Ecolo, as they appear in Puyo Puyo Chronicle.
|Gender||Unknown (referred to as male)|
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo 7|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Chronicle|
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Ecolo is a mysterious dark character who first appears in Puyo Puyo 7. They are an entity known as a "space-time traveler" and can traverse dimensions to their liking. Due to the nature of being a space-time traveler, memories of their existence are easily forgotten.
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Character-specific Mechanics
- 6 Chants
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Other media
Ecolo is an amorphous, human-shape figure of space matter, generally of black and highlighted cyan. Their head has a wispy tail, and their face consists of two cyan circles, a question mark on the forehead and an eerily crescent-shape mouth with a perpetual drool. Their chest glows cyan, taking a vaguely star-shape form and spirals.
While the space matter appearance is the default, Ecolo has a more human-like appearance known as Unusual Ecolo.
Ecolo is very whimsical and adores fun. They adore playing with others and sharing fun, but they have difficulty exercising restraint. While Ecolo has ambitions plans to spread happiness, they tend to be over-the-top, sometimes putting worlds at risk.
Ecolo is themed around deceit and lies, knowing moves such as 'Liar', 'Swindle' and 'Fake Speech'. In spite of having entirely original spells, Ecolo mimics the motions of other characters, or in the case of Puyo Puyo 7, assumes their shape entirely, only being pitch black. In the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Ecolo's spells are declarations at his opponent, such as "You cheater!", as opposed to distinct attack names.
Ecolo has great fascination in her, to the point of jealousy and antagonizing those that are close to her, such as Maguro.
Puyo Puyo 7
In Puyo Puyo 7, Ecolo serves as the main antagonist of the game. They can be unlocked by completing the games story mode.
During the events of the story, it is revealed that Dark Arle was actually Ecolo using Arle's body. They apparently wanted to bury Andou Ringo's world in Puyo for personal amusement. After being beaten out of Arle's body, they then attempted to possess Ringo, but she fought them off. Unable to possess Ringo, Ecolo decided that all worlds should be buried in Puyo, and began to break down worlds to gain the necessary power. However, Amitie and Arle managed to escape the space warp Ecolo trapped them in, and joined Ringo to battle against Ecolo as a singular group. After Ecolo's defeat, everyone was returned to their respective worlds, unharmed.
Ecolo also took control of Maguro's and Risukuma's body during these events and made as both claim that they were being controlled and needed help. Unlike Dark Arle, however, they did not change their forms.
In Transformation, Ecolo transforms into shadowy doppelgangers of Feli and Klug in Mini Puyo Fever and Mega Puyo Rush, respectively. Outside of these modes, Ecolo takes the form of a shadowy Ringo and copies all of her animations aside from the winning, losing and transforming animations, which are their own. This, along with the question mark on their forehead, makes Ecolo the third asymmetrical character in the game.
Ecolo's memory is curiously wiped, having no recollection of their actions or meetings in the previous game. Ecolo briefly laments about the lost memories, but still finds fun in Puyo Puyo.
Ecolo is kinder due to memory loss from Risukuma's haphazard experiment, which apparently hit them on the head and sent them to Primp Town. As a running gag due to memory loss, Ecolo gives awkward nicknames to whoever they came across. Their opponents are:
Ecolo's first opponent is Dongurigaeru. Unable to remember anything other than that Puyo battles are fun, they decide to battle the first being they comes across. After enjoying a Puyo battle, Ecolo decides that their purpose must be to find fun things.
Ecolo's second opponent is Draco, which they try nicknaming "Tail Grower". Ecolo wants to pull Draco's tail, but Draco refuses. Ecolo battles Draco because she's getting in the way of their fun, but after winning, Draco's tantrum leads Ecolo to lose interest. Sensing that Ecolo is no longer paying attention, Draco runs away.
Ecolo's third opponent is Witch, which they try nicknaming "Pointy Hat". Ecolo muses that they want to have fun, but if the other person does not want to participate then it isn't fun anymore. While wondering if there is a way for everyone to have fun without being troubled, they come across Witch, who wonders if they are a being of some kind of undiscovered species. Ecolo asks Witch if she knows how to make people laugh, and she responds that people typically laugh when tickled. Inspired, Ecolo attempts to tickle Witch, which results in a Puyo battle. Afterwards, Witch leaves annoyedly.
