Cynake (Japanese: すねスネーク Sunesnake) is a Rank B, Water-attribute Yo-kai of the Slippery tribe.



A blue snake Yo-kai with a white underbelly and slit pupil eyes with yellow ridges. He has a green mustache and a fur decoration on its chest. He wears a black kazaori-eboshi (formal headdress worn by samurai) tied with a purple string. At the tip of his tail is a black gunbai (wooden fan used by warlords to signal troops, and later by sumo referees) with yellow decorations.

Cynake appears to enjoy causing disharmony and arguments from his Inspiriting; conversely, he expresses dislike when people are getting along.

Those inspirited by Cynake will display his same sulky, cynical attitude: however, this can be countered by Happierre's cheerful aura.


Yo-kai Watch

Cynake appears in bushes in Sunrise Way (Downtown Springdale).

He can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Light Blue Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Cynake appears in garbage outside Rusty's Mart (San Fantastico).

Yo-kai Watch 3

Cynake can be found in the Secret Byway in Blossom Heights.

Yo-kai Watch Animation Series

In EP017, Nate and his father throw a Mother's Day celebration for Nate's mother. Although initially happy, Nate's mother becomes abruptly pessimistic and critical of the pancakes her husband made, and proceeds to turn on him and find fault in his every attempt to pacify her. This change in behavior rouses Nate's suspicion, and he identifies the presence of Cynake. Nate ends up summoning Happierre, who uses his aura to counteract the effects of Cynake by Inspiriting Nate's father, causing him to become more lovey-dovey. Despite Cynake's best efforts on making Nate's mother stubborn, Happiere's effect wins through, causing Nate's mother to become just as lovey-dovey and forgives her husband. Cynake, disgusted by the adults' behavior and angry that they're no longer arguing, slithers away in a huff.

Game Data


Water Attribute
Sunesuneeku YW3-027
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Water Attribute
Sunesuneeku YW3-027
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



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Stats Calculation
This shows Cynake'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 Batter 15x3 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Rapids 50 Water Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Sulky (Japanese: すねさせる Sune sa seru) Single enemy
Makes an enemy sulk and start attacking its friends.
Soultimate Move Sulky Soul All enemies
Undoes all good effects on foes by making them overly cynical.
Skill Greed (Japanese: よくぼう Yoku bō)
Foe will be more prone to drop items.


  • Befriended: "Hmph! What a disappointment! But maybe I've found a friend...?"
  • Loafing: "Need rest..."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "Splendid!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Very decent."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "Away! Away!"


  • "Cynake" is a portmanteau of the words cynical and snake. It might also be related to cyan, referring to its color.
  • "Sunesnake" is similar to the above, but combines with sunemono (拗ね者, "cynical, mysanthrope").
  • "Cinisierpe" is a portmanteau of cínico ("cynical") and sierpe ("snake" or "wyrm").
  • "Griesgramba" is a portmanteau of Griesgram (grouch, sourpuss) and Mamba (a kind of snake).


Related Yo-kai

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese すねスネーク Sunesnake
Flag of France French Vipérâle
Flag of Spain Spanish Cinisierpe
Flag of Germany German Griesgramba
Flag of Italy Italian Scontroserpe
Flag of South Korea Korean 삐치뱀 Ppichibaem
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Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Jararacalada

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