ひも爺, Himojii
Pokapoka medal
Himojii YW1-034
Hungramps's Image Category
Attribute Rank
回復属性 Rank E icon
Common Rare
None None
Skill Special Effect
Starver Starve
Favorite Food
Former Current
None Rice Balls
Total: 2780
Stat rank C
Stat rank E
Stat rank E
Stat rank E
Stat rank E

Hungramps (Japanese: ひも爺 Himojii) is a Rank E Restoration-attribute Yo-kai of the Heartful tribe.

The Yo-kai Medallium bio reads; "A Yo-kai who is always hungry and can make other tummies rumble...That's really about the only thing he can do."

Hungramps evolves into Hungorge starting at Lv. 22. As of Yo-kai Watch 2, Hungramps also evolves into Hungorge by fusing with a Love-Packed Rice Ball.

As of Yo-kai Watch 3, Hungramps evolves into Hungry G when fused with Merican Flour.


Hungramps has the appearance of an elderly man, with a white mustache and large white eyebrows above closed eyes. He has a blue tongue and a single prominent tooth in his jaw. His most notable feature is his cone-shaped head, with the vertex being the top of his head. He wears a gray kimono, a blue obi and one-toothed geta sandals with white tabi. He is usually seen with a small drool on the left side of his mouth and his right index finger on the right side.


In the anime, Hungramps is an old man. He appears to be lost in thought most of the time. He falls asleep quickly and wakes up shortly after.

A running gag in most of his later appearances is his notorious hunger and craving for food-themed Yo-kai like Wotchagot and Pride Shrimp, or at least animal Yo-kai who could serve as food, like Spenp. Once he senses the presence of Yo-kai like these, and/or at lunch time, he approaches them and proceeds to eat them. Due to this, he is infamously known as one of the terrifying Yo-kai from the eating clan.



Sarah (Hungramps' Granddaughter)

Back when Hungramps was alive he had a granddaughter named Sarah who he loves very much. When she grew she hung out with her grandpa less often. When Hungramps died he turned into a Yo-kai and waited to see his granddaughter's face. In episode 4 of the anime he saw Sarah again as a teenager, and she stated that she did want to hang out with him. In EP059, she promised him that she would study hard in order to become a doctor to cure his illness. Seconds before they linked pinkies, Hungramps died. After his death, Sarah continued her studies in order to fulfill that very promise.



Hungramps had a relationship with Tattletell, as shown when she tried to attack him and he offered her a beverage.


Hungramps formed a friendship with Grubsnitch, since both Yo-kai have insatiable hunger, which leads to them seeking for food-themed Yo-kai and devouring them. In the White and Red Song Battle, they even form a unit named "Tabemono Gakari" and compete on behalf of the Red team.

Hungramps is infamous among food Yo-kai like Wotchagot and Pride Shrimp for them continuously being victims of his hunger. In EP088, he even turns out to be the culprit of the "food Yo-kai murders", which caused his victims to lose their souls. Oddly enough, they seem to forgive him and on top of that they invite him to go out to eat. His hunger does not seem to be limited to normal food Yo-kai, as in EP103 goes to the mall during the New Year in order to catch the recently spawned Spenp and eat him.

Abilities and Powers

Hungramps has a seemingly bottomless appetite, and thus possesses the ability to make people so hungry they might overeat when inspirited.


Stats Calculation
This shows Hungramps's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Headsmack 15-67 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Heal 20-90 Restoration Single ally
No description.
Inspirit Starve Single enemy
Makes a foe hungry, and decreases its STR.
Soultimate Move Hungry Impact 50 Restoration All allies
Restores HP for allies with a wealth of heavenly rice balls.
Skill Starver
The effect of food on allies will double.

How to befriend

Yo-kai Watch

Hungramps can be found in Uptown Springdale, near the Shady Back Alley's trash cans.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Hungramps can be befriended in the process of completing a request.


  • Freed from Crank-a-kai: "I was so hungry in there. Is this the part where we get some food together?"
  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch):"I'm so hungry. Be my pal and feed me. OK?"
  • Loafing: "So...hungry..."

In the anime

Hungramps - Yo-Kai Watch Summoning00:31

Hungramps - Yo-Kai Watch Summoning

Hungramps appears in EP004, Inspiritng a convenience store which Katie Forester passed by. His power makes her and others want to stop at the store and buy food. When she tells Nathan Adams about her craving, Nate accidentally insults her by saying she was getting fat. Nate and Whisper then go to the convenience store to investigate, where they find Hungramps. Hungramps tells them that he has a reason for haunting the store, but he doesn't tell them, mainly because he then decided to nap. Nate then calls Tattletell to possess him, though there was a slight delay when she and Hungramps had a bit of tea together. Then he reveals that he went to the store with his granddaughter Sarah when he was alive and she was a toddler. They really loved each other, but they grew apart, and he eventually passed away. He started to haunt the store after he died, with his hoping to meet her again being the reason why he became a Yo-kai. He had to draw in everyone because he couldn't quite remember her face since he became a Yo-kai. Whisper and Nate manage to convince Hungramps that he shouldn't cause trouble for others. However, just as he was about to leave, two high school students walk by, one of them holding the same keychain Sarah had, and she discusses the relationship she had with her grandmother. Moved to tears, Hungramps then gives Nate his medal in thanks.

In EP006, Nate summons Hungramps to convince Blazion to stand down before resorting to Happierre.

In EP014, Nate calls Hungramps to stop Dazzabel from Inspiriting his mother, since he has a poor sense of fashion. Unfortunately, Dazzabel Inspirits him, making dress up like a surfer, including the surfboard and all else.

In EP023, Nate summons Hungramps to counter Grubsnitch. The two Yo-Kai wrestle for control over Lily Adams, causing her to waver between snitching little bites and eating a full meal. Hungramps ends up causing Lily to become so hungry she starts devouring the meal, prompting Grubsnitch to surrender.

In EP027, Hungramps was seen in Yo-kai-lifornia where he is among the Yo-kai standing in line awaiting the release of the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero. Walkappa told Hungramps that there must be a party that attracted the Yo-kai.

Hungramps' backstory is further explored in EP059, after Nate summons him in order to convince Master Oden with a heartwarming tale. Hungramps revealed that after he became gravely ill, his granddaughter promised to study hard and become a doctor so she could cure him. As he raised his finger to meet hers in a pinky promise, he tragically died right before their fingers could meet. Years later, he learned that his granddaughter successfully entered a prestigious university and continues to work hard in present day.


  • When Hungramps takes elemental damage, he is treated as an Earth-attribute Yo-kai.


Name Origin

  • Hungramps' name is a portmanteau of hungry and gramps.
  • Himojii is a combination of himojii (Japanese: ひもじい "hungry") and jii (Japanese: "grandfather, old man").
  • "Abuzampa" is a combination of abuelo ("grandpa") and "zampar" ("eat").

Related Yo-kai

In other languages

  • Japanese: ひも爺 Himojii
  • Korean: 공복영감 Gongbongnyeonggam
  • Spanish: Abuzampa
  • German: Opa Gusto
  • French: Granpapéti
  • Italian: Nonno Fame
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Vovônorexia
  • Chinese: 肚餓爺爺 (Hong Kong) or 空腹爺爺 (Taiwan)
  • Arabic: شرهان

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