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A Yo-kai Ark (Japanese: 妖怪アーク Yōkai Āku) is a small, key-shaped item used to summon Yo-kai from the Yo-kai Watch Elda in the Yo-kai Watch Shadowside series. They are said to be the successor of Yo-kai Medals, featuring Lightside and Shadowside Yo-kai on both sides.

Rare versions with different colors also exist. The levels of rarity from least to more rare are Normal, Rare, Extreme Rare, Super Extreme Rare, and Ultimate Rare.[1]

It has been stated that Normal Arks have a clear color and a regular holo foil, Rare Arks have a clear color and a glittering holo foil, and Extreme Rare Arks have the colors of their tribes, as well as glittering holo foil.

There are also Shining Arks that are equal to Super Extreme Rare ones, and Gold Arks that are equal to Extreme Rare ones.

Information

Yo-kai Watch Shadowside Oni-o no Fukkatsu

Natsume holding Yo-kai Arks.

Yo-kai Arks represent the feelings that connect Yo-kai and humans. Just like Yo-kai Medals, they are given to select people once they fulfill a specific Yo-kai's needs.

Yo-kai can be summoned via the Yo-kai Watch Elda by putting the Ark into the keyhole, and saying the summoning chant while the Yo-kai appears in sight.

It was originally thought that the Arks were successors to the medals, however, due to their inclusion in Forever Friends, they may have existed in the past as well.

List of Arks

Main article: List of Yo-kai Ark Sets (Asian)
Yo-kai Lightside Shadowside Ark Type
Jibanyan

[2]

JibanyanArk-Lightside JibanyanArk-Shadowside Rare
Mafura Jibanyan Mafura Jibanyan Ark (L) Mafura Jibanyan Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Komasan KomasanArk-Lightside KomasanArk-Shadowside Rare
Koumou no Komasan

[3]

Koumou no Komasan Koumou no Komasan-Shadow Extreme Rare
Komajiro Komajiro Ark (L) Komajiro Ark (S) Normal
Komasan & Komajiro Komasan & Komajiro Ark (L) Komasan & Komajiro Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Himoji Hungramps HungrampsSS Normal
Fubuki-hime BlizzariaArk-Light BlizzariaArk-Shadow Rare
Sekka no Fubuki-hime

[4]

Sekka no Fubuki-hime Ark (L) Sekka no Fubuki-hime Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Kyubi KyubiArk-Light KyubiArk-Shadow Rare
Kyubi (Extreme Rare) Kyubi (Extreme Rare) (L) Kyubi (Extreme Rare) (S) Extreme Rare
Kosen Kyubi

[5]

Kosen Kyubi Kosen Kyubi SM Extreme Rare
Inugami InugamiArk InugamiArk(S) Rare
Orochi VenoctLS VenoctSS Rare
Orochi (Extreme Rare) ExtremeRareOrochi LightArk ExtremeRareOrochi ShadowArk Extreme Rare
Kage Orochi KageOrochiArk KageOrochiArk(S) Rare
Micchy/Mitsumata Nozuchi MicchyLS Slimamander Rare
Hyper Micchy/Mitsumata Ghidorah Hyper Micchy Mitsumata Ghidorah (Hyper Micchy) Extreme Rare
Merameraion BlazionLS BlazionSS Rare
Sakigake Merameraion

[6]

