Whispocrates (Japanese: ウィスベェ Wisube), also known as Private Whispocrates in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, is a Rank C, Drain-attribute Yo-kai of the Slippery tribe. He was classified as a Rare Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch 2.
Whispocrates' actual name, however, is Nonuttin (Japanese: シッタカブリ Shittakaburi).
- Yo-kai Watch 2: Minor Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch 3: Befriendable Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Befriendable Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Befriendable Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble: Playable Yo-kai.
- Yo-kai Watch anime series: Minor Yo-kai.
Whispocrates is the past form of Whisper from the Sengoku period. He has black markings on the sides of his head almost similar to sideburns and his wisp is colored black and tied into a topknot resembling hair and his body was cream in color instead of stark white. He also wore a yellow kimono with "#" symbols printed over it, similar to the clothes worn by Hidabat.
Whispocrates can uncontrollably release a green cloud of gas from his mouth, which causes the inspirited person to make claims on things they don't know anything about. The inspirited victim ends their claim by striking a kabuki-like pose and exclaiming, Totally legit, no foolin!' (Japanese: 間違い あっ なぁ～い！ Machigai a naai!).
In his life as Whispocrates, he frequently inspirited Naoto, causing the young boy to tell tall tales and fibs. This led to Naoto being ostracized as a liar, often leaving him despondent. Naoto suspected his presence and was reasonably angry at him, for which Whispocrates felt guilty as he could not control his powers.
He befriended the legendary Shogun Waitington because his power ended up winning him battles. Knowing the Shogun wouldn't be happy if he didn't have his help, he used his power knowing the Shogun would die in battle anyway.
Whispocrates is available in a hidden mission exclusive to White Dog Squad, which upon clearing, he will be automatically befriended along with Whisper.
Befriend the following Yo-kai that form this Yo-kai Ring to be rewarded with this Yo-kai.
Yo-kai Watch Busters 2
Whispocrates was available as a stage in the 2017 Whisper Slingshot Battle.
Whispocrates-Ranger Strong against;wind Weak against;Earth Busters skill; Know-it-all(知ったかぶり) User and allies get a bigger critical hit rate. Moves started with;
|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:Blabber Belch||250 (User releases a green gas in front of him, damaging enemies)|
Moves that can be learned;
|Super-defense down||No(The enemy's defense goes down by a lot. If charged, can affect enemies around that enemy)|
|Avoid||None (dodges an enemy attack)|
|Whispocrates Soul||Ups Chances of Critical Hit|
In the anime
Whisper's past is revealed in Whisper's Secret Past, after Kin and Gin bring him and Jibanyan to his past life under the orders of Dame Dedtime in hopes of once again changing history and preventing Nathan Adams from ever finding the Yo-kai Watch.
In the Sengoku era and sometime during his past life before his imprisonment in the Crank-a-kai, Whisper was revealed to have been a Yo-kai known as Nonuttin who frequently inspirited a young villager named Naoto, causing the boy to tell tall tales. News of this reached Shogun Waitington, who requested Naoto's presence so he could locate a legendary sword hidden nearby. Although Naoto possessed no such information, Nonuttin's influence caused him to claim that the sword was atop a local mountain. Predictably, the sword was nowhere to be found, and Naoto admitted that he had spoken under the influence of a Yo-kai. Waitington's advisor corroborated this statement after sensing Nonuttin's presence, and after looking at a nearby waterfall, Waitington discovered that the "sword" was actually light reflecting off the waterfall.
Believing Nonuttin to be a wise Yo-kai, Waitington asked Nonuttin to be his chief tactician. Not wishing to blow his cover, Nonuttin served at Waitington's side for years, bringing Waitington countless victories (often as a result of sheer dumb luck). Nonuttin was given the name Whispocrates over time, and became Waitington's trusted friend. However, in Waitington's final battle, Whispocrates ended up giving the shogun advice that led to him getting killed in battle.
Having relived his past life as Whispocrates to that point, Whisper was goaded by Kin and Gin to tell Waitington to retreat from the fateful battle that would cost him his life. Not wanting to see his friend perish, Whisper admitted to Waitington that he wasn't really a strategist, but a Yo-kai who told bluffs. However, Waitington had decided that in order to cement his name into history, he had to die gloriously in battle, and thanked Whisper for his years of service and friendship before charging into the fray. With history unchanged, Kin and Gin disgustedly sent Whisper and Jibanyan back to their own time.
His Japanese name "Whisbe" is taken from "Whisper", and "Kuroda Kanbee", another name Kuroda Yoshitaka, a chief strategist from the late Sengoku period, was known as. "Shittakaburi" is taken from from "shittakaburi" (Japanese: 知ったかぶり "know-nothing-know-it-all", "smatterer"), referencing his abilities and personality.
His English name "Whispocrates" is taken from "Whisper", and the ancient philosopher "Socrates", while "Nonuttin" is a corruption of the term "know-nothing" or the phrase "knowing nothing", thus making similar references as the original Japanese names.
His Spanish name, "Ignósper" is a combination of "Ignorancia" (ignorance) and "Whisper", "Whispócrates" is a combination of "Whisper" and "Socrates", "Nosabenada" is a contraction of the phrase "No sabe nada" (He knows nothing).
- In spite of his Japanese name in the game being Whisbe, he is introduced in the Japanese version of the anime as Shittakaburi and like his future form Whisper, he did not have his tribe symbol displayed when introduced.
- Whispocrates, like Whisper, were both Rare Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch Blasters, but are no longer Rare as of Yo-kai Watch 3.
- The phrase people say if they get inspirited by Whispocrates in Japanese is a reference to the book Machigai Inai, which was written by Japanese comedian Hidekazu Nagai.
- Whispocrates' Soultimate is named "Know-it-all Breath" in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, but it renamed to "Blabber Belch" in Yo-kai Watch Blasters.
In Other Languages
- Korean: 허풍선이 Heopungseoni / 위스풍 Wiseupung
- Spanish (Spain): Ignósper/ Whispócrates
- Spanish (Latin America): Nosabenada/ Whispócrates
- Italian: Frottolin/Tontolin/Soldato Whispocrate
- German: Weisnicks/ Whispocrates
- French: "Whispavret/ Whispocrates"