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Payn (Japanese: かたのり親方 Katanori-oyakata) is a Rank C Earth-attribute Yo-kai of the Shady tribe.

Payn evolves from Ake when fused with a Buff Weight.



Payn is a small Yo-kai, smaller than the average human child, with gray-colored skin and a large, barefooted, green head with purple star-shaped marks on his closed eyes: the head is completely smooth save for a tuft of orange hair on top and a goatee. He wears a brown vest, red pants tied with a belt and carries two dumbells, and has a long pipe clenched in his teeth. An omamori (good luck charm made of a brocaded silk pouch with a prayer slip inside) hangs from his neck.

In the English dub of the anime, since tobacco references on Western TV where children can see are considered inappropriate, the pipe in Ake's teeth was replaced with a leaf.

In the anime, he has big spirits, and never gives up to the task of causing pain to the shoulders of others even if the odds are against him.

Payn retains Ake's abilities to make people's shoulders stiff, complete with the lack of suspicion from his targets.

Ake sees Payn as a role model because Payn usually gives inspiring master speeches.


Yo-kai Watch Animation Series

Payn, along with Ake, debuts in the anime in EP022, when they try to make Nate's shoulders stiff. Despite the harrownes of the task, Payn gives Ake an "Old master" speech, and inspires Ake to continue the attempt. Despite this, they do not succeed. The pair then gives Nate their Yo-kai Medals.

Yo-kai Watch

Fuse Ake with a Buff Weight.

Payn also appears in the Abandoned Tunnel in the area behind the C Rank Watch Lock (Mt. Wildwood).

Lastly, he can be found in the Miner's Road in Mt. Wildwood.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Payn can be obtainable by fusing Ake with a Buff Weight. The Buff weight is given to you automatically when you unlock fusion in the game.

Yo-kai Watch Busters

Fuse Ake with a Buff Weight which can be obtained through completing the Indoorsmen Yo-kai circle with Wydeawake, Herbiboy, Hidabat, and Tengloom, or it can rarely drop when fighting normal Tattleterror or Gargaros.

Yo-kai Sangokushi

Once again Ake is fused with the Buff Weight, this time it is obtained through a mission battle, scouring certain facilities with your team, or through the crank-a-kai with Lucky Crank-a-kai Coins or Successful Crank-a-kai Coins. It can also drop from Ultra Ogralus and Ultra Slimamander.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Fuse Ake with a Buff Weight which can be found in Jungle Hunter or Detective Holdit's Shop in BBQ.

Alternatively he can be found as an enemy in The Hinix's dungeon in Blasters-T

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Fuse Ake with a Buff Weight which can be found in the Isla Great Cave 2 dungeon.

Game Data


Earth Attribute
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Earth Attribute
Buff Weight2
Buff Weight
earth Attribute


Stats Calculation
This shows Payn's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Power Punch 50 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Rockslide 50 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Shoulder Pain (Japanese: 肩をこらせる) Single enemy
Gives a foe an aching soulder, which will steadily decrease HP.
Soultimate Move Shoulder Lock 145-217 (1)

120 (2)

Single enemy
Jumps to hurt an enemy's shoulders but will hurt himself too...
Skill Extreme Critical
Power of critical attacks is high.


  • Befriended (Yo-Kai Watch): "Ay, not too bad, eh! Let's be pals?"
  • Loafing: "I'm tired..."
  • Receiving food (favorite): "There we go!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Well then..."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "*hock* Ptew!"
  • Freed from Crank-a-kai: "You must be strong to get me outta there. We're gonna be buddies!"


  • "Payn" is a corruption of pain.
  • "Katanori-oyakata" translates as "shoulder-riding mentor", while playing on katakori (肩凝り, "stiff shoulders").
  • "Agujeto" is a corruption of agujeta (shoe lace or pain).


Payn shares its inspiration with Ake, with the addition of the facial hair, clothing and omamori worn around the neck (an old-fashioned custom, somewhat comparable to wearing a crucifix in several Christian countries) creating the impression of an exercising old man.


In other languages

  • Japanese: かたのり親方 Katanori-oyakata
  • Korean: 결림두목 Gyeollimdumok
  • German: Peyn
  • French: Tendino
  • Spanish: Agujeto
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Dó-dói
  • Italian: Dolorr

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