|Country of origin:||Japan|
|# of episodes:||139+|
|Running time:||22 minutes|
|Original run:||May 9th, 2016 -|
As of September 2016, the series (the first 26 episodes) has been airing in selected Nickelodeon channels in Europe (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Greece), licensed by Viz Media Europe, while in America is aired on Disney XD.
One day while searching for bugs in the woods near the town of Springdale (Sakura New Town in Japan), a boy named Nate (Keita) comes across a peculiar capsule machine next to a sacred tree. When he opens one of the capsules up, it brings forth the Yo-kai Whisper who gives Nate a special device known as the Yo-kai Watch. Using this, Nate is able to identify and see various different Yo-kai that are haunting people and causing mischief. Joined by the cat Yo-kai Jibanyan, Nate and Whisper start befriending all sorts of Yo-kai which Nate can summon to battle against more ill-intentioned Yo-kai that happen to live in his town, causing terrible trouble. He also goes on adventures around the town with his Yo-kai partners to help his human friends Bear (Kuma), Eddie (Kanchi), and Katie (Fumi-chan; also the choice for the female player character in the video games) deal with their various problems often caused by other Yo-kai.
Later on, a new girl named Inaho moves into town, being in a different homeroom class from Nate. She receives her own Yo-kai Watch and meets the space Yo-kai USApyon, who wants her help in restoring the happiness of a scientist he accidentally upset. They then open up a detective agency to investigate many Yo-kai "crimes" plaguing the city.