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Elder Bloom (Japanese: 花さか爺 Hanasaka-jii) is a Restoration-attribute Legendary Yo-kai of the Heartful tribe.

Appearances

Biology

Elder Bloom shares a resemblance with Hungramps, but with cherry blossom petals for eyebrows and facial hair. He wears a purple cap and a green kimono, with a patched-up pink hakama and straw sandals. He carries a basket full of ash, overall resembling the classic portrayal of Hanasaka Jiisan.

Elder Bloom is a kind-hearted, helpful Yo-kai, using his power to make people happy. He is extremely devoted to trees and the environment and likes it when humans treat the environment well. However, his intentions can be somewhat misguided as times as he doesn't have a very clear idea of what makes a person happy.

Elder Bloom can make flowers bloom everywhere and anywhere. By Inspiriting people, Elder Bloom causes the Inspirited to grow a sprig of three flowers on their head. The Inspirited instantly becomes happy and performs a chant, "Happy, happy, happy!" while dancing, usually while inflicting minor bodily harm on themselves like pinching their nose, as Elder Bloom considered it funny.

Elder Bloom can also make flower-themed fireworks, which is a pun on the word fireworks in Japanese hanabi (Japanese: 花火 Hanabi, literally meaning; "fire flower").

Profile

As a Legendary Yo-kai, one must befriend the following Yo-kai in order to unlock Elder Bloom's Medallium page.

Yo-kai Watch

Himojii YW1-034
Fukuryu YW1-061
Negasus
Platinumkaku
Hungramps Bloominoko Negasus Castelius Max
Saikocho
Warautsubo YW2-038
Debibiru YW3-021
YW9-012
Betterfly Heheheel Timidevil Dromp

Yo-kai Watch 2

NurseTongus
YW9-019
Don Chan
Jigajii-san YW7-033
Nurse Tongus High Gnomey Don Chan Papa Windbag
Ageageha
Hatsudenshin
Mekabuchan YW1-036
YW9-012
Peppillon Statiking Rhyth Dromp

Yo-kai Watch 3

Komejii YW1-039
Omoidashin
Mosenosho
Ecolojii Artwork
Grainpa Vacuumory Q'wit Ecolojii
Hanashikami
Senpokukanpokuclean2
Nandenaan Evo 2
Fukurojiji
Hanashikami Senpoku-kanpoku Sonaandaa Ol' Fortune


Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

NurseTongus
YW9-019
Jigajii-san YW7-033
Nurse Tongus High Gnomey Papa Windbag
Mekabuchan YW1-036
Ageageha
Hatsudenshin
Rhyth Peppillon Statiking


Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Hitomakasennin
Omoidashin
Zetsuojii YW4-025
Komejii YW1-039
Yoodooit Vacuumory Uncle Infinite Grainpa
Fukurojiji
YW13-005
Mosenosho
Dubbles
Ol' Fortune Awevil Q'wit Dubbles


Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Komejii YW1-039
Hungry G 2
Mosenosho
Ecolojii Artwork
Grainpa Hungry G Q'wit Ecolojii
YW10-005
Kuiijii YW1-038
Bundory Gustaf
Fukurojiji
Mozuku-sensei Hungorge Gustaf Ol' Fortune


Yo-kai Watch animation series

Elder Bloom first appears in Professor Vacant and the Mysterious Mansion, strangely without being summoned from the Medallium (similarly to Spoilerina before him). Prior to the series, he resided in a mountain lodge after his favorite cherry tree was cut down to make the hotel's central pillar; subsequently he stayed in the hotel to care for the pillar as he did when it was alive, causing it to sprout flowers.

In the episode, he witnesses Nathan Adams's class planting saplings on a mountain during a school excursion. Happy to see children care for the environment, he causes flowers to sprout in the hotel, and then on the heads of people to make them happy. However, this ends up making the Inspirited victims act crazy, even pinching their noses painfully.

Nate eventually locates Elder Bloom and asks him to stop, as his method of making people happy is painful. After telling Nate his story, Elder Bloom comes to an understanding and gives Nate his Medal. To give Elder Bloom another way to make people happy, Nate has Elder Bloom use his powers on a fireworks display that evening, causing flower-shaped fireworks to appear and scatter flower petals everywhere. Unfortunately this ends up causing Elder Bloom's Inspiriting effect to kick in on all the spectators.

After meeting and talking with Elder Bloom, Nathan appreciates his intentions, but finds the effects of his power annoying.


Game data

Evolution

Restoration Attribute
Hanasakajii YW2-028
Pokapoka medal
Elder Bloom
Level 30
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
 ???
[[{{{name-2}}}|Jibanyan

]]

Fusion

Restoration Attribute
Hanasakajii YW2-028
Pokapoka medal
Elder Bloom
Level 30
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
 ???
[[{{{name-2}}}|Jibanyan

]]

Stats

Hanasakajii YW2-028
Stats Calculation
HP
 
380
STR
 
107
SPR
 
304
DEF
 
120
SPD
 
177
This shows Elder Bloom's stat on level: 99.


Wibble Wobble

None
Stats Calculation
HP
 
695
Attack
 
494
This shows Elder Bloom's stat on level: 50.


Movelist

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Headsmack (Japanese: ずつき Zutsuki) 15 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Paradise (Japanese: 極楽の術 Gokuraku no Jutsu) 80 Restoration Single ally
No description.
Inspirit Miracle Blossom Single ally
Greatly improves an ally's SPD with cherry blossoms!
Soultimate Move Full Bloom Restoration All allies
Revives allies and restores their HP with cherry-blossom power.
Skill Caring (Japanese: おせわ Osewa)
Gradually recovers HP of adjacent Yo-kai.

Etymology

His Japanese name is derived from the Hanasaka Jiisan fairytaile (see below).

Origin

Elder Bloom is based on the protagonist of the Hanasaka Jiisan fairytale, or "The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom". At the climax of the story, the old man scatters the ashes of a burnt mortar and makes withered cherry trees bloom beautifully. The local daimyo, who was passing by, is so marveled by that scenery that he showers the old man with precious gifts and treasures, making him happy for the rest of his life.

Trivia

  • Despite being from Yo-Kai Watch 1, his Medal in the Recap Time for EP043 has the Yo-Motion symbol.
  • Just like Spoilerina in the anime, Elder Bloom appeared without Nate having to collect the required Yo-kai Medals.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 花さか爺
Flag of France French Camaïeul
Flag of Spain Spanish Abuflorido
Flag of Germany German Vati Blum
Flag of Italy Italian Senilfior
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Vovetusto