Junior (Japanese: ジュニア Junia) is a Rank E , Fire Attribute Shadowside Yo-kai of the Uwanosora tribe

In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, he is a Rank A Yo-kai of the Charming tribe.




Junior as Red Head.

In his Lightside Form, Junior looks like a red, ghostly Yo-kai, with a swirly, wisp-like tuft on the left side of his head.

On the right side he has a single cat ear, and his mouth and facial features are cat-like as well.

He has the ability to shapeshift, turning into balloon-like replicas of things he perceives. If he is popped in this state, he is not harmed, merely reforming moments later.

Because of his ability to shapeshift, he has no single, definite Shadowside Form.

One of the Shadowside forms he takes is Burning Dragon (Japanese: バーニングドラゴン Bāningudoragon). It is a large dragon-like monster covered in smoke that is black, but the actual appearnce looks non threatening.

He can also take on the form of a human boy called Redhead (Japanese: レッドヘッド Reddoheddo) with brown hair and red hat that has the letter "J" on it representing his actual name. He will distort his head beyond the limits of his neck, therefore scaring his victims.

Being a spawn of Jibanyan, he inherited some of his features.

Personality wise, he acts like a young child. He often speaks with grammatical errors.


Natsume Amano

Natsume and Junior have a very good relationship with each other, in which Natsume adored his cute appearance and personality. Junior sometimes wants to try out food Natsume eats in where she gives some for Junior to eat.

Akinori Arihoshi

They both appeared as friends, but sometimes, he annoys Akinori due to his fat appearance which made Akinori angry. He also found him weird where he exaggerates about his love interest, Ayame.

Whisper 2040

Whisper & Junior are quite good friends, where they, including Micchy, both help Natsume and the others from any situations. Despite their friendship, Junior will still occasionally make fun of Whisper. Their relationship is similar to that of which Whisper and Jibanyan had in the past.

Fudou Myouou Boy

The two became fast friends after Junior shared his Chocobars with him. Fudou Myouou Boy even calls him Senior Chocobar (Japanese: チョコボ-先輩 Choco-bō-senpai).


The two don't interact much but do seem to be friends. In SS011, it turns out Jibanyan is Junior's root of origins.


Yo-kai Watch Shadowside

Junior first appears in SS003 under the moniker "Redhead the Plunder Demon", taking on the appearance of a young boy, and stealing rare cards from various other players of a game called "Lightning Speed Age".

When Natsume and the other investigate, they quickly find out his true identity. Junior reveals to them that he was looking for the rare card "Blizzard Wolf", so he could turn into it and use that look to cheer up an old woman he knows. This woman runs a candy shop and had previously owned a white dog, which has passed away. Junior is worried she might die soon, so he wants to keep her company as her dog, at least.

When Junior transforms for her, she is happy, saying she likes white dogs, but then tells him that she likes "the round, little, red child", too. Junior, happy she likes him the way he is, turns back into his true form and cries, saying he'll keep her company.

After befriending Natsume and the others, Junior is often seen hanging out at their base with them.

In SS008, he helps Whisper with scaring the company's president into revealing the way to go, and later with finding Keisuke's classmate Misaki, who had gotten separated from her group.

In SS011, it is revealed that Junior was born from pieces of Jibanyan's body after Jibanyan got shot in the chest by a Shinigami.

Game Data

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Junior Puni
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


  • "Junior" is literally taken from the English word "junior".
  • His name is phonetically similar to "Jibanyan" (Japanese: ジバニャン).


  • In Japanese, he refers to himself as Jī-tan (Japanese: ジーたん). This is because he has a limited vocabulary.
  • His voice actress also portrays Jibanyan's Original form.
  • Junior is the only known Yo-kai to have more than one Shadowside form. His Rare Keystone has a shadowy figure called ?, while his Extreme Rare Keystone has his Burning Dragon form and Blizzard Wolf Form.
  • Junior resembles the cat that is on top on Fundango's forehead.
  • He is the first lowest-ranked Partner Yo-kai being Rank E.
  • Junior's verbal tic is da ze.
  • He is the first of the four Shadowside Yo-kai that Natsume describes as cute. The following three are Lucky, Inari and Komajiro.

In other languages


Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ジュニア Junia
Flag of South Korea Korean 주니어 Junieo
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Flag of Thailand Thai จูเนียร์

Burning Dragon

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese バーニングドラゴン Bāningu doragon
Flag of South Korea Korean 빨간용 Ppalgan-yong
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