Ecolo's fourth opponent is Feli, which they try nicknaming "Straight Bangs". Due to the previous two failures, Ecolo wonders if giving presents would be better at making people have fun, when Feli comes across Ecolo and notes that they are a "existence separated from fate". Ecolo asks if Feli has anything she wants. Feli responds that she wants Lemres, so Ecolo decides that they will pack this Lemres-thing into a box and and give it to her as a present. Angry, Feli attacks Ecolo in order to protect Lemres. After the battle, Feli threatens Ecolo not to touch Lemres as she leaves. Ecolo wonders why the present option didn't work out right.
Ecolo's fifth opponent is Ringo. Ringo first accuses Ecolo of causing trouble for other people when she notices that they seem down. When Ecolo confirms her observation, she decides that she was wrong and cheers Ecolo up instead with a Puyo match. Afterwards, Ecolo exclaims that it was fun, and Ringo agrees. Ringo tells Ecolo that she'll stop them if they plan to cause trouble, but if it's Puyo matches, they can come to her anytime.
Ecolo's sixth opponent is Amitie, which they try nicknaming "Jumpy Sideburns". Ecolo immediately requests a Puyo match. Afterwards, Ecolo asks if it was fun, and Amitie assents. Excited, Ecolo leaves right after.
Ecolo's seventh opponent is Lemres, which they try nicknaming "Candy Licker". By this time, Ecolo has decided that their purpose must be to make everyone joyful, and asks Lemres for a Puyo battle. Lemres is interested in Ecolo's existence and wants to ask questions, but he is unable to both before and after the Puyo battle. After Ecolo confirms that it was fun for Lemres, they start thinking that making everyone happy one-by-one is too slow, and leave to search for a way to make everyone happy in one go.
Ecolo's eighth and final opponent is Rulue. Ecolo realizes that they need a huge amount of power to make everyone happy, along the lines of being able to raise a castle, control the weather, or create a Puyo Hell. Rulue overhears them and asks if they are talking about Satan. Ecolo asks who Satan is, and Rulue explains his magic capabilities, and then decides to punish Ecolo for not knowing of Satan's existence.
Ecolo decides that they need Satan's power in order to make everyone happy at once.
Other Characters' Stories
Ecolo serves as the main antagonist of this game along with Satan. They ask Satan whether they could use his power to grant every single person's wish. As a result, Ringo, Arle, and Amitie go to Satan's castle to stop them. After the battle, Ecolo remembers their identity as a space-time traveler, and leaves to wander space once again. However, due to the nature of being one, they lament that leaving to wander will inevitably wipe themselves out of everyone's memories and no one will remember Ecolo.
- The exact origin of Ecolo's name is unclear, though it's possibly be derived from コロコロ (corocoro; roughly a fat , bouncy, spherical object), since Ecolo is very round, and exclaims "byoun byoun" during transformation.
- Ecolo is the only final boss character besides Satan to have more than one musical theme.
- While the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris confirmed his official spelling as "Ecolo", the Puyo25th Anniversary Book spells his name as Ecoro, as well as some system files in Japanese Puyo games.
- Ecolo is the only character in Puyo Puyo!! Quest to acknowledge the existence of card frames. Them and Ringo are the only ones to acknowledge card rarity being represented by stars.
- In the official English description of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Ecolo is referred with male pronoun.
- Ecolo's spell cut-in in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and Puyo Puyo Chronicle are mimicking the protagonists' spells that have similar pronunciations:
- "Liar" - "Fire" (Arle)
- "Swindle" - "Cosine" (Ringo) (Probably taken from English pronunciation instead of Japanese)
- "Fake Speech" - "Ice Storm" (Arle)
- "Lovely Trick" - "Fairy Fair" (Amitie)
- "Imitation" - "Permutation" (Ringo)
- Plus, there is no cut-in, but "How exciting!" is possible referencing that of Ringo.
- Alternate voice notes:
- In Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, Ecolo has a deep voice, and the pronunciation becomes strong overall.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris, Ecolo sounds bad-tempered, similar to Klug in Puyo Puyo Chronicle, or lonely.
- In the English version, he speaks extremely quickly, as if he is in a rush to go somewhere. Some lines, like "Just an imitation!" and "Woohoo, that was fun!", become too fast to listen correctly.
