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Chochin-obake (Japanese: 提灯お化け Chōchin-obake) is a Rank B Fire-attribute Classic Yo-kai of the Eerie Tribe.



Chochin-obake is a paper lantern with a face that has fire coming out of its mouth as well as three hitodama floatng around it.


Yo-kai Watch 3

Chochin-obake can be befriended in the Enma Palace in Busters Treasure mode, only available after the 3.0 update.

Game Data





Chochin-obake is based on the chōchin-obake (提灯お化け, "paper lantern ghost"), a tsukumogami (common item youkai) born from an oiled paper lantern. When they turn into youkai, the paper splits along the bamboo ribs, forming one or two eyes and a grinning mouth with a lolling tongue. Generally fairly harmless like most tsukumogami, there are however stories of vengeful ghosts possessing paper lanterns, most notably the ghost of Oiwa from the highly influential kabuki play Yotsuya Kaidan.