Nekomata (Japanese: 猫又 Nekomata), also known as Kaibyou Kamaitachi (Japanese: 怪猫カマイタチ Kaibyō kamaitachi) and Neko'ou Bastet (Japanese: 猫王バステト Nekoō Basuteto) is a C Rank Yo-kai of the Mononoke tribe that appears in Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends.
In Yo-kai Watch: Medal Wars, Nekomata's Lightside form is a Rank B Yo-kai of the Charming tribe while his Shadowside form is a Rank S Yo-kai of the Brave tribe.
- M05: Protagonist Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch World: Playable Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble: Playable Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch: Medal Wars: Befriendable Yo-kai
In his Lightside form, he seems to closely resemble that of other Cat Yo-kai such as Jibanyan. His fur is mostly black in color, with a white muzzle and paws. He also has longer ears, a fluffy neck, and wears a talisman instead of a collar.
In his Shadowside form, he has a body shape is similar to Shadowside Jibanyan. His ears are longer and nearly fox-like. His yellow eyes are more slanted. His fur is similar to his Lightside form, except his white stomach fur is wider with an added crack like designs. His fluffy neck and wrist fur are purple and rough-looking. Both of his tails and longer along with the hitodama on the end of each tail being longer. He wears a red sash with a sack on it around his waist.
In his Godside form, he is much taller than in his Lightside form with his body shape almost similar to Shadowside Jibanyan. He has much longer ears and an Egyptian headdress. His eyes are purple. His two tails are longer along with the Hitodama on the end of each tail being larger with each surrounding a ring in it.
As a cat, he loves sleeping and has a great sense of smell. He also enjoys eating Obanyaki.
Yo-kai Watch Forever Friends
Nekomata will be a major Yo-kai in Forever Friends.
He will meet and become good friends with Shin.
Nekomata can be received as a daily reward for a limited amount of time after Medal Wars beta release.
The teaser of the game revealed that Nekomata will appear in the game, alongside Shin.
Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble
Nekomata is named after and based on the youkai Nekomata, whose name has the characters for "Cat" and "Repetition", respectfully.
Kaibyou Translates to "Monster Cat", and Kamaitachi may refer to the Yo-kai of the same name.
- One of the past King Enma, Matatabi, also bears the title "Cat King", but it is unknown if there is a connection between the two characters.
- So far, Nekomata is one of two Yo-kai who has both a Shadowside and a Godside form, the other being Yamambaa.
- He is the only Yo-kai to change Tribe in his Godside form. This only applies to Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble though