Walkappa (Japanese: ノガッパ Nogappa) is a Rank D, Water-attribute Yo-kai of the Charming tribe and the Uwanosora tribe in Yo-kai Watch 4.

Walkappa evolves into Appak starting at Level 32.


Video games

Anime series



Walkappa, dried up from the hot temperature.

Walkappa resembles a short, light-blue colored Kappa with a wide oval head, with equally wide lips. The top of his head is round and shiny, girded by grass-colored hair. He carries a small water bottle which is red in color. Occasionally, his Rare variant can be seen with a water bottle that is red with white polka dots. He kind of resembles Lotad from Pokémon.

In the anime, Walkappa is kind and brave even though he feels a little awkward in certain times. Walkappa's favorite food is pizza (Sushi in the original version), he claims that kappas favoring cucumbers is a stereotype(in the original version, Walkappa claims he favors sushi lately over cucumbers).

Walkappa has a rivalry with Faux Kappa. In Which One Is Real?, they had a duel to see who was the most genuine kappa between the two of them. After Walkappa won by wearing sunscreen on his dish, he earned Faux Kappa's respect as a fellow kappa. At first, Walkappa was a bit intimidated by Faux Kappa, but he looks up to him now.

When the temperatures get very hot, Walkappa's dish on his head can dry out as seen in Yo-kai Swelterrier.


Season 1

Main article: Walkappa (anime)
File:Walkappa - Yo-Kai Watch Summoning

In The One In The Water Nate is investigating strange sightings near a river which he believes is a Yo-kai. Whisper then explains that people were most likely seeing a kappa, and that they were pretty famous Yo-kai. As Nathan scans the river, he finds a chipped bowl which he and Whisper mistake for a kappa. Meanwhile, Walkappa appears behind them and tries to get their attention. Then, a delivery boy comes and finds the bowl, but he trips when he goes to return to his bike and the bowl lands on his head. They all laugh Nate calls him a kappa, but they never realize that Walkappa was there the whole time.

Later, in the same episode, Nathan is having trouble with Tattletell. Nathan thinks he ran out of medals (thanks to Jibanyan failing and Happierre ignoring the summoning for vacation with Dismarelda), but then he discovers Walkappa's and calls him out. Tattletell tries to possess him, but it turns out Walkappa doesn't have any real/dirty secrets, so she tires herself out trying to force out his dirty secrets and loses.

In The New Yokai Watch, Walkappa was seen in Yo-kai-lifornia where he was among the Yo-kai waiting in line for the new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero. Walkappa told Hungramps that he thinks this is the line for a party.

In Which One Is Real?, Nate sought out Walkappa in order to do a report on the kappa when they get visited by Faux Kappa. They had a duel to see who was the most genuine kappa between the two of them. After Walkappa won by wearing sunscreen on his dish, he earned Faux Kappa's respect as a fellow kappa. When watching Nate do his report on him, Walkappa was not pleased that the other students mocked Nate and his report.

In Yo-kai Chansin, he and Manjimutt were summoned because of how unlucky they are. However when they played the sushi roulette, Chansin instead gets burned by the wasabi sushi.

Season 2

In EP081, he is burnt by the hot clan (Blazion, Swelterrier, Swelton, and Sproink).

In EP097, he becomes a DJ so that he can form a music group with Lil Kappa. Nate summons Faux Kappa on the two of them, but it is revealed that even the Classic Yo-kai likes rap music. The kappa rivalry ends and the three of them become "Mizukakitai."

In EP130, he wins the Yo-kai Watch Dream and trades it with the disfigured Whisper.

Yo-kai Watch

Upon listening Bear's story of how he lost a ring in Catfish Pond, Nate goes looking for a kappa to help Bear out. Along the bank of the west canal, Nate meets Walkappa in the disguise of a sunflower, and weak from hunger. Walkappa agrees to help Nate out in exchange for three carp for lunch, though Nate has no fishing rod, then Walkappa remedies that problem by giving him one to catch the fish.

As promised, Nate brings Walkappa the three carp who wolfs them down and thanks Nate by giving him his Yo-kai Medal. Later Nate talks to Bear at Catfish Pond, who is still looking for his mom's ring, and summons Walkappa to help look for the ring, who makes a big show of splashing around the pond for the ring. Walkappa finds the ring, but all the splashing and water acrobatics drew the ire of Catfish Pond's boss, SV Snaggerjag, and attacks Nate. After the fight, Walkappa apologizes for his wild swimming, then gives Nate the Special Ring Bear was looking for.

During the events of Request: Walkappa's Bottle, occuring sometime after the Lost Ring incident, Walkappa had lost his bottle and tasks Nate & Whisper in finding it along the west canal, though all they found was trash. They eventually find the bottle at Catfish Pond after grilling some more info from the kappa Yo-kai.

