This page explains Yo-kai attitudes and how they affect a Yo-kai's stats and performance in battle.
A Yo-kai's attitude consists of two words. The first word determines how frequently that Yo-kai will loaf in battle. The second word determines what type of action the Yo-kai will do most often in battle, and also determines the Yo-kai's stat increases.
The first word can't be changed, but the second word can be changed by using a book on the Yo-kai. However, some types of Yo-kai can't be changed to certain attitudes. For example, if a Yo-kai's Inspirit does damage, it can't become Helpful or Devoted.
In Yo-Kai Watch 2, the first word of a Yo-kai's attitude can be one of the following. Each word tells you how likely the Yo-kai is to loaf on each of its turns.
- Serious - Very rarely loafs
- Stiff - Rarely loafs
- Casual - Attacks slightly more often than loafs
- Carefree - Loafs slightly more often than attacks
- Sloppy - Loafs often
- Clumsy - Loafs very often
- Scared - Almost always loafs
Yo-Kai Watch 1
In Yo-Kai Watch 1, the first word could be one of the following instead.
- Very Serious - Very rarely loafs
- Serious - Rarely loafs
- Quirky - Often loafs
- Lazy - Very often loafs
The second word in a Yo-kai's attitude tells you how its stats will increase, and also tells you what action it is likely to take in battle.
- Grouchy - Usually attacks. STR and HP increased. Use "Think Karate" on a Yo-kai to change it to Grouchy.
- Rough - Almost always attacks. STR increased. Use "Use Karate" on a Yo-kai to change it to Rough.
- Careful - Usually defends. DEF and SPR increased. Use "Get Guarding" on a Yo-kai to change it to Careful.
- Calm - Almost always defends. DEF increased. Use "Guard Gloriously" on a Yo-kai to change it to Calm.
- Logical - Usually uses Technique. SPR and SPD increased. Use "Skill Compendium" on a Yo-kai to change it to Logical.
- Brainy - Almost always uses Technique. SPR increased. Use "Skill Encyclopedia" on a Yo-kai to change it to Brainy.
- Twisted - Usually inspirits enemy. STR and SPD increased. Use "The Pest's Quest" on a Yo-kai to change it to Twisted.
- Cruel - Almost always inspirits enemy. SPD increased. Use "The Perfect Pest" on a Yo-kai to change it to Cruel.
- Helpful - Usually inspirits ally. HP and SPD increased. Use "Support Life #7" on a Yo-kai to change it to Helpful.
- Devoted - Almost always inspirits ally. STR and DEF increased. Use "Support Special" on a Yo-kai to change it to Devoted.
- Gentle - Usually heals ally. HP and SPR increased. Use "Li'l Angel Heals" on a Yo-kai to change it to Gentle.
- Tender - Almost always heals ally. HP increased. Use "Bye, Li'l Angel" on a Yo-kai to change it to Tender.