A downcast-looking blue bird with aqua-colored feathers on its midsection. The bottom and feet are a dull yellow just like the beak. It hangs its head low, with the face on its torso matching its expression.
Not only she is constantly depressed, her unlucky influence on others only adds to her misery. She apologizes for any inconvenience she causes.
This Yo-kai makes others feel depressed and end sentences with "buhuhu" (Japanese: トホホーホケキョ,Tohoho-hokekyo). Buhu can also inflict bad luck, usually by creating the false impression that something good will happen, only for a mishap to ruin it soon after.
Buhu is automatically befriended in Welcome to the World of Yo-kai after the player receives the Yo-kai Watch from Whisper. After the player defeats Buhu after attacking them, they will befriend them afterwards.
Buhu can also be found in the Abandoned Tunnel and on every tree on Mt. Wildwood.
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Buhu can be found on Stage 5 of Uptown Springdale, further she can be found on Stage 26 of Mt. Wildwood, Stage 64 of Downtown Springdale and Secret Stage 2-1 of Sewer B. She can also be found on Stage 10 during Terror Time and Stage 17 during Super Terror Time.
Emits an awful atmosphere that stops enemies from attacking.
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Befriended: "Boohoo... You're so strong... Do...you...wanna be...friends?"
In the anime
Buhu first appears in Yo-kai Buhu in which she repeatedly gets in the way of Nate's attempts to get some food. When confronted by him, she reveals she was flying around until she crashed with a tree, causing her to forget her destination. She agrees to not cause him any more problems, but she later goes after Bear, giving him trouble while at school. Nate summons Robonyan to help Bear resist the influence of Buhu. With the matter settled, Buhu gave Nate her Yo-kai Medal.
Buhu is first summoned in Yo-kai Enerfly to drive Enerfly away from Eddie and into Nate, but she messes up and it's Enefly that ends up going after Nate instead.
In Yo-kai Dromp, Buhu is summoned by Nate to help by getting a bird's-eye view of Dromp's maze only for Dromp to confuse Buhu by fogging up the area and causes her to leave. After Nate ends up in another one of Dromp's mazes, Buhu joins Nate into weeping over this predicament.
He appears in EP145 so Hailey can put together the Mothman for Phonius.
"Tohohogisu" combines tohoho (onomatopoeia for forlorn sobbing) and hototogisu ("lesser cuckoo"). In Japanese, Buhu's "tohoho-hokekyo (Japanese: トホホーホケキョ,"tohoho-hokekyo) comes from "ho-hokekyo" (Japanese: ホーホケキョ,"ho-hokekyo"), the onomatopoeia of the bush warbler's cry.
"Buhu" is a corruption of the onomatopoeia boo-hoo.
In Spanish, "Ayay" is an spañol onomatopoeia of sobbing (Ayayay).
Besides sharing her inspiration with Skreek, the basis for Buhu's concept likely comes from the wordplay in her name.
Buhu is the first Yo-kai the player can befriend through battle in Yo-kai Watch.
The two first dancing moves of Buhu's summoning chant were cut in the English version.