Brushido (Japanese: かたづ家来 Katazukerai) are Rank E Ice-attribute Yo-kai of the Brave tribe.

Brushido evolve into Washogun, starting at level 19 , and level 24 in Yo-kai Watch Blasters.



Black skinned with small, cyan eyes surrounded by red. On its head is a white hat with blue kanji on it (清, meaning "clean") to match the blue and white samurai-esque outfit. It wields a brown push broom with green bristles, often covered in soapsuds.

In the anime, the Brushido army are very dedicated to cleaning and fulfilling their duties with the utmost dedication. They are also very loyal to their commander, Washogun.

Each Brushido uses its broom to clean anything and everything until it sparkles, even in locations that humans normally neglect or can't reach. Typically, Brushido trave in huge armies under the command of Washogun to clean houses in a matter of minutes.

Anyone Inspirited by a Brushido begins to adopt its neat-freak behavior and start spontaneously cleaning.


Yo-kai Watch animation series

An army of Brushido appear in EP050, led by their leader Washogun. They proceed to clean the Adams' house immediately. However, an enemy army of Messyrai - their red, filth-dedicated counterparts - appears to undo the work they have done, having been attracted by the filthiness of an unseen leader, ultimately revealed to be an unwitting Jibanyan. The two armies engage in combat, with the outcome mostly unseen except for Jibanyan being launched off the roof.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Brushido is automatically befriended at the end of chapter 1 in the main storyline.

He can also be found underneath cars, vending machines, and trash cans in Uptown Springdale, or in the Desolate Lane.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Brushido can be found in patrol in Uptown Springdale or freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Red Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Brushido can be found in Uptown Springdale.

He can also be befriended in the Catwalk.

Alternatively, he can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with Red Coins, and Ultra Red Coins

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Brushido can be found as an enemy in the Torenja Ruins dungeons.

Game data


Ice Attribute
Katazukerai YW6-001
Level 24
Ice Attribute
Arai Masho YW6-004


Ice Attribute
Katazukerai YW6-001
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Katazukerai YW6-001
Stats Calculation
This shows Brushido's stat on level: 99.

Attribute tolerance

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


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Pesky Poke 15-67 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Hail 20-90 Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Freshen Up (Japanese: おかたづけする O katadzuke suru) Single ally
Clean, virtuous power restores a little HP to the Inspirited Yo-kai.
Soultimate Move Cleaning Circle (Japanese: おかたづけの陣 O katadzuke no jin) All allies
Uses his trusty brush to scrub his allies clean.
Skill Washed Out (Japanese: きれいずき Kirei-suki)
Stats decrease when negatively Inspirited.


  • Befriended: "We'll be friends! Leave the tidying up to me."
  • Loafing: "Time for a break."
  • Being traded: "I was asked by Master [Player's name] to clean for you. I am honored to be here."
  • Recieving food (favorite): "That's great!"
  • Recieving food (normal): "I'll eat it."
  • Recieving food (disliked): "So many regrets..."'


  • "Katazukerai" is a combination of katazuke (片付け, "cleaning up") and kerai (家来, "retainer").
  • "Brushido" is a portmanteau of brush and bushido.
  • In French, "Samoussrai" is a portmanteau of ça mousse (it bubbles) and samurai.
  • In German, "Schwammurai" is a portmanteu of "Schwamm" (sponge) and samurai.


  • A Brushido is the first Yo-kai that you befriend through battle in Yo-kai Watch 2.
  • The Brushido has an opposite counterpart which debuted in the sequel, which is the Messyrai.
  • Brushido's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Sweeps, Dusty, Neatnik, and Toby.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese かたづ家来 Katazukerai
Flag of France French Samoussrai
Flag of Spain Spanish Milimpiano
Flag of Germany German Schwammurai Schwamm (sponge) + Samurai
Flag of Italy Italian Pulishido From Pulisci, meaning "clean" and "Bushido"

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