Many of them are sealed behind the Legend Pages of the Yo-kai Medallium, which can be freed by collecting certain sets of Yo-kai Medals to break the seal surrounding a particular Legendary Yo-kai, with each of them requiring a different set of 8 Yo-kai Medals. On some other occasions, Legendary Yo-kai can be found roaming various areas like in later episodes of the Yo-kai Watch anime and in Yo-kai Watch 4.
In the video games, all Yo-kai in this group are Rank S Yo-kai, each with one representing all of the eight Yo-kai Tribes.
In Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, three more Legendary Yo-kai representing the Charming, Shady and Slippery tribes were introduced, completing the set of eight. The 5 originally released Legendary Yo-kai (as well as Spoilerina) featured in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble had their Legend Page Seals be slightly abridged versions of their seals present in Yo-kai Watch 2. The other two's Page Seals are largely different, but have at least one Yo-kai that was part of their YW2-era Seals.
In Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura, 3 more Legendary Yo-kai representing the Brave, Charming, and Eerie tribes were introduced, with the Brave and Charming Legendaries being found only in one version of the games. In addition, 2 new subcategories of Legendary Yo-kai are introduced, noted as the Pioneer Legendary Yo-kai whose members consist of a Legendary representing the Brave, Mysterious, and Heartful tribes and the 'Merican Legendary Yo-kai whose members consist of a Legendary representing the Brave, Mysterious, Tough, and Heartful tribes. Version-exclusive Legendary Yo-kai were also introduced in the Japanese releases, with Asura available to only Tempura players, Princess Pearl available to only Sushi players, and Whyvern King being available to only Sukiyaki players.
In Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, four more Merican Legendary Yo-kai were added whose members consist of a Legendary representing the Charming, Shady, Eerie, and Slippery tribes to complete the set of 8, as well as the addition of a second Legendary Yo-kai for the Slippery tribe exclusively found in the game. In addition, Sukiyaki introduced another subcategory of Legendary Yo-kai, noted as the Mystery Legendary Yo-kai*. With the 2.2 Update, two more Mystery Legendary Yo-kai were added* to complete the set of 8.
In Yo-kai Watch Busters 2, 2 more Legendary Yo-kai representing the Tough and Shady tribes were introduced, leaving the Mysterious and Heartful without a second pair of representatives.
In Yo-kai Watch 4, Medallium pages are no longer required to unlock Legendary Yo-kai, and are befriended regularly through special methods.
Summoning Song/ Chant
Legendary Yo-kai, despite falling to one of the pre-established Yo-kai Tribes, have a unique summoning chant which plays instead of the regular ones. These chants are very bombastic and grandiose compared to the normal Yo-kai Tribes.
English: In the anime and when playing with the toys, their chant is: "Imaginary! Incendiary! Flip flop, squiggle boom, slim slam, Legendary!"
Japanese: In the anime and when playing with the toys, their chant is: "Legend! Legend! Amazing!" (Japanese: レジェーンド!レジェーンド!ブッタマゲーンドー! Rejēndo! Rejēndo! Buttamagēndō!).
Yo-kai Watch Model Zero
Along with the originally introduced Yo-kai Tribes, the Legendary Yo-kai's chant with the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero in the anime and when playing with the toys has been replaced with instrumentals, with the Legendaries getting a bombastic orchestra line. When set at the 2 setting however, the normal summoning fanfare is a bombastic brass cover.
Yo-kai Watch Model U
English: In the anime and when playing with the toys, their chant is: Legendary! Legendary! Legendary! Legend~Dar~rry! with a orchestra accompaniment and sung by a choir. Like the Model Zero Yo-kai Watch, the ending is slightly altered, with sounds of celebration at the ending.
Japanese: In the anime and when playing with the toys, their chant is: "Legend~ Legend~ Legend~ Lege~nnn~D!" (Japanese: レジェンドー レジェンドー レジェンドー レジェーンードー! Rejendō rejendō rejendō rejēn̄dō!) with a orchestra accompaniment and sung by a choir. Like the Model Zero Yo-kai Watch, the ending is slightly altered, with sounds of celebration at the ending.
Yo-kai Watch Dream
In the anime, the summoned Yo-kai will play a roulette game to determine if they get a lucky or unlucky summon even with the opera yo-kai. Every Legendary (except Shogunyan) will stand still while the stage moves them.
In the anime and when playing with the toys, their chant is: (Japanese: でたー! レジェーン ドー! Deta ̄ ! Rejēn dō!)
