Venoct has snow white skin and golden eyes, with long and dark teal hair that covers most of his face, tied into a ponytail with a sky blue band. He wears a dark purple kimono with a black overcoat hanging off his waist, tied with a white belt. He wears black shin covers and finger-less gloves, as well as straw sandals. Around his neck is an azure, wisp-like scarf with tails resembling dragon heads. He is 140 cm tall (About 55 Inches).
The Yo-kai Ukiukipedia features a version of him with a black knit hat that has the Slippery tribe emblem on it.
In EP053, Venoct was a human with long black hair which was parted covering one eye, hazel eyes and slightly tanned skin and his dark purple kimono which has his sleeves torn off and tied with a white belt with the cute bow-tie and has black arm warmers, as well as straw sandals.
Extremely serious, stern and stoic, Venoct is a fighter through and through, and doesn't make friends easily. However he is also extremely honorable and would never break the few bonds he's forged. Even his initial interaction with Nate/Katie is cold and stand-offish, with him rebuffing any ideas that he might be their ally. By the time of the showdown with McKraken, however, he has warmed to the player enough to give them his Yo-kai Medal. He also seems to not like being a Yo-kai due to his tone of voice in EP053.
While he shares some traits with his counterpart Kyubi, he lacks that Yo-kai's arrogance and manipulative nature. Also unlike Kyubi, his personality is left largely intact in the transition to the anime, where his serious disposition makes him seem very intense when compared to the more comical characters in the show.
Nathan Adams and Whisper
Venoct initially annoyed Nate and Whisper with his constant appearances. However, during episode 54 they seemed to feel sorry for the Yo-Kai. Nate seemed impressed when Venoct defeated Rubeus J's entire army with ease, and accepted his medal as a token of friendship.
Jibanyan was the first one to whom Venoct confided his plans of revenge. Although Jibanyan barely listened to him at first, he clearly began to warm to the powerful Yo-Kai, as shown when he called for him in episode 52 and wished him luck in episode 54.
Inaho Misora and USApyon
In the anime, Venoct despises him. In the last episode of his miniseries, it shows that he died as a human boy when Rubeus J caused his village to be engulfed in flames, killing all of his friends and family. Venoct, who wanted revenge, turned into the Yo-kai he is now.
Upon first meeting Jerry, Venoct finds him annoying instead as Jerry compliments the Yo-kai and finds him as cool. However, when Jerry started to pull Venoct's dragon scarf and used it as a jump rope, Venoct gets irritated, and also got to the point where he wanted to kill Jerry, but was stopped by Nate many times.
Abilities and Powers
In the anime, Venoct is a powerful Yo-kai, having so much power that he can fight and defeat Rubeus J and also bring down Gattenmeier's force field.
Game data (Lv.60)
Stats at 99 in busters: (second game)
|A||Attack (attacks a nearby enemy)|
|X||Ikazuchino jyustu (thunder technique) [hits a faraway enemy, if charged, does more damage]|
How to befriend
Venoct is befriended automatically in the final chapter of the game's storyline.
- Talk to an old man near the grave behind the Shoten Temple.
- Talk to Flushback in the Yo-kai World.
- Talk to Venoct on Mount Wildwood Summit at night.
- Fight Venoct to finish the quest.
- Wait 1 day after the Quest to battle him again to befriend him if possible. You will not be able to use food items on him.
Venoct can sometimes be befriended during the mission "Assassins lurk in the shadows! Snake Corps!". He can also sometimes be befriended via the use of a boost coin.
Venoct can be freed from the Crank-a-kai.
- Loafing: "Nah..."
- Freed from the Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble): "You rescued me... Perhaps I should acknowledge your ablities..."
In the anime
He makes his debut in EP050 and depicts what Red J looks like. He resembles Jibanyan.
In EP051, he depicts where Red J lives and who he lives with. Everything he talks about resembles Nate's house, Nate's parents, Nate himself, and Whisper.
In EP052, he depicts Red J's minions. They resemble the Springdale Elementary students.
In EP053, Jibanyan was ready to confess he is Rubeus J until the real Red J showed up. He explains how he became a Yo-kai and angrily beats Red J and his minions. Red J admits defeat, but he describes a Yo-kai who is more powerful than him, that being Hardy Hound. Venoct thanks Nate and gives his medal before flying away. Jibanyan waves goodbye, but Nate and Whisper are worried that his next victim may be Komasan.
He is first summoned by Nate in EP109 to prevent housekeeper Gattenmeier from launching the missiles that would have annihilated Earth. He successfully breaks her shield, but there was no need to punch her as her 24-hour timer beeped. Thus she stopped was she was doing, gave Nate her medal, and left. Venoct, Nate, and Jibanyan were speechless for moments until Whisper returned healthy.
In EP119, he, Kyubi, and Snottle compete as a team in the Yo-1 Grand Prix. They are defeated when Nate uses a Cuttincheez's stink rocket on them forcing them to pick their noses and crash into a rock.
- In Yo-kai Watch, Venoct uses the assertive, masculine 'ore' first pronoun but, in the second game he instead uses the more polite/neutral 'watashi'. The reason why this happens is because of the events of Yo-kai Watch 2 which made him change along with some other Yo-kai.
- Venoct and Nate share the same voice actor.
Venoct is based on Yamata-no-Orochi (from which comes his Japanese name), the eight-headed serpent that terrorized Japan during the age of mythology, and demanded young maidens in sacrifice. The god Susanoo, who had been exiled after a dramatic fall-out with his sister, the sun goddess Amaterasu, rescues the princess Kushinada before she's sacrificed to Orochi, and defeats him by offering him sake to make him drunk, then chops the snake into pieces. Susanoo's heroic deeds earn him Amaterasu's forgiveness, and he's once again allowed into the realm of the gods.
Venoct's appearance might also be based on Orochimaru, the former pupil and rival of the legendary ninja Jiraiya (see Ogama#Origin), and master of snake-summoning magic.
- Venoct's name is a combination of venom, another word for a deadly poison or toxin, and oct, a prefix meaning "eight".
In Other Languages
- Japanese: オロチ Orochi
- Spanish: Venocto
- French: Octorgone
- German: Viptor
- Italian: Velenotto
- Portuguese (Brazil): Venocto
- Korean: 이무기 Imugi