Buhu (Japanese: トホホギス Tohohogisu) is a Rank E, Wind-attribute Yo-kai of the Eerie tribe.

In Yo-kai Watch 2, Buhu is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Shogunyan.



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.


Yo-kai Watch

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.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

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.

She can be freed from the Crank-a-kai by using a Cheerful Coin, Mystery Coin, Thrill Coin or Purple Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Buhu can be found on trees in Mt. Wildwood.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Buhu appears on trees in Breezy Hills, on Mt. Wildwood and in Shopper's Row.

She can also appear on the Jumbo Slider and on Mt. Wildwood Summit.

Game data


Wind Attribute
Tohohogisu YW2-033
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Wind Attribute
Tohohogisu YW2-033
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Tohohogisu YW2-033
Stats Calculation
This shows Buhu's stat on level: 99.

Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble

Buhu Wibble Wobble
Stats Calculation
Soultimate Move
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00

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 (Japanese: こづく Kozuku) 15-67 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Whirlwind (Japanese: つむじ風の術 Tsumujikaze no Jutsu) 20-90 Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Depression (Japanese: 落ち込ませる Ochikoma seru) Single enemy
Depresses foes and makes them unwilling to take action.
Soultimate Move Boohoo Blast 30 All enemies
Blasts foes with unpleasant energy and slows them down.
Skill Wind Play (Japanese: 風あそび Kaze Asobi)
Increased damage of wind attacks.

Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble

Soultimate move
Boohoo Blast
Emits an awful atmosphere that stops enemies from attacking.
Level 1 18 Soul Points to Stun for 4s.
Level 2 17 Soul Points to Stun for 4s.
Level 3 17 Soul Points to Stun for 5s.
Level 4 16 Soul Points to Stun for 5s.
Level 5 16 Soul Points to Stun for 6s.
Level 6 15 Soul Points to Stun for 6s.
Level 7 15 Soul Points to Stun for 7s.


Befriended: "Boohoo... You're so strong... 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.

In The New Yo-kai Watch, Buhu was seen in Yo-kai-lifornia amongst the Yo-kai waiting in line to get the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero.

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) comes from "ho-hokekyo" (Japanese: ホーホケキョ), 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.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese トホホギス
Flag of France French Flamente
Flag of Spain Spanish Ayay
Flag of Germany German Jammsel
Flag of Italy Italian Buhu
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Arabic هازئ
Flag of Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese)* 黑仔鵝 (Hong Kong) or 倒楣楣鳥 (Taiwan)
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Avoado
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Avoado/Avoada
Flag of Thailand Thai โทโฮโฮกิส same as Japanese name but with the silent う

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