Noko (Japanese: ツチノコ Tsuchinoko) is an Rank E, Earth-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Slippery tribe and the Omamori tribe in Yo-kai Watch 4. Prior to Yo-kai Watch 2, he was a Regular Yo-kai.

Noko evolves into Bloominoko when fused with a Drop of JoyYW or evolved via level 25YW228YW331YWB.

Appearances

Video games

Anime series

Biology

Noko's original appearance from Yo-kai Watch, without the bow tie present.

Noko is a small, yellow snake-like Yo-kai that has a heart on its tail, a four-leaf clover on its head, and appears to be blushing. In Yo-kai Watch 2 and later games, Noko is now seen wearing a red bowtie.

Noko is said to bring good luck to those able to find it. Despite its apparent rarity, groups of Noko have been known to appear by suddenly showing up and promptly disappearing. Additionally, it has incredible speed and jumping abilities.

Noko appear to reproduce by Inspiriting their victims, giving them increasingly good fortune. Eventually, the Inspirited victim turns into a Noko.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

Noko rarely appears in the Secret Byway in Blossom Heights, specifically on the top edge of the vegetable garden. He will run away when approached, so it must be caught before it escapes, while avoiding other surrounding Yo-kai.

Noko will also appear in a similar fashion in the Abandoned Tunnel and Liar Mountain.

Yo-kai Watch 2

One way to befriend Noko in Yo-kai Watch 2 is by using a Select A Coin+ at the Crank-a-kai, where Noko is one of the choices available, the other two being Komasan and Buchinyan.

To obtain a Select A Coin+, first take a Yo-kai Cam photo in Yo-kai Watch and save it to the SD card. Then launch Yo-kai Watch 2 and talk to Mister E near the shrine in Mt. Wildwood to obtain their coin.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Three Noko (known as the Noko brothers), are combined by Whisped Cream into Slimamander.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Noko can be found in the bushes in Mt. Wildwood.

Game data

Evolution

Earth Attribute
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Noko
Level 25
Earth Attribute
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WibWobSlipperyIcon.png
Bloominoko

Fusion

Yo-kai Watch

Earth Attribute
Tsuchinoko YD1-042.png
WibWobSlipperyIcon.png
Noko
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Drop of Joy.png
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Drop of Joy
=
Earth Attribute
Fukuryu YW1-061.png
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Bloominoko

Stats

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Stats Calculation
HP
 
316
STR
 
75
SPR
 
126
DEF
 
80
SPD
 
196
This shows Noko's stat on level: 99.


Attribute tolerance

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- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Movelist

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Bite (Japanese: かみつく Kamitsuku) 15 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Rockslide (Japanese: 落石の術 Rakuseki no Jutsu) 50 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Fortunate (Japanese: 幸運にする Kōun ni suru) Single ally
Noko's luck provides an ally with a little stat boost.
Soultimate Move Noko Smile (Japanese: ツチノコスマイル) 80 Restoration All allies
Restores HP for its allies with its soothing Noko smile.
Skill Good Fortune (Japanese: こううん Kō̄n)
Will increase money at the end of a battle.

Soul

Soul Effect
Soul slippery.png Money earned at the end of battle is increased

In the anime

Main article: Noko (anime)

Etymology

"Noko" is a shortened form of its Japanese name, "Tsuchinoko".

Origin

Noko is based on the tsuchinoko (Japanese: ツチノコ or 槌の子 "child of the hammer" or "child of gravel"), a legendary cryptid that is also called bachi-hebi in Japanese. Extremely elusive, accounts describe it as a venomous snake that is roughly 1–2 feet long, with a thick body that is wider in the middle than it is at either end: it is also said it can jump up to 3 feet in distance, and even roll down mountains by biting on its tail, much like the ancient nozuchi (see Slimamander Origin). Other sources even speak of it as a sentient creature with a compulsion for lying and a weakness to alcoholic drinks.

The tsuchinoko is a popular basis for stories in Japan, regarded as the archetypal elusive, impossible-to-catch mythical creature, similarly to the Bigfoot in the West.

Trivia

  • Noko is the only Rank E Slippery tribe Yo-kai present in Yo-kai Watch.
    • In addition, Noko is the only Rank E Rare Yo-kai as of Yo-kai Watch 2.
  • In Yo-kai Watch 2. if you get a white capsule, there is small chance a Noko will eat it and replace it with a golden capsule. This always happens to white capsules when using a Special Coin or Glitzy Coin.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ツチノコ Tsuchinoko
Flag of France.svg French Noko Same as English name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Noko Same as English name.
Flag of Germany.svg German Noko Same as English name.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Noko Same as English name.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Noko Same as English name.
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Ноко Noko Same as English name.
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 럭키 스네이크 Reokki Seuneikkeu
More Languages
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese (Cantonese)* 小土龍 Xiǎo tǔ lóng
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese (European) Noko
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Noko
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