирования. Этот спрос сделал его вторым по величине продуктом в Nikkei Trendy в том году.

Он был бестселлером и во многих других областях: The Yo-kai Watch Guide была книгой номер один в 2014 году, его первая музыкальная тема, Geragerapo no Uta , была песней номер 50 в чарте Oricon Singles , а фильм получил это самая высокая премьера любого японского фильма с 2000 года. У Yo-kai Watch даже был специальный сегмент в Kohaku Uta Gassen , самой просматриваемой музыкальной программе Японии.

К 2015 году продажи начали падать до цифр от четверти до 1/8 от уровня предыдущего года. Цены были снижены, и дети стали меньше волноваться. К тому времени, когда в 2016 году были выпущены третьи игры, он был на нисходящем уровне: игра была запущена примерно на половину того, что сделали вторые игры, с 632 135 единицами, а третья версия игры была запущена с половиной того, что было в первых версиях. продано 337 979 единиц. Продажи игрушек составили 10,4 млрд иен, а в 2017 году составили 6,3 млрд иен. В основном это произошло из-за нарастания ажиотажа в отношении двух игр, исходящих от франшизы Nintendo Pokémon , приложения для смартфонов Pokémon Go и Pokémon Sun and Moon для 3DS.

Помимо возобновления популярности Pokémon , у аналитиков было несколько других теорий о том, почему Yo-kai Watch падали. Кен Хори из Business Journal и Олли Бардер из Forbes считали, что это в основном проблемы распространения; продукты, заказанные во время летних каникул, были переполнены из-за шестимесячного периода ожидания утверждения авторских прав. Другая причина, по которой он имел, заключалась в том, что игрушки имели несовместимые с более поздними часами медали, что привело к потере интереса. Бардер и Сато из Siliconera также упомянули перенасыщение, на котором Сато был в центре внимания.

В отличие от своей родной Японии, где они пережили короткий период большой популярности, Yo-kai Watch в целом продемонстрировали неутешительные результаты в Соединенных Штатах. Хотя начало игры в этом регионе было многообещающим: по состоянию на 2016 год там было продано не менее 400 000 единиц оригинальной игры, для сравнения — сиквел Yo-kai Watch 2 — менее 200 000 копий. Между тем английская трансляция аниме-сериала Disney XD, по оценкам, только 100 000–300 000 зрителей за эпизод, и была исключена из расписания сети в 2017 году. Несмотря на неудовлетворительный отклик франшизы на западе, она сохраняет культ поклонников . Франшиза также популярна в Европе, причем продажи оригинальной игры опаздывают до японского выпуска в октябре 2016 года.

References

  1. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki announced for Japan
  2. https://watchofyokai.com/youkai-watch-3-and-youkai-watch-busters-is-in-development-as-the-west-waits-on-localization-of-youkai-watch-franchise/
  3. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi And Tempura Gets New Screenshots And Trailer
  4. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki Brings In God Yo-kai By Connecting With Other Versions
  5. ↑ Yo-kai Watch 3 Official website update information
  6. ↑ Official Yo-kai Watch 3 Version 3.0 promotional video and Official Yo-kai Watch 3 Version 3.0 commercial video
  7. Yo-Kai Watch 3 v4.0 Trailer
  8. Yo-Kai Watch 3 v4.0 Trailer
  9. Media Create sales (7/11/16 – 7/17/16) – Yo-kai Watch 3 sells 630,000 copies

  10. Japan’s Video Game Rankings, August 22-28
  11. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki sell-through rate and sales comparison to other entries

  12. https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/yo-kai-watch-3-review-tokyo-to-texas/1900-6417091/

Etymology

Origin

Venoct is based on Yamata-no-Orochi , the eight-headed serpent that terrorized Japan during the age of mythology, and demanded young maidens in sacrifice. The god Susanoo, who had been exiled after a dramatic fall-out with his sister, the sun goddess Amaterasu, rescues the princess Kushinada before she’s sacrificed to Orochi, defeating him by offering him eight barrels of sake then cutting off the heads of the inebriated beast one by one. After he slayed the snake, he cut off its heads and tails. As he cut the fourth tail, his sword broke and he discovered the legendary sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugiwithin the serpent’s corpse. Susanoo gave the sword to Amaterasu’s to earn forgiveness, and he was once again allowed into the realm of the gods. The sword became one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan, along with the mirror Yata no Kagami and the jewel .

