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Arachnia is a humanoid Yo-kai with pale peach skin, eyes with light white sclera and light blue irises. He has violet-colored Kabuki-styled face markings, dark purple hair with light violet streaks, and appendages that simulate spider legs and a ponytail at the back of his head. He wears a black colored kimono, a pink colored kataginu with spiderweb designs held by red ropes, a light blue hakama, and black socks with pink zori sandals. His overal appearance is identical to that of Arachnus, despite the colors.
Yo-kai Watch 2
Arachnia can be freed from the Crank-a-kai in the past with Purple Coins, Five-Star Coins or Special Coins, or in either time period with a Glitzy Coin.
Players can receive a Glitzy Coin that gives them a high change rate to obtain Arachnia. The player receives a password that they can enter at the Lambert Post Office. The code was given for the European version of Yo-kai Watch 2 through a Nintendo Direct stream.
Power greatly increases each time it defeats a foe.
Pebble (hits an faraway enemy)
Falling Rocks (hits a faraway enemy. If charged, it does more damage)
Jorogumo's soul -The yo-kai who has this will strongly resist earth attribute attacks.
Arachnia's name is derived from Arachnida, the class of arthropods that spiders belong to.
Arachnia takes their Japanese name from the Jorogumo (Japanese: 絡新婦,Jorōgumo), a youkai born from a Nephila clavata spider when it reaches 400 years of age. Different from the tsuchigumo, they are female youkai that use their beauty and biwa playing skills to lure their prey into a remote location, only to revert to their monstrous spider form once they're in their clutches, and control hordes of smaller spiders to do their bidding.
Arachnia has a deep voice and in-game text refers to them as male. However, they have feminine mannerisms and a scene in Yo-kai Watch Busters, specifically the congratulatory photo for completing the "Yo-kai Female Association" Yo-kai Ring, shows Arachnia as part of said association of female Yo-kai, which implies they're actually a male-to-female transgender. This likely derives from how the youkai they are based on is a female-only species.
However in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Arachnia doesn't get a bonus from the Yo-kai Watch U2, which boosts the effectiveness of all female Yo-kai.