Whisper (Japanese: ウィスパー Wisupā) is a Rank C, Drain-attribute Yo-kai of the Slippery Tribe introduced in Yo-kai Watch. Despite being in the Yo-kai Watch franchise since the beginning, the player is not able to use him as a playable character until Yo-kai Watch Blasters.
Whisper is one of the mascots of the Yo-kai Watch franchise. In the games, he often refers to himself as the player's Yo-kai butler, offering them advice and assistance wherever and whenever possible or necessary.
- Yo-kai Watch: Main game series, spin-offs, and mobile game:
- Yo-kai Watch animation: Major Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Major Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Lord Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan!: Major Yo-kai
- Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale & the Double World, Nyan!: Major Yo-kai
Whisper is a marshmallow-like white ghost with a curved black mask-like mark connecting his eyes. He has blue lips. The upper lip vaguely resembles a mustache. The top of Whisper's head resembles a small swirled ice cream-shaped wisp. He has a wispy tail that constantly billows. As shown in the anime, his insides, specifically his mouth and throat, are purple.
Despite talking in a polite and well-mannered demeanor, he has a slightly uptight personality and a short temper, leading him to come off as sounding arrogant. As a Yo-kai butler, he prides himself in knowing all there is to know about Yo-kai, yet he often finds himself hastily checking the Yo-kai Encyclopedia when confronted by one. In the manga, he seems to know everything about Yo-kai. He enjoys lecturing those around him, and Whisper's tone of voice ranges from low to high and deep to flat, resulting in an odd and comical manner of speaking. In the Japanese dub, Whisper frequently says, "Whis." This is a verbal tic that he has, similar to the verbal tics that Jibanyan, Komasan, and Usapyon have. He also says this in the Buchinyan cutscene in Yo-kai Watch 2.
In the English dub, Whisper has a more curt but even more incompetent and oblivious personality. Frequently, he is sarcastic, and he has a tendency to insult others at the first chance he has. The anime also shows that he frequently doubts or outright rejects the possibility that a Yo-kai is behind strange events and claims that Nate has a bad habit of blaming Yo-kai for everything, despite Nate's suspicions almost always being correct. Contrarily, in the games and manga, Whisper is usually the first to suspect a Yo-kai's involvement and is generally a much more capable and intelligent character. Yo-kai Watch 2 shows him relying on his Yo-kai Pad a lot, though, which is a trait from the anime that crossed over into the video games.
In the anime, after a freak accident with the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero, Nate can access or change his Yo-kai Watch by sticking his hand inside Whisper's mouth.
Whisper can go through walls, doors, and other certain objects, referencing his ghost-like appearance. While he uses it to follow the player when they go through revolving doors and such, this trait of his rarely pops up in the anime.
His powers as Nonuttin/Whispocrates are still present, but he uses the Yo-kai Pad in order to channel his energy and prevent himself from unleashing his power.
In EP001, Whisper somehow summoned a swarm of bugs and called them away just as fast, though the latter was done via a giant fart, which was only displayed in that instance and never shown again.
Whisper can also tear off and grow back any of his body parts at will, though this first happened in EP130.
- Main article: Whisper (anime)
Whisper appears as one of the main characters in the game and Nate's/Katie's Yo-kai butler. He is unrecruitable in the game.
Whisper returns as one of the main characters and Nate's/Katie's Yo-kai butler once again. He is also unrecruitable in the game.
Whisper is exclusive to Yo-kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad. To befriend him, the player will need to complete a hidden side-mission in Chapter 1. Upon completing the side-mission, Whisper, as well as Private Whispocrates, will become the player's friend.
Whisper is once again one of the main characters and Nate's/Katie's Yo-kai butler (though Katie isn't a fully playable character.)
To befriend him, Whisper is automatically befriended at the end of the Quest "The Man You Can Never See," a Mystery Quest. To start the Quest, the player must talk to the Employee sitting on the stairs in the Springdale Business Tower in order to receive Fancy That! Issue 19. After obtaining the issue, the player must talk to Bobby in front of the Southmond School. This will start the Quest.
- Main article: Whispocrates
Main game series
Moves Known by Default
|Attack||50 (Hits a nearby enemy)|
|Mine||600 (Plants a bomb that explodes after a few minutes, hitting enemies and allies alike.)|
|Absorb||30 (Attacks the enemy, and the user recovers some HP)|
|Soultimate: Know-All-Know-Nothing Breath||250 (User releases a green gas in front of him, damaging enemies)|
Moves That Can Be Learned
|Super-defense Down||None (The enemy's defense goes down by a lot. If charged, can affect enemies around that enemy)|
|Dodge||None (Dodges an enemy attack)|
- Befriended: "Why hello! My name is Whisper! At your service!"
- Loafing: "Good night."
- Receiving Food (favorite): "That is outstanding!"
- Receiving Food (normal): "So-so."
- Receiving Food (disliked): "Oh-eh..."
- Traded: "I can't believe you'd trade me! You won't, right?"
"Whisper" is derived from "whisper." It could also be derived from "wisp," possibly referring to "will-o'-the-wisp."
- In the English dub, Whisper was voiced by Joey D'Auria (2015-2018) and Michael Sorich (2018-present). Joey D'Auria used Frank Nelson as the inspiration for Whisper's voice.
- Whisper is the first Rank C partner Yo-kai with Rank C being the new norm for Shadowside versions of previous partner Yo-kai.
- Whisper, despite being in the anime for nearly every episode, has never given Nate his Yo-kai Medal.
- In Yo-kai Watch 2 and Yo-kai Watch 3, Whisper will get upset if the player selects a Travel Companion that isn't he. He will still react this way if the player selects Buchinyan or even a befriended version of himself.
- Whisper, along with Dismarelda, Happierre, and Jibanyan, is the first Yo-kai to be introduced in the Yo-kai Watch anime.
- In the manga, Gargaros mentioned that Whisper tasted like rubber.
- In the Arabic version, Whisper is never called a ghost. Instead, he is "Faza'a," which means "scaring person."
- While the English version of Whisper never says his Japanese verbal tic in the anime's English dub or the first game, the tic still appears during the QR Code screen prompts on the Yo-kai Watch Official YouTube channel. He also keeps it in the Toonami Asia dub, as well as the cutscene that creates Buchinyan.
- Whisper's verbal tic was also not removed from the graffiti in the Nocturne Hospital in the English version.
- In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Whisper's Soultimate is called "Information Overload." The name is changed in Yo-kai Watch Blasters, though, where it is now called "Blabber Mouth." The reason for the change is unknown.
- According to Yo-kai Watch Blasters, Whisper mentions that he has a driver's license, despite not having legs.
- When Whisper falsely says that he's able to feel Yo-kai activity with the swirl on his head, he may be referencing Kitaro, who is able to sense Yo-kai activity with is hair as a "Yo-kai antenna".
- Unlike the games and the anime, Whisper doesn't frequently use the Yo-kai Pad in the manga.
- According to Yo-kai Watch!, Whisper has brown eyes.
In Other Languages
|Russian||Уиспер||Transcription of English name|