Venoct’s appearance might also be based on Orochimaru, the former pupil and rival of the legendary ninja Jiraiya (see ), and master of snake-summoning magic.

List of Eerie Yo-kai

Introduced in Yo-kai Watch

Icon Yo-kai Rank Attri. Fav. Food
Coughkoff
Hurchin
Droplette
Drizzle
Slush
Alhail
Gush
Peckpocket
Rockabelly
Buhu
Flumpy
Skreek
Manjimutt
Multimutt
Sir Berus
Dismarelda
Chatalie
Nagatha
Cheeksqueek
Cuttincheez
Compunzer

*

Lamedian

*

Grumples
Everfore
Eterna
Insomni

*

Sandi
Dandoodle

Introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2

Icon Yo-kai Rank Attri. Fav. Food
Robbinyu
Squeeky
Rawry
Furgus
Furdinand
Nosirs
Papa Windbag
Ben Tover
Toiletta
Foiletta
Sproink

*

Arachnus
Arachnia
Robomutt
Darknyan
Danke Sand
No Sandkyu

Introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3

Icon Yo-kai Rank Attri. Fav. Food
Tie-red
Love-Torn
Quagmira
Shakey
Pergushin
Percrushionists
Grubbles
Nervous Rex
Rinsin Repete
Soloman
Rhumbastiltskin
Slax
Shedwin
Glumdango
Spewart
Oridjinn
Horridjinn
Little Charrmer
Re-Q-Perate

*

Procrastinocchio
Treasure Pest
J. Ne-Sais-Quoi
Komanubis
Gentlemutt

*

Wack o’ Lantern
Zomboy

Introduced in Yo-kai Watch World

Icon Yo-kai Rank Attri. Fav. Food
Majo Fumin A
Meido Hanako A
MOO Kaeri Tie A
Dark Choconyan S
Noroino Choco S
Shunmin S
Oyome Gozen S
Momijinosei S
Festival Tsuchigumo S

Blurb

Bony Spirits Fleshy Souls Psychic Specters
A mysterious watch that lets you see Yo-kai…

Discover the origin of the Yo-kai Watch!The strangely charming troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back for an all-new time traveling adventure!

Explore new areas, and become a time-traveling hero with Hovernyan, a mysterious new cat Yo-kai.

Enjoy battles, co-op play, and trading with friends via network play.

Bigger world, better battles!

Over 350 Yo-kai!

Exclusive Medal also compatible with Yo-kai Watch Model Zero from Hasbro!

Exclusive Bony Spirits Yo-kai!Venoct appears in the Bony Spirits story.

Download items in-game weekly via the internet.

A mysterious watch that lets you see Yo-kai…

Discover the origin of the Yo-kai Watch!The strangely charming troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back for an all-new time traveling adventure!

Explore new areas, and become a time-traveling hero with Hovernyan, a mysterious new cat Yo-kai.

Enjoy battles, co-op play, and trading with friends via network play.

Bigger world, better battles!

Over 350 Yo-kai!

Exclusive Medal also compatible with Yo-kai Watch Model Zero from Hasbro!

Exclusive Fleshy Souls Yo-kai!Battle alongside Kyubi in the Fleshy Souls story.

Download items in-game weekly via the internet.

Introducing YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, the ultimate version of YO-KAI WATCH 2!

Travel back in time to discover the origin of the Yo-kai Watch, and make new Yo-kai friends along the way.

Witness the invention of the Yo-kai Watch.

New features!

Discover new areas and quests.

Fight new bosses in YO-KAI WATCH Blasters.

New dungeon!

Befriend the Wicked Yo-kai!

Learn the secrets of who Kyubi and Venoct really are!

Start a new game, or transfer YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls save data from your SD Card via a menu option in YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters to pick up where you left off!

