Similar to many other supernatural creatures, ōkami look like normal humans. However, like werewolves, they grow canine-like teeth. In addition, they feed on human victims but, unlike the other species, each ōkami have a favorite type of prey. The one seen in the episode prefer to eat lone women, as specified by Rufus.
- Superhuman strength - Able to overpower an average man casually.
- Superhuman Agility - Extremely agile and fast.
- Superhuman Durability - Able to survive a shotgun blast, but are not invulnerable. It takes having to be stabbed seven times with a special dagger to kill them.
- Fangs - Ōkami have razor sharp fangs, which they use to devour their prey.
- Bamboo dagger blessed by a Shintō priest -It is been shown that there is a method to effectively kill ōkami, which consists of stabbing them seven times with this weapon.
- Dismemberment- Bobby Singer made use of a wood chipper by shoving the ōkami into it to kill it. This also proved effective.
Ōkami (狼) is a Japanese word that means "wolf". However, in the same language, there is a word with the same pronunciation - Ōkami (大神, literally "great deity"), which is also a reverential title of some Japanese Shintō deities and, historically, the Emperor of Japan.
- According to Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting, the Ōkami is a cousin to the Werewolf, but specific to Japan. Their characteristics and abilities are pretty much similar to their cousins, even up to their diet of human hearts.
- In the same book, Bobby also revealed that his first true intentional hunt involved an Ōkami.