Soultimate Moves (Japanese: 必殺技 Hissatsu Waza) are special techniques that are unique to each Yo-kai which can be activated when their Soul Meter is full. They can have different effects, from straight-up damage that either targets a singular opposing Yo-kai or all of them, healing or increasing stats, with some of the offensive Soultimates having the possibility to utilize Attribute-based damage.
They have different effects depending on the video game, that have different ways of combat.
To perform a Soultimate, a Yo-kai needs to have their Soul Meter full, then select the upper left button while in battle, and play a little mini-game to charge up the Soultimate until it is complete.
In the games
Main series games
In Yo-kai Watch 2 only, Soultimates can be upgraded into a M (Moxie) (Japanese: Ｇ （ガッツ） Gattsu) variant, which involves adjacent Yo-kai in the field to fuel their Soul Meter's contents into the Soultimate Charge of the Yo-kai charging up their Soultimate to boost the effectiveness of the pre-existing Soultimate attack. The effect was never seen again until Goku Orochi debuted in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, where certain SSS Rank or Z Rank Yo-kai can have their Soul meters filled beyond the maximum partially and unleash a stronger attack.
In Yo-kai Watch 3, due to combat now taking place on a 3x3 square grid, most Soultimates now have a range of effectiveness, ranging from a random pattern, a single column, etc. The range of the Soultimates are noted by flashing red panels.
For Boss Yo-kai, their Soultimate Moves can only be determined when they started charging their attacks, and in Yo-kai Watch 3, Soultimate Moves are defined as a red speech box with a large exclamation mark behind the moveset name. In Yo-kai Watch 4, since all attack names use identical notice boxes, they cannot be distinguished at all unless checking the Ukiukipedia.
Spin-off series games
List of Soultimate Moves
- Main article: List of Soultimate Moves
In the anime
Though not seen all of the time, Soultimate Moves have made several appearances in the Yo-kai Watch anime series. The most notable example is Jibanyan's Paws of Fury attack, which he uses in the form of combat, usually towards passerby trucks or under the orders of Nathan Adams.
- The word "soultimate" is a combination of soul and ultimate.
- "Amultime" is a portmanteau of "âme" (soul) and "ultime" (ultimate).
- Jibanyan is the only Yo-kai to be voiced when enacting his Soultimate Move.
- In Yo-kai Watch 2 and Yo-kai Watch 3, some Soultimates based on elemental affinities show a background akin to their respective elements.
In other languages
|Japanese||必殺技 Hissatsu Waza|
|French||Amultime||From âme (soul) and ultime (ultimate).|