Mochismo 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.
Abilities and Powers
Mochismo can give people spontaneous bouts of super strength, as he caused Nathan's mom to lift a couch without difficulty.
In the manga, he makes people slow by placing mochi at their feet.
Mochismo can be found on the 2nd floor of Springdale Elementary at night.
Alternatively, he can once more be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Red Coin in the present.
Befriended: "Hey, get a load of you! We should be friends, us two!"
Loafing:"I'm wiped out."
Being traded:"A new friend? I'm so pumped, I feel like I'm twice my size!"
Receiving food (favourite): "My favorite!"
Receiving food (normal): "Hrmmm..."
Receiving food (disliked): "Gross!"
Freed from the Crank-a-kai (YW/YW2): "You got me out? Let me at least carry your stuff for you. I'm strong enough!"
Mochismo makes a quick appearance in EP048. Nate asks Whisper (who does not have his Yo-kai Pad at the time) who he is, and Whisper answers incorrectly. Mochismo causes 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
), with the "mochi" part becoming a homophone of "mochi".