Puyo (character)

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Puyo
Puyo colored.png
Five varieties of Puyo
Name
Kanaぷよ
RomajiPuyo
Notable Appearances
First appearanceMadou Monogatari 123

Puyo, originally known as Puyo Puyo, are the eponymous creatures of the Puyo Puyo series. Puyo come in many shapes and sizes, but are always treated as mere fodder.

History

Madou Monogatari

Puyo debuted as random enemies in Madou Monogatari 123. They are found on early floors, especially in I and III. Each Puyo type has a different trait; for example, Green Puyo can be frozen with Ice Storm while Red Puyo cannot.

Puyo Puyo series

Main article: Types of Puyo

In Puyo Puyo, the color Puyo are used as puzzle pieces, while other Puyo serve different functions; for example, Nuisance Puyo serve as Puyo Puyo's garbage, while Rock Puyo are used to identify the number of incoming Nuisance Puyo.

According to information included in the home ports of the first Puyo Puyo, the titular game is actually a magic battle driven by the Owanimo spell. Puyo are used to fulfill Owanimo's requirement of four or more similarly-colored creatures.

Trivia

  • "Puyo" is a Japanese onomatopoeia used to represent the movement of a soft, gelatinous object.
  • Puyo are based on the Dragon Quest series's "Slime" enemies.
  • Puyo are known as P-Kids in Puzlow Kids, Beans in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, and Boulders in Kirby's Avalanche.

Appearances

Puyo appear in every Puyo Puyo title. Likewise, they appear in every Madou Monogatari title developed by Compile.