Most of the chapters in the Yo-kai Watch video games end with a battle with one of these bosses, and they are registered in the last few pages of the Yo-kai Medallium, just after the Legend Pages; however, they are not assigned any true Rank or Tribe, with the Boss symbol being in place of a Tribe's own.
Some Boss Yo-kai become befriendable in future games following their debut, giving them a Tribe and a Rank as well as a smaller, more compact form, which is not considered a Boss Yo-kai. Most bosses belong to the Shady tribe, Slippery tribe, Wicked tribe, Brave tribe or Tough tribe due to them being sneaky with evil or bad intentions or their high defensive and offensive powers. Also, almost all bosses have a negative Inspiritment effect.
List of Boss Yo-kai
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch
|Boss Medal||Image||Name||Attribute Weakness|
|McKraken (Second Form)||None|
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2
|Dame Dedtime||Ice, Lightning|
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters and Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin'uchi
|Hi no Shin||Unknown|
|Bronzlow||Fire or Wind|
|Boso Mister Mattana||Fire|
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch Busters
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team
|Captain Thunder (Serious Form)||Unknown|
|Hi no Shin Awoken||Unknown|
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Sangokushi
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3
|Yoppu-kun||Fire or Lighting|
|Tsudzura Chun Daruma||Wind|
|I Jigen Tochan||Wind|
|Suwa Daruma Shisho||Unknown|
Boss Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki
|Gogogo Treasure Dragon||Unknown|
With the release of Yo-kai Watch Busters and the release of the DX Yo-kai Watch U Prototype, the Yo-kai bosses featured in the game were given B-medals. Like the other B-medals, their medals are black-framed, and their artwork features the Bosses in action.
However, there are some differences. Their medals don't play the traditional summoning music of any of the Yo-kai Tribes when inserted into the DX Yo-kai Watch U, but merely an ominous electric guitar. In addition, Boss Yo-kai Medals do not have any tribe-affiliated insignias on them; rather, they have a slash going through them.
Boss Yo-kai that have B Medals
- Rubeus J
- Mass Mutterer
- Dame Dedtime
- Robonyan 28
- Hi no Shin
- Robonyan 3000
- Akamaneki Gold
- Shirokoma Gold
- Pink Emperor
- In Yo-kai Watch 3, the bosses are no longer given numbers that continue from the befriendable/normal Yo-kai Medallium number. Instead, the Boss Yo-kai numbering restarts the numbering system, and adds a B for Boss in prefix form to the number.
- Despite befriendable bosses like Slimamander or SV Snaggerjag gaining friendlier-looking forms, their medals still showcase their boss forms, indicating that all Boss Yo-kai have regular Yo-kai Medals that are simply unseen and never granted to the player.
- So far, there are no Boss Yo-kai of the Heartful tribe, although there have been Boss Yo-kai of the Charming tribe.
In other languages
- Italian: Mostri Yo-Kai