He also appears in shallows by the Western River in Uptown Springdale.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Walkappa appears in the Western and Eastern River banks in Uptown Springdale.

Walkappa can also be found at Fleshy Souls Way Gogo Junction inside Mystery Way as of the Oni evolution Update.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Walkappa can be found while patrolling Uptown Springdale

Yo-kai Watch 3

Walkappa can be found in Uptown Springdale and on Mt. Wildwood.

Game Data


Water Attribute
Nogappa YW1-027
Level 32
Water Attribute
Tabigappa YW1-032


Water Attribute
Nogappa YW1-027
Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



Nogappa YW1-027
Stats Calculation
This shows Walkappa's stat on level: 60.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Nogappa puni
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


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Punch (Japanese: パンチ Punch) 15-67 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Rapids (Japanese: 水流の術 Suiryū no Jutsu) 50-110 Water Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Nap Time Single enemy
Walkappa makes an enemy quick to nap... Just like him!
Soultimate Move Mega Waterfall (Japanese: メガ滝落とし Mega Taki Otoshi) 80 Water All enemies
Summons a huge waterfall directly above his enemies.
Skill Skilled Loafer
Will recover a little HP when Loafing around.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Soultimate move
Mega Waterfall
Summons a waterfall that pops Wib Wobs in a straight vertical line.
Level 1 Damage Inflicted: 16pt.
Level 2 Damage Inflicted: 26pt.
Level 3 Damage Inflicted: 35pt.
Level 4 Damage Inflicted: 45pt.
Level 5 Damage Inflicted: 55pt.
Level 6 Damage Inflicted: 64pt.
Level 7 Damage Inflicted: 73pt.

Blasters (Yo-kai Watch 2)

Stats Lv. 99
Blasters role Blasters fighter
HP 542
STR Stat rank E
SPR Stat rank B
SPD Stat rank C
Button Move / Description
A Attack
(Charge) X Rapids (Attacks far-off enemies with stronger water.)

Soul Gem

Soul Name Stats
Soul charming Walkappa Soul Recovers a little HP when loafing. (Lv. 10)


  • "Walkappa" is a portmanteau of walk and kappa.
  • "Nogappa" is a portmanteau of nogamo (野鴨, "wild duck") and kappa. It could be interpreted to mean "wild kappa".


As the name implies, Walkappa (as well as his evolution, and Faux Kappa) is based on the famous water creature called the kappa (Japanese: 河童 lit. "river child"), one of the most commonly known youkai species. Physically, they're green-skinned, child-sized beings with webbed feet and the beak and shell of a turtle. On top of their heads there's a bald spot with a small cavity filled with water: it's the source of their strength, and if it's spilled or poured out they'll grow weak and eventually dry up, for which reason they rarely leave the rivers they inhabit.

They're excellent swimmers, can stretch out their arms, and their favourite things are cucumbers and playing shogi. They also enjoy sumo wrestling, and will sometimes challenge humans to a match, only to use illusions to trick them into grappling with the air or some inanimate object. Though they normally only engage in this kind of pranks, some can actually be dangerous, and will even drown people swimming in their rivers or suck out their soul through their rear end.

Most of the time, however, kappa are regarded as harmless or even friendly and beneficial. They'll always honor a debt, and are knowledgeable about medicines and fixing broken bones, and are polite to a fault, where more than one tale depicting the protagonists foiling kappas by bowing to them, making them bow back and spill their water. In Tokyo, they are the symbol of Kappabashi-dori, the city's kitchen utensil district. Sushi rolls with cucumber instead of tuna are called kappamaki in their name.


  • Walkappa's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Baldspot, Walter, Wildy and Greenhat.
  • In the English dub, his love for pizza and his stereotypical surfer accent could be a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, specifically the character Michelangelo, who was, along with his brothers, once mistaken for kappas themselves when they went back in time to Japan.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ノガッパ Nogappa literally "wild kappa", portmanteau of 野鴨 nogamo (wild duck) and 河童 kappa
Flag of France French Kappacap combination of kappa and "cap"
Flag of Spain Spanish Kappandante portmanteau of kappa and andante (one who roams/wanders)
Flag of Germany German  Wandakappa combination of wandern (to wander) and kappa
Flag of Italy Italian Cammikappa combination of camminare (to walk) and kappa
Flag of Russia Russian Гулекаппа Ghoulekappa
Flag of South Korea Korean 접시거북 Jeopsigeobuk combination of 접시 jeopsi (plate) and 거북 geobuk (turtle)
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Arabic منتعش Montaish partially translates to "wet" or "refreshed"
Flag of Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese)* 野河童 translation of Japanese name
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Kapandante (Brazil) same as Spanish name
Flag of Thailand Thai โนกัปปะ same as Japanese name
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