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Thornyan (Japanese: トゲニャン Togenyan) is a Rank B Wind-attribute Yo-kai of the Charming tribe.

Thornyan evolves from Jibanyan when fused with Coughkoff.

In Yo-kai Watch Blasters, he is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Shogunyan.



An ivy-green cat with dull pink nose. His inner-ear is dark yellow, while his muzzle, paw tips, and chest fur are white. He wears a white collar with a dark orange sphere, and around his stomach is a dull orange band. On his head are nine long spikes with white and emerald coloring nearing the tips. His tail flames are orange, yellow, and white and are also spiked. 

As Thornyan is Jibanyan with a cold, Thornyan can shoot spikes when sneezing; those spikes cause the targets that get hit by them to grow their own spikes and makes them catch a cold as well.


Yo-kai Watch animation series

In Every Cold Has Its Thorn(yan), Jibanyan catches a cold and transforms into Thornyan. After Nate and Whisper fail to cure his illness, he ends up getting Hidabat and Blazion sick.

Yo-kai Watch

Fuse Jibanyan with Coughkoff.

Also, in Downtown Springdale, behind a fence, you can find Thornyan as a hot-spot. You can befriend him through normal means, but unless you soft reset, you only get one chance.

Yo-kai Watch 2

The player has to go to the apartments in Shopper's Row, where and Coughkoff and Roughraff are arguing over who is more spiky. To obtain Thornyan , the player has to speak to Coughkoff and say he's the spikier one. He will then fuse with Jibanyan to form into Thornyan, the fusion breaking apart after Thornyan gives the player their medal.

Game data


Fire Attribute
Pretty medal
Water Attribute
Bukimi medal
Wind Attribute
Pretty medal


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


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Ventilator (Japanese: 風穴あけ Kaze Ana'ake) 50-110 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Tornado (Japanese: 竜巻の術 Tatsumaki no Jutsu) 50-110 Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Needle Poke (Japanese: 針を刺す Hari o Sasu) Single enemy
Stabs a foe with tons of needles and steadily lowers its HP.
Soultimate Move Thorny Thwacks (Japanese: チクチク肉球 Chikuchiku Nikukyū) 23x7 All enemies
Grows spikes on his paws and punches all opponents.
Skill Spiky Guard (Japanese: とげガード Toge Gādo)
Deals damage back to foe while guarding.


Befriended: So STRONG! I can be your friend

Receiving food (Favorite): "I loooove this!"

Receiving food (Normal): "Average, meow!"

Loafing: "Timeowt..."

When being released from the Crank-a-kai(Wibble Wobble)" "Whee! It's great to be free! Thanks for getting me out of there!"


His Japanese name, "Togenyan", is a combination of "Thorn" (Japanese: 棘/刺 Toge) and nyan. His English name, "Thornyan", is a portmanteau of thorn and nyan.

His German name, "Dornyan", is a combination of dorn (thorn) and nyan.

His Spanish name "Espinyan" is a combination of "Espinas" (Thorn) and Nyan.


As a rare non-Japanese origin instance, Thornyan might be based on the cactus cat from the American Southwest, a bobcat-like animal covered in needle-like hair and with a branching tail resembling a saguaro. It's said to roam through the desert at night and slash cacti open with the spikes on its paws, coming back the following nights to lap at the fermented juices.


In other languages

  • Japanese: トゲニャン Togenyan
  • Korean: 가시냥 Gasinyang
  • Spanish: Espinyan
  • Italian: Spinyan
  • German: Dornyan
  • French: Epinyan
  • Portuguese: "Farpanyan"