Robonyan (Japanese: ロボニャン Robonyan) is a Rank A, Ice-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Tough tribe, and the Tsukumono tribe as of Yo-kai Watch 4.

As of Yo-kai Watch 3, Robonyan evolves into Showbonyan when fused with Starry Spangles.


Video games

Anime series


Robonyan is a blue-and grey robotic cat-hybrid Yo-kai that shares several similarities with Jibanyan such as yellow eyes with a silver ring around them, a red circle where his aqua-colored bell is present, a maroon jetpack worn on his back, red flame on his tails rather than blue and parts attach to others like his arms and legs that connect to his hands and feet.

Though Robonyan doesn't really have a personality as he's a robot, he has a tough and determined attitude especially when he follows Nate's orders and going out of his way to fullfil them with his advanced plans and machinery he possesses. Despite the occasional mistakes he makes, he still goes on with it and tends to never gives up.

As Robonyan is technologically-advanced compared to most other Yo-kai, he can do all sorts of stuff such as creating Chocobars entirely from scratch using his machinery inside of him and transform into objects such as either for transportation or kitchenware uses. Instead of Jibanyan's signature Paws of Fury move, he fires rockets from paws like projectiles when used in combat.


Yo-kai Watch

Robonyan rarely appears in trash piles and dustbins in the Construction Site at night (Downtown Springdale).

He can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with 3DS Play Coins.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Robonyan can be befriended automatically in a quest started by Toiletta in the Harrisville school. He can also be befriended during a quest in Breezy Hills.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Robonyan can be freed from the crank with One-Star Coins.

Game Data


Ice Attribute
Robonyan YW1-023
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Ice Attribute
Robonyan YW1-023
Starry Spangles
Lightning Attribute


Robonyan YW1-023
Stats Calculation
This shows Robonyan'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 Rocket Punch (Japanese: ロケットパンチ Roketto Panchi) 100 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Frost (Japanese: 氷結の術 Hyōketsu no Jutsu) 50 Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Steel Power (Japanese: 鋼鉄パワー Kōtetsu Pawā) Single ally
Makes an ally's skin as strong as steel. Raises DEF.
Soultimate Move Guard Meowde (Japanese: ボウギョモードニャン Bōgyo Mōdo-nyan) Self
Increases DEF and draws enemy attacks.
Skill Blocker (Japanese: ブロッカー Burokkā)
Will be guarding when moving to the front.


Soul Effect
Soul tough DEF +45 (Level 10)


  • Befriended: "*whirrr* ...FRIEND...SHIP..."
  • Loafing: "POWER SAVING."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "I LOVE THIS!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "FOOD ACCEPTED."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "WHAT IS THIS?"

In the anime

Main article: Robonyan F (anime)


Robonyan's name is a contraction of Robo and nyan.


Robonyan is a parody of the T-800, the titular evil/heroic android model in the Terminator franchise. As shown, both are robots from the future and are known for their signature catchphrase "I'll be back!" (which Robonyan uses mostly whenever he leaves through his portal), his musical theme sounding similar to the Terminator theme and his ability to melt and shape-shift into anything.



Akihiro Hino and Robonyan at the Japanese permiere of the 2015 film Terminator: Genisys, with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • He is voiced by Joey D'Auria.
  • In the Yo-kai Watch video game, he speaks with a high-pitched voice, as well as in his Yo-kai medal toy, done by Danny Katiana but it was changed to a deeper voice beginning with Yo-kai Watch 2 and the Yo-kai Watch anime series by Joey D'Auria.
  • Prior to Yo-kai Watch 3, which introduced Kyubot and Venoctobot (the 'Merican variants of Kyubi and Venoct), Robonyan is the only robotic doppelganger that belongs to a different tribe from his organic counterpart.
  • Despite being a robotic counterpart to Jibanyan, he is the only Yo-kai who doesn't have a non-rare Yo-kai counterpart of himself.
  • In the Japanese premiere for the film Terminator: Genisys, Akihiro Hino met actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the red carpet with someone dressed in a costume of Robonyan.[1]
  • Robonyan's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Robocat, Arnold, J-8OO, and Astro.
    • Astro is a reference to the titular character from Astro Boy.
    • Arnold refers to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays the signature T-800 model of Terminator. Another is J-8OO.
  • Robonyan's Rocket Punch is a reference to one of the Mazinger Z signature attacks.
  • Robonyan's transformation into vehicles is a reference towards the Transformers series, a franchise both Hasbro and Takara Tomy own.
    • The way Robonyan shouts out "Transform" is a nod for the Japanese translation of the series, as the Transformers character shout out when transforming between modes. This can also relate to "Transform and roll out" for the English.
  • Robonyan's backstory of how he became a cyborg is similar to how the Cybermen from Doctor Who convert into cyborgs. Like Robonyan, they got their emotions removed and have blank stares to represent they're emotionless.
    • The conversion unit that was used to convert Jibanyan is similar to the ones used by the Cybus Cybermen.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ロボニャン Robonyan
Flag of France French Robonyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Spain Spanish Robonyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Germany German Robonyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Italy Italian Robonyan Same as the English name.
Flag of South Korea Korean 로보냥 Robonyang
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Arabic روبونيان Translated from the English name.
Flag of Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese)* Robot喵
Flag of the Republic of China
Flag of the People's Republic of China
Chinese (Mandarin)*
機器喵 Robot Cat
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Robonjan
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Robonyan Same as the English name.

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