Dark Arle

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Dark Arle
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Dark Arle, as she appears in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
RomanizationDa-ku Aruru
Notable Appearances
First appearancePuyo Puyo 7
Latest appearancePuyo Puyo!! Quest
Voice Actor(s)
JapaneseMie Sonozaki
Puyo Puyo!! Quest information
Dark Arle Dark Arle ver. Izu Valkyrie Dark Arle Dark Arlematsu Undark Arle

Dark Arle is the main antagonist in Puyo Puyo 7. She is actually Ecolo possessing the real Arle's body, as Ecolo isn't made up of any substances.


Puyo Puyo 7

Dark Arle gives Klug a false explanation as to why Ringo's world is overrun with falling Puyos, which in turn successfully tricks Ringo and company into defeating 7 opponents one by one, ending with Dark Arle herself. After being defeated at Stonehenge, Dark Arle reveals that beating her and the others has actually opened the space warp more, which will cause Ringo's world to be completely submerged by Puyo. Later, Dark Arle appears again, but Satan manages to find out the one pulling the strings (by telling Ecolo to stop the act). Upon hearing this, Dark Arle's voice turns into a hybrid of both normal Arle's and Ecolo's voices, which finally forms into Ecolo's voice. Ecolo explains to Ringo and Satan that his possession of Arle was only "traveler's mischief", and that he needed her for his special plan, but expressed disappointment that she was able to mentally resist her, which caused his plan to pretty much fall apart. He also told Ringo that he was willing to give back Arle if she beat him in a Puyo Puyo battle and Ringo accepted. Upon her defeat in Act 4, she reverts back into normal Arle, and Ecolo soon reveals itself afterwards. It did not possess Arle again. Gameplay-wise, Dark Arle first appeared at the end of Act 2's cutscene, after Klug tried "explaining" the situation. She is to be played against once in Act 3 and once in Act 4. Dark Arle can be unlocked by completing Act 4, with both Ringo and Satan.

In game, Dark Arle plays with the concept of alternate characters like Masked Satan, Pierrot, and Red Amitie: while she has an identical dropset to her normal state, her chaining power is distinct. Her animations are based on that of her parent character, and her voice clips (except for being selected, entering fever, and winning) have the same dialogue, but have different inflections.

Puyo Puyo!! Quest

Dark Arle is available as a purple card in this game, added on March 31 2014. She is available in Magic Stone Gacha in limited periods only. She is in the same series with Strange Klug, Accord, Satan and Ecolo, having similarly distributed skills and stats. During the Sakura Festival event from April 1, 2014, using Dark Arle in the deck can give extra drops in the event quests.


  • In Transformation rule, Dark Arle does not transform. Instead, the color of her robes changes to either red or green in Mega Puyo Rush or Mini Puyo Fever respectively.
  • She is the spiritual equivalent of Doppelganger Arle. However, they are entirely unrelated, other than being an evil alter ego to Arle.
    • Dark Arle's battle theme, however, has pieces that resemble Doppelganger Arle's battle theme, resonating with other Puyo Puyo~n refrences scattered throughout Puyo Puyo 7.


Character specific mechanics


Dark Arle uses the same dropset as Arle's.

Pieces Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Dropset 2.png Dropset 3.png Dropset B.png Dropset 4.png Puyo
Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png 16 0 0 0 32


See Arle's Puyo 7 chants for Dark Arle's chants.


Puyo Puyo 7

Puyo Puyo!! Quest

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