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Hardy Hound (Japanese: マイティードッグ Maitī Doggu) is a Boss Yo-kai.

In Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew, Hardy Hound can be befriended, and is a Rank A, Rare Yo-kai of the Charming tribe.

Introduced as Earth-attribute, he was change to Ice-attribute in Yo-kai Watch 3, but has been change to his prior attribute with Yo-kai Watch Busters 2.

In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Hardy Hound is recruitable in his Boss form, which is a Rank SS Yo-kai.


Video games

Anime series


Hardy Hound is a large, muscular white komainu Yo-kai bearing heavy similarities to Komasan. His fur is white with long tufts sprouting from his cheeks adorned with red spirals, red, fluffy spirals are present on his hips. He has a furrowed brow with light blue, pupil-less eyes and blue flames atop his eyebrows. His inner ears, chest fur, stomach, and tail are a dull, dark blue. On his back he carries a green pouch with a spiral pattern filled with skulls. He also carries a small, green coin purse strapped to his left-arm.


Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Hardy Hound can be fought in Score Attack mode where the top 125 players of that week will receive up to 3 of him in their inbox

Yo-kai Watch 2

Hardy Hound can be fought in Fleshy Souls in the Psychic Blasters mode, upon collecting 6000 Oni Orbs, and encountering Komasan S.

He can be fought in Bony Spirits, and Psychic Specters when battling with other people in Psychic Blasters with Local Play, who have Fleshy Souls.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Hardy Hound can be fought in Chapter 7 (Only in White Dog Squad) in an optional mission.

Hardy Hound can be befriended in the first main mission of the Moon Rabbit Crew update by getting the Special prize in the fight against Super Rubeus J and Super Hardy Hound (Requires all the players to be White Dog Squad members). He has a 3% drop rate

Yo-kai Sangokushi

Hardy Hound can be fought in an optional side mission.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Hardy Hound can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with 5-Star Coins in the BBQ Dream Wheel.

Alternatively Hardy Hound can be found in the Blasters T dungeon Cluphinx Dungeon 3.

Game Data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch 3

Stats Calculation
This shows Hardy Hound's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Practiced punch (正拳突き) Single enemy
No description.
Technique Blizzard Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Curse of fear (恐怖の呪い) Single enemy
The inspirited Yo-kai becomes afraid, making it not move.
Soultimate Move Exploding Strike (爆裂悶景ストライク) 15-22 x 10 back two columns
No description.
Skill Explosive Power (Japanese: 爆発力 Bakuhatsu-ryoku)
First attack will always land a critical.
Blasters Stats

Attribute tolerance

Yo-kai Watch Blasters 1 & 2

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Yo-kai Watch 3

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items


Main series games

Spin-off games

Spin-off game data

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Hardy Hound Wib Wob
Stats Calculation
Soultimate Move
Exploding Strike
Throws exploding skulls to create bonus balls.
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 17
LV02 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 16
LV03 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 15
LV04 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 14
LV05 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 13
LV06 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 12
LV07 Bonus Ball: 4, Soul Meter: 11
Skill Levels
Get a bonus in Score Attack against Captain Thunder
LV01 Effect: 5%
LV02 Effect: 6%
LV03 Effect: 7%
LV04 Effect: 8%
LV05 Effect: 10%

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Earth Attribute
Hardy Hound
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Earth Attribute
Hardy Hound
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Rubeus J

When Rubeus J, the cause of Venoct's death was defeated by Venoct, he told Venoct that there was a Yo-kai one level above him, Hardy Hound. Venoct then went to search for Hardy Hound. The two appear to be decent friends.

Blasters Moveset

Hardy Hound

strong against;ice

weak against;fire

Blasters Skill; Handmade Bombs- Placed traps will not hit allies.

Move Base Power/description
 Attack 50 (Strike nearby foes.)
Bomb Blitz 750 (Set big time bomb to explode. Can hit allies.)
Pebble 40(Use earth magic. Build up to increase effect.)
Soultimate; Exploding Strike 80 x 5 (Drop a lots of bombs, dealing heavy damage.)

Moves that can be learned:

Move Base Power/description
Power Attack 100 (An attack with extra fighting spirit.)
Big Offense Drop None (Greatly decreases foe attack. Hold to increase.)


  • Released from the Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch 3): "This is me getting out and I'm a guy with no luck! Mongeee~ someone will regret this, zuraa!" (このおらを出すとは 運のないヤツ! モンゲええ後悔させてやるずらあ)
  • Released from the Crank-a-kai(Wibble Wobble):"Oh My Swirls! I LIKE YOU!! Take some of these bombs!!"

In the anime

Hardy Hound makes an appearance in EP053, in a description which Rubeus J makes to Venoct upon defeating him. Red J states Hardy Hound is far stronger to him and that he answers to him. Upon hearing this, Venoct states he will not lose and begins searching for Hardy Hound.

In EP064, he makes a cameo in "Kaptain Komasan's Expedition Team" to find the Yeti. Komasan unknowingly encounters him and mistakes him as the Yeti before exiting the warehouse. The final shot shows Hardy Hound eating what appears to be a large ice cream cone, though if Rubeus J is to be believed, it's actually a collection of souls.

MD and RJ

Befriended Hardy Hound and Rubeus J with Momonyan

Momonyan befriended him along with Rubeus J in EP093.

In EP112, Hardy Hound, Gargaros, Rubeus J and Cap'n Crash went to Disrupting Class Academy and damaged the school.

In EP113, Rubeus J, Hardy Hound, and Captain Thunder have caught Whisper for stealing their spiked microphone and starts to beat Whisper up, sending him flying out of the building while singing.


  • "Mighty Dog" references Hardy Hound's sheer might and his dog-like features.
  • "Hardy Hound" basically is "Mighty Dog" but using synonymous alliterative words to mimic the effect.
  • "Gran Sabueso" is translated as "Great Hound".


  • His medal is available as a free gift for purchasing the Shiro Inu-tai version of Yo-kai Watch Busters.
  • He and Whisped Cream are one of the two rarest Yo-kai currently in the English version of Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese マイティードッグ Maitii Doggu Mighty Dog
Flag of France French Komak
Flag of Spain Spanish Gran Sabueso
Flag of Germany German Kolossokoma
Flag of Italy Italian Cancan
Flag of South Korea Korean 마이티 도그 Maiti Dogeu
More Languages
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Destruicão
  • Latin American: El sabueso Hardy

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