Yokai Watch is an INCREDIBLY popular franchise among Japanese kids and gamers, but almost unheard of anywhere outside of Japan.

Since Mato is a professional translator and since we both love Japanese myths and monsters, we decided to make Yokai Watch a major Poemato CX game!

Our playthrough of Yokai Watch features:

  • LIVE TRANSLATION and explanation of key text in the game
  • EXPLANATIONS of yokai & how they're represented in actual folklore
  • Info about the series' tremendous reception in Japan
  • VIEWERS HELP LOCALIZE the game with goofy names for things
  • FAN ART submitted by viewers
  • Live demonstrations of how and how NOT to play the game
  • Lots of silly commentary and funny moments
  • And everything else that Poemato CX streams tend to have!

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Who We Are

You might recognize Mato/Tomato as the guy behind all sorts of EarthBound sites and projects, including Starmen.Net, EarthBound Central, and the MOTHER 3 fan translation. He's also a professional translator and programs all sorts of stuff on the side.

You might recognize Poe from Fangamer videos and projects - she's always talking with cool people in the industry and coming up with ideas for new gaming merchandise.

For more info about Poemato CX as a whole, see here!

Live Translation and Explanations

Yokai Watch is a huge game, and it's filled with text, puns, cultural references, and more. Even though live translation isn't Mato's forte, he can usually translate everything pretty clearly on the fly and offer explanations surrounding word play and references.

Poe loves Japanese yokai in general, so she'll often share interesting info and stories about yokai that she's come across in other materials. She's like a real-life Yokai-pedia!

We also occasionally research information about Yokai Watch's reception in Japan, what kind of merchandise is out there, what's going on with new games (in and outside of Japan), anime, movies, and more!

By bringing all this info together, these streams should help paint a picture of what's going on in Yokai Watch and why it's so popular in Japan, all while hopefully being fun in the process!

...Uh oh, does that mean Poemato CX is edutainment?

Chat Localization

Since Yokai Watch doesn't have any official localization yet, we like to come up with new names for everything in the game. We ask viewers in the chat for suggestions for names as we encounter new creatures, items, and more. In fact, chatters enjoy it so much that they've started their own Google Doc to keep track of everything!

It's a lot of fun and definitely a unique streaming experience. Even though there's very little chance any of these names will match official localizations, it'll be fun to compare them when the time comes!

Fan Art

A highlight of Poemato CX streams is when chatters send in art of stuff that's happened in the game or something that's happened during a stream. We share fan art on the stream and put it all into the in-stream Hall of Fame. Here are some samples!

Poemato CX Fans

Here's what fans are saying about Poemato CX and our Yokai Watch streams:

  • "Just wanted to let you and Poe know that your Yokai Watch live translation is the best thing on Twitch right now." - Shaun Inman, Retro Game Crunch developer
  • "Twitch usually makes me feel old; yours is the stream that made me understand its appeal!" - Dan Bruno, associate designer at Harmonix
  • "This is really cool... I had to clean my bathroom so I just turned your twitch on while cleaning" - panzeroceanix
  • "Tomato's hand is not a face, good to know." - Omnitarian
  • "My girlfriend is obsessed with Yokai Watch lately, so I've been relying on your tweets to follow her conversations" - Jason M.
  • "good thing i don't have work tomorrow so i can stay up a couple hours longer" - Facelike
  • "[The Yokai Watch] game playthrough is the most fun I've had in a live stream ever" - Aberrantkenosis
  • "Thanks for existing and doing what you do!" - Genaro
  • "I had NO IDEA this kind of stuff was going on in the world today." - Poe's mom watches her first Internet stream ever
  • "I would watch you guys playing for 24 hours lmao" - himeroswings
  • "I have a lot of difficulty suppressing my feelings for how cute Tomato and Poe are" - Courierrice
  • "I'm totally new to this stream and THIS IS ADORABLE, WOW" - Abandonedrocketship
  • "This is legit the most cool/chill channel I have ever seen" - Unqualifiedgamers101
  • "Congratulations - you're the first stream I've played while going through a taco place drive-through" - Benjaminpv

Silly Quotes & Situations

We're silly people playing silly games, so we're always saying goofy stuff on accident, to the point that it's become a highlight of our streams! All the best quotes get immortalized on the stream, including funny quotes from the chat, too. Here are a few samples of accidental quotes:

  • "We kept throwing chicken thighs at this wall, but it wouldn't be our friend."
  • "This is a hospital. It is the opposite of burgers."
  • "Now let's never talk about the butt ball ever again."
  • "First thing I do when I come to a new town is loot it."
  • "If you're a kid you're stupid, you don't know."
  • "I don't mind quests, but we're trying to find the burgers."
  • "Anything bathroom-related is the trick to a good translation."
  • "Let's get rid of Hatnesia before we forget!"
  • "Twice we've gotten girls from this capsule machine!"
  • "It's just living. Or dying. I don't know."
  • "Nobody quote that."

There's even a Twitter account that repeats some of our Poemato CX quotes!

Pre-Show Fun

Before we start a stream, we run a short pre-show to make sure everything is set up properly and to give everyone time to arrive.

Our pre-show usually consists of goofy videos we've made (although not all Yokai Watch-related), some of which we don't share on YouTube for a while - so if you want to see all the fun, extra stuff, come to our little pre-shows!

Tomato Points

Sometimes we give out "Tomato Points" during streams - they're mostly just meaningless fun. We give them out when someone says something funny or helpful, when someone sends in fan art, when someone completes certain challenges, stuff like that. It's up to you to keep track of your points.

Tomato Points are pointless, but if you REALLY want you can exchange 50 for one Kool-Aid packet, or 500 for a drawing done by Mato. Or you can hold on to them and be a hoarder!

Watch Us!

It's always cool to see how fans tune in and from where! Sometimes they'll tune in from airplanes, their backyard, their work... We even have many viewers from all over the world who don't understand English but enjoy our streams anyway! Here are some pics of fans' viewing set-ups!

Follow Us!

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Follow Our Friends!

A lot of the regulars in the Poemato CX chat have streams of their own - check them out sometime and consider following them, too!

Send Us Stuff!

Viewers also send us stuff through the mail! We read our mail and share it live on our streams, so if you'd like to send letters, postcards, suggestions for games we can play in the future, send stuff here:

Poemato CX c/o Fangamer
4500 E Speedway Blvd
Suite 33
Tucson, AZ 85712


We don't have a set schedule and don't stream Yokai Watch every day, but here is our general streaming schedule:

Starting around 7:30 to 8:00 PM Arizona time
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Starting around 4:00 or 5:00 PM Arizona time
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You can also follow us on Twitch or Twitter to be notified when we stream!


Here are some short segments of our Yokai Watch streams:


Here are some pics from just a few of our streams!