Onryo (Japanese: 怨霊 Onryou) are a ghostly species introduced in the Yo-kai Watch Jam series, notably the 6th movie and the TV series.

Overview

Onryo are spirit-like entities who take the role of causing mischief in daily life from normal Yo-kai. Most of them are involved in mysteries, and a select few can induce the transformation sequence of a Yo-kai Hero by being nearby.

A recurring plot element is them entering a second form, usually via Haruhiko Usmizawa's hair and special breath or Nayu Kuruhoshi's abilities. They are summoned via silver-framed Y Medals reminiscent of the original medals. Whenever their purpose is fulfilled, they disappear into the light and leave behind Y Medals. According to Goromi, Onryo are a level below Yo-kai in power.

List of Onryo

Onryo (Japanese: 怨霊 Onryou) Appearance Y Medal
Komadillo
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Kazuma Shishiguro
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KazumaMedal.jpg
InvisYankMedal.jpg
KazuMera Medal.jpg
Izuna
IzunaArtwork.png
IzunaMedal.jpg
Kyu&IzunaMedal.jpg
Momo
MomoArtwork.png
MomoMedal.jpg
Medetai Y-Medal.jpeg
Oyanome
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OyanomeMedal.jpg
Oyanome
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Medusa
Medusa.png
MedusaMedal.jpg
RenaiMedal.jpg
Togurosu
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TogurosuMedal.jpg
Onryo no Tamago
Tamago.png
Hebimaju
Uwabami(Students).png
Uwabami(Ryuusuke).png
Uwabami(Emma).png
Suruzo Oita
Suruzo Oita.jpg
O Eater
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Kyodai Salaryman Miyazawa-san
Kyodai Salaryman Miyazawa-san.png
Mr.MiyaMedal.jpg
MiyaMysMedal.jpg
Cyclops
Cyclops.png
SummonMedal.jpg
Broken Clock
BrokenClock.png
BrokCloMedal.jpg
MystMedal 2.jpg
FubukiBrokeMedal-0.jpg
Clockman
Clockman.jpg
SummonMedal 2.jpg
Note-kun
Note-kun.jpg
SummonMedal 3.jpg
Gesu Note
Gesu Note.png
MystMedal.jpg
Gespider
Gespider.png
Kyonshii
Kyonshii.png
KyonMedal.jpg
KyonMysMedal.jpg
Mukimukikyonshii
Mukimukikyonshii.png
Tomomichi-kun
Tomomichi-kun.png
TomoMedal.jpg
Jumbo Tomomichi-kun
Tomomichi Ono.png
TomoMysMedal.jpg
Hanako-san
Hanako-san (Y-Gakuen).jpg
HanakoMedal.jpg
Kyouran no Hanako-san
Hanako.png
HanaMysMedal.jpg
Sparta Kyoshi
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SpartaMedal.jpg
OwarMedal.jpg
Ferocious Sparta Kyoshi
Sparta Kyoshi 2.png
Scandalmatian
Scandalmatian.png
ScandalMedal.jpg
PD700R Custom
PD700R Custom.png
SelfMoveMedal.jpg
Binkichi
Binkichi.png
PinkichiMedal.jpg
Kamagaeru
Gamagaeru.png
Aini
Aini.png
Dark Assassin
Dark Assassin.png
DarkAssasMedal.jpg
Jigoku Assassin
Jigoku Assassin.png
AssasVirMedal.jpg
Soul Pakkun
Soul Pakkun.png
SoulPakYMedal.jpg
Dark Soul Pakkun
Dark Soul Pakkun.png
Onizo Kuroda
Onizo Kuroda.jpg
Black Camera
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BlaCamYMedal.jpg
Circus Ringmaster
Circus Ringmaster.png
SummYMedal3.jpg
Death Conductor
Tess Conductor.png
Aizou-san
Aizou-san.png
SummYMedal2.jpg
Zense and Raise
Vince and Bryce.png
SummYMedal.jpg
Medatsukotosuki
Medatsukotosuki.png
MedaYMedal.jpg
Jimi Nadine
Jiminadinu.png
JimiYMedal.jpg
Mediagigas
Media Giant.png
Cyber Kinya
Cyber Kinya.png
Gokuaku Monban
Gokuaku Monban Artwork.jpg
Kagaku Sherman
Kagaku Sherman.png
KagakuMedal.jpg
Uo King Dead
Gyo King Dead.png
GyoYMedal.jpg
Uo King Dead Final
Color King Dead Final.png
FishYMedal.jpg
Mohikan Goro
Mohikan Goro.png
RaiderYMedal.jpg
Mega Mohikong
Mega Mohikong.png
The Home
The Home.png
HomeYMedal.jpg
Battenmamagirasu
Battenmamagirasu.png
BattenYMedal.jpg
Bougai Denpa Kanbi
Bougai Denpa Kanbi.png
ProliferationMedal.jpg
Zorozoro Droid
Zorozoro Droid Artwork.jpg
ZorozoroDroidMedal.jpg
Gator Panic
Gator Panic.png
Gator Crisis
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Etymology

Origin

Onryo is based on the same subgenre of Yo-kai by the same name. In Japanese traditional beliefs and literature, Onryō (怨霊, literally "vengeful spirit", sometimes rendered "wrathful spirit") refers to a ghost (Yūrei, Japanese term for ghost) believed to be capable of causing harm in the world of the living, injuring or killing enemies, or even causing natural disasters to exact vengeance to redress the wrongs it received while alive, then taking their spirits from their dying bodies.

Trivia

Summoning Chant

YSP Watch

When their summon medal is used with the YSP Watch, a japanese announcement is heard ♪Come on, Ghost!♪ (Japanese: ♪カモンゴースト!♪ ♪Kamongōsuto!♪) after the initial Y, followed by lively electric guitar music.

YSP Watch Zero

When their summon medal is used with the YSP Watch Zero, a japanese announcement is heard ♪Summon! Yo! Yo! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!♪ (Japanese: ♪召喚! よ! よ! ハ! ハ! ハ! ハ!♪ ♪Shōkan! Yo! Yo! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!♪) after the initial Y, followed by lively japanese music.

YSP Watch Viper Connector

When their summon medal is used with the YSP Watch Viper Connector, a japanese announcement is heard ♪Snake! Come on, Ghost!♪ (Japanese: ♪スネーク! カモンゴースト!♪ ♪Sunēku! Kamongōsuto!♪) after the initial Y, followed by lively heavy metal electric guitar music.

UR Watch

When their summon medal is used with the UR Watch, a japanese announcement is heard ♪Ultimate! Re-Re-Re-Revolution, Ghost!♪ (Japanese: ♪アルティメット! レ-レ-レ-レボリューション! カモンゴースト!♪ ♪Arutimetto! Re-Re-Re-Reboryūshon, gōsuto!♪)

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