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Benkei (Japanese: ベンケイ) is an Ice-attribute Yo-kai of the Brave tribe. Introduced as Rank B, he was demoted to Rank C with Yo-kai Watch 2.

Appearances

Video games

Biology

He wears a white helmet surrounded by orange beads, he wears blue and white armor. His face is not see-able due to his helmet. He doesn't have any legs, or at least they aren't seen if he has any. He holds a spear, which looks like a sword.

Benkei will cause people to act clumsily.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

Benkei appears under vending machines and cars in Breezy Hills' Estates in Breezy Hills.

He can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Red Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Benkei can be found roaming the first floor of the Gourd Pond Museum at night.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Benkei can be found in construction materials (trash) in Breezy Hills.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

Benkei YW2-006
Stats Calculation
HP
 
1
STR
 
1
SPR
 
1
DEF
 
1
SPD
 
1
This shows Benkei's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Lightning Slash (Japanese: 閃光ぎり Senkō Giri, "Flash Slash") 20-44 x 3 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Hail (Japanese: あられの術 Arare no Jutsu) 20-90 Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Clumsiness (Japanese: 不器用にする Bukiyōnisuru) Single enemy
Makes a foe clumsy. This decreases its SPR.
Soultimate Move 999 Blades (Japanese: 999刀 Ku-Ku-Ku-Tō) 18x9 All enemies
Unleashes 999 blades and attacks all foes.
Skill Sword Hunting
Power increases each time it defeats a foe.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Attribute tolerance

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items

Locations

Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

None
Stats Calculation
HP
 
1
Attack
 
1
Soultimate Move
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Other Effects
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Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
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LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00


Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia

Evolution

Ice Attribute
Benkei YW2-006
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Benkei
Level 30
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
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Fusion

Ice Attribute
Benkei YW2-006
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Benkei
+
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
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=
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
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Quotes

  • Befriended: "How can I have lost? In this instance, I must join you as an ally!"
  • Loafing: " *sigh* "
  • Being traded: "So you are my new master? Fate has brought us together."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "Good. Very good!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Eh."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "That was bad."
  • Freed from Crank-a-kai (YW/YW2): "A new master for an old warrior. I shall serve you well."

Etymology

Origin

Benkei is based on/directly named after on Musashibō Benkei, a famous warrior of the late Heian period. Tall, strong and fearsome already at the young age of 17, he was trained in a monastery in wielding the naginata, but left it to become a wandering sōhei ("warrior monk"). He took residence by a bridge in Kyoto, where he would challenge passing swordsmen to a duel, defeat them, and take their weapon. By the time he'd collected his 999th blade, he was challenged and trounced by the then even-younger Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who decided to take him in as his retainer. From there on, together they fought and won many battles against Yoshitsune's enemy, the Taira clan, but when they finally achieved victory Yoshitsune's older brother turned against him and forced him to escape.

Through the following two years Benkei, ever loyal to Yoshitsune, stood by his side even as an outlaw, until they were finally cornered in the Koromogawa castle. While Yoshitsune retired to the inner keep, Benkei stood at the gate and held off any enemy soldier trying to get through. He defeated over 300 of them, and in the end his wounded, arrow-riddled body refused to keel over even when life abandoned it. This came to be known as "Benkei's standing death" (Japanese: 弁慶の立往生 Benkei no Tachiōjō), and became a symbol of strength, loyalty and the unbreakable warrior's spirit.

Trivia

  • In the game, he causes trouble for Nate and Whisper 3 times.
    • He fought them to prevent the Yo-kai watch from becoming rank A.
    • He got the Illusion Blade first.
    • He abducted Yo-kai, which upsets Yo-kai like Walkappa and Appak.
  • Benkei's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Cabinet, Bennie, Bigsword, and Armory.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ベンケイ Benkei
Flag of France French Benkei
Flag of Spain Spanish Benkei
Flag of Germany German Benkei
Flag of Italy Italian Benkei
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Benkei
Flag of Russia Russian Бенкей Benkey
Flag of South Korea Korean 요괴인 Yokoein
More Languages
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Benkai

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