A palette swap of Grubsnitch with beige skin, red irises, and black hair. He wears a green kimono, a darker beige straw skirt and a purple turtle shell on his back.
Wantston has a compulsive need to feel jealous of others. Despite expressing covetous desires, he refuses to put in effort to improve his situation so he can remain permanently envious. As a result, he feels disturbed when complimented since it removes his justification to feel envious.
Abilities and Powers
Anyone Inspirited by Wantston becomes as envious as he is, and incessantly whines about desiring what others have, even negative traits or unwanted outcomes (such as feeling tired or getting into trouble). At the same time the Inspirited also refuses to change their situation and instead continue complaining. This often causes the Inspirited victim to be turned away by others for whining too much.
In the anime, Wantston seems to be capable of withstanding huge amounts of pain. Even attacking him cannot dispel the effects of his jealousy. His sole weakness is receiving compliments, which counteracts his influence.
Befriended:"I'm jealous of your friends! I want to be your friend too!"
Receiving food (favourite):"I love this!"
Wantston appears in EP056 having already inspirited Nathan Adams. This makes him exhibit peculiar displays of jealousy over others feeling tired, getting into accidents and so on. Driven mad by this, Jibanyan uses Nate's Yo-Kai Watch to force Wantston out. Nate barely manages to summon Komasan and Komajiro (who hitched a ride with Komasan upon being summoned). Innocently, Komasan begins to compliment Wantston, making him unnerved much to the dismay of Komajiro. Catching on, Komasan and Komajiro compliment Wantston until he surrenders his Yo-Kai Medal and runs away.
In the Japanese version of the anime, his reason to possess people is due to him being envious of Urashima Taro as a result of people saying he's not him in spite of them having similar sounding names. The dub changes this to Wantston feeling envious because he doesn't have a rounder head and a giant sea turtle.
"Wantston" is a combination of the word want and the name Winston.
"Urayamashirō" combines urayamashii (羨ましい, "jealous, envious") and rō (郎), a common ending of male names.
"Kieroto" is a combination of quiero (i want) and the abreviation of the word todo (all), "to".
"Sabba" derives from sabber/ n (saliva/ drooling).