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Inu yōkai (犬妖怪), or dog demons in the English dub, are humanoid shape-shifter demons with characteristics of dogs. All known dog demons are incredibly powerful. Although they spend most of their time in human-like forms, they have the ability to revert to their true forms, those of giant dogs.

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Inu yōkai are one of the most powerful species of yōkai seen in the series. They posses a wide array of powers and abilities and all pure blooded dog yōkai shown are Daiyōkai, the strongest type of demon there is. Inuyasha is half-human, but even he possesses great strength beyond those of average yōkai. Inu Yōkai's most prominent skill is their ability to take on human forms which allows for easier interaction with humans and smaller demons. They have incredibly long lifespans and are immune to all forms of diseases and strong purification powers which may be fatal to regular demons. They can master a variety of magical and mystical abilities, such as creating acid, generating lightning, flight, teleportation, psychic powers and strong yōki. Like regular dogs, they have heightened senses, most notably scent. They also have superhuman strength, speed, durability and reflexes which make them excellent fighters. Powerful swords can also be forged from their fangs which posses incredible power beyond those of any ordinary blade, Sesshōmaru has also shown that he has the ability to create a powerful blade from his own body. Author Rumiko Takahashi stated in an interview that Inuyasha, Sesshōmaru, their father and Sesshōmaru's mother are Akita inu yōkai.[citation needed] The Akita breed originated from Japan, and is known to be one of the oldest of the native dogs in Japanese history.


Inu Yōkai
Daiyōkai Inu no Taishō  •  Sesshōmaru  •  Sesshōmaru's mother
Hanyō Inuyasha
Allies Bokusenō  •  Hōsenki  •  Kujaku  •  Myōga  •  Saiten  •  Saya  •  Tōtōsai
Enemies Hyōga clan  •  Menōmaru  •  Naraku  •  Panther King  •  Panther Tribe  •  Ryūkotsusei  •  Shishinki  •  Shitōshin  •  Takemaru
Unique Items Bakusaiga  •  Black Pearl  •  Meidō Stone  •  Robe of the Fire-Rat  •  Sō'unga  •  Tenseiga  •  Tessaiga


Species
Yōkai Daiyōkai  •  Kappa  •  Kitsune  •  Nekomata  •  Ōmukade  •  Bakeitachi  •  Crow yōkai  •  Bird yōkai  •  Flea yōkai  •  Inu yōkai  •  Wolf yōkai  •  Spider yōkai  •  Mantis yōkai  •  Moth yōkai  •  Turtle yōkai  •  Rat yōkai  •  Tiger yōkai  •  Tree yōkai  •  Saimyōshō  •  Oni  •  Parasite  •  Steel Wasps
Other Hanyō  •  Human  •  Dragon  •  Shikigami  •  Shinidamachū

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