The gameplay is similar to that of Pokemon Go, where the player goes out and tries to find Yo-kai to battle and befriend. Players can encounter different events whilst roaming in the real world, and can send out different yo-kai for combat. The game is developed using Unity and works using Google Maps services.
The game was announced during a Japanese live stream on June 27, 2018.
GungHo revealed an upcoming collaboration with their game, Puzzles and Dragons.
- This game introduces new Yo-kai that only appear in Yo-kai Watch World, including Surfernyan, Waitress-kontan, and Bullet Train Usapyon.