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Yo-kai Watch Busters

YWB RCT & WDC logo

YWB MRT logo


Yo-kai Watch Red Cat

Yo-kai Watch White Dog

Japanese cover arts of Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad, and White Dog Team.
Developer Level-5
Publisher Level-5
Designer Tatsuya Shinkai
Genre Role-playing game
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Release dates Red Cat Squad & White Dog Team:
JPJuly 11, 2015
KOApril 19, 2018

Moon Rabbit Team:
JPDecember 12, 2015

Iron Oni Army:
JPDecember 25, 2015

Ratings CERO : All Ages
Website Red Cat Squad & White Dog Team:
Official website

Moon Rabbit Team:
Official website Iron Oni Army:
Official website

Successor Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2

Yo-kai Watch Busters (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチバスターズ Yōkai Wotchi Basutāzu) is a three-part game series from the Yo-kai Watch Busters series of the Yo-kai Watch series exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. The three games are developed and published by Level-5.

Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad and Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Team were first announced during the Level-5 Vision and as well in the April 2015 issue of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro which Level-5 revealed that the two games were in development.[1]

Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad[2] (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチバスターズ 赤猫団 Yōkai Wotchi Basutāzu: Aka Neko-dan) and Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Team[2] (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチバスターズ 白犬隊 Yōkai Wotchi Basutāzu: Shiroi Inu-tai) are the first two games from the Busters series. They were released in Japan on July 11, 2015, and will be released in South Korea on April 19, 2018. A Western release is currently in the making.

The updated version Yo-kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチバスターズ 月兎組 Yōkai Wotchi Basutāzu: Getto-gumi) is the third instalment of the game. The game was released in Japan on December 12, 2015, as a free DLC expansion for Red Cat Squad and White Dog Team.[3]

In addition to the above, the Yo-kai Watch Busters series has a arcade version Yo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Army (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチバスターズ 鉄鬼軍 Yōkai Wotchi Basutāzu: Tekki-gun).


Yo-kai Watch Busters is an expansion on the Oni-Busters gameplay that was first introduced in Yo-kai Watch 2. Four players will face up against other Yo-kai and Boss Yo-kai, which in the game the player will play as different Yo-kai and go around town in a beat 'em up action style. Players will team up to form groups of four to take on all Yo-kai, including some bosses. The game series also supports online multiplayer.



Yo-kai Watch Busters was first revealed in the April issue of CoroCoro magazine[1], which was later revealed that the game will come in two versions during the Level-5 Vision 2015, which were called Red Cat Team and White Dog Team. The announcement came with a trailer which the game was set to be released on July 11, 2015 in Japan.

YKBMRT Announcement

Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team announcement.

In October's CoroCoro Comic magazine, they revealed that the latest Yo-Kai Watch Busters game, Moon Rabbit Team through an update that will include in a box featured in next month's issue of the magazine. The magazine also revealed that the two Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team & White Dog Team will have an free update in December.[3]

The official website revealed new features of the game. The update will have new missions, music, Yo-kai's and other updates. Some Yo-kai will be introduced in the second movie of the series.


Starting icon

Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad 3DS icon.
Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Team 3DS icon.


YWB RCT & WDC logo
Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad and White Dog Team logo.
Yo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Army.

Video Gallery


  • Yo-kai Watch Busters is heavily influenced from the American franchise Ghostbusters.
  • Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad contains a medal for Rubeus J, while Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Team contains a medal for Hardy Hound.
  • This marked the first appearance of Usapyon. Usapyon was actually meant to be first released in Yo-kai Watch 3, with Busters serving as a cameo, but the former game was then delayed into 2016.
  • In Yo-kai Watch: White Dog Team, players can use Whisper in his past form Whispocrates, while in Yo-kai Watch: Red Cat Squad, the player can use Rudy, the past form of Jibanyan.
    • These games also mark the first apperance of Whisper as a playable Yo-kai.

External links

Main games
Yo-kai WatchYo-kai Watch 2Yo-kai Watch 3
Side games
Yo-kai Watch BustersYo-kai SangokushiYo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special VersionYo-kai Watch Busters 2
Mobile games
Yo-kai Taiso Dai-ichi Puzzle da nyanYo-kai DaijitenYo-kai Watch: Gerapo RhythmYo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yo-kai Watch 3 And Yo-kai Watch Busters Revealed
  2. 2.0 2.1 YO-KAI WATCH BUSTERS | LEVEL-5 International America
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yo-kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team Update Announced For 3DS In Japan

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