Puppynyan (Japanese: イヌニャン) is a Rank B Earth-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Tough tribe.


A cat-dog mesh Yo-kai resembling a shiba dog. His body is dull orange with a cream-colored muzzle, chest, and paw tips. His inner-ear is dark pink and he has loose tufts of fur on each cheek. His nose is a dark brown and he has dot-styled eyebrow markings above each eye. His Haramaki is crimson, while his tail flames and collar orb are lavender.

Puppynyan acts like a dog rather than a cat.

Like the rest of the his team Puppynyan has a unique walk/run animation. He runs one all fours much like a dog, unlike how Jibanyan and most cat Yo-kai have the same run and walk animation. This can be found when playing as him in (Yo-kai Watch Blasters)


  • When being released form Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch: Punipuni): *Sniff* *sniff* "You have kibidango, bark?" (クンクン お前きびだんご持ってるワン?)
  • When being released from the Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble) "Woof Woof I'm your friend now! Do you have any Sweet Dumplings..?"
  • When being released from Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch 3) :*Sniff* *sniff* "You have kibidango, bark? I'll follow you for the rest of my life, bark!" (クンクン お前きびだんご持ってるワン?一生ついていくワン!)

Game data

Attribute tolerance

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak


Yo-kai Watch 3

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Power Punch (Japanese: ぶんなぐる Bunnaguru) 50-110 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Pebble (Japanese: こいしの術 Ko-ishi no Jutsu) 20-90 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Dog-like (Japanese: 犬っぽくする Inu'ppoku suru) Single ally
The inspirited Yo-kai's defense is raised with dog power.
Soultimate Move Pooch Paw Punch (Japanese: 犬猫ワンニャン肉球 Inu-Neko Wan-Nyan Nikukyū) Two rows
No description.
Skill Millet Dumpling (Japanese: きびだんご Kibi-dango) Self
Once a battle when the yo-kai is defeated the yo-kai is revived with a little HP.


  • His Japanese name, 'Inunyan', is a combination of the Japanese word 犬 (Inu) and ニャン (nyan).
  • His English name is a portmanteau of puppy and nyan
    • His Wibble Wobble English name, 'Doggynyan', is a direct translation of his Japanese name with exception of "Dog" being changed to the childlike colloquial "Doggy". This may have been due to the fact that the target audience is children and that is how most of them would say the word "dog" outside of Japan.


Puppynyan is based on the talking dog that accompanies Momotaro in his quest in Japanese Folklore.


  • It is revealed that his dog ears are a part of a helmet as seen in EP093.
  • Puppynyan appears in an episode of Hangin' with Mr. Crabbycat in an all-cat class including Baddinyan, Thornyan, and Shogunyan, but suffers a dilemma over whether he is actually a cat or a dog. While played for laughs, it's a satire of a famous episode from Kinpachi-sensei which was about dysphoria
  • In Wibble Wobble, as Doggynyan, his sound byte says "Puppynyan" which was probably his initial name and was changed back in Yo-kai Watch Blasters.

In other languages

  • Italian: Canyan
  • German: Welpinyan
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Doggynyan