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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Skill; Handmade bomb- bombs the user sets down don't hurt allies
|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:
|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.
- "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
- Portuguese (Brazil): Destruicão
- Latin American: El sabueso Hardy