References

  1. ‘Yo-Kai Watch 2’ Pre-order Bonuses Detailed!
  2. GameStop — Yo-Kai Watch 2 keychain deal
  3. Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke offical website — Update page
  4. Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke offical website — Update page
  5. Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke offical website — Update page (pop-up)
  6. Yo-kai Watch 2: Shinuchi offical website — Update page)
  7. http://level5ia.com/news/yo-kai-watch-2-gansohonke-sells-1-3-million-copies-in-its-first-week-in-japan/
  8. ↑ Official website
  9. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/81068/yokai-watch-2-bony-spirits-fleshy-souls-psychic-specters/sales
  10. Wikipedia — List of best-selling Nintendo 3DS games
  11. https://www.resetera.com/threads/famitsu-publishes-the-3dss-top-30-selling-games-retail-and-japan-only.386051/
  12. Level-5 official blog

Quotes

  • Loafing: «Graaaar…»
  • Befriending: «Your heart is wider than an ocean… We are…same.»
  • Daily battle: «Oh! I’m so glad you stopped by! I think I nearly overslept again… Now, shall we battle? It always help keep my rough waters at bay.»

    • Yes: «All right, human… Let’s battle! Gw…GWARR… GWAARGLE!»
    • No: «Oh. Well then, maybe I’ll just catch a few more winks.»
  • Befriending (failed): «…Oh my, I’m so embarrassed! Did my waves of anger surge to the surface yet again?»
  • Befriending (success): «Oh! I’m so happy you’ve returned! Do you see, my friend? Your heart, deep and wide, has kept me at peace! May our alliance last through storms and swells! Heh! I hope you still come back to visit from time to time!»

In other languages

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 妖怪ウォッチ2: 元祖/本家
French Yo-kai Watch 2: Esprits Farceurs/Fantômes Bouffis
Spanish Yo-kai Watch 2: Fantasqueletos/Carnánimas
German Yo-kai Watch 2: Knochige Gespenster/Kräftige Seelen
Italian Yo-kai Watch 2: Spiritossi/Polpanime
Russian Yo-kai Watch 2: Костяные духи и Души во плоти
Korean 요괴워치2 원조/본가
More Languages
Chinese (Cantonese)* 妖怪手表2

Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 妖怪ウォッチ2: 真打
French Yo-kai Watch 2: Spectres Psychiques
Spanish Yo-kai Watch 2: Mentespectros
German Yo-kai Watch 2: Geistige Geister
Italian Yo-kai Watch 2: Psicospettri
Russian Yo-kai Watch 2: Мыслящие призраки
Korean 요괴워치2 끝판왕

Profile

Prior Events

Usapyon used to be an otter named Danny (Japanese: ちび Chibi), who ended up in a rabbit farm for an unknown reason. One day, he was selected by NASU of Doctor Hughly to be the first animal to go to outer space but during the engine test, Danny was inside the rocket and began to panic only for him to die in the rocket explosion and become Usapyon.

Usapyon believes that when he was a test subject, he was treated well, but eventually relearned he was kept in a cage and fed whenever the scientists told him to.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Usapyon first appears in the Sub Mission called Lone Blaster!

He appears to be very strong, since even strong Yo-kai like Robonyan F and Sproink run from him. However, as Sgt. Burly states, Usapyon is a far-away attacker that is dependent on attacking from afar and is nearly useless up close in battle. Usapyon can activate Emperor mode, and when he does, he gains the ability to fly and has a more powerful beam.

Football Style

Yo-kai Medallium biography
Usapyon put on some ‘Merican football gear, hoping to protect himself from big hits up in space.

Military Style

Yo-kai Medallium biography
Usapyon put on some survival gear, ready for whatever harsh environments await him up in space.

Racing Style

Yo-kai Medallium biography
Usapyon put on some racing gear. It seems it’s important to be able to drive really fast up in space.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

Wazzat is automatically befriended through the main story; it also appears on trees everywhere in Downtown Springdale during the day. He can be used in your dad’s office to change Yo-kai nicknames.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Wazzat appears at night on trees everywhere in Breezy Hills and in trees in Downtown Springdale. Another way to find Wazzat is in the Gates of Whimsy. He can be used on a baffle board by Excellent Tower to change Yo-kai nicknames.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Wazzat can be found in Downtown Springdale, in Blossom Heights, and on Mt. Wildwood. He can be used on a baffle board by Greenfields Station to change Yo-kai nicknames.

He can also be found in the Academy Shortcut, the Jumbo Slider and the Mountain Path.

In the manga

Manga series

He debuts in the Special Chapter of Volume 3, in his presentation he shows Nate that his «Dragon Scarf» follows his orders and when he shows him he is hanged.

