Wantston (Japanese: うらやましろう Urayamashirō) is a Rank E Lightning-attribute Yo-kai of the Heartful tribe.


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.


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

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Slap 10 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Shock 20 Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Envy Single enemy
Makes a foe so envious of its allies that it will attack them.
Soultimate Move Envious Hand 50 All enemies
Grows a hand from his mouth and gives enemy HP to his allies.
Skill Greed
Foe will be more prone to drop items.

How to befriend

Yo-kai Watch

Wantston appears in the Tucked Away Lot in Blossom Heights. The entrance is between Candy Stop and the Hot Springs.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Wantston Appears In The Delivery Bay In Downtown Springdale. He Also Appears In Gates of Whimsy.


  • Befriended: "I'm jealous of your friends! I want to be your friend too!"
  • Receiving food (favourite): "I love this!"
  • Loafing: "Bleh..."


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.


Name Origin

  • "Wantston" is a combination of the word want and the name Winston.
  • "Urayamashirō" combines urayamashii (羨ましい, "jealous, envious") and (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).

In other languages

  • Spanish: Kieroto
  • Italian: Ovojo
  • German: Sabba
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Invejilson