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Massiface (Japanese: おぼろ入道 Oboro Nyūdō) is a Boss Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch.

Appearances

Biology

A tall, pale, humanoid shaped Yo-kai with a large X-shaped scar on his balding head. He has wispy red hair, purple lines all over his body and black eyes with red pupils.

Due to his sheer size, he has immense physical strength. He can inspirit Yo-kai by flicking their foreheads or staring at them.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

Massiface is the Boss Yo-kai of Chapter 7, the battle taking place in Downtown Springdale's Construction Site.

Massiface has been approaching onto Kyubi's territory, and had set a fire in Shopper's Row, though no one was hurt. Seeing an opportunity when Nate/Katie were investigating the rumors around Shopper's Row, Kyubi lured the player to the Construction Site, where he also lured Massiface towards, which the player encounters when they gotten to an hole inside the building.

Massiface disappears into the night once the player defeats them.

Yo-kai Watch 2

In Yo-Kai Watch 2, players can accept "The Phantom Giant" quest at the Springdale Sports Club after they completed the previous ones. At the end of the quest, you will provoke a fight with Massiface. Talk to him after and you will get a new wallpaper.

Strategy

Massiface's methods of attacks are as follows: a hand stamp that hits a single Yo-kai, a "Forehead Flick" that deals damages and causes confusion, a glare that reduces DEF and an "Earthquake" that hits the whole front row. The main strategy is to target his eyes one at a time and hit them until they close. Once both eyes are closed, Massiface won't be able to use his glare and the accuracy of all his single-target attacks will be greatly reduced.

Etymology

"Oboro Nyūdō" means "hazy monk".

"Massiface" is a contraction of "massive face".

Origin

Massiface is based on a creature that has different names depending on the region, called mikoshi nyūdō (見越し入道, roughly "monk seen from afar"), miage nyūdō (見上入道, "monk that makes you look up") or ōnyūdō (大入道, "giant monk"). This youkai will first appear from afar to mountain travelers, then become larger and larger as they approach until it towers over them, terrorizing them and cursing them. The only way to counter this is to spot it before making eye contact and shout "Miage nyūdō, I saw you first!" In some stories, they are actually an illusion created by a tanuki or other shapeshifting animal.


Trivia

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese おぼろ入道/Oboro Nyudo
Flag of Spain Spanish Animánstruo
Flag of Germany German Harleking
Flag of Italy Italian Blankon
Flag of Brazil
Flag of Portugal
Portuguese
Massiface

French: Ombraptor

Korean: 거대빨강머리 geodae ppalganmeoli

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