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Baku (Japanese: バク Baku) is a Drain-attribute Yo-kai of the Charming tribe and the Mononoke tribe in Yo-kai Watch 4. Introduced as Rank D, it was promoted to Rank C in Yo-kai Watch 4. She temporarily gained her prior rank in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble.

As of Yo-kai Watch 2, Baku evolves into Bakulia starting at Level 29.

In Yo-kai Watch 2 and Yo-kai Watch 3, Baku is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Shogunyan.


Video games

Anime series

Manga series


Baku has the appearance of a purple and pink tapir. She has yellow eyes with red irises and black pupils. She has small, pointy, horns that are a different color purple than her body, but the same color purple as the tuft of fur on her tail. Baku has an orange flower-like design next to her eyes. She also has sharp teeth on both her upper and lower jaws.

Baku can put her targets to sleep, allowing her to eat their dreams. The dream takes the form of translucent clouds that can also be viewed like a movie if she doesn't immediately eat them.

In the first game, Baku can also demonstrate the appearance of a human. This allows the player to go out at night without their parents knowing, as Baku takes the player's place in bed, asleep. Baku's dream eating also removes all traces of tiredness from the player, allowing them to be indefinitely energetic and not feeling exhausted.


Yo-kai Watch

Baku's automatically befriended after defeating her in the main story. Baku also appears on the Bamboo Path in Blossom Heights.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Baku's automatically befriended again during the main story, but this time, she appears in the classroom when the player forgot their summer homework in the school. After hitting Whisper with hid sleeping smoke (thanks to Jibanyan using him as a meat shield) and a resulting fight, Baku offers the player her Medal in apology.

Baku can also be obtained from Pink Coins in the Crank-a-kai in the past.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Baku can be found in the graves at Shoten Temple in Blossom Heights.

Yo-kai Watch 4

Baku's automatically befriended during Chapter 1.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

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Stats Calculation
This shows Baku's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Slap 10-45 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Drain (Japanese: 吸収の術 Kyūshū no Jutsu) 50-110 Drain Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Bedtime Single enemy
Hits Yo-kai with a heavy drowsiness... and makes them very... sleepy...
Soultimate Move Sleepy Smoke (Japanese: ネムケムリ Nemukemuri) All enemies
Sprays smoke from its nose and puts its foes to sleep.
Skill Grip on You
Amount of absorbed HP increased.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Attribute Tolerance

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Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

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Stats Calculation
This shows Baku's stat on level: 50.
Soultimate Move
Sleepy Smoke
Spews sleep-inducing smoke at the enemy.
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 17 Soul Points to Stun for 4s
LV02 17 Soul Points to Stun for 5s
LV03 16 Soul Points to Stun for 5s
LV04 16 Soul Points to Stun for 6s
LV05 15 Soul Points to Stun for 6s
LV06 15 Soul Points to Stun for 7s
LV07 14 Soul Points to Stun for 7s
Skill Levels
LV01 Effect: N/A
LV02 Effect: N/A
LV03 Effect: N/A
LV04 Effect: N/A
LV05 Effect: N/A

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Yo-kai Watch 2 to Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Drain Attribute
Baku YW3-010.png
Level 29
Drain Attribute
Obaku-sama YW4-018.png


Drain Attribute
Baku YW3-010.png
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



  • Traded (Yo-kai Watch 2): "Baku's tired of eating [player's name]'s dreams. Be Baku's new friend!"
  • Receiving food (favorite): "OMNOMNOM."
  • Receiving food (normal): "Meh."
  • Befriended (Yo-Kai Watch 2): "Let Baku be friends and eat up all your dreams!"

In the anime

In Yo-kai Baku, Baku puts everyone, but Nate in school, to sleep in order to eat their dreams. Despite Nate catching her in the act, but she refuses to stop, saying that she'll only stop after feasting on an incredible dream as she considers all the dreams she's eaten so far, as unfulfilling. Eventually, Nate summons Shogunyan, whose dream of being 80 feet tall, which it leaves Baku awestruck. After eating Shogunyan's dream, she happily gives Nate his Medal.

Later Baku's summoned in Yo-kai Insomni to deal with Insomni, after the Insomni Inspirited everyone into not getting any sleep at night. After their attacks collide, Baku and Insomni appear to have a faceoff in a wrestling arena where the two faceoff their powers; eventually Insomni triumphs. However, the sequence turns out to be Insomni's dream, and she's revealed to have fallen asleep, the instant she was hit with Baku's hypnotic smoke.

In The New Yo-kai Watch, Baku was seen in Yo-kai-Lifornia where she's among the Yo-kai waiting in line for the release of the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero.

In the manga

Yo-kai Watch Manga


She appears in CP005,when she starts to make everyone fall asleep to see her dreams and intentions, then she confronts Jibanyan but ends up falling asleep after using her dream gas against herself, then Nate proceeds to take her to his house where Baku and Nate become friends.

In Chapter 97 she is summoned by Nate to make Katie fall asleep so that she does not discover Nate fighting Kyubi.

Yo-kai Watch: Wakuwaku Nyanderful Days 


Baku appears in ND015 so that Katie and Nate cannot do the homework, Katie and Baku become friends.



Baku's based on the dream eating yokai of the same name. Originally from China, this beast is described as having "a bear's body, small eyes like a rhino, a long snout, a bovine tail, strong legs like a tiger's, and a spotted pelt": overall it resembles a tapir, and in fact, the word "baku" is also used to refer to the animal.

This creature will feed on good and bad dreams alike while people are asleep. Those who're woken up by nightmares will invoke its name to let it devour them so they can peacefully go back to sleep, and it's said that even the general Hideyoshi Toyotomi kept a picture of a baku by his bedside to keep nightmares away. It's also said that anyone who sleeps on a baku's pelt will never get sick.


  • In Yo-kai Watch 2, Baku's random nicknames are Dreater, Barnie, Chomp, and Crunchy.
  • Baku tends to refer to herself in third person.
  • In the games, Baku is often referred to as male.
  • Baku along with Peckpecket, Wiglin, Wazzat and Lodo are the few Yo-Kai whos Medals change coloring from Grey too Green when they Evolve.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese バク Baku
Flag of France.svg French Baku Same as the Japanese name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Baku Same as the Japanese name.
Flag of Germany.svg German Baku Same as the Japanese name.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Baku Same as the Japanese name.
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Бакусон Bakuson
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean Maeg
More Languages
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Chinese (Mandarin)*
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Antoxa