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[[image:{{{wibwobx}}} Wibble Wobble.PNG|40px|center|link=]] Hardy Hound
マイティードッグ, Maitii Doggu
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Friend form {{{form name 2}}}
Hardy Hound (friend form)
Attribute Rank
Ice icon Rank A icon
Time Type
Yo-kai Watch 2
Yo-kai Watch 3
Side-games numbers
Wibble Wobble
Skill Effect
Favorite foods
Ice Cream
Yo-kai Watch 3
Side-game favorite food
Hardy Hound has no favorite food.
Base Stats
Total: 3040

Hardy Hound (Japanese: マイティードッグ Maitī Doggu) is a Boss Yo-kai.

In Yo-kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team and Yo-kai Watch 3, Hardy Hound can be befriended, and is a Rank A Ice-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Charming tribe.

In Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, Hardy Hound is recruitable in his Boss form, which is a Rank SS Wib Wob of the Charming tribe.


Hardy Hound is a large, muscular white komainu youkai bearing heavy similarities to Komasan. His fur is white with long tufts sprouting from his cheeks adorned with red spirals, red, fluffy spirals are present on his hips. He has a furrowed brow with light blue, pupil-less eyes and blue flames atop his eyebrows. His inner ears, chest fur, stomach, and tail are a dull, dark blue. On his back he carries a green pouch with a spiral pattern filled with skulls. He also carries a small, green coin purse strapped to his left-arm


Yo-kai Watch Animation Series

Hardy Hound makes an appearance in EP053, in a description which Rubeus J makes to Venoct upon defeating him. Red J states Hardy Hound is far stronger to him and that he answers to him. Upon hearing this, Venoct states he will not lose and begins searching for Hardy Hound.

In EP064, he makes a cameo in "Kaptain Komasan's Expedition Team" to find the Yeti. Komasan unknowingly encounters him and mistakes him as the Yeti before exiting the warehouse. The final shot shows Hardy Hound eating what appears to be a large ice cream cone.

MD and RJ

Befriended Hardy Hound and Rubeus J with Taronyan

Taronyan befriended him along with Rubeus J in EP093.

In EP112, Hardy Hound, Gargaros, Rubeus J and Cap'n Crash went to Disrupting Class Academy and damaged the school.

In EP113, Rubeus J, Hardy Hound, and Captain Thunder have caught Whisper for stealing their spiked microphone and starts to beat Whisper up, sending him flying out of the building while singing.

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Hardy Hound can be fought in Score Attack mode where the top 125 players of that week will receive up to 3 of him in their inbox

Yo-kai Watch 2

Hardy Hound can be fought in Fleshy Souls in the Psychic Blasters mode, upon collecting 6000 Oni Orbs, and encountering Komasan S.

He can be fought in Bony Spirits, and Psychic Specters when battling with other people in Psychic Blasters with Local Play, who have Fleshy Souls.

Yo-kai Watch Busters

Hardy Hound can be fought in Chapter 8 in an optional mission.

In Moon Rabbit Team him and Rubeus J can be fought in a Sidequest in Chapter 8, his friend form can rarely be befriended as a reward for beating them.

Yo-kai Sangokushi

Hardy Hound can be fought in an optional side mission.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Hardy Hound can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with 5-Star Coins in the USA

Alternatively Hardy Hound can be found in the Busters T dungeon Nuphinx Agete 3

Game Data

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Practiced punch(正拳突き) Single enemy
No description.
Technique Blizzard Ice Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Curse of fear(恐怖の呪い) Single enemy
The inspirited yo-kai becomes afraid, making it not move.
Soultimate Move Exploding Strike(爆裂悶景ストライク) 15-22 x 10 back two columns
No description.
Skill Explosive Power (Japanese: 爆発力 Bakuhatsu-ryoku)
First attack will always land a critical.


Rubeus J

When Rubeus J, the cause of Venoct's death was defeated by Venoct, he told Venoct that there was a Yo-kai one level above him, Hardy Hound. Venoct then went to search for Hardy Hound. The two appear to be decent friends.

Captain Thunder

He is probably one level above Hardy Hound.


While Venoct is implied to fight him, it is unknown if the two have ever battled.

Busters/Blasters Moveset

Hardy Hound

strong against;ice

weak against;fire

Busters Skill; Handmade bomb- bombs the user sets down don't hurt allies

Move Base Power/description
 Attack 50 ((hits a nearby enemy))
Ultra Explosion 750 (Plants a bomb that explodes after a few minutes, hitting enemies and allies alike.)
Rock 40(user attacks enemies hit with rocks, if charged does more damage)
Soultimate; Exposive Anguish Bomb 80 x 5 (User throws bombs that does great damage)

Moves that can be learned:

Move Base Power/description
Full Spirited Attack 100 (hits all nearby enemies with massive damage)
Super-Attack down None (The enemy's strength goes down by a lot. If charged, can affect enemies around that enemy)


  • Released from the Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch 3): "This is me getting out and I'm a guy with no luck! Mongeee~ someone will regret this, zuraa!" (このおらを出すとは 運のないヤツ! モンゲええ後悔させてやるずらあ)
  • Released from the Crank-a-kai(Wibble Wobble):"Oh My Swirls! I LIKE YOU!! Take some of these bombs!!"


  • His medal is available as a free gift for purchasing the Shiro Inu-tai version of Yo-kai Watch Busters.
  • He and Whismellowman are one of the two rarest Yo-kai currently in the English version of Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble.

Name Origin

  • "Mighty Dog" references Hardy Hound's sheer might and his dog-like features.
  • "Hardy Hound" basically is "Mighty Dog" but using synonymous alliterative words to mimic the effect.
  • "Gran Sabueso" is translated as "Great Hound".

In Other Languages

Language Name
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FR flag
SA flag
Gran Sabueso
IT flag
Germany Flag
NL flag
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Destruicão
  • Latin American: El sabueso Hardy