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YWToyUsageExample

The Jibanyan Medal being inserted into the Bandai DX Yo-kai Watch toy.

The Yo-kai Watch object has been made into a real-life toy, with each of them coming with collectable Yo-kai Medals or Yo-kai Arks. They can be inserted into the watch, which will play the summoning song but they can also be taken out normally.

Aside from Yo-kai Medals being the main point, the Yo-kai Watch toys can also be customized. They either come in "Upgrade Kits" (with the U1 and U2 models for example) or accessories that have changeable faces and strap covers. Some models can also be attached to other objects such as the Yo-kai Blaster or the Yo-kai Bazooka by detaching it from the strap.

Overview

It is made out of plastic, that has a printed clock face on paper with bumps on it. The Yo-kai Watch can also be worn on the wrist with an adjustable strap that fits all sizes. Almost every real-life model has replaceable batteries, which either use one AAA battery or a LR44 alkaline button batteries.

Inserting a Yo-kai Medal will play the summoning song of it's Tribe, with some medals having lighting effects to add to the imagination of the Yo-kai being summoned. Yo-kai Medals that are being put into the toy are identified with the bumps present on the other side of it, corresponding to the bumps on the clock's face.

Yo-kai Watch toys sold in Japan, South Korea and South-eastern Asia are manufactured by Bandai while they're manufactured by Hasbro in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Despite the design of the models being largely the same, they have several differences such as a modified clock-face design and the lack of a searchlight. The Yo-Motion technology is also another drastic example, which has the holographic light of the Yo-kai being displayed through the searchlight.

Update Data

YokaiWatchModelUToyUpgradeFunction

An example of the upgrade function on the Bandai Model U Toy.

Starting with the Bandai-manufactured Yo-kai Watch Model U, they can be upgraded via usage of a SD Card for the Model U or the MicroSD for later models. The version of the Yo-kai Watch model can be identified by pressing the searchlight button before being turned on.

The process can be done by going onto either Yo-Tunes or the update data for the Yo-kai Watch Elda, which is on Bandai's official Yo-kai Watch website. Once the file is downloaded (for either Mac or Windows), it must be put into the SD Card slot which needs to have space for the upgrade data. The Yo-kai Watch toy must be reset for the data to be updated which will a few minutes for the process to be done, and will be notified when it is completed.

Japanese Yo-kai Watch update data is region-locked to Japanese and Asian models only, due to some Korean Yo-kai Medals not having any support, also applying to the latter. The Hasbro-manufactured Model U has no SD Card slot, meaning it cannot be updated. Another method is buying a pre-loaded update SD Card, which comes with a SD Card of the version listed on the packaging.

Upgrade Kits

DXU1WatchUpgradeExample

The Bandai Model U1 Upgrade Kit being put together.

