A blue cat Yo-kai with a white chest, muzzle, and paw tips. His nose and inner-ear are dull pink and facial expression is in contrast from most of the Cat Yo-kai. At the center of his forehead is a white scar. He wears a dull gray belt which has a swirled sphere on it, and a long red cloth worn as a cloak.
Hovernyan has a very righteous personality, doing what's right often and standing up for his friends. Hovernyan is shown to be very patient, but after awhile he can lose focus of the task he is given. He is also very embarrassed about becoming Meganyan. He is seen to act very childishly as seen in the movie when introducing the "Rewind Stone" and made his own sound effects. He has strange ways of doing normal things.
Hovernyan has the ability to fly, and in the movie, throw balls of energy and coats his fists in it.
When Nathan and Nathaniel borrow all the other Yo-kai's strength, Hovernyan is transformed into his grittier, more powerful version, Darknyan.
Scan Hovernyan's QR Code at Piggleston Bank to obtain the Keepsake Cap, which will make Hovernyan appear. He is found in the Ninja Forest by Harrisville in the past, where he can be battled once a day until he's befriended through the regular method.
Hovernyan can be befriended in a quest from Chapter 11. The player must talk to Seregant Burly at the Yo-kai Blasters house and go to Lord Enma's palace. There, the player will have to catch twenty-five Yo-kai within three minutes. After the player manages to do so, Hovernyan will be befriended.
In Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, Hovernyan appears as Meganyan, then later becomes Hovernyan when he deflates. During the final battle, he transforms into Darknyan with the help of all the Yo-Kai (excluding Jibanyan and Whisper).
Hovernyan later made his debut in the TV anime series in the episode Yo-kai Gojidatsuji, where he and other cat Yo-kai were summoned all together due to Gojidatsujii's power changed the Robonyan F's Dream medal's name to 'Nyan'. Strangely, he is the only cat Yo-kai who didn't participate with other cat Yo-kai in beating up Nate and Whisper when the former accidentally upsetting them by saying that he summoned all of them for nothing.
This Yo-kai's appearance could be inspired by the Japanese Tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider and possibly Riderman.
He is a wandering spirit as opposed to an earthbound spirit like Jibanyan.
As revealed in Yo-kai Watch 3, overeating causes him to turn back into Meganyan.
In the dubbed movie, during the scene where Hovernyan calls Nathaniel's and Nate's attention after Dame Dedtime turns into Dame Demona, the sub-captions refer to him as Robonyan, in spite of Robonyan not even appearing in that scene.
In the American-Spanish dub of the first movie, he is called Levinyan. This was actually the early name of Hovernyan in the European-Spanish version of Yo-kai Watch 2 before it was changed.