Tomnyan (Japanese: トムニャン Tomunyan) is a Rank B Fire-attribute Rare 'Merican Yo-kai of the Charming Tribe introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3.

Tomnyan is the mascot of Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura.


Video games

Anime series


Tomnyan has a similar appearance to Jibanyan. His fur is yellow, and his haramaki has red and blue stripes.The bell on his collar resembles a bell atop a bell tower.

Tomnyan comes from BBQ, and likes to constantly rave about his home country which can bother Nate and Whisper. He shares multiple similarities with Jibanyan, such as laziness, eating Mega Tasty Bars and is a diehard fan of Lady Nya Nya. Though, his voice is deeper.

When Tomnyan inspirits a person, they become an American stereotype, gaining blonde hair, blue eyes and a handsome mouth, and will occasionally integrate country slang (English words in foreign-language versions) into their sentences.

He is also very skilled at playing the guitar and singing. Usapyon loves it, Nate and Whisper are neutral, if not cringe about it, but Jibanyan hates it.


Yo-kai Watch 3

Tomnyan was first seen during Nate's story arc, when he was arguing with the Koma Knomads over sushi or tempura. Tomnyan was in favor for Tempura, while the Koma Knomads were in favor of Sushi. The player must either choose between the two*, whereas picking tempura will make the Agency Request! Showing Springdale! Quest activated in the story.

If sushi is chosen instead, he can be befriended in Tomnyan's Gourmet BBQ Tour! which happens after completing the main storyline of the game.

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Tomnyan can be befriended upon completing the Yo-kai Circle Advance Army of Advance with the following Yo-kai.

Game data


Fire Attribute
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Fire Attribute
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Stats Calculation
This shows Tomnyan'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 Sharp Claws (Japanese: するどいつめ Surudoi Tsume) 10-45 x2 Single Enemy
No description.
Technique Fire (Japanese: 火花の術 Hibana no Jutsu) 20-90 Fire Single enemy
Inspirit High Tension Stat Increase - Single Ally
Tension is raised in the inspired yo-kai, raising attack.
Soultimate Move Centicuffs 15-45 x5 - Front Two rows
Punches all opponents with (100) paws.
Skill Merican Allstars (Japanese: メリケンナイズ Mericanize) - Self
Damage boost based on the number of 'Merican Yo-kai.


  • Conversation after battling (when recruited in Yo-kai Watch 3): "Meya... meow... I battled but was completely defeated, meow... You don't know about, me Tomnyan, I want to know all about you, meow!... I've decided, meow! I'll follow you, meow! All they way Meow!"
  • After receiving his medal: "Starting today we're friends, meow~!"
  • After Nate & Whisper's responses: "Meow meow meow~!"

In the anime

Main article: Tomnyan (anime)


"Tomnyan" is a combination of tom (both a male cat and a common male name) and nyan (onomatopoeia for a cat's call). Also, based off of a "Tomcat" a cat especially fixed up to breed.


  • His favorite singer is Lady Nya Nya, who is a parody of Lady Gaga.
  • The Japanese name of Tomnyan's Soultimate Move is called "One-Hundred Paws", which is actually an English translation of Jibanyan's Japanese Soultimate Move.
    • In the English version, the name was changed to Centicuffs, which is derived from the word Centi (meaning one-hundreth) and "Cuff" (meaning to give a one-handed blow).
  • Tomnyan's random nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 3 are Emilius, Tom-chan, Tomster, and Takeshi.
  • Tomnyan is the only main anime character to not make an appearance in any of the three movies.
  • In the manga Tomnyan is an antagonist.
  • He is the only Yo-kai who’s favorite food is Mega Tasty Bars.
  • Tomnyan is originally voiced by Kazuhiro Fusegawa in Japanese, while in the English version he is voiced by Meyer DeLeeuw.

In other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France French Tomnyan
Flag of Spain Spanish Tomnyan
Flag of Germany German Tomnyan
Flag of Italy Italian Tomnyan
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Chinese (Mandarin)*
湯姆喵 Tāngmǔ miāo

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