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Nathan Adams, the main character of the series

Yo-Kai Watch is a RPG video game series by Level-5.

Video Games

Main Series

  • Yo-Kai Watch (July 11, 2013). Nintendo 3DS.
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Ganso & Yo-Kai Watch 2: Honke (July 10, 2014). Nintendo 3DS
    • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi (December 13, 2014). An updated version.
  • Yo-Kai Watch 3 (TBA 2016). Nintendo 3DS.


  • Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Aka Neko-dan & Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Shiro Inu-tai (July 11, 2015). Nintendo 3DS.
  • Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version (December 5, 2015). Wii U. Crossover collaboration with Ubisoft's Just Dance series.
  • Yo-Kai Sangokushi (April 2, 2016). Nintendo 3DS. Crossover collaboration with Koei Tecmo's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

Minor games

  • Yo-Kai Taisou Dai-Ichi Pazuru da Nyan! (July 18, 2013). iOS and Android.
  • Yo-Kai Daijiten (2015). iOS and Android.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Punipuni (October 2015). iOS and Android.
  • Yo-Kai Watch Gerapo Rythm (2016). iOS and Android.


  • Yo-Kai Watch (January 2014 - present). A manga series by Noriyuki Konishi.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Wakuwaku Nyanderful Days (February 2014 - present). A shoujo manga by Chikako Mori.
  • 4-Koma Yo-Kai Watch: Geragera Manga Theater (October 2014 - present). A comedy manga by Coconas Rumba.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: 4-Koma Pun-Club (April 2015 - present). Another comedy manga by Santa Harukaze.
  • Yo-Kai Watch Busters (June 2015 - October 2015) A one-volume manga by Atsushi Ohba.


  • Yo-Kai Watch (January 8, 2014 - March 30, 2018). An anime series by OLM.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! (December 20, 2014). An anime movie by OLM.
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Enma Daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! (December 19, 2015). A second anime movie by OLM.
  • Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside (April 13, 2018 - present. A second anime series by OLM.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Metal Gear20130711 July 11, 2013One of the tutorial chapters in Yo-Kai Watch features a minor reference to Metal Gear Solid.3

4Arrow L Dark Souls20130711 July 11, 2013In Yo-Kai Watch, one of the statues in the Gourd Pond Museum features a minor reference to Dark Souls.3

4Arrow L Batman20140305 March 05, 2014Episode 8 of Yo-Kai Watch features an allusion to Batman.2

4Arrow L Terminator20140502 May 02, 2014Episode 16 of Yo-Kai Watch features a reference to The Terminator.3

4Arrow L Fist of the North Star20140523 May 23, 2014Episode 19 of Yo-Kai Watch features a reference to Fist of the North Star.3


Arrow L & R

Taiko no Tatsujin20140626 June 26, 2014Jibanyan from Yokai Watch is a party member in Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken and Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure, while Don-Chan appears in Yo-Kai Watch 2 and Yo-Kai Watch 3; additionally Taiko no Tatsujin Momoiro Version and later games in the series feature music tracks from Yokai Watch.1

4Arrow L The Twilight Zone20140704 July 04, 2014Episode 25 of Yo-Kai Watch features a parody of The Twilight Zone.3

4Arrow L Star Wars20141010 October 10, 2014Episode 39 of the Yo-Kai Watch anime features a parody of Star Wars called "Space Wars", and there are minor references to the franchise in Yo-Kai Watch 2.2.5

4Arrow L Yu-Gi-Oh20141017 October 17, 2014Episode 40 of Yo-Kai Watch features a reference to Yu-Gi-Oh .3

4Arrow L The Walking Dead20141031 October 31, 2014Episode 42 of Yo-Kai Watch features references to The Walking Dead.2

4Arrow L Transformers20141219 December 19, 2014There's an Optimus Prime toy visible in episode 49 of the Yo-Kai Watch anime.2

4Arrow L Doraemon20141220 December 20, 2014There's a references to Doraemon in Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! .2

4Arrow L Rose of Versailles20150130 January 30, 2015Episode 54 of Yo-Kai Watch features a minor reference to Rose of Versailles.3

4Arrow L The Ring20150313 March 13, 2015Episode 60 of Yo-Kai Watch features a minor reference to The Ring.3

4Arrow L Saint Seiya20150508 May 08, 2015Episode 68 of Yo-Kai Watch features a reference to Saint Seiya.3

4Arrow L Pokémon20150515 May 15, 2015In episode 69 of Yo-Kai Watch when Gnomey reads a book about ghosts while hiding from Whisper, Jibanyan, and Hidabat, thinking they were monsters, the picture on a page he's reading resembles three ghosts that resembles the bodies of the Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar Pokémon.3

4Arrow L Ghostbusters20150711 July 11, 2015Yo-Kai Watch Busters features several references to Ghostbusters.3

4Arrow L Tetsujin #2820150711 July 11, 2015The Yokai "Robonyan #28" references Tetsujin #28.3



Just Dance20151205 December 05, 2015Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is a crossover between both series.1



Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Koei)20160402 April 02, 2016Yo-Kai Sangokushi is a crossover between both series.3

4Arrow L Case Closed2016511 May 11, 2016Dectective Conyan bears resemblance to Decetective Conan from Case Closed.3


Arrow L & R

Final Fantasy20160726 July 26, 2016Thirteen Yokai from Yo-Kai Watch appear as minions in Final Fantasy XIV, during an event from July 26 to October 3, 2016, while Yo-Kai Watch 3 features a Yokai based on Moogle, and one riding a Chocobo from the Final Fantasy series.1

4Arrow L Nanatsu no Taizai2018818 August 18, 2018Nanatsu no Taizai version storyline is playable in Yo-Kai Watch: Wibble Wobble.1

5Arrow R Puzzle & Dragons20181224 December 24, 2018Characters from Yo-Kai Watch appeared in Puzzle & Dragon and Puzzle & Dragon Radar during a special collaboration.1