YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE is the first movie in the Yo-Kai Watch franchise. The movie first aired in Japan on December 20, 2014. It aired in North American theaters on October 15, 2016.
The movie later aired on Disney XD at 9:00 am to 11:00 am on November 12, 2016 after the debut of Episode 48.
When dark forces try to erase the existence of the Yo-Kai Watch, Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan travel back in time to help Nate's grandpa, Nathaniel Adams (as a 12-year old), and the heroic cat yo-kai Hovernyan.
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- This movie follows the plot of Yo-Kai Watch 2.
- A manga of Yo-Kai Watch The Movie was released by Noriyuki Konishi in December 2014 in Japan. We have yet to receive the manga in English.
- Sergeant Burly's medal appears in the end credits.
- The U.S. version of the movie was paired with the debut of Poofessor.
- The movie features the first usage of Yo-Kai Soultimates.
- This is the last time Nate summons Jibanyan with the normal watch.
- This is the first someone other than Nate summons a yo-kai, that someone being Nathaniel.
- This is the only time a Brave Tribe yo-kai is summoned with the Yo-Kai Watch Model Zero.
- During the battle with Dame Dedtime's monsterous form, Nate and Whisper break the fourth wall.
- It is unknown why Komajiro and Dismarelda were not summoned and did not appear in the movie at all.
- As a promotional move, the first 5 million attendants received a Darknyan Z medal. In North America, anyone who saw Yo-Kai Watch The Movie in theaters received an exclusive Hovernyan Yo-Motion Medal.