Mochismo initially appears as a kakumochi (square rice cake) with thin arms and stubby feet, a strip of nori resembling pants wrapped around his waist. Normally he has a nearly featureless face with thin eyes and mouth and a burn mark that resembles a blush, but when angry a scowling face with flushed cheeks pops out and his arms get bulkier and stronger-looking.
Abilities and Powers
Mochismo can give people spontaneous bouts of super strength, as he caused Nate's mom to lift a couch without difficulty.
In the manga, he makes people slow by placing mochi at their feet.
Mochismo appears under vending machines and cars by the Fish Place in Uptown Springdale, and in the Secret Byway in Blossom Heights. Also, he appears as an enemy Yo-kai alongside two Suspicionis in one of the chapters.
Alternatively, he can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Red Coin.
Mochismo makes a quick appearance in EP048. Jibanyan asked Whisper, who did not have his Yo-kai Pad with him at the time, who he is, and Whisper answered incorrectly. Mochismo had caused Nate's mother to lift a couch effortlessly to clean better.
Mochismo's design is based on an overcooked kakumochi, with the browned surface cracking and the rice paste bubbling through it.
His neutral face somewhat resembles the titular character "Anpanman". One of his moves, "Mochismo Punch", is a reference to one of Anpanman's signature attacks.
"Mochismo" is a portmanteau of the words mochi and machismo.
"Chikaramochi" is a visual pun on chikaramochi (Japanese: 力持ち,strongman, muscleman), with the "mochi" part becoming a homophone of "mochi".