Lodo appears as a thin, blue-skinned boy with a huge happy grin on his face, showing a missing tooth. It has a single tuft of hair on his head, and wears a tattered, patched-up green cloak and worn, oversized geta.
Lodo has a personality resembling that of a small child. He is a very playful Yo-kai overall.
Abilities and Powers
Lodo can make people lose all their money and become poor.
He also appears on Cicada Canyon on Mt. Middleton.
Befriended: "Let's be friends! Don't worry! I won't mooch too much!"
Receiving food (favourite): "Sooooo good!"
Receiving food (normal): "I'll take it!!"
Receiving food (disliked):
Freed from Crank-a-kai: "Nice to meet you! Whoops! I think you dropped a coin there..."
Being traded: "You might lose some money, but who needs money anyway. Let's be friends!"
Lodo could be based on a binbougami (kami of poverty), an entity that inhabits houses and drives the inhabitants into poverty. Until halfway into the Meiji era, merchants would perform a ritual every month to chase them out: first they would make grilled miso, which binbougami love, and attracted them outside of the house with the appetizing smell. They would then fold the miso patty in two, trapping the kami inside, and toss it into a river.
"Lodo" could be a corruption of low dough.
"Binboy" is a portmanteau of binbō (貧乏, "poor, penniless") and the English boy.