Faux Kappa (Japanese: 河童 Kappa) is an Rank A, Water-attribute Classic Yo-kai of the Charming tribe and the Goriki tribe in Yo-kai Watch 4.

Faux Kappa evolves into Mad Kappa when fused with an Essence of Evil.

In Yo-kai Watch 2, Faux Kappa is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Spoilerina, and in Yo-kai Watch 3, he is required to unlock Shogunyan.


Video games

Anime series


Faux Kappa has the look of a traditional Kappa; a humanoid creature who has green scaly skin, a beak, a plate on the head, and a turtle shell on the back. He has dark green hair growing around the dull yellow plate on his head. He wears nothing but a brown straw skirt. He also carries around a lightly tanned gourd with red strings tied onto it.

Faux Kappa appears to be a bit intimidating at first glance, but he is friendly. He is also cool-headed and confident in his abilities.

In the anime, he was a bit embarrassed when he accidentally revealed that he liked rap, which supposedly clashed with the traditions of Kappa. However, he came clean and admitted that just sticking to old things was no good, and valuing new things was just as important.

Faux Kappa had a duel with Walkappa to see who was the most genuine Kappa between the two of them. When Faux Kappa lost, he recognized Walkappa as a real Kappa, and thus Walkappa earned his respect. As of EP097, he is friends with Walkappa and Lil Kappa and they are now the group "The Kappa Crew." While initially Nate supported Walkappa on his duel with Faux Kappa, the human boy quickly grew to respect Faux Kappa after receiving his Yo-kai medal, Whisper, as with Boyclops, Pallysol and Lady Longnek, idolizes Faux Kappa, with the obligatory suffix "-senpai", in the Japanese version.

Ever since he first met Lil Kappa, he threw away his old ways, became a rapper, joined his group, and became friends with the fellow rapper.


Yo-kai Watch 2

Faux Kappa is befriended automatically in the story.

Alternatively you can find him in Old Springdale with the Rank A Watch. He is also found 5,000 yds into the Infinite Tunnel.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Faux Kappa appears in the Eastern River banks in Blossom Heights.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch 2

Kappa YW4-020
Stats Calculation
This shows Faux Kappa's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack One-Two Punch (Japanese: ワンツーパンチ) 15x2 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Waterfall (Japanese: 大滝の術 Ōtaki no Jutsu) 80-120 Water Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Kappa Quick (Japanese: 本物の力 Honmono no chikara) Single ally
The Inspirited Yo-kai gets a SPD boost thanks to Faux Kappa.
Soultimate Move Mega Wave 170-255 Water Single enemy
Harnesses the power of a river's flow to do damage to a foe.
Skill Intimidation (Japanese: いあつかん Iatsukan)
No Yo-kai will Loaf around.
Soul Effect
Soul charming The holder powers up when standing in the middle.
Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Attribute tolerance

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: 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

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Water Attribute
Kappa YW4-020
Faux Kappa
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Water Attribute
Kappa YW4-020
Faux Kappa
Kaima Element
Essence of Evil
Water Attribute
Mad Kappa


  • Befriending: "I'm Faux Kappa! You gonna bring me along? A real-life kappa!"
  • Being traded: "Excited to meet the famous Faux Kappa in the flesh? I bet."

In the anime

He makes his debut in Which One Is Real? and challenges Walkappa in swimming, eating, and sumo wrestling. He loses in sumo because his plate dried up in the sun while Walkappa's plate was immune because Walkappa wore sunscreen. Walkappa is now officially a Kappa and Faux Kappa gives Nate his medal.

He is first summoned in The Classic Yo-kai Halloween just for the Halloween parade, however, he, Boyclops, Pallysol, and Lady Longnek get teased despite wearing their normal clothing. This causes them to scare everyone in sight, much to the dismay of Mermaidyn.

Nate summons Faux Kappa again in Yo-kai Lil Kappa and asks him what kind of music he listens to, in order to prove Lil Kappa and Walkappa wrong but after he said he liked listening to enka music it turns out that he does like listening to rap music. Whisper seemed to be embarrassed and disappointed, but he starts rapping just to show his appreciation for Faux Kappa. Nate compliments his new and improved friends, but this causes the Kappa group "The Kappa Crew" to have a party at Nate's house, much to the annoyance of Nate and Jibanyan.


Peculiarly, his English name essentially means "Fake Kappa", when lore-wise, this Yo-kai is the quintessential example of the Kappa. It may refer to him being an outdated form of the Kappa, as he retains his weakness of his plate drying out.


Main article: Walkappa#Origin


  • In the English release of Yo-kai Watch Blasters, he is mistakenly referred to as "Kappa" instead of Faux Kappa through text in Chapter 4.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 河童 Kappa
Flag of France French Faux Kappa Fake Kappa
Flag of Spain Spanish Kappafalso
Flag of Germany German Japakappa
Flag of Italy Italian Falkappa
Flag of South Korea Korean 접시부기 Jeopsibugi
More Languages
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Falso Kappa False Kappa

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