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 Elder 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.
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.
InformationYo-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 Elder 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)
|Type||Box||Packet||Release date||Ark No.|
|Yo-kai Ark 1st - Open! 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.
3 Extreme Rare
|Yo-kai Ark 2nd - Shine! Debut of the Shining Yokai Arks!!||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)
|Yo-kai Ark 3rd - Obtain them! Legendary Yo-kai!||JPNovember, 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)
- 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.
- ↑ http://www.b-boys.jp/series/youkai/item/detail/5627/
- ↑ Included with the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder
- ↑ Included with the DX Yo-kai Ark Holder.
- ↑ Included with the DX Youseiken Series 02.
- ↑ Included with the DX Youseiken Series 03.
- ↑ Included with the pre-order for advance screening tickets of Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends before the DX Yo-kai Watch Elder's release
- ↑ The Grand Prize of the Yo-kai Ark Design contest during the August 2018 issue of CoroCoro magazine