Christmas Blackout! Time for a Yo-kai Watch Update! (Japanese: クリスマス大停電！妖怪ウォッチを更新せよ！,Kurisumasu Daiteiden! Yōkai Wotchi o Kōshin seyo!) is the 98th episode of the Yo-kai Watch anime series. It was broadcasted in Japan on December 11, 2015 and in the United States on November 3, 2018.
Springdale experiences a blackout on the night of the Christmas lights and the Next HarMEOWny concert Jibanyan is attending, so they try to find a way to get the power back on.
Christmas Blackout! Time for a Yo-kai Watch Update!
Whisper's mutated form in the episode resembles the Angels in the Japanese 1997 film called The End of Evangelion.
This episode's alternative dub aired in South Africa on July 21, 2019, listed under the title "Christmas Blackout! Update your Yo-Kai[sic] Watch!"
The events of the second movie follow after this episode, which has yet to be dubbed into English.
In the English dub, BBQ is referred to as "The West Coast", even though St. Peanutsburg is based more in the Deep South.
According to a model reference sheet, the episode was originally the 99th in production.
The signage all over St. Peanutsburg was all painted over, which is redundant considering that English signage is usually kept in Springdale.
In the English dub, the map in Nate's room appears inconsistently in three different forms through the episode: edited to a map of North America, blanked off of a map entirely, and the unedited map of Japan.