- In Puyo Puyo Chronicle, Ecolo sounds drowsy, similar to Rulue in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and Raffina in Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Puyo Puyo 7 only
Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern
- Player Chain
|Chain 2||いいね||Ii ne!||Good!|
|Chain 3||なかなかいいね||Nakanaka ii ne!||Pretty nice!|
|Chain 4||興奮してきたよ||Kofunshite kita yo!||How exciting!|
|Counter||お返しだ！||Okaeshi da!||Payback time!||Take that!|
|Spell 1||ライアー||Raiaa||Liar||You cheater!|
|Spell 2||スウィンドル||Suindoru||Swindle||You liar!|
|Spell 3||フェイク・スピーチ||Feiku Supiichi||Fake Speech||What a fraud!|
|Spell 4||ラブリー・トリック||Raburii Torikku||Lovely Trick||You trickster!|
|Spell 5||イミテーション||Imiteeshon||Imitation||Just an imitation!|
|Tetris Line Clear||テトリスだね！||Tetorisu da ne!||It's a Tetris!|
- Enemy Attack
|Heavy||痛いなぁ～！||Itai na!||Hey, it hurts!||That hurts!|
- Match Start and Result
|Character Select||一緒に遊ぼうよ||Issho-ni asobou yo.||Let's play together.|
|Win (7/20th)||楽しいねぇ～||Tanoshii ne!||That's fun, huh.||---|
|Win (PPT/Chronicle)||あー、楽しかった！||Aa, tanoshikatta!||Ah, that was fun!||Woohoo, that was fun!|
|Lose||負けちゃったかぁ||Makechatta ka...||Aw, I('ve) lost...|
- Fever Mode and Big Bang
|Entered||いいんじゃない？||Ii n ja nai?||Isn't that great?||Hey, that's good!|
|Succeed (7/20th)||よしよし！||Yoshi yoshi!||Good!||---|
|Succeed (PPT/Chronicle)||いい感じだ||Ii kanji da.||It's going well.||Jackpot, haha!|
|Failed||ダメかぁ||Dame ka...||(Duh,) Not good...|
|Severe Attack||痛いかもよ？||Itai kamo yo?||This may hurt!|
|Severe Damage||楽しくないよ…||Tanoshiku nai yo...||This isn't fun...|
|Puyo Puyo ga ii na!
Tetorisu ga ii na!
|I want to play Puyo Puyo/Tetris!||Anyone for Puyo Puyo/Tetris?|
|Swapped||どっちもいいな！||Dotchi-mo ii na!||I like both of them!||Make up your mind!|
|Swapped when losing||ふぅー||Fuu...||Whew...|
|Use the power-up items||いいねぇ||Ii ne!||Good!||Very nice!|
|Use the obstruct items||あげるよ||Ageru yo.||I give you this.||Here you go!|
|Getting the two items||楽しくなってきた！||Tanoshiku natte kita!||This is getting fun!|
|Piled Up||まだ遊ぼう？||Mada asobou?||Let's keep playing.||Let's play again!|
|Win||最高に楽しかったよ！||Saikou-ni tanoshikatta yo!||Most fun I've had all day!|
|Be a Runner-Up||もっと遊ぼうよ||Motto asobou yo.||Let's play more.||Let's play again.|
|Chain after Puyo crushed||かなりいいね！||Kanari ii ne!||Quite good!||Not too bad!|
|Pair Attack A||楽しく||Tanoshiku,||Happily,|
|Pair Attack B||ペアアタック！||Pea Attakku!||Pair Attack!|
|Pair Life Lost||まだ遊ぼう？||Mada asobou?||Let's keep playing.|
|Pair Life Gone||おや？||Oya?||Huh?!|
- Special Pair Victory
Victory cut-in; Normal portrait and character select (NDS/3DS)
Quest: [★4] Ecolo
Chain cut-in (Lovely Trick); Attack portrait (NDS/3DS)
Quest: [★5] Ecolo
Fever entry and Counter cut-in (redrawn for Quest); Winning portrait (NDS/3DS)
Quest: [★6] Ecolo
Chain cut-in (Imitation) (redrawn for Quest)
Quest: [★7] Ecolo
Quest: [★4] Ecolo ver. PuyoChron
Quest: [★5] Ecolo ver. PuyoChron
Cut-in (Spell 5)
Quest: [★6] Ecolo ver. PuyoChron