Sakigake Merameraion Ark (L) Sakigake Merameraion Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Rai Oton Papa Bolt Ark (L) Papa Bolt Ark (S) Normal
Todoroki Rai Oton TodorokiRaiOtonArk TodorokiRaiOtonArk(S) Extreme Rare
Seiryuu Azure Dragon Azure DragonSS Rare
Tsuchigumo Arachnus Ark (L) Arachnus Ark (S) Rare
Ogama Toadal Dude Ark (L) Toadal Dude Ark (S) Rare
Tsuchinoko Noko Ark (L) Noko Ark (S) Rare
Tsuchinoko (Extreme Rare) Noko Ark (Extreme Rare) (L) Noko (Extreme Rare) (S) Extreme Rare
Wakame-kun Wakame-kunArk Wakame-kunArk(S) Normal
Konbu-san Konbu-sanArk Konbu-sanArk(S) Normal
Mekabu-chan Mekabu-chanArk Mekabu-chanArk(S) Normal
Bushinyan Shogunyan Ark (L) Shogunyan Ark (S) Super Extreme Rare (Legendary)
Bushinyan (Ultimate Rare) Shogunyan (Ultimate Rare) (L) Shogunyan (Ultimate Rare) (S) Ultimate Rare (Legendary)
Unchikuma UnchikumaArk UnchikumaArk(S) Super Extreme Rare (Legendary)
Shurakoma ShurakomaArk ShurakomaArk(S) Super Extreme Rare (Legendary)
Hovernyan Hovernyan Ark (Daikichi) (L) Hovernyan Ark (Daikichi) (S) Daikichi (Lucky)
Dianyan DianyanArk GemnyansArk Daikichi (Lucky)
Jaou Kaira Kaira KairaSS Super Extreme Rare (Shining)
Shutendoji Thurston ThurstonSS Super Extreme Rare (Shining)
Douketsu Douketsu DouketsuSS Rare
Bancho/Bourei Banchou BanchoArk-Light Bourei BanchouArk-Shadow Normal
Charlie/Ghostcycle CharlieArk-Light Ghostcycle (Charlie)Ark-Shadow Normal
Junior Junior JuniorUnknownShadow Rare
Junior/Burning Dragon Junior (Extreme Rare) Burning Dragon (Junior) Extreme Rare
Junior & Fudou Myouou Boy JuniorFudouArk JuniorFudouArk Extreme Rare
Zundoumaru/Shiryou no Dokudoku-nabe Zundoumaru Ark (L) Shiryou no Dokudoku-nabe Ark (S) Normal
Jinta/Jingeki Jinta Jingeki (Jinta) Normal
Lucky/Dogman LuckyArk-Light Dogman (Lucky) Normal
Pakkun/Gaburiel Pakkun Gaburiel (Pakkun) Normal
Robonyan 00 Robonyan 00 Robonyan 00SS Normal
Honmaguro-taishou/Magulodon Honmaguro-taishouArk-Light Magulodon (Honmaguro-taishou)Ark-Shadow Normal
Mushbarber/Kirisaki Joker MushbarberArk-Light Kirisaki Joker (Mushbarber)Ark-Shadow Normal
Atsushi Kamamoto/Kamadouma AtsushiKamamotoArk KamadoumaArk Normal
Ikarin/Gesodrill Ikarin Ark (L) Gesodrill Ark (S) Normal
Inari/Tatarigitsune Inari Tatarigitsune (Inari) Normal
Shibumenken/Menkueater Shibumenken Ark (L) Menkueater Ark (S) Normal
Semicolon/Semilong Semicolon Semilong (Semicolon) Normal
Filmlin/Eigalien Filmlin Ark (L) Eigalien Ark (S) Normal
Ogu, Togu & Mogu Ogu, Togu & Mogu Ogu, Togu & MoguSS Extreme Rare
Leon/Dr. Chameleon Leon Ark (L) Dr. Chameleon Ark (S) Normal
Hana-chan/Ohana-san Hana-chanArk Ohana-sanArk Normal
Sebas-chan/Sebas-san Sebas-chanArk Sebas-sanArk Normal
Jii-tan/Satan Claus Jii-tanArk SatanClausArk Rare
Nekomata

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Nekomata NekomataSS Extreme Rare (Gold)
Nekomata Nekomata NekomataArk2 (S) Extreme Rare (Gold)
Nekomata/Kaibyou Kamaitachi Nekomata Ark (Extreme Rare) (L) Nekomata Ark (Extreme Rare) (S)  ???
Nekomata & Junior NekomataAndJuniorArc Daikichi (Lucky)
NekomataLord Enma

[7]

Nekomata & Lord Enma Ark (L) Nekomata & Lord Enma Ark (S) Daikichi (Lucky)
Nekomata/Neko'ou Bastet Nekomata Ark (Ultimate Rare) (L) Neko-ou Bastet Ark (G) Ultimate Rare
Kappa Kappa KappaUnknownShadow Extreme Rare (Gold)
Kappa Kappa KappaArk2 (S) Extreme Rare (Gold)
Kappa/Kappaou Sagojou Kappa Ark (Ultimate Rare) (L) Kappaou Sagojou Ark (G) Ultimate Rare
Zashiki-warashi Gnomey Ark (L) Gnomey Ark (S) Extreme Rare (Gold)
Zashiki-warashi Gnomey Ark (L) GnomeyArk2 (S) Extreme Rare (Gold)
Zashiki-warashi/Tenguou Kurama Gnomey Ark (Ultimate Rare) (L) Tenguou Kurama Ark (G) Ultimate Rare
Suu-san Suu-san Suu-sanSS Extreme Rare (Gold)
Suu-san Suu-san Suu-sanArk2 (S) Extreme Rare (Gold)
Suu-san/Gunshin Susanoo

[8]

Amenomurakumolightside AmenomurakumoArk Ultimate Rare
Ryuutou Benibana/Ryuutou Rasetsu

[9]

