Gutsy Bones (Japanese: ガシャどくろ Gashadokuro) is a Boss Yo-kai.

As of Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew, Gutsy Bones can be befriended, and is a Rank A, Wind-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Shady tribe, and the Onnen tribe as of Yo-kai Watch 4.


Video games

Anime series


Gutsy Bones is a monstrous, blue-eyed skeleton that is as tall as a building from the hips up. Underneath the bandage on his ribcage is a beating heart. He is missing his two front teeth. Gutsy Bones is always seen with his own personal, green Crank-a-kai floating on a yellow cloud. In his friend form, he has shrunk to the extent he is just sitting on his cloud cross-legged.

Gutsy Bones is huge, powerful, and sadistic. He enjoys watching people get frustrated that they are unable to get what they want out of the capsule machines he rules over. Sometimes, he will also play an additional game with someone where they can play on his personal machine, though each coin will cost something precious to that person.

Anyone affected by this Yo-kai will have horrible luck with gashapon machines and become unable to obtain desired prizes. Gutsy Bones can take on willing challengers who desire to win their wanted prizes by taking them to a hellish alternate dimension and playing with his personal Crank-a-kai. Every time Gutsy Bones fails to win on his machine, he takes away a prized possession from his victims, including personal traits. He can also refill his machine at will, making victory impossible.

Gutsy Bones and Dazzabel had Nummskull together.


Yo-kai Watch 2

Gutsy Bones appears as the Boss of Chapter 3. He is the first boss fought in the game, and he is fought atop the ceiling of Springdale Elementary.

Shortly after Nate/Katie recovers his/her summer homework, he/she, Whisper and Jibanyan notice a large, ominous shadow hanging from the roof of the building, so they decide to investigate it at night. Upon entering the school, they noticed the indoors covered by an ominous sepia fog and hear an oddly familiar sound from the second floor, so they head over there. However, they encounter a giant capsule rolling towards them, so they desperately seek cover. The group realizes the sound is on the floor above them, so their search takes them to the ceiling. Along the way, the player must avoid being caught by the giant capsules on their way to the ceiling in order to arrive to the roof safely and confront Gutsy Bones.

Upon reaching the floor, the group notices some smaller capsules being tossed around. Whisper gets caught on one of them and disappears. While calling for help, Gutsy Bones reveals himself holding the capsule. Upon deeming the player as "a rare one," he tries to get to hold of them, engaging them in combat. After his defeat, he disappears while falling.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Gutsy Bones is fought in Chapter 3 of the main story, where he kidnaps KJ. He is fought again in Chapter 9 during the King of Blasters Tournament. After defeating him once, the player can fight Gutsy Bones in the Big Boss mode.

Gutsy Bones and his palette swaps have the following moves at their disposal:

  • Boneshaker: He uses his fist to crush a circle field. Any Yo-kai that gets hit will be immobilized.
  • Blazing Red Capsule: He cranks out a red capsule, and lava is spewed in random places.
  • Cool Green Capsule: He cranks out a green capsule that will produce a temporary recovery point. The player can stand in it to recover his/her HP.
  • Pitch-Black Capsule: He cranks out a black capsule, which will send a dark fog onto several areas of the arena. If the player walks into the fog, the player will struggle to view the screen for a few seconds.
  • Booby Prize: He cranks out a bomb. After a few seconds, the bomb will explode, damaging any nearby players. The player can send the bomb back to destroy his plaster and stun him, leaving him open to attacks and lowering all his stats.
  • Jackpot Jive: He cranks out a gold capsule and performs his Soultimate. During his Soultimate, piles of bones will fall onto several areas of the arena, damaging any player that ends up under the bones. His skull will then land onto the last area. To avoid the attack, remain in the area where his skull will land until all the bones have fallen, then run out before the skull lands.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Gutsy Bones can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with Five-Star Coins.

Alternatively, the player can befriend him from the Clu-T-facts Memo for Cluvian Keyhole ④ in Blasters T.

