- 1 Appearances
- 2 Biology
- 3 Profile
- 4 Game data
- 4.1 Main series games data
- 4.2 Attribute tolerance
- 4.3 Held items
- 4.4 Locations
- 4.5 Spin-off games
- 4.6 Other games
- 4.7 Evolution
- 4.8 Fusion
- 5 Quotes
- 6 In the anime
- 7 Etymology
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Related Yo-kai
- 10 In Other Languages
- Yo-kai Watch: Befriending Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch animation: Minor Yo-kai
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.
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 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.
Alternatively, he can be freed from the past Crank-a-kai with an Orange Coin, or from the Oni-Crank-a-kai.
Bruff rarely appears in the Yo-kai Spot Magic Cycling in BBQ.
Bruff can also be befriended in the Tragic Labyrinth in Blasters T.
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.
Main series games data
Yo-kai Watch 2
Yo-kai Watch 3
Yo-kai Watch Blasters
Yo-kai Watch Busters 2
Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble
Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia
- 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.
"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.
- 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.