Japanese Watches

Main Watches

Packaging Model Overview Included Medals
DXYokaiWatchPackaging YokaiWatchJPToy DX Yo-kai Watch Comes with a Jibanyan and Dismarelda Yo-kai Medal.
Recognizes 220 Yo-kai Medals.
Release date: November 15, 2013
Uses 3x LR44 alkaline button batteries, cannot be upgraded.
ModelZeroWatchJP DX Yo-kai Watch Type-Zeroshiki Comes with a Jibanyan Nyext Z Medal and a K'mon-K'mon Z Medal.
Recognizes 100+ Z Medals.
Release date: August 2, 2014
Uses 3x LR44 alkaline button batteries, cannot be upgraded.
DXKatieWatchPackaging KatieWatchJP DX Yo-kai Watch Fumi-chan Ver. Comes with a Goldenyan and Baddinyan Medal.
Recognizes 220 Yo-kai Medals.
Release date: April 25, 2015
Uses 3x LR44 alkaline button batteries, cannot be upgraded.
YokaiWatchUJPModel DX Yo-kai Watch U Prototype Comes with a Usapyon and Cornfused Medal.
Recognizes 500+ Yo-kai Medals as of Version 7.
Release date: April 25, 2015
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
DXYokaiWatchDreamPackaging YokaiWatchDreamJP DX Yo-kai Watch Dream Comes with a Jibanyan Dream Medal and a regular Showbonyan Medal.
Release date: July 30, 2016
Uses 1 AA battery, can be upgraded with microSD Card.
DXKuroiYokaiWatchPackaging KuroiJPWatch DX Kuroi Yo-kai Watch Comes with a Kuroi Jibanyan and Kemushi-otoko Medal.
Release date: February 18, 2017
Uses 1 AAA battery, cannot be upgraded.
DXYWOgrePackagingOldDXYWOgrePackagingNew DXYokaiWatchOgre DX Yo-kai Watch Ogre Comes with a Fudou Myouyou Raimenken. Rerelease version has slightly different packaging design.
Release date: December 9, 2017
April 25, 2019 (Re-release)
Uses 1 AAA battery, cannot be upgraded.
DXYokaiWatchEldaPackagingDXYokaiWatchEldaVerKPackaging DXYokaiWatchElda DX Yo-kai Watch Elder
DX Yo-kai Watch Elder ver.K
Comes with a Jibanyan (Shadowside) Ark or a regular Jibanyan Ark with the Ver.k model.
Release date: July 14, 2018 (original)
March 30, 2019 (ver.K)
Uses 1 AA battery, can be upgraded with microSD Card.
Ver.K model is initially Version 3.
Yo-kai Watch Animas Toy DX Yo-kai Watch Animas Comes with a Suzaku, Kirin, Genbu, Byakko and Souryuu Disc.
Release date: March 23, 2020 (Bandai Premium exclusive, limited availability)
Uses 1 AAA battery.
YSPWatchPackaging DX YSP Watch DX YSP Watch Comes with a Kengo Benimaru Y Medal.
Release date: December 7, 2019
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with microSD Card.
DX Alien Watch DX Alien Watch Comes with a Ranto & Mist Shadow, Mist Shadow and Dark Boomerang Y Medals.
Release date: April 25, 2020
Uses 1 AAA battery.

Upgrade Kits

Packaging Parts Assembled Overview
U1JPUpgradeKit DXYokaiWatchU1Assembled DX Yo-kai Watch U Evolution Kit Version U1
Release date: December 12, 2015
Comes with a Uta Medal of The Nyanyanyas and a Legendary VIP Medal of T. Energison.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Model U.
U2JPUpgradeKit DXYokaiWatchU2Assembled DX Yo-kai Watch U Evolution Kit Version U2
Release date: December 12, 2015
Comes with a Uta Medal of The Comix Club and a Legendary VIP Medal of T. Energison.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Model U.
EnmaJPUpgradeKit DXYokaiWatchVersionEAssembled DX Yo-kai Watch U Evolution Kit Version E
Release date: December 26, 2015
Comes with a Uta Medal of the Red Hot Oni Backers and a Lord Enma Pre-awakening Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Model U.
YWPowerUpKitGoldenTreasurePackaging YokaiWatchGoldTreasureJP YWDreamTreasureKitAssembled DX Yo-kai Watch Dream Power-Up Kit Gold Treasure
Release date: March 25, 2017
Comes with a Ancient Enma Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.
YWCrystalTreasureWatchPackaging Crystal YWCrystalTreasureWatchAssembled DX Yo-kai Watch Dream Power-Up Kit Crystal Treasure
Release date: August 26, 2017
Comes with a Fitwit Treasure Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.
YWEldaZeroandJinPackaging Elda Zero and Jin Set YWEldaZeroandJinAssembled DX Yo-kai Watch Elder Zero and Jin Power-Up Kit
Release date: December 8, 2018
Comes with Gunshin Susanoo's ark.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder.
YSPWatchZeroPackaging YSPWatchZeroContents YSPWatchZeroAssembled DX YSP Watch Zero Custom Bezel
Release date: January 11, 2020
Comes with Ninetail and the Zero Y Medals.
Compatible with the DX YSP Watch.
ViperConnectorContents ViperAssembled DX YSP Watch Viper Connector Custom Bezel
Release date: June 13, 2020
Comes with Sky Snaker and the Viper Connector Y Medals.
DX UR Watch Custom Bezel
Release date: September 20, 2020
Comes with Earth Walker Y Medal.

