A blue snake Yo-kai with a white underbelly and slit pupil eyes with yellow ridges. He has a green mustache and a fur decoration on its chest. He wears a black kazaori-eboshi (formal headdress worn by samurai) tied with a purple string. At the tip of his tail is a black gunbai (wooden fan used by warlords to signal troops, and later by sumo referees) with yellow decorations.
Cynake appears to enjoy causing disharmony and arguments from his Inspiriting; conversely, he expresses dislike when people are getting along.
Abilities and Powers
Those inspirited by Cynake will display his same sulky, cynical attitude: however, this can be countered by Happierre's cheerful aura.
Cynake appears in garbage outside Rusty's Mart (San Fantastico).
Befriended: "Hmph! What a disappointment! But maybe I've found a friend...?"
Loafing: "Need rest..."
Receiving food (favourite):"Splendid!"
Receiving food (normal): "Very decent."
Receiving food (disliked): "Away! Away!"
In EP017, Nate and his father throw a Mother's Day celebration for Nate's mother. Although initially happy, Nate's mother becomes abruptly pessimistic and critical of the pancakes her husband made, and proceeds to turn on him and find fault in his every attempt to pacify her. This change in behavior rouses Nate's suspicion, and he identifies the presence of Cynake. Nate ends up summoning Happierre, who uses his aura to counteract the effects of Cynake by Inspiriting Nate's father, causing him to become more lovey-dovey. Despite Cynake's best efforts on making Nate's mother stubborn, Happiere's effect wins through, causing Nate's mother to become just as lovey-dovey and forgives her husband. Cynake, disgusted by the adults' behavior and angry that they're no longer arguing, slithers away in a huff.
"Cynake" is a portmanteau of the words cynical and snake.
"Sunesnake" is similar to the above, but combines with sunemono (拗ね者, "cynical, mysanthrope").
"Cinispiente" is a portmanteau of cinico ("cynical") and sierpe ("snake" or "wyrm").
"Griesgramba" is a portmanteau of Griesgram (grouch, sourpuss) and Mamba (a kind of snake).