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Yo-kai Watch 1 Smartphone (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチ 1 スマホ Yōkai Wotchi 1 Sumāho) is a port of the Switch version of Yo-kai Watch 1, for iOS and Android systems. It was released on July 10, 2021.

It is an enhanced port of Yo-kai Watch video game, that was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS and later ported to Nintendo Switch, with several control scheme adjustments to fit with the touch screen capability of smartphones.


Exclusive Changes

Though the basis of the game is taken from Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch, several exclusive changes have been made to fit with smartphones;

  • The game is played via widescreen, where a horizonal display isn't supported.
  • Touchscreen controls are used entirely for the game.
  • The map is moved to the top-right corner, while the objective is moved to the top.
  • An exclusive reward system has been added if a Level-5 Account is linked.
  • Communication support has been removed.
  • An auto-save feature, previously included in Yo-kai Watch 4 and Y School Heroes: Bustlin' School Life was introduced.


The game was announced at LEVEL-5 VISION 2016, along with Yo-kai Daijiten and Yo-kai Watch: Gerapo Rhythm, with a 2016 release. Little was known about the port at this time, but was said that it will have improved graphics, controls that utilize the smartphone's touch screen and network compatibility.

It was initially delayed to 2017 due to them wanting to make some "quality improvements"[1], but got delayed to 2018 at the end of the year and eventually to 2019 before the release was removed near the year's end. After over a year and a half without any news, the game was announced to be released in the franchise's eighth anniversary livestream on July 9, 2021, using the Switch version instead of the 3DS version.






On the date of the game's release, it was #1 on the iOS charts in Japan.


  • This game has been delayed for the longest amount of time, which has currently nearly five years since it's initial announcement.

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Yo-kai Watch Video Game Series
Main series games Yo-kai Watch (3DSSwitchSmartphone)Yo-kai Watch 2Yo-kai Watch 3Yo-kai Watch 4
Spin-off games Yo-kai Watch BlastersYo-kai Watch Busters 2
Yo-kai SangokushiYo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special VersionY School Heroes: Bustlin' School Life
Applications Yo-kai Watch: Wibble WobbleYo-kai Watch Land
Yo-kai Taiso Dai-ichi Puzzle da nyanYo-kai Watch: Gerapo RhythmYo-kai Watch WorldYo-kai Sangokushi: Kunitori WarsYo-kai Watch: Medal WarsYo-kai Daijiten
Arcade Games Yo-kai Watch: Tomodachi UkiukipediaYo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Force