If you are wondering how the Obake shapeshifts in PHasmophobia, the answer is it does not at all.
Despite having the description of a notorious shapeshifter, it doesn't shapeshift in the game. Players will also not see the ghost turning into human-like player models to try and lure them in.
The description of the ghost in the journal mostly is for lore behind the ghost. However, what the Obake does do, which is sort of like shapeshifting, is that it leaves behind a unique piece of evidence.
The evidence is a six-finger handprint that can be left in place of normal handprints in the game. So if you are trying to find a ghost and see a six-finger handprint, the spirit is an Obake.
What is an Obake in Phasmophobia?
The Obake is one of Phasmopohbias newest additions to its ghost roster. Obakes are a sub-variant of yoaki that have the power of shapeshifting. However, as we said before, their shapeshifting abilities don't show up in Phasmophobia.
If you want to find out more about the new ghosts that were added in Phasmophobia, then check out our All New Ghost Types in the Phasmophobia Halloween 2021 Update.