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Baffle Boards (Japanese: ナゾのたてふだ Nazo no Tatefuda) is a mechanic that appears in Yo-kai Watch 2 and Yo-kai Watch 3. They are scattered throughout the game world are hidden boards that must be revealed using the Yo-kai Lens, and appear on the radar with the question mark icon, similar to how hidden Yo-kai in the overworld are uncovered.

Overview

Once a Baffle Board is revealed, the player is given a Yo-kai quiz, and must guess the name of a Yo-kai after being given three clues. After correctly inputting the Yo-kai's name, the Baffle Board will create a Yo-kai Hot Spot (Japanese: 妖怪サークル Yōkai Sākuru) and become permanently visible without having to re-scan it.

The player must then befriend the corresponding Yo-kai if they haven't already, and call them onto the hot spot. The player must currently possess the required medal to call the Yo-kai, so if they were previously added to the Medallium and then traded away or were crystalized, they can't be called. However, the medal is no longer required after calling the Yo-kai, so temporary trades with friends to unlock the Yo-kai Hot Spots are possible.

The summoned Yo-kai will then give the player access to a special feature or cause something else to happen to the surroundings.

List of Baffle Board

Yo-kai Watch 2

Location Clues Solution Effect
Uptown Springdale: Outside Everymart (Story Mode)
  1. Wears traditional clothing
  2. Heartful Tribe
  3. Makes Inspirited people hungry
Hungramps 30% discount at Everymart Uptown.
Uptown Springdale: Outside Jungle Hunter
  1. Has a flaming mane
  2. Likes meat
  3. A fiery tough guy
Blazion Allows certain bugs/fish to be traded in for 3x the amount of points.
Uptown Springdale: Outside Community Center (Story Mode)
  1. Three-paneled mirror
  2. Transports people through time
  3. Reveal!
Miradox Warp to Old Springdale.
Mount Wildwood: Abandoned Tunnel East
  1. Emissary from the future
  2. Resembles Jibanyan
  3. Says he'll "be back"
Robonyan Allows access to the waterfall area.
Mount Wildwood: Abandoned Tunnel West
  1. Dragon Yo-kai
  2. Indecisive
  3. His favorite phrase is "Hmmm..."
Draaagin Allows access to abandoned tunnel east after a few in-game days.
Mount Wildwood: Summit
  1. White tuxedo
  2. Heartful Tribe
  3. My darling sweet pea
Ray O'Light Changes the weather to sunny.
Mount Wildwood: Summit
  1. Drizzly drizzle...
  2. Dampy damp...
  3. Drizzly, drizzly drizzle...
Drizzelda Changes the weather to rainy.
Breezy Hills: East of Eddie's house
  1. Holds bells in his right hand
  2. A classic Yo-kai
  3. Happy happy!
High Gnomey Increases your daily Crank-a-kai attempts by one.
Blossom Heights: Outside the bath house
  1. Neat-freak shogun
  2. Loves his antibacterial spray
  3. Clean, clean!
Washogun Sproink's Quest Activator.
Shopper's Row: East of Everymart (In Night Time)
  1. First-rate food stall
  2. Dashi stock
  3. Well den
Master Oden Oden can now be purchased from Shopper's Row Everymart.
Downtown Springdale: East of the Springdale Business Tower
  1. Holds a small staff in one hand.
  2. Loves bread
  3. Conjures apparitions
Illoo Allows access to 4F and 13F of the Springdale Business Tower
Downtown Springdale: Around the Construction Site
  1. Proud of soft skin
  2. Puffs up when angry
  3. Face pops out of his body
Mochismo After a few days in real time, the Sports Club will be built and accessible.
Downtown Springdale: Sports Club 2F
  1. Yo-kai workout leader
  2. Peak physical condition
  3. Feel the burn!
Sgt. Burly Increases GP gain rate.
Excellent Tower: Bottom left of the entrance
  1. Eats memories
  2. Mysterious Tribe
  3. Shaped like a hat
Wazzat Allows Yo-kai's nicknames to be changed.
San Fantastico: Seaside Cave (Story Mode)
  1. Healthy, thanks to seaweed
  2. One of a trio
  3. Views Steppa as a rival
Wiglin Allows the water level to be changed.
San Fantastico: Seaside Cave (Story Mode)
  1. Healthy, groovy seaweed
  2. One of a trio
  3. Views Wiglin as a rival
Steppa Allows the water level to be changed.
San Fantastico: Seaside Cave

(Story Mode)

  1. Loved by Wiglin
  2. Loved by Steppa
  3. Not interested in either
Rhyth Allows the water level to be changed
San Fantastico: Parking lot outside station
  1. Likes taking detours
  2. Worries about scaly sharkskin
  3. Vegetarian
Chummer Little Haven Station can now be accessed *.
San Fantastico: Briny Grotto (Entrance from beach underneath abandoned house)
  1. Green clothes
  2. Heartful Tribe
  3. Hoards things in bags
Ol' Fortune Crank-a-kai Coin Fragments can now be exchanged.
Old Springdale: Outside the station
  1. Travels atop a cloud
  2. Wields a vacuum cleaner
  3. Sucks up memories
Vacuumory Allows Dame Dedtime (Dame Demona) to be re-battled.
Yo-kai World: Lord's Gate
  1. Reflective
  2. Power of darkness
  3. Summons spirits from his mirror
Mircle Allows McKraken to be battled.
Old Springdale: The Burbs (Next to the school)
  1. Won
  2. ...der...
  3. ...nyan!
Wondernyan Once a day he will give you a random Crank-a-kai coin.
Cherry Hill station
  1. Traditional Japanese clothes
  2. Likes big flowers
  3. Cherry blossoms
Elder Bloom Makes cherry trees bloom.

