Yokai are a type of NPC and Enemies in Nioh 2. 妖怪 (Yokai) are powerful entities that are natural to the Yokai Realm ("Dark Realm" in-game). The convergence of the human and dark realms manifests as swirling grey smoke and approaching it will spawn a Yokai. Sometimes, the Dark Realm expands to an entire area of a Nioh 2 level, affecting your character's perception and abilities.

Yokai in Japanese Folklore

The word Yokai is used in Japanese to refer to spirits and demons: a combination of "bewitching and apparition", but are not necessarily seen as evil, as some are thought bring good luck.

Japanese folklore often represents these creatures as having animal features or shapeshifting abilities and attributes them the domain of the world between life and death. Please see the Lore page to understand more about overall Japanese history and the setting of the game.

 

The Dark Realm

The Dark Realm is the profoundly mysterious, sinister yet beautiful realm within which yokai dwell. In human form, you will see your Ki recovery decrease dramatically but gain Yokai Force faster while inside the Dark Realm. Yokai, however, draws power from this shadowy realm, becoming ever more fearsome within its borders.

To disperse the Dark Realm, one only needs to destroy the creature whose impure energy generates it.

 

Purification

Purify the Yokai Realm: Successfully regain the maximum amount from a Ki Pulse performed within the Yokai Realm. Purifying the Yokai Realm will remove it from that area.

Successfully regaining the full Ki from a Ki Pulse causes the Ki to resonate in the area. This resonance has the power to purify a manifestation of the Yokai Realm.

 

 

Yokai in Nioh 2

The Yokai of Nioh 2 can drop Soul Cores, which can be purified and attuned with a Guardian Spirit to unlock a Yokai Skill. Additionally, these enemies can drop powerful Yokai Weapons.

 

Friendly Yokai

Kodama

kodama-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A friendly Yokai that will give a blessing if helped find a nearby shrine.

Scampuss

scampuss-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A friendly Yokai that will enhance Yokai Force generation if petted.

Sudama

sudama-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A neutral Yokai that will give rewards if an item is dropped, but might also kill you.

 

Hostile Yokai

Dweller

dwelleri-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Dwellers are humans turned into yokai by the foul miasma in the depths of a mine.

Enenra

enenra-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A yokai composed of smoke and darkness, born from the grudges of humans who met their untimely ends in the Dark Realm.

Gaki

gaki-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Gaki is a yokai that was once human, cast down to Gakido upon dying due to the sins it committed during its lifetime.

Ippon-Datara

ippon-datara-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Ippon-Datara is a one-legged, one-eyed yokai. It is most commonly encountered in the vicinity of mines and it is believed to have gained its unsightly form after years of harsh labor as a blacksmith.

 

Karakasa Umbrella

karakasa-umbrella-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A yokai in the shape of an umbrella. It has a single large eye at its center and a single leg in place of a handle.

Kappa

kappa-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Kappa are diminutive Yokai with green skin, a dish-like depression on their heads, and a turtle-like shell on their back.

Magatsu Warrior

magatsu-warrior-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Magatsu Warriors are armored warriors and corpses that have transformed into yokai by the power of the spirit stones.

Nure-Onna

nure-onna-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

This man-eating yokai takes the shape of a snake with a woman's head.

 

Nurikabe

nurikabe-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

The yokai known as Nurikabe (noo-REE-KAH-bay) take the form of a giant living wall.

Oni-bi

oni-bi-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Oni-bi resemble floating balls of fire. They are formed when the elemental power of fire, water, wind, lightning or earth coalesces around the will of a dead soul.

Toxic Slime

toxic-slime-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Toxic slime has a malleable body that is very resistant to attacks, so the key to repelling one is to aim for its glowing core.

Waira

waira-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Waira have giant bodies with a single sharp claw on each of their forelegs.

 

Warrior Skeleton

warrior-skeleton-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Yokai taking the form of armored skeletons.

Yatsu-no-Kami

yatsu-no-kami-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Yatsu-no-kami is a serpent god with a horn made of countless blades protruding from its forehead.

Yoki

yoki-yokai-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

A human turned fiend by the power of Amrita. Also known as a form of oni, a muscular, horned humanoid dwelling in the mountains.

Enki

enki-nioh2-wiki-guide

An Enki is a monkey that has been transformed by Amrita into a yokai after a lifetime of cruelty and abuse by humans.

 

Lesser Umi-bozu

lesser-umi-bozu-nioh2-wiki-guide

Ko-umi-bozu, literally "small-umi-bozu" are the resentful souls of samurai who died fighting at sea.

Biwa Boku-boku

biwa-boku-boku-nioh2-wiki-guide

A yokai taking the form of a monk playing a biwa lute.

Mujina

mujina-nioh2-wiki-guide

Mujina are badgers transformed into crafty and cunning yokai.

Yamanba

yamanba-nioh2-wiki-guide

Yamanba, also known as Onibaba, are yokai with the form of an old woman.

 

Mitsume Yazura

mitsume-yazura-nioh2-wiki-guide

Mitsume Yazura is a three-eyed, eight-faced yokai, born when the souls of various beasts combined.

Aberrant Soldier

aberrant-soldier-nioh2-wiki-guide

Soldiers that have come to harness the power of yokai by using Spirit Stones.

Kamaitachi

kamaitachi-nioh2-wiki-guide

A Kamaitachi is said to ride the wind, slashing at its victims with biting gales.

Karasu Tengu

karasu-tengu-enemy-nioh-2-wiki-guide-300px

Karasu Tengu, giant Tengu with wings like a crow's, has been known to humans since ancient times.




Load more
⇈ ⇈