Sgt. Burly (Japanese: ブリー隊長 Burii Taicho) is a Lightning-attribute Yo-kai of the Brave Tribe introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2. Introduced as a C-Rank Yo-kai, he was promoted to an A-Rank in Yo-kai Watch Blasters.

In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Sgt. Burly is a C-Rank Yo-kai of the Brave Tribe.

As of Yo-kai Watch 4, Sgt. Burly is an A-Rank Yo-kai of the Goriki Tribe.



Sgt. Burly resembles a very human-like Oni, with the fangs, horn, and loincloth of his Yokai form, but with more handsome, chiseled features and bronze skin. He is very muscular and wears a pair of yellow fingerless gloves and an army-green exercise outfit consisting of a tightly-fitting tank top and spots underneath his loincloth. Like all Oni, he also doesn't wear shoes and walks barefoot.

As an Oni-type Yo-kai, Sgt. Burly is stubborn and strict, though he takes on a more benign quality and instead uses his strict methods to encourage self-improvement through exercise and dedication. He is a tough coach, however, and the word "Oni" is quite apt in describing how he implements his regimen. Overcoming his difficult challenges can be very rewarding. He is very charismatic, and many follow his exercise routine. He's also very passionate about his line of work. He is seen often smiling.

He has a fondness of shouting "Feel the burn!" ("Victoriaaan!" in Japanese) as his catchphrase.

Sgt. Burly represents a friendlier take on the self-improvement aspect of Terror Time, where one improves through adversity, but with less of the violent, ruthless aspect that Oni like Gargaros provide.

He is also largely the reason why the Yo-kai Watch Blasters have become mobilized.

Sgt. Burly makes you exercise until you seem fit enough to him.

Sergeant Slug is Burly's most trusted colleague. In Blasters, he assist him on issuing missions to the player.


Yo-kai Watch animation series

Sgt. Burly first cameos in an exercise program Whisper and Jibanyan were participating in in EP025 through Whisper's Yo-kai Pad, though the loudness of their exercising and Burly's voice was interrupting Nate's reading. Whisper also mentioned Sgt. Burly by name.

Sgt. Burly is first physically seen in the ending credits as the host of "Burly's Beat Camp", a satire of many exercise shows where he and others in the cast dance to Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Ba!

He later appears in the flesh in Nate's room in EP036 and has Whisper exercise to exhaustion, though Whisper finds tremendous results from the training. After giving his medal to Nate, Sgt. Burly then proceeds to do the same thing to Jibanyan and Nate.

In EP037, Sgt. Burly is among the Yo-kai that crash the field day event that Nate was competing in. He, Blazion and Roughraff give inspiriting inspiration to the opposing team.

Sgt. Burly appears in EP062 with Sergeant Slug after Nate ends up in Terror Time due to sneaking out of the house again. Sgt. Burly urges Nate to try fight Gargaros head-on, giving him a lesson on the four roles of Yo-kai: Fighter, Ranger, Tank and Healer. Eventually, Nate, Whisper, Jibanyan, and Robonyan's persistent stalling leave Gargaros bored enough to depart. Sgt. Burly expresses his disbelief to Robonyan and Sergeant Slug that Nate's cowardly tactics succeeded.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Climb up the school's flagpole every real-world day until you reach the top, then you will be able to get a chance to see Burly doing his Beat Camp routine on the school roof. Meet him there to engage him in a fight that you can do daily until you befriend him via normal means.

Do note that one can and should soft reset to get this cutscene, as players can get other events to play.

Yo-kai Watch 3

You can befriend Sgt. Burly during story in Chapter 9.

Game data


Lightning Attribute
Buritaicho YW6-003
Sgt. Burly
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Lightning Attribute
Buritaicho YW6-003
Sgt. Burly
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Buritaicho YW6-003
Stats Calculation
This shows Sgt. Burly's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Power Punch (Japanese: ぶんなぐる Bunnaguru) 50 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Lightning (Japanese: いかずちの術 Ikazuchi no Jutsu) 50-110 Lightning Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Fighting Fit (Japanese: エクササイズする Ekusasaizu suru) Single ally
The Inspirited Yo-kai boosts all stats at Burly's Beat Camp.
Soultimate Move Victoryyyyyyyy! (Japanese: ビクトリアーン! Bikutoriān!) All allies
Boosts all allies' stats with a stint in his Beat Camp.
Skill Gimme Twenty (Japanese: エクササイズ Ekusasaizu) Adjacent Yo-kai
Boosts all adjacent Yo-kai's STR.


Sgt. Burly's names in English and Japanese invoke burly, referring to his strong muscular figure. It also has a similarity to Billy. Sergeant and taichō refer to positions of leadership, fitting his military theme.


Sgt. Burly is based on famous African-American fitness guru personality Billy Blanks, the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program, who is nicknamed in Japan as Captain Billy (Japanese: ビリー隊長 Birī-taichō). Burly also has Billy's iconic yellow hand wraps, and in the games borrows one of Billy's iconic exercise arm motions. "Burly's Beat Camp" is a reference to "Billy's Boot Camp".

It should be noted that Billy had been a regular in Japan since 2006, and his current/second wife is his Japanese interpreter.


In Other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ブリー隊長
Flag of France French Coach Antonic
Flag of Spain Spanish Capi-Cachas
Flag of Germany German Schleifer
Flag of Italy Italian Sergente Kuadro From Sergente and Quadro
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch
Flag of Brazil
Flag of Portugal
Sargento Burly
Flag of South Korea Korean 빌리 대장
More Languages
Flag of the Republic of China
Flag of the People's Republic of China
Cantonese: 布利隊長

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