Gate of Whimsy: Quiz Room Baffle Boards

Clues Solution
  1. Flying
  2. Long hair
  3. Love
Cupistol
  1. Not in the left row of trees
  2. Not in the middle tree
  3. Not the tree on the corner
Cadin
  1. On the right
  2. No—left
  3. Wait—right
Peckpocket

Yo-kai Watch 3

Location Clues Solution Effect
Northbeech Pizzeria

(Story Mode)

  1. In the Shady tribe
  2. Always angry
  3. Looks like bacon
Salty Bacon Allows you to buy Crispy Bacon Pizza.
Hazeltine Mansion Bathroom - Hailey's Side (Story Mode)
  1. Charming Tribe
  2. Always cold
  3. Try asking Zest-a-Minute
Pupsicle Turns the bath cold.
Hazeltine Mansion Bathroom - Nate's Side (Story Mode)
  1. Serious fighter
  2. Loves REAL fights
  3. Try asking Shipshape Sailor
El Gutso Turns the bath hot.
Coconut Residential Area
  1. Lean and mean
  2. Great functionality
  3. Robot from the future
Robonyan F Once a day he will give you a Chocobar.
Miracle Circus
  1. Wears a loincloth
  2. Has a pan for a hat
  3. Battles with a toothpick
Pandle Will give access to a quest that will give you Glumdango.
Banter Bakery
  1. Looks like a tree
  2. Shady Tribe
  3. Has four arms
Retreeter Will increase the amount of limited stock items and decrease the price of all items.
Shopper's Row - Riverbank
  1. Visits during the holidays
  2. Carries three sacks
  3. Enjoys quizzes
Ol' Saint Trick Enables you to trade various coin fragments for Crank-a-Kai coins.
East Pines District
  1. Has a chocolate nose
  2. Sells Choco-Bananas
  3. Likes playing RPS
Cocobanana Sells Chocobannanas. If beaten in Rock-paper-scissors he will give you a bonus Chocobannana.
Northbeech - Pier Area
  1. Uses a red umbrella
  2. Seems a bit down
  3. ...And wet
Drizzelda Makes it rain.
Northbeech - Pier Area
  1. Brightens up the day
  2. Has a dazzling smile
  3. My darling sweet pea!
Ray O'Light Makes it sunny.
Southmond Scrap Yard
  1. Heartful Tribe
  2. Carries the...earth?
  3. Loves the environment
Greengramps Able to trade trash gotten from the Yo-kai Cleaner in exchange for items.
Springdale Sports Club - 3F
  1. Feel the burn!
  2. Pump some iron!
  3. Victoryyyyyy!
Sgt. Burly Increases GP received by 1.2.
Breezy Hills - Everymart
  1. Incredibly stuck-up
  2. Bosses others around
  3. Hurry up already!
Snobetty Breezy Hills Everymart will sell Choice tuna, Marbled beef, and golden dolls for more.
Blossom Heights - Hot Springs
  1. Heartful Tribe
  2. Runs an inn
  3. Incredibly dexterous hair
Ghostess Adds one extra crank to the daily Crank-a-Kai turns. She also heals your Yo-kai and gives you milk.
Sunset Mall B1
  1. Heartful Tribe
  2. Star of the seaweed world
  3. Has hordes of fans
Kelpacabana Will exchange Dancing stars for Victory poses.
Downtown Springdale Business Tower
  1. Wears a dashing Sand Suit
  2. Has side-parted hair
  3. Incredibly humble
Mr. Sandmeh Will open a door needed in a quest.
Sparkopolis
  1. Magnificent eyebrows
  2. Holds a small staff
  3. Great teacher
Illoo Talk to him to travel to the Illusion version Sparkopolis.
Bada-Bing Tower - Lobby
  1. Governs recollections
  2. Has an odd suction device
  3. Recovers lost memories
Vacuumory Talk to him to rematch Don Spiracy.
Greenfields Station
  1. Mysterious Tribe
  2. Looks like a hat
  3. Eats memories
Wazzat Allows you to change the names of your Yo-kai.
Yopple Headquarters - Yo-kai Watch Factory
  1. Inspirits those hard at work
  2. Looks like a tie
  3. I just wanna go home...
Tie-red Enables you to work a part-time job in quality check.
Uptown Springdale -The Catwalk
  1. Heartful Tribe
  2. Rides a mouse car
  3. Likes pressing buttons
Push Pup Be able to open the manhole nearby him.
Downtown Springdale - Rolling Waves Park
  1. Lolls around over here
  2. Lolls around over there
  3. Found a new continent
Kittylumbus Talk to him to rematch Yo-kaiju.
Fortune Hospital - 2F
  1. Works at a hospital
  2. Wears nurse clothes
  3. Licks wounds better
Nurse Tongus Once a day she will give you medicine.
Tranquility Apts. - B-301
  1. Mysterious Tribe
  2. Travels through time
  3. Has three mirrors
Miradox Takes you back to the past in a very limited area.

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