The Yo-kai Tribes (Japanese: 妖怪の種族 Yōkai no Shuzoku) are different groups that every species of Yo-kai is divided into. In battle, two or more adjacent Yo-kai in battle that hail from the same tribe receive a special Tribe Unity (Japanese: 種族ボーナス Shuzoku Bōnasu) bonus, giving those Yo-kai a special boost to a stat that is best exemplified by that tribe.

In the games

The first Yo-kai Watch game introduced 8 tribes, with a 9th group called the Legendary Yo-kai, though they are not a separate tribe in themselves, as those Yo-kai still belong to one of the eight Yo-kai tribes.

In Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, an official 9th Yo-kai tribe, the Wicked tribe was introduced, though it wasn't until Psychic Specters that the Wicked tribe Yo-kai could be usable in battle, and even then, only the Wicked Executives and the Wicked-controlled Classic Yo-kai had any Yo-kai Medals to give. Also, the Wicked Tribe is unique in that there’s no Tribe Unity bonus.

In Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew, Lord Enma was introduced with a new, tenth tribe known as the Enma tribe.

In Yo-kai Watch 3, the existence of a eleventh Yo-kai tribe, the Wandroid tribe, was leaked via CoroCoro magazine following the finalist results of fans submitting their designs with the first and only member being Sighborg Y.

In Yo-kai Watch Shadowside, almost all of the old tribes have been replaced with 11 new tribes (Goriki, Onnen, Mononoke, Tsukumono, Uwanosora, Omamori, Mikakunin, Oni, Izana, Shinma, and Mikado), while only the Wicked tribe remains.




In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 妖怪の種族 Yōkai no Shuzoku
Flag of France French Tribu
Flag of Spain Spanish Tribu
Flag of Germany German Stamm
Flag of Italy Italian Tribe

Start a Discussion Discussions about Yo-kai Tribes

  • Shadowside Tribes English names

    14 messages
    • Where does the name Izana come from?
    • OhJay wrote: Where does the name Izana come from? I believe it comes from Izanami and Izanagi who are the Japanese God and Goddess of life ...
  • Should we display the new tribes now instead of the originals?

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    • Youmi Daiou wrote:What do you guys think? I say we find a way to display both. Maybe there's a way for the infobox to be vertically sp...
    • i think it should somehow have both tribe symbols in the infobox, if that's possible, old one first, new one after?
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