Gnomey is automatically befriended through the main story. He can also be found on Mt. Middleton in the past.
Befriended (Yo-kai Watch 2):
Loafing: "Let's loaf!"
Receiving food (favourite): "I want more!"
Receiving food (normal): "*Chew*"
Receiving food (disliked):
Freed from Crank-a-kai: "Will you take me home with you?"
Gnomey is first summoned as part of Keizo's team in the 1st movie.
Gnomey then gets his own mini-corner in the anime.
Its random names are: Gnorman, Nigel, Jack, and Gnollan.
Nathaniel's friend looks like him
Gnomey is based on the zashiki-warashi (Japanese: 座敷童 or 座敷童子,zashiki-warashi), a child-like humanoid youkai that takes residence in large houses with zashiki (traditional guestrooms paved with tatami mats).
This youkai will inhabit those rooms and will rarely be actually seen. The house's guests will only hear the sound of little bare feet treading the tatami mats, and occasionally fall victim to their innocent pranks. It is said that so long as they stay in the house, the residing family will be blessed with good luck.
Those who have gotten used to their presence will leave out snacks and candy as small presents, which the zashiki warashi will happily accept.