Kuroi Yo-kai Watch
List of Legendary Yo-kai
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch
|Elder Bloom||Rice Balls|
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch Busters 2
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble
Introduced in Yo-kai Watch World
|Kaettekita Shurakoma||Ice Cream|
|2 Shuunen ★ Yamatan||Meat|
|Escort Ikemenken||Chinese Food|
|2 Shuunen ★ Nandaryuuou||Sukiyaki|
|2 Shuunen ★ Yamabuki Oni||Meat|
|Haregi Shurakoma||Ice Cream|
|FW Shurakoma||Ice Cream|
|Sakura Fuki Oni||Meat|
|Bocchan Shurakoma||Ice Cream|
|Shukuen ★ Ashura||Meat|
|Iwai no Mai ★ Otohime||Sushi|
|Fundo no Ashura||Meat|
Required Yo-kai to unseal Legendary Yo-kai
- As Shurakoma Den Tan
- Gari Ouji Koho Su
- Gulagulion Cho Hi
- Robomenken Ro Shoku
- Torajiro Son Ken
- Manojishi Ba Tai
- Zukyukyunta Han Sho
- Shishikoma Son Saku
- Sanzu-no-Inu Ro Shoku
- As Yamabuki Oni Ko U
- As Netaballerina Gu Ki
- As Hanasakijii Son Shi
- Hitomakasennin Saji
- Omoidashin Jun Yu
- Jigajii-san Ganhaku Ko
- Komejii Ko Chu
- Fukurojijii Hi I
- Maboroshi Tei Iku
- Mosen Osho So Shoku
- Zorome Daimyojin Kai Etsu
- As Unchikuma Ko Shi
- As Ikemenken Kakukyo Hei
- Hiraishin Rai Do
- Sakigakenosuke Kin Sen
- Aniki Ga En
- Okanenider Yo Sho
- Niku-kui Otoko Kako Ha
- Motemacool Kaku Ka
- Hareotoko Shiba Sho
- As Yamatan Shiko Tei
- Yomi Gensui So Jin
- Homura Tengu Ba Shoko
- Umi Bozu Seki Heki
- Hyakkihime Dai Kyo
- Ageageha Sho En
- Yamimaru Kaku
- Onemu-no-sei Cho Sen
- Seiryu Ryu Gu
- Main article: 'Merican Legendary Yo-kai
- Main article: Legendary Pioneer Yo-kai
- Main article: Mystery Legendary Yo-kai
- Main article: Crystal Legendary Yo-kai
- Ever since the Yo-kai Watch video game, Jibanyan, Dismarelda, Blazion, and Casanuva have always been required to unlock a Legendary Yo-kai, including spin-off games.
- The first 5 legendary Yo-kai are based on the Yo-kai Jibanyan, Komasan, Manjimutt, Hungramps, and the Onis. But in the second game, none are based on Yo-kai that already exist in the game.
- In the Yo-kai Watch video game, Shogunyan is the only Legendary Yo-kai that can be befriended during the course of the main story, with the others having at least one Yo-kai who can only be befriended post-game. Gilgaros is an exception, due to how all the Yo-kai needed to summon him are Crank-a-kai-exclusive, and thus relies solely on luck.
- With the inclusion of trading in Yo-kai Watch 2, technically any Legendary Yo-kai can be befriended during the course of the main story, though there are a few Yo-kai who only become available post-game. Like before, Gilgaros and Slurpent are exceptions, due to their Yo-kai being Crank-a-kai-exclusive.
- In the Yo-kai Watch anime series, Dandoodle was only summoned with six Yo-kai Medals rather than eight which makes it a bit of a consistency error. This would later be used as the normal amount needed to summon Legendary Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, due to that game not including every Yo-kai in the base release.
- After Dandoodle was summoned in the Yo-kai Watch anime series, Yo-kai like Elder Bloom, Spoilerina and Poofessor appeared without needing to have a Yo-kai Medallium. It's likely that Nate summoned the Yo-kai from the Legend Pages prior to the events of their debuts rather than another Yo-kai Watch holder.
- The first five Legendary Yo-kai required Yo-kai Medals in the Yo-kai Watch video game are all arranged to form into distinctive patterns;
- Shogunyan and Gilgaros has one Yo-kai Medal for each Yo-kai tribe.
- Komashura has two Yo-kai Medals from the Charming, Brave, Mysterious, and Tough tribe, with the later four done in reverse order if counted clockwise. Incidentally, both of the Charming medals are of the Komainu family and both the Brave and Tough medals have the Yo-kai share the same designs.
- All of Dandoodle's Yo-kai Medals are from the Eerie tribe.
- Elder Bloom has two Medals from the Heartful, Slippery, Shady, and Tough tribes. Unlike Komashura, the clockwise order is preserved for the later four Medals.
- In Yo-kai Watch 3, Hailey, Usapyon and Poofessor mistakenly refer to Legendary Yo-kai was Legend Yo-kai which is a direct translation of the Yo-kai Tribe's Japanese name.
- The Brave tribe has the most Legendary Yo-kai representatives, with six. Interestingly enough, 4 of them have cat-based designs they are Shogunyan, Columbakat, The Last Nyanmurai, & Crystal Bushinyan
- In initial American releases of Yo-kai Watch 2, the Japanese summoning chant is used when a Yo-kai is unsealed from the Legend Pages. This error was fixed in the Version 1.1 update and European releases.
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