Accessories

Packaging Contents Assembled Overview
DXYokaiBlasterPackaging YokaiBlasterDXJP DXYokaiBlasterAssembled DX Yo-kai Blaster
Release date: October 22, 2016
Comes with a Tengu Dream Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.
DXYokaiBazookaPackaging YokaiBazookaDXJP DX Yo-kai Bazooka
Release date: November 14, 2016
Comes with a Ultimate Robonyan Dream Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.
DXEnmaBladePackaging YokaiEnmaSwordJP DXEnmaBladeAssembled DX Enma Sword
Release date: November 23, 2016
Comes with a Lord Enma Dream Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.
DXEnmaBreathPackaging Enma Breath DXEnmaBreathAssembled DX Enma Breath
Release date: December 15, 2016 (Bandai Premium Exclusive)
Comes with a Ancient Enma Dream Medal.
Compatible with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream.

Complete Sets

Packaging Contents Overview Included Medals
DXYokaiWatchU1CompleteSetContents DX Yo-kai Watch U1 Complete Set Comes with the DX Yo-kai Watch Model U and U1 Power-Up Kit.
Usapyon, Cornfused, The Nyanyanyas and T. Energison Medals included.
Release date: November 2015
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
DXYokaiWatchU2SpecialStarterSet U2SpecialStarterSetContents DX Yo-kai Watch U2 Special Starter Set Comes with the DX Yo-kai Watch Model U and U2 Power-Up Kit, along with four packets of Yo-kai Medal sets.
Usapyon, Cornfused, The Comix Club and T. Energison Medals included.
Release date: 2016
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
DXYokaiBlasterCompleteSetPackaging DXYokaiBlasterCompleteSetContents DX Yo-kai Blaster Complete Set Comes with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream and DX Yo-kai Blaster.
Dream Medal Jibanyan, Showbonyan and Tengu Dream Medal included.
Release date: August 12, 2016
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
DXEnmaSwordCompleteSetContents DX Enma Sword Complete Set Comes with the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream and DX Enma Sword.
Dream Medal Jibanyan, Showbonyan and Lord Enma Awoken Dream Medal included.
Includes Ver 2. MicroSD card Update data.
Release date: September 15, 2016
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
DXYWEldaZeroKamiCompleteSetPackaging DXYWEldaZeroKamiCompleteSetContents DX Yo-kai Watch Elder Zero & Kami Complete Set Comes with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder and Kami & Zero covers.
Dream Medal Jibanyan (Shadowside) and Suu-san Ark.
Release date: December 8, 2018
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
 DXYSPWatchHeroMakeoverSet DX YSP Watch Hero Makeover Set DX YSP Watch Hero Makeover Set Comes with the DX YSP Watch.
Y Medals of Jinpei and Benimaru, Kengo Benimaru, Akaki Issen, Momo, Oyanome, Komadillo and Medusa included.
Release date: December 7, 2019
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with SD Card.
  DX YSP Watch Yo-kai Hero Blue Moon Set DX YSP Watch Yo-kai Hero Blue Moon Set Comes with the DX YSP Watch.
Y Medals of Blue Moon & Jinpei, Blue Moon, Kengo Benimaru, Library's Sweet Trap, Bluepon True Form, Blue Stream and Bakera included.
Release date: June 13, 2020
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with microSD Card.
  DX UR Watch Earth Walker Makeover Set Comes with the DX UR Watch.
Y Medal of Earth Walker included.
Release date: September 20, 2020
Uses 1 AAA battery, can be upgraded with microSD Card.

