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Yagyou (Japanese: 夜行 Yagyō) is a Rank S Drain-attribute Rare Classic Yo-kai of the Shady Tribe.

He is one of the Yo-kai required to unlock Nandaryuoh.



Yagyou is a fair-sized humanoid Yo-kai with clay-colored skin, a visible pointy ear and a sole visible sharp teal right eye, with the left one covered by an eye-patch. He has magenta-colored hair with two black horns sticking out, and a cloudy-looking scarf, teal in color.

He wears a samurai-like attire with long clay-brown sleeves and a darker brown-colored layer of clothing above, a yellow sash on his waist, as well as two-teeth geta sandals with white tabi. he carries a fairly big golden curved sword with a green handle.

It is also worth noting that Yagyou's head can freely detach from his body.


Yo-kai Watch 3

Yagyou's medal can be obtained as a reward by clearing certain dungeons in Busters T.


King Enma

Yagyou used to serve under the late King Enma.

Eyellure and Frostail

Yagyou formed a rebel Yo-kai group alongside Frostail and Eyellure to kill the current Lord Enma and seize the throne, but their plan ultimately fails and all 3 Yo-kai are sent to the Infinite Inferno.

Game data


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

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Yagyou Wibble Wobble
Stats Calculation
This shows Yagyou's stat on level: 50.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Lighting Slash (Japanese: 閃光ぎり Senkō giri) 20-44x3 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Absorb (Japanese: すいとりの術 Suitori no Jutsu) 20-90 Drain Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Wide Open (Japanese: 隙だらけにさせる Suki-darake ni sa seru) Single enemy
The Inspirited Yo-kai's guard falls apart, bringing DEF way down.
Soultimate Move Evil Eye's Deadly Stab (Japanese: 邪眼ノ魔名刺死 Jagan no Manadogeshi) 16x10 Single enemy
Strikes enemies down with his evil eye.
Skill Assassination (Japanese: 暗殺 Ansatsu)
Damage is raised against adjacent enemy yo-kai.


Soul Effect
Soul shady Bounces some of the damage taken back to the enemy.



Yagyou is based on Yagyou-san (Japanese: 夜行さん Yagyō-san, "the night wanderer"), a one-eyed youkai resembling an oni that hails from the Tokushima prefecture. He appears on a headless horse on the night before Setsubun or the last day of the year, riding down the most beaten paths. Those who encounter him on these nights risk getting bodily thrown aside or kicked by his steed. To avoid this, one should put their zōri on their head and kneel down begging for forgiveness. Some sources say Yagyou-san's steed is a youkai of its own, related to folk tales of disembodied horse parts hanging from trees, like the sagari ("dangler") or the uma no ashi ("horse legs").

Yagyou's ability to remove his head freely, however, references an altogether different youkai, the Nukekubi (Japanese: ぬけ首), the original type of Rokurokubi (Lady Longnek#Origin), where instead of their necks stretching, their heads become disembodied at night and float away from the body. Nukekubi have been noted, though not a common event, to attack passerby and drink blood. Sometimes, however, Nukekubi can be used to describe out-of-body events, such as a story featuring a female nukekubi being chased by a man with a sword all the way home, where the woman woke up and recalled the chase as a nightmare.


  • Yagyo appearance in Yo-kai Watch 3, during the first "ENMA NOTE" quest, features many references to the DEATH NOTE franchise.