Yo-kai Watch 4

Gutsy Bones appears as the owner of Gashaland.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

During the Fierce Battle! Puni Puni vs Kachi Kachi ~Goddess of Victory Puni Tsubaki-hime~ event in June 2019, the player can befriend Gutsy Bones as a reward for collecting every single one of Gutsy Bone's Capsule.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch 3

Stats Calculation
This shows Gutsy Bones's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Beat (Japanese: ぶったたく Buttaku) 40 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Tornado (Japanese: 竜巻の術 Tatsumaki no Jutsu) 50 Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Crank-a-Kai Crazy (Japanese: ガシャ狂いにする Gasha Kurui ni suru) Single enemy
The Inspirited Yo-kai scatters their money from a powerful drive to crank away.
Soultimate Move Jackpot Jive (Japanese: レア玉キタキタの舞 Rea-dama Kitakita no Mai) Two rows
Gutsy Bones celebrates obtaining a rare ball, though unfortunately for the opponents, it results in bones falling from the sky.
Skill Gambler (Japanese: ギャンブラー Gyanburā)
High chance to give and take critical strikes.
Blasters Stats

Attribute tolerance

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Gutsy Bones Wib Wob
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


Wind Attribute
Gutsy Bones
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Wind Attribute
Gutsy Bones
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute


In the anime

In EP054, Nate meets Gusty Bones while trying to get an Emperor Krill figure from a gashapon machine. Since Nate keeps on pulling duds, Gutsy Bones taunts Nate by putting a capsule with Emperor Krill in it inside his personal machine. Gutsy Bones promises to him that he will give Nate the figure if he plays Gutsy Bones's game. The goal of the game is to get the capsule with Emperor Krill in it. With every capsule that doesn't contain Emperor Krill, Gutsy Bones takes away something precious (i.e. Nate's height, Whisper's body, and Jibanyan's verbal tick). Just when it seems like Nate will get the Emperor Krill figure, Gutsy Bones refreshes the supply of capsules in his machine and mixes them up again.

In EP112, Mr. Crabbycat can see Meganyan, Gutsy Bones, and Dromp as transfer students that can easily dwarf the entire school.


Name Origin

  • "Gashadokuro" is a pun on "gashadokuro" with "gashapon".
  • "Gutsy Bones" is derived from "gutsy," meaning "to show determination," and "bones," referring to how he is a giant skeleton.
  • "Tripasqueletos" is a portmanteau of "tripas" (guts) and "esqueleto" (skeleton).
  • "Grolos" is derived from "gros lot" (first prize) and "os" (bone).



Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre, by artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi which serves as a basis for the design.

Gutsy Bones is based off of the gashadokuro. The gashadokuro is a giant skeleton that emerges from pauper graves or battlefields, brought to life by the lingering grudges of the deceased. It is roughly 15 times the size of an average person, although its legs and hips have long since collapsed under the weight of its upper half.

Despite being so massive, it is deceptively quick to move and strike, snatching its victims from the ground and biting their heads off. Its presence will usually be announced by a loud ringing in its victim's ears. It is a strictly nocturnal youkai, and only a brave soul that doesn't falter in its presence can force the gashadokuro to retreat.


  • In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Gutsy Bones's Wib Wob was originally unused. Before he was added into the game in June 2019, Gutsy Bones was originally going to be in the game as a part of an event very early on in the game's life. For some unknown reason, this was scrapped, and Gutsy Bones's Wib Wob ultimately went unused until the Fierce Battle! Puni Puni vs Kachi Kachi ~Goddess of Victory Puni Tsubaki-hime~ event.
  • The picture which serves as a basis for Gutsy Bones' design (see above) appears in Itsuki's room in M05.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ガシャどくろ Gashadokuro pun on gashadokuro with gashapon
Flag of France French Grolos From gros lot (jackpot) and os (bones)
Flag of Spain Spanish Tripasqueleto From tripas () and esqueleto ().
Flag of Germany German Gierrippe
Flag of Italy Italian Tuttosso
Flag of Russia Russian Смелокост Smelokost
Flag of South Korea Korean 뽑기해골 Ppobgihaegol
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Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Osso Ousado

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