Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Info on Naviwoof, Yo-ki, and new Yo-Kai

We shared a handful of new screens and art for Yo-Kai Watch 4 earlier today, and now we have the details to go with it. Check out info on Naviwoof, Yo-ki, and new Yo-Kai below.

■ New Game Element: Naviwoof

Even if you get lost, a new element called Naviwoof will navigate you to your destination. A mysterious and ghostly dog suddenly appears before the player to serve as a guide. Its wagging tail, intimidating impression, and dog-like form are super cute.

■ New Battle Element: “Yo-ki”

“Yo-ki” is a new element that is essential in battle. Watchers can use attack or party recovery skills with the yo-ki asborbed from enemy yo-kai via the Yo-kai Watch.

Yo-ki Absorb

Absorbs “Yo-ki Power (YP),” which can be used to activate skills such as “Yo-ki Shot.”

Yo-ki Shot

Fires a shot of yo-ki at the enemy, even if they are far away.

Energy Send

Send absorbed yo-ki to ally yo-kai to heal them.

Piercing Spiral

An attack that pierces multiple nearby enemies.

Various other skills are also available.

■ New Yo-kai

Here is a look at some of the new yo-kai appearing in Yo-kai Watch 4.

Gyuuki (Shin’s World)

A brutal yo-kai said to be born from the revengeful spirits of a wild ox and a poisonous spider. It is said that deadly poison that comes out of its claws and horns gradually torments and devours its human prey…

Shirokuma (Keita’s World)

A yo-kai that possesses human infants and causes demonic disobedience, one child after the next. If its “Shiroku-Mama” gets angry, it will cry. Even so, it loves its mama.

Uribou (Lightside) (Natsume’s World)

The Lightside form of the boar king that is guardian of the mountains. Its utmost pleasure is running through the mountains and fields with the other animals, so it usually hides its true status.

Inosasaou (Shadowside) (Natsume’s World)

The Shadowside form of the board king that is guardian of the mountains. It lives in the harshness of nature, and it is said that all animals bow down to its godliness.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 - another batch of screens and art

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Keita and company will be overwhelmed by tons of yo-kai from Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside that they have never seen before. Even yo-kai with the same names as Jibanyan, Whisper, and Komasan will appear with completely different and more terrifying appearances.

New info on the upcoming Yo-Kai Watch! anime reboot, plus manga and toy details

Just yesterday, we learned that Level-5 was going to reboot the Yo-Kai Watch anime series with a new run called Yo-Kai Watch!. We got some details on the reboot already, but now we have some new tidbits from CoroCoro magazine.

- Nate is the exact age as in the original series
- Jibanyan, Koma-san, Whisper, Bushinyan, Orochi, Fubuki-hime, Kyubi, Robonyan F, Komajiro, and more will appear

That's not all CoroCoro has to share, though. They also have some info on the manga side of the Yo-Kai Watch, as well as the announcement of a new toy.

- the Shadowside manga will start including more gags starting this Spring
- a new watch toy will be released in late March, called the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder Ver. K (Nate's model)

New Yo-Kai Watch anime announced for Japan, Yo-Kai Watch 4 looking likely for Spring 2019 release

Big things are coming for the Yo-Kai Watch franchise. While we know Yo-Kai Watch 4 is coming to Switch, that's not all Level-5 has been cooking up. We now know that a reboot for the Yo-Kai Watch anime is in the works, and it's going to be called...Yo-Kai Watch!. Here's all the info we have so far.

- will debut on Friday, April 5th at 6.25PM
- Nate returns as protagonist of the anime series
- he’s using a new type of watch called Yo-kai Watch Elder
- this reboot is going back to the series’ roots with a focus on Yo-kai-related gags
- Yo-kai will have their “regular” designs, and not those from Shadowside

As you might be able to guess, it's no coincidence that this anime is going to launch in Spring, as that's when Level-5 is hoping to get Yo-Kai Watch 4 out as well. This info comes from CoroCoro magazine, as they'll be running a special campaign for a handful of people to win a copy of the game. The issue with that campaign will launch on March 15th, 2019. Barring any further delays for Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game should indeed hit Japan sometime in Spring 2019.

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Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it’s up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them. Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out or dodge attacks.

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Yo-Kai Watch 3 - 'Blasters T Ruins' OST sample

With the strength of the Blasters keeping the Yo-kai World (relatively) safe, it's time for the Cat, Dog, and Rabbit teams to explore ruins for special treasures and ancient Yo-kai.

More Yo-kai, more mysteries, more fun! - Yo-Kai Watch 3 now available! (official PR)

’Merican Yo-kai have made their way to the YO-KAI WATCH 3 game and they’re rootin’ tootin’ troublemakers.

Speaking of troublemakers, in the town of BBQ, zombies run wild after dark and Nate must stop them in the all-new Zombie Night mode. If you’re too afraid of zombies, you can always find treasure by exploring randomly generated dungeons and discover the truth about the mysterious ruins hidden all across the continent with the Yo-kai Blasters T group.


Meet Hailey Anne and Usapyon as they solve cases as Yo-kai detectives in Springdale.
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Flagship Yo-Kai Watch store shutting down

Level-5 has announced that its flagship Yo-Kai Watch store, the Yoroz Mart Fukuoka Main Store, is closing down. The store will shutter on February 24th, 2019. While that's a bit of sad news, we would like to say that the online version of this store will remain, giving fans a place to continue purchasing Yo-Kai Watch merch and more.

SunRise releasing new Yo-kai Watch Forever Friends DX Kuttari plush

Fans of Yo-Kai Watch might be interested to know that SunRise has a new series-related plush coming out. The Yo-Kai Watch Forever Friends DX Kuttari Plush: Danyan Nekomata is expected to ship out April 30th, 2019 in Japan. Those who want to scoop one up can preorder via Play-Asia.

Yo-Kai Watch 3 - 'Sparkopolis' soundtrack sample

Welcome to the center of all things geek, Springdale's Sparkopolis district! Hailey Anne often comes here to indulge in her love of tech and otaku gear. You never know what Yo-kai you may find here too!