Shadow Venoct (Japanese: 影オロチ Kage Orochi) is an Rank S, Restoration-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Slippery tribe, and the Goriki tribe as of Yo-kai Watch 4.

From Yo-kai Watch to Yo-kai Watch Busters 2, and in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Shadow Venoct is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Gilgaros.


Video games

Anime series


His body is a dark gray human-like figure, with long pale gray-white hair that covers most of his face. A small amount of his hair is pulled into a ponytail held with a dark blue band. He has a single visible red eye as his iris, with the sclera being black. He wears a blue outfit with a dark blue material around the waist held with a goldenrod band. The lower leg is covered by dark blue stockings to match his fingerless gloves, while the sandals are black. Around his neck is a scarf of black, with the tails resembling dragon heads.

In a dream, it seems that Shadow Venoct likes very dark places, almost mirroring Hidabat in the real world; so much that when Whisper opened the closet he was in, he threatened the butler Yo-kai with his scarf.

Shadow Venoct is Venoct's shadow. Presumably, being Venoct's shadow, Shadow Venoct has the same abilities Venoct has. Unusually, however, Shadow Venoct shows a penchant for healing.

According to Recap Time, Shadow Venoct can make people disappear from the world if they look at him.

In the Yo-kai Watch anime, EP067. Shadow Venoct lives in Katie's closet. In Yo-kai Watch Blasters, there is a playable quest based on Episode 67 of the anime.

It is said that Goku Orochi taught Shadow Venoct in the art of assassination, based on Goku Orochi's Medallium biography.


Yo-kai Watch

Shadow Venoct can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Light-Blue Coin, Five-Star Coin or Special Coin.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Shadow Venoct is found as the last stage of Hooligan Road.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Shadow Venoct can be found in the Infinite Tunnel, or via the Crank-a-kai in the present time, with a Light-Blue Coin, Five-Star Coin, Special Coin or Glitzy Coin.

As of the Oni Evolution Update, he can also be freed from the Happy-Go-Lucky Crank-a-kai.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Shadow Venoct can be befriended as a rare reward for clearing a mission in the first chapter of the Moon Rabbit Crew update, based off of EP067. He can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a 5-Star Coin, a Light Blue Coin, or a Light Blue Coin G. He also has a Boost-Coin you can use with the Crank-a-kai, which ensures that with each time you don't free him, the probability of him appearing rises.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Shadow Venoct can be freed from the Crank-a-kai once again with Light Blue Coins, Special Coins, One-Star Coins, or Five-Star Coins. Alternatively, he can be found in the Treasure Busters mode in the 2.0 update.

Yo-kai Watch 4

Shadow Venoct can be obtained via his Kon, which can be obtained after completing the exclusive quest, which can be played after scanning the M06 movie ticket preorder exclusive Jinpei Yo-kai Ark in the game.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

Kage Orochi YW4-038
Stats Calculation
This shows Shadow Venoct's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Maul (Japanese: かみちぎる Kamichigiru) 80 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Restore 50 Restoration Single ally
No description.
Inspirit Enshroud Single ally
Makes enemies ignore an ally by making it shadowlike.
Soultimate Move Shadow Dragon 23 x 10 All enemies
Repeatedly bites his foes with his dragon scarf made of aura.
Skill Secrecy
Will not become target of attacks.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Soul Effect
Soul slippery Makes the holder harder to target
Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Shadow Venoct Wib Wob
Stats Calculation
Soultimate Move
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Restoration Attribute
Kage Orochi YW4-038
Shadow Venoct
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Restoration Attribute
Kage Orochi YW4-038
Shadow Venoct
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



  • Loafing: "Eh..."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "My thanks..."
  • Receiving food (normal): "..."
  • Receiving food (disliked): 
  • Befriended: "I am the shadows... but the shadows can be lonely sometimes."
  • Freed from the Crank-a-kai: "I am at one with the shadows, but being stuck in that capsule was too much."
  • Being befriended (Wibble Wobble): " I am a shadow... But even shadows have friends..."

In the anime

Shadow Venoct makes a brief appearance in Katie's Yo-kai Butler, where Whisper looks in Katie's closet, and finds Shadow Venoct sleeping inside it. Whisper was scared, so he closed the closet door before the shadowy Yo-kai would notice him.

Shadow Venoct wouldn't make an appearance until EP186, facing off Venoct, Illuminoct and Venoctobot.


  • Kage Orochi translates to "Shadow Orochi".
  • "Venoctoscuro", is a combination of Venocto (Venoct) and oscuro (dark).


See Venoct#Origin.


  • Despite only appearing in a dream, Shadow Venoct's medal is registered in the Recap Time of his debut episode, along with Goldenyan. In said dream, it is even implied his abilities revolve around vanishing people from existence.
  • Shadow Venoct's name is shortened to "Shad. Venoct" in-game due to text limitations.
  • There is a glitch in the games where he can obtain a Logical or Brainy nature.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 影オロチ Kage Orochi
Flag of France French Octorgombre
Flag of Spain Spanish Venoctoscuro
Flag of Germany German Schattenato
Flag of Italy Italian Velenombra
Flag of South Korea Korean 블랙 이무기 Beullaek Imugi
More Languages
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Venocto Sombrio

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