RyuutouKoukaArk RyuutouRasetsuArk Extreme Rare (Ryuutou)
Yasha Enma Benibana Yasha Enma Benibana Ark (L) Yasha Enma Benibana (S) Extreme Rare
Yasha Enma Rasetsu Yasha Enma Rasetsu Ark (L) Yasha Enma Rasetsu Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Yasha Enma Yasha EnmaArk (Shining) (L) Yasha EnmaArk (Shining) (S)-0 Super Extreme Rare (Shining)
Shien Shien Ark (L) Shien Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Kukuri-hime Kukuri-hime Ark (L) Kukuri-hime Ark (S) Rare
Karasu Tengu Karasu Tengu Ark (L) Karasu Tengu Ark (S) Rare
Yamata no Orochi Yamata no Orochi Ark (L) Yamata no Orochi Ark (S) Normal
Tamamo/Tamamo no Mae Tamamo Ark (L) Tamamo no Mae Ark (S) Normal
Yamambaa/Yamamba Yamambaa Ark (L) Yamamba Ark (S) Normal
Kuro Oni Orcanos Ark (L) Orcanos Ark (S) Extreme Rare
Kuro Oni Orcanos Ark (Super Extreme Rare) (L) Orcanos Ark (Stray) (S) Extreme Rare (Stray)
Lord Enma Lord EnmaArk (Shining) (L) Lord EnmaArk (Shining) (S) Super Extreme Rare (Shining)
Ancient Enma Ancient EnmaArk (L) Ancient EnmaArk (S) Super Extreme Rare (Shining)
Zazel ZazelArk (L) ZazelArk (S) Extreme Rare
Shutendoji (Shadowside) ShutendojiArk2 (L) ShutendojiArk2 (S) Extreme Rare

Merchandise

Type Box Packet/Toy Release date Ark No.
Yo-kai Ark 1st - Open! First Door Yo-kai Ark 1st - Hiragame! First Door Box Yo-kai Ark 1st - Hiragame! First Door JPJuly 14, 2018
1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

14 (+1 Gold) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

1 Gold

3 Extreme Rare

5 Rare

6 Normal

Yo-kai Ark 2nd - Shine! Debut of the Shining Yokai Arks!! Yo-kai Ark 2nd (Box) Yo-kaiArk2nd DebutOfTheShiningArks JPSeptember 15, 2018
1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

14 (+1 Secret) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

2 Super Extreme Rare (2 of which are Shining)

2 Extreme Rare (1 of which is Gold)

5 Rare

5 Normal

Yo-kai Ark 3rd - Obtain them! Legendary Yo-kai! Yo-kai Ark 3rd - BOX Yo-kai Ark 3rd - Obtain them! Legendary Yo-kai! Packet JPNovember 17, 2018
1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

14 (+2 Secret) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

1 Super Extreme Rare (Legendary)

3 Extreme Rare (1 of which is Gold)

3 Rare

7 Normal

DX Enma Rod DXEnmaRod JPNovember 23, 2018
The set also includes a special, Ryuutou Rasetsu, Yo-kai Ark that can be used with the toy.
Yo-kai Ark Zero - The Other Side of the Silver Screen Yo-kai Ark Zero Box Yo-kai Ark Zero Packet JPDecember 8, 2018

1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

12 (+1 Secret) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

3 Ultimate Rare

4 Extreme Rare

2 Rare

3 Normal

Yo-kai Ark 4th - Door to the Unknown ArkSeries4Box ArkSeries4Packet JPJanuary 19, 2019
1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

14 (+2 Secret) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

2 Super Rare

3 Extreme Rare

3 Rare

6 Normal

Yo-kai Ark Zero - Sun and Moon God ZeroSunMoonGodBox ZeroSunMoonGodPacket JPJanuary 19, 2019

1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

12 different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

2 Ultimate Rare

8 Extreme Rare

Yo-kai Ark 5th -Strongest Yo-kai Appear !! JP2019

1 Yo-kai Ark per single, 10 random Yo-kai Arks in a single pack.

14 (+2 Secret) different Yo-kai Arks to collect.

3 Super Extreme Rare

2 Extreme Rare

3 Rare

6 Normal

Trivia

EarlyJibanyanArc

Jibanyan's Ark with the Charming heart insignia.

  • In early depictions of the Arks, including their debut in the 4th movie, they had the insignias of the old Yo-kai tribes. These were later replaced by the symbols of the Shadowside tribes.


References

  1. http://www.b-boys.jp/series/youkai/item/detail/5627/
  2. Included with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elda
  3. Included with the DX Yo-kai Ark Holder.
  4. Included with the DX Youseiken Series 04.
  5. Included with the DX Youseiken Series 02.
  6. Included with the DX Youseiken Series 03.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Included with the pre-order for advance screening tickets of Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends before the DX Yo-kai Watch Elda's release
  8. Included with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elda Zero & Jin Power-up Kit.
  9. Included with the DX Enma Rod.