Pandanoko (Japanese: ツチノコパンダ Tsuchinoko Panda) is a Rank A Ice-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Slippery tribe.



A white and dark gray snake. It has pale blue and black eyes with dark gray markings and a pink blushing cheek at the lower corner. On the top of its head is a dark gray flower-shape with lighter gray and white. At the end of its tail is a tiny light pink heart.

When she is first introduced, she is very unsure if she should be a Noko or a Panda, and this leads to ask Nate and his friends about what he should be. Pandanoko finally reaches a decision upon being invited by the idol group Next HarMEOWny to make a collaboration with her, and this helps her reaching stardom. After that, she develops a somewhat cocky celebrity-like personality and bluntly dismisses Jibanyan's attempts to cash in on her claim to fame.

Anyone Inspirited by Pandanoko gains the ability to make decisions that bring them good luck and fortune.

Pandanoko's Soultimate

In EP072, Pandanoko defeats No-Go Kart by using its Black and White Beam to force the wheeled Yo-Kai and Nate's father to make black-and-white decisions.

She is one of the few Yo-kai that can be seen without using the Yo-kai Watch.


Yo-kai Watch 1, 2 and 3

Pandanoko has a rare chance of appearing via Streetpass in the VIP Room of the Wayfarer Manor, which is unlocked after meeting at least 10 people through this feature. It can only be fought once until the next chance, but it's possible to save right before and try again if befriending fails. Since it appears at a very low level, a team with three low-level Yo-kai in the front is recommended.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Pandanoko can be randomly appearing in any patrol during wireless.

Game Data


Ice Attribute
Tsuchinokopanda YW2-041
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Ice Attribute
Tsuchinokopanda YW2-041
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Tsuchinokopanda YW2-041
Stats Calculation
This shows Pandanoko's stat on level: 99.

Attribute tolerance

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak
Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Maul (Japanese: かみちぎる Kamichigiru) 80-120 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Frost (Japanese: 氷結の術 Hyōketsu no Jutsu) (YW)

Blizzard (Japanese: 吹雪の術 Fubuki no Jutsu)



Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Panda Cuteness (Japanese: パンダの可愛さ Panda no kawai-sa) Single ally
Heals an ally bit by bit with the cuteness of a panda bear.
Soultimate Move Panda Smile (Japanese: にっこりパンダ Nikkori panda) 160 Restoration All allies
Recovers HP for its allies with a rare black-and-white smile.
Skill Summon (Japanese: よびよせ Yobiyose)
Will make Wisps appear more often.

Busters stats


Yo-kai Watch 2

Soul Effect
Soul slippery Get way more experience points after a battle.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Soul Effect
Soul slippery Positive Inspirit effects last longer on self.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Soul Effect
Soul slippery Will increase money at the end of battle.


  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch): "You're amazing! Let's be friends!"
  • Being traded:"Ah, if you have found me, then fate has deemed you worthy. Friends it is!"
  • Loafing: "Time to rest."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "Superb..."
  • Receiving food (normal): "Indeed..."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "I'm afraid not."

In the anime

Pandanoko appears in Yo-kai Pandanoko, undergoing an identity crisis due to the ongoing popular trends of pandas and Noko. Unable to decide which of the two she identifies with more, she asks Nate and his friends about what he should be. Under the advice of Whisper, Nate brings Pandanoko to visit both the panda and Noko fan clubs. However, Pandanoko enjoys both experiences and remains unable to make a decision. By chance, the group passes by a Next HarMEOWny rehearsal, and the singers decide to make her their new mascot after finding her cute. Pandanoko goes on to perform in a collaboration concert with Next HarMEOWny, much to Jibanyan's dismay and envy.

Pandanoko is first summoned in Yo-kai No-Go Kart, for helping Nate's family to reach a destination and dispel the effects of No-Go Kart's powers.


  • Pandanoko’s Japanese name is merely Tsuchinoko and panda made into a name.
  • Her English name is a portmanteau of panda and Noko.


  • When snapped in the Yo-kai Cam, her tip will say: "You will turn white everywhere but around your eyes!"

In other languages

  • Japanese: Tsuchinoko Panda
  • Spanish: Pandanoko
  • French: Pandanoko
  • German: Pandanoko
  • Italian: Pandanoko
  • Portuguese:
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