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アニ鬼, Aniki
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Attribute Rank
Earth icon Rank A icon
Time Type
Yo-kai Watch
Yo-kai Watch 2
Yo-kai Watch 3
Side-games numbers
Wibble Wobble
Skill Effect
Revenge Enrage
Favorite foods
Yo-kai Watch
Yo-kai Watch 2
Yo-kai Watch 3
Side-game favorite foods
Wibble Wobble
Base Stats
Total: 2840

Bruff (Japanese: アニ鬼 Aniki) is a Rank A Earth-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Tough tribe.


A large, purple ogre-like Yo-kai with similar features to Badude. He has a yellow pompadour, red-tinted glasses, a purple vest, green pants, and geta shoes. He has bandages around his wrists, waist, and hair. He carries a large club covered in nails and a sprig in his mouth.

He appears to be a tough and intimidating Yo-kai, but in actuality, he acts like a cool big brother figure to all who surround him. Upon giving his opponents gifts or encouragement, they instantaneously fall in adoration of him.

Bruff causes the Inspirited target to act as a reliable adult or big brother figure, as seen with Ken. This subsequently causes people around the Inspirited to revere them.


Yo-kai Watch Anime

Bruff debuts in EP064, having already Inspirited a new transfer student Ken for some time. After Ken ends up charming all his classmates with his aloof, yet responsible "big bro" persona, a jealous Nate identifies him, then attempts to stop him by summoning Jibanyan, Roughraff, Blazion, and a slew of other Yo-kai, but they all fall to Bruff's charms and respect him instead. In the end, Bruff thanks Nate for summoning so many new friends for him and gives him his medal, causing Nate to revere Bruff and disappoint Whisper. Bruff ends up having to leave with Ken after Ken's mother is forced to relocate due to work, leaving Nate to give Bruff a tearful farewell as their train pulls away from the station.

He is first summoned in EP069 to deal with Mynimo. Bruff shows his rough side by scolding and injuring Mynimo, but he tells him that he is still a little brother to him. Mynimo befriends Bruff and gives Nate his medal, for any friend of Bruff's is a friend of his.

Yo-kai Watch

In the "Oar-Powered Dates" Yo-kai Spot in Gourd Pond Park one of three Yo-kai will appear: a Frostina that will give you a Large Exporb, a Badude, and a Bruff that will fight you. If Bruff appears, he can be befriended with the regular method.

Bruff can also be freed from the Crank-a-kai with an Orange Coin.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Bruff can be found on multiple main stage levels, starting from Yo-kai World. Alternatively he can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with 5-Star Coins, or 3000 Y-Money.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Bruff can appear as a Child Crossing Sign Yokai Spot in Uptown Springdale.

Bruff can also be freed from the past Crank-a-kai with an Orange Coin.

Lastly Bruff can also be freed from the Oni-Crank-a-kai.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Bruff rarely appears in the Yo-kai Spot Magic Cycling in the USA.

Bruff can also be befriended in a Treasure Busters Dungeon in the 2.0 Update.



Prior to their debuts, Bruff has apparently been Inspiriting Ken through his countless relocations and school transfers, causing Ken to make friends wherever he goes. Although Ken remains unaware, Bruff considers the partnership between him and Ken to be something special.


After summoning 10 Yo-kai who fell to his big-bro charms, he compliments Nate and gives him his medal. Nate falls for Bruff's charms as well which leaves Whisper unimpressed.

Game data

Move list

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Headbuster (Japanese: 脳天かちわり Nōten kachi wari) 130-195 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Meteor (Japanese: いん石の術 Inseki no Jutsu) 80-120 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Enrage (Japanese: 頭に血を昇らせる Atama ni Chi o Nobora seru) Single enemy
Enrages an enemy and makes it attack anyone who may be nearby.
Soultimate Move Brutal Butt Bat (Japanese: 地獄のケツバット Jigoku no Ketsubatto) 180 All enemies
Crunches his foes with his nail bat. Likely to be either critical or a miss.
Skill Revenge (Japanese: しかえし Shikaeshi)
Reflects some damage back to foe.


  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch): "Look at you, tough guy! Wanna be pals wit me?!"
  • Loafing: "*SNORE*"
  • Receiving food (favourite): "So much flavor!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Fine by me."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "You wanna go?"
  • Freed from the Crank-a-kai: "Thanks, bro. Wanna be buds?"


Name Origin

  • "Bruff" is a portmanteau of the colloquial bro and a corrupted form of rough, or a corruption of the short form bruv for brother.
  • "Aniki" derives from aniki (兄貴, colloquial term for "big brother" that is also used by yakuza and delinquent to address seniors and leaders), with the kanji for "oni" (鬼) replacing the last syllable.
  • "Grobro" combines groß (big), the English bro (brother) and contains the word grob (rough).
  • "Valentão" is the translation of the word bully into Portuguese (also having the synonym for tough).


  • In EP069, when summoning Bruff, Nate says "Come on out, my best friend!" instead of "Come on out, my friend!"

Related Yo-kai

In Other Languages

Language Name
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JP flag
アニ鬼 Aniki
KR flag
요괴형님 Yogoehyeongnim
China Flag
FR flag
SA flag
IT flag
Germany Flag
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  • French: Frérosse
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Valentão
  • Chinese:
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