Update Chips

Western Watches

Model Release details
YWHasbrotoy Released on December 28th, 2015 in America with Yo-kai Medals of Jibanyan and Whisper. This watch is not compatible with Jibanyan's Nyext, Nyaight, and Victory pose Z Medals like the Japanese one is.
Yo-Kai Watch Model Zero USA Released on October 1, 2016, with Yo-kai Medals of Jibanyan (Victory Pose Z Medal) and K'mon-K'mon. Unlike the Japanese counterpart, this watch is 95% compatible with all normal medals like the Yo-kai Watch Model U, only omitting the Yo-kai's voice. This watch also has Yo-Motion that displays an animation of the Yo-kai corresponding to the medal.
Yo-kai Watch Model U In 2018, the Yo-kai Watch Model U was released in Latin America & Europe along with Yo-kai Medals of Usapyon ('Merican Medal) and Blazion (B Medal). The watch has a 95% compatibility with all the past medals, only omitting the Yo-kai's voice. This watch also has Yo-Motion 2X that displays an animation of the Yo-kai corresponding to the medal doing a summoning dance and doing their Soultimate Move.

Version history

Yo-kai Watch Model U

The Model U updates via an SD Card slot on the side of the watch. The downloads to the updates can be found in the Yo-tunes page.

Japanese

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 JPAugust 1, 2015
Base version. N/A
Version 2 JPOctober 1, 2015
Adds support for the first ten Song Medals. Link
Version 3 JPNovember 22, 2015
Adds support for a handful of Yo-kai Medals, including T. Energison. Link
Version 4 JPJanuary 1, 2016
Adds support for the third batch of Song Medals. Link
Version 5 JPMay 1, 2016
Adds support for more Merican Medals. Link
Version 6 JPJuly 1, 2016
Adds support for more Merican and U Medals. Link
Version 7 JPNovember 1, 2016
Adds support for the remaining U Medals. [1]

Korean

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 KO2016
Base version. N/A
Version 2 KOJuly 1, 2016
Base version.

Yo-kai Watch Dream

Straying away from the regular sized SD Card, the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream updates using MicroSD. This can be found by the small slot found on the front of the toy. The downloads to the updates can be found in the Yo-tunes page.

Japanese

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 JPJuly 30, 2016
Base version. N/A
Version 2 JPNovember 1, 2016
Released in conjunction with the final update of the Model U.
Version 3 JPMarch 1, 2017
Adds support for Treasure and Kuroi Medals.
Version 4 JPJune 1, 2017
Version 5 JPNovember 1, 2017
Download (Japanese)

Korean

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 KO2017
Base version. N/A
Version 2 KO2018

Yo-kai Watch Elder and Yo-kai Watch Elder Ver. K

Just like the DX Yo-kai Watch Dream, the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder and the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder updates via MicroSD.

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 JPJuly 14, 2018
Base Version N/A
Version 2 JPNovember 16, 2018
Added compatibility for the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder Zero/God Powerup Kit (for use with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder), and the DX Enma Staff. This will now also apply for all future Yo-kai Arks after the third Yo-kai Ark pack. https://web.archive.org/web/20181225122503/https://www.b-boys.jp/special/eldadl/
Version 3 JPMarch 30, 2019
Added compatibility for the Yo-kai K Arks and changed the sounds to the Ver. K sounds. This is also preloaded in the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder Ver. K toy. https://web.archive.org/web/20190329130230/https://www.b-boys.jp/special/eldadl/
Version 4 JPJune 28, 2019
Added compatibility for the Yo-kai Arks and kits past the DX Rinne Yo-kai Ark set. http://www.b-boys.jp/special/eldadl/
Version 5 JPDecember 7, 2019
Added compatibility for the Yo-kai Arks and kits past the DX Lord Enma Yo-kai Ark set. http://www.b-boys.jp/special/eldadl/

YSP Watch

Version Release date Changes Download Link
Version 1 N/A
Version 1.2 https://toy.bandai.co.jp/special/yspdl/
Version 1.3 https://toy.bandai.co.jp/special/yspdl/

Trivia

  • The DX Yo-kai Watch Ogre has the least summonable Yo-kai, due to the toy solely supporting Kenbumajin.
    • The same can be said for the Animas Watch (which only supports Genjuu) and the Alien Watch (as it currently only has a unique summoning sound with Mist Shadow's medals).
  • The DX Kuroi Yo-kai Watch actually has the same model build as the DX Yo-kai Watch U Prototype unlike other Yo-kai Watch model toys, except with the SD Card slot blocked off.

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