Appears in Chapter 59, he heard from a human who could see the Yo-kai and wanted to check if Nate was good or bad.
He was hit by Eddie’s toy plane, later he saves Nate when Whisper raises him to the sky and releases him by mistake causing Venoct to believe that Whisper is evil, When Nate tries to summon Jibanyan and Robonyan but they fall Venoct believes that Nate he is evil for dropping his companions even if it is by mistake. When Nate summons Shogunyan, Venoct believes that Nate is more evil for using his companions even after death. Later he would confront Jetnyan but he would defeat him in a simple way but would be defeated by Shogunyan who would inspirit Jetnyan’s body. Venoct calmed down and seeing that Nate is actually a good person, decides to befriend Nate and leaves.

In the comic trip «Venoct» he realizes that he is the «Yo-kai Wanderer» and that is why he has no home.

Wakuwaku Nyanderful Days

It appears in Chapter 6, He was passed out in a pile of snakes and hungry, then when Katie saves him by giving him a fish to eat he decides to help her with some chores until He saves Katie from a sign that collapsed and they are done friends and before leaving he warns of a «Fox Yo-kai».

Etymology

His English name, ‘Venoct’, is a combination of venom, another word for a deadly poison or toxin, and oct, a prefix meaning «eight».

His Japanese name ‘Orochi’ is taken from Yamata no Orochi.

Origin

Venoct is based on Yamata-no-Orochi , the eight-headed serpent that terrorized Japan during the age of mythology, and demanded young maidens in sacrifice. The god Susanoo, who had been exiled after a dramatic fall-out with his sister, the sun goddess Amaterasu, rescues the princess Kushinada before she’s sacrificed to Orochi, defeating him by offering him eight barrels of sake then cutting off the heads of the inebriated beast one by one. After he slayed the snake, he cut off its heads and tails. As he cut the fourth tail, his sword broke and he discovered the legendary sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugiwithin the serpent’s corpse. Susanoo gave the sword to Amaterasu’s to earn forgiveness, and he was once again allowed into the realm of the gods. The sword became one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan, along with the mirror Yata no Kagami and the jewel .

Venoct’s appearance might also be based on Orochimaru, the former pupil and rival of the legendary ninja Jiraiya (see ), and master of snake-summoning magic.

Trivia

Venoct’s model sheet, where it has a visible mouth.

  • Venoct has a hidden mouth that is rarely seen, except for sixth chapter of the Enma no Kyūjitsu manga, where one of Jerry

    According to Venoct’s model sheet for the Yo-kai Watch anime series, he has a mouth where it’s noted that it shouldn’t ever be seen.

    ‘s flashbacks in the anime series depict Venoct with a visible mouth rather than being hidden.

  • In the Japanese version of the Yo-kai Watch video game, Venoct uses the assertive, masculine ore first pronoun but, in the second game he instead uses the more polite/neutral watashi.
  • In the English version of the game and the English dub of the anime, Venoct and Nate share the same voice actor (Johnny Yong Bosch).
  • In M03, Venoct is shown to be able to evolve into Illuminoct despite this not being possible in the games, Even in EP186 it appears alongside Shadow Venoct, Venoctobot and Illuminoct.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オロチ Orochi
French Octorgone
Spanish Venocto
German Viptor
Italian Velenotto
Dutch Venoct
Russian Восьмияд Vos’miyad
Korean 이무기 Imugi
More Languages
Portuguese (Brazilian) Venocto

Tie-ins

Japan

As Yo-kai Watch was at the height of it’s popularity in Japan, several brands collaborated with the movie for it’s promotion.

From October 29, 2014, A McDonald’s fast food chain in Japan was temporarily transformed into a real life Nom Burger restaurant for a limited time, with Yo-kai appearing all over the decorations and a unique Mog Burger-themed packaging being served with regular orders.

In November, Japanese pizza chain Pizza-La did a collaboration, where ordering a «Eiga Yo-kai Watch Special Pack» with a medium or large-sized pizza came with two unique plates and a sticker set featuring some of the Yo-kai from the movie.

Western Territories

The Fathom Events promotion of the movie in the United States.

In select theaters across the United States, Fathom Events brought the movie for a one day-only event on October 15, 2016, with people getting a free Hovernyan Yo-Motion Medal.

In France, The Yo-kai Watch movie had a theatrical nationwide release with previews at selected locations on August 6, 2017 and across cinemas on August 9, 2017. People who attended the event were given a Hovernyan Yo-motion Medal and a paper Jibanyan visor.