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Bruff (Japanese: アニ鬼 Aniki) is a Rank A Earth-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Tough tribe.

Appearances

Biology

Bruff is a large, purple ogre-like Yo-kai with similar features to Badude. He has a yellow pompadour, red-tinted glasses, a purple vest, green pants, and geta shoes. He has bandages around his wrists, waist, and hair. He carries a large club covered in nails and a sprig in his mouth.

He appears to be a tough and intimidating Yo-kai, but in actuality, he acts like a cool big brother figure to all who surround him. Upon giving his opponents gifts or encouragement, they instantaneously fall in adoration of him.

Bruff causes the Inspirited target to act as a reliable adult or big brother figure, as seen with Ken. This subsequently causes people around the Inspirited to revere them.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

In the "Oar-Powered Dates" Yo-kai Spot in Gourd Pond Park one of three Yo-kai will appear: a Frostina that will give you a Large Exporb, a Badude, and a Bruff that will fight you. If Bruff appears, he can be befriended with the regular method.

Bruff can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with an Orange Coin.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Bruff can be found on multiple main stage levels, starting from Yo-kai World. Alternatively, he can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with 5-Star Coins, or 3000 Y-Money.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Bruff can appear as a Child Crossing Sign Yo-kai Spot in Uptown Springdale.

Alternatively, he can be freed from the past Crank-a-kai with an Orange Coin, or from the Oni-Crank-a-kai.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Bruff rarely appears in the Yo-kai Spot Magic Cycling in BBQ.

Bruff can also be befriended in the Tragic Labyrinth in Blasters T.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Bruff can be found rarely, in the Uptown Springdale Area Patrol mission and is exclusive to Yo-kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad.

Alternatively, he is also a Special treasure drop from Ultra Tattleterror, requiring 4 White Dog Squad players to complete the mission.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

Aniki YW2-012.png
Stats Calculation
HP
 
1
STR
 
1
SPR
 
1
DEF
 
1
SPD
 
1
This shows Bruff's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Headbuster (Japanese: 脳天かちわり Nōten kachi wari) 130-195 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Meteor (Japanese: いん石の術 Inseki no Jutsu) 80-120 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Enrage (Japanese: 頭に血を昇らせる Atama ni Chi o Nobora seru) Single enemy
Enrages an enemy and makes it attack anyone who may be nearby.
Soultimate Move Brutal Butt Bat (Japanese: 地獄のケツバット Jigoku no Ketsubatto) 180 All enemies
Crunches his foes with his nail bat. Likely to be either critical or a miss.
Skill Revenge (Japanese: しかえし Shikaeshi)
Reflects some damage back to foe.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Attribute tolerance

Held items

Locations

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
HP
 
202-353
Attack
 
288-504
HPB
 
1
AttackB
 
1
This shows Bruff's stat on level: 50.
Soultimate Move
Brutal Butt Bat
Clobbers the central Wib Wobs with his club.
Other Effects
N/A
Soultimate Levels
LV01 Damage Inflicted: 28pt
LV02 Damage Inflicted: 38pt
LV03 Damage Inflicted: 48pt
LV04 Damage Inflicted: 58pt
LV05 Damage Inflicted: 68pt
LV06 Damage Inflicted: 77pt
LV07 Damage Inflicted: 86pt
Skill Levels
N/A
LV01 Effect: N/A
LV02 Effect: N/A
LV03 Effect: N/A
LV04 Effect: N/A
LV05 Effect: N/A


Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia

Evolution

Earth Attribute
Aniki YW2-012.png
WibWobToughIcon.png
Bruff
Level 30
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan.PNG
???
[[{{{name-2}}}|Jibanyan

]]

Fusion

Earth Attribute
Aniki YW2-012.png
WibWobToughIcon.png
Bruff
+
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan.PNG
???
[[{{{name-2}}}|Jibanyan

]]

=
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan.PNG
???
[[{{{name-3}}}|Jibanyan

]]

Quotes

  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch): "Look at you, tough guy! Wanna be pals wit me?!"
  • Loafing: "*SNORE*"
  • Receiving food (favourite): "So much flavor!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Fine by me."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "You wanna go?"
  • Freed from the Crank-a-kai: "Thanks, bro. Wanna be buds?"

In the anime

Yo-kai Watch anime series

Bruff debuts in Yo-kai Bruff, having already Inspirited a new transfer student Ken for some time. After Ken ends up charming all his classmates with his aloof, yet responsible "big bro" persona, a jealous Nate identifies him, then attempts to stop him by summoning Jibanyan, Roughraff, Blazion, and a slew of other Yo-kai, but they all fall to Bruff's charms and respect him instead. In the end, Bruff thanks Nate for summoning so many new friends for him and gives him his medal, causing Nate to revere Bruff and disappoint Whisper. Bruff ends up having to leave with Ken after Ken's mother is forced to relocate due to work, leaving Nate to give Bruff a tearful farewell as their train pulls away from the station.

He is first summoned in Yo-kai Mynimo to deal with Mynimo. Bruff shows his rough side by scolding and injuring Mynimo, but he tells him that he is still a little brother to him. Mynimo befriends Bruff and gives Nate his medal, for any friend of Bruff's is a friend of his.

In EP175, Bruff is one of the summoned Yo-kai to find out what makes Lord Shrillington shocked.

Etymology

"Aniki" derives from aniki (兄貴, colloquial term for "big brother" that is also used by yakuza and delinquent to address seniors and leaders), with the kanji for "oni" (鬼) replacing the last syllable.

"Bruff" is a portmanteau of the colloquial bro and a corrupted form of rough, or a corruption of the short form bruv for brother.

Trivia

  • In Yo-kai Mynimo of the Yo-kai Watch anime series, Nate says "Come on out, my best friend!" when he summons Bruff, unlike other Yo-kai.

Related Yo-kai

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese アニ鬼 Aniki From aniki (older brother) and ki (oni)
Flag of France.svg French Frérosse
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Hermanión From Hermano (brother) and Unión (linkage).
Flag of Germany.svg German Grobro From groß (big) and the English word bro (brother).
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Fratosto From Fratello (brother) and Tosto (tough)
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Крутобрат Krutobrat
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 요괴형님 Yogoehyeongnim
More Languages
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Chinese (Mandarin)*
老大妖
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Valentão The literal translation of the word "bully", including a synonym for "tough".