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黒鬼, Kuro Oni
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Kuro-oni YW8-014
Orcanos (friend form)
Attribute Rank
Drain icon Rank S icon
Time Type
Yo-kai Watch
#429 (Boss) 440 (Friend)
Yo-kai Watch 2
Side-games number
Orcanos is not numbered.
Skill Effect
Thick Crust
Favorite foods
Yo-kai Watch 2
Yo-kai Watch 3
Side-game favorite foods
Wibble Wobble
Base Stats
Total: 3430

Orcanos (Japanese: 黒鬼 Kuro Oni) is a Drain-attribute Boss Yo-kai, and the last boss of Terror Time.

In Yo-kai Watch 2, Orcanos can be befriended, and is a Rank S Drain-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Tough tribe.


Orcanos strongly resembles Gargaros, being an imposing figure with clawed limbs, huge fangs, and red eyes carrying a huge spiked club. Distinguishing him from the other oni are his black skin color and the pair of large, twisted horns coming from his head.

In Yo-kai Watch 2, Orcanos has tribal markings covering his body and face to further accentuate his intimidating figure.


Orcanos is the most ruthless Oni of all, chasing the player down and assaulting them with extreme prejudice. However unlike the other Oni, he will almost guarantee a free pass in the Yo-kai World while Gargaros needs you to complete lots of quests, in which Ogralus intimidates you and asks you a question which with the intimidation is challenging. He also admires your strength in battle.


Abilities and Powers

Orcanos is the final terror time boss and has extremely high power. He is fast and can wipe the floor with a bunch of level 99 Yo-kai and also is an extreme wall having great Defense and very high Strength. Being Absorption-attributed, you can't nulify his damage and he can heal up, making him hard to out stall although with his attack stat stalling is almost impossible. However his biggest and hardest hitting move is his 350 damage Soultimate Move, Nightmare Beat, in which is almost a guarantee one shot on almost any Yo-kai even of the Tough Tribe with a bunch of defense boosts. In Yo-kai Watch 2, he can be befriended and can inspirit team mates with Oni's strength, raising defense and his skill daunting pose raises defense when in the center, making him a great defensive wall.

In Yo-kai Watch Busters; he is able to swing his club with so much power he can create jet black tornadoes as evidenced in his intro cutscene.


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

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Clobber (Japanese: ドクロ割り Dokuro-wari) 75 - 112 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Reaper (Japanese: 死神の術 Shinigami no Jutsu) 80 - 120 Single enemy.
No description.
Inspirit Power of Terror (Japanese: 鬼の力 Oni no Chikara) Single ally
Gives an ally the insane DEF on an Oni.
Soultimate Move Nightmare Beat (Japanese: 悪夢の金棒 Akumu no Kanabō) 350 Single enemy
Pulverizes one enemy in a display of Orcanos's awesome power.
Skill Thick Crust (Japanese: におうだち Niōdachi)
DEF increases when front and center.


  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch 2):
  • Befriended (Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble): "I have battled countless warriors in my time, but none as mighty as you! Join me!"
  • Loafing: 
  • Receiving food (favourite): 
  • Receiving food (normal):
  • Receiving food (disliked):

How to befriend

Yo-Kai Watch 2 Psychic Specters:

Get a key from Mr E outside of the old house in San Fantastico. You can go into Mystery Way but need to link Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. You will eventually encounter Wallkappa by a door. If you enter you will appear in Gold Gleaming Highway. Go to the West and North until you find Orcanos. Battle him, remember he is a boss that does not accept food and can only have a raised befriend chance with popularity, and after the battle he has a chance to befriend you. He will not walk up to you like regular Yo-kai but instead change his dialogue and give you his medal.

Yo-kai Watch 3:

Obtainable in the Crank-a-kai or in the dream roulette.


Orcanos is the toughest boss in Yo-kai Watch, and only appears if his brothers, Gargaros and Ogralus, are defeated enough times. Defeating him is the only way to obtain a Holy Blade, the item needed to evolve Chansin into Gleam.

Orcanos debuted in episode 155.


As a Drain-type Boss Yo-kai, Orcanos has no weakness that can be easily exploited. He uses a combination of overwhelming physical and special attacks against the player and is the most difficult adversary in the first game. However, like the other Oni, he does not use Inspiriting techniques, meaning that the three Yo-kai in the rear line can be dedicated to static support effects, such as Everfore, and to take Orcanos' Soultimate, like Goldenyan. A team of the highest level possible (preferably even 99) is recommended to take him on, along with a reserve of food, drinks and medicine to keep them alive.



See Gargaros#Origin.

Name Origin

  • "Orcanos" derives from orc.
  • "Kuro Oni" translates as "black oni".
  • " Demoniorco" is a combination of "Demonio" (Demon) and "Orco" (Orc).

In other languages

  • Spanish: Demoniorco
  • German: Orcanos
  • Italian: Nerorko
  • French: Orqanos
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Orcanos

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