Ecolo

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Ecolo
Ecolo PPT2.png
Ecolo, as he appears in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
Name
Kanaエコロ
RomanizationEkoro
Other NamesWanderer of Worlds (Puyo Puyo Tetris 2)
Chinese 艾克羅
Hangul 에쿄로
Personal Info
GenderUnknown (uses masculine pronouns in localizations)
Notable Appearances
First appearancePuyo Puyo 7
Latest appearancePuyo Puyo Tetris 2
Voice Actor(s)
JapaneseAkira Ishida
EnglishSpike Spencer
Puyo Puyo!! Quest information
Ecolo Ecolo ver. PuyoChron Reindeer Ecolo Ecolo ver. Zenigata Player Ecolo Ecolo ver. PuyoTet2 Ecolo ver. Katsura Ecolo ver. Enma Daiou Ecolo ver. Enma Daiou Ecolo ver. Enma Daiou Ecolo ver. Enma Daiou Ecolo ver. Enma Daiou Space☆Ecolo

Ecolo is a mysterious dark character who first appears in Puyo Puyo 7. He is an entity known as a "space-time traveler" and can traverse dimensions to his liking. Due to the nature of being a space-time traveler whose existence conflicts with the laws of space-time, memories of his existence are easily forgotten by most.

Biography

Appearance

Ecolo is an amorphous, human-shape figure of space matter, generally of black and highlighted cyan. His head has a wispy tail, and his face consists of two cyan circles, a question mark on the forehead and an eerily crescent-shape mouth with a perpetual drool. His chest glows cyan, taking a vaguely star-shape form and spirals.

While the space matter appearance is the default, he has a more human-like appearance known as Unusual Ecolo.

Personality

Ecolo is very whimsical and adores fun. He adores playing with others and sharing fun, but has difficulty exercising restraint. After losing his memories temporarily in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary he plans to spread happiness but tends to be over the top, and occasionally endangers worlds or pushes Ringo's personal boundaries.

Abilities

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.

Relationships

Ringo
Ecolo has great fascination in her, to the point of jealousy and antagonizing those that are close to her, such as Maguro and Tee. This fixation on Ringo seems to be based in the fact that she's unique for being able to remember Ecolo's existence, in spite of the fact that he defies the laws of spacetime and is generally forgotten by all who encounter him. He tends to cling to Ringo and usually tries to get her attention, such as when he willingly allowed Marle to influence him in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 so that Ringo would free him from the influence. While his actions exasperate Ringo, she states that she sees him as a friend and that is why she does not forget him.
Maguro Sasaki
While their interactions are few, Ecolo seems to see Maguro as a rival for Ringo's attention as seen by how he was upset in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary during Maguro's route.
Satan
Ecolo first met Satan in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and was impressed at his magical powers. Since then, the two have delighted in causing chaos together and when mayhem arises, they are generally the first culprits in mind for Arle and Ringo. Ecolo is on friendly terms with Satan much to the girls' annoyance, and refers to him as "old man".

History

Puyo Puyo 7

In Puyo Puyo 7, Ecolo serves as the main antagonist of the game. He is 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. He apparently wanted to bury Andou Ringo's world in Puyo for personal amusement. After being beaten out of Arle's body, he 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 his own. This, along with the question mark on his forehead, makes Ecolo the third asymmetrical character in the game.

Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary

Ecolo's memory is curiously wiped, having no recollection of his actions or meetings in the previous game. Ecolo briefly laments about the lost memories, but still finds fun in Puyo Puyo.

Ecolo's Story

Ecolo is kinder due to memory loss from Risukuma's haphazard experiment, which apparently hit him on the head and sent them to Primp Town. As a running gag due to memory loss, Ecolo gave awkward nicknames to whoever he came across. Their opponents are:

Dongurigaeru

Ecolo's first opponent is Dongurigaeru. Unable to remember anything other than that Puyo battles are fun, he decides to battle the first being he comes across. After enjoying a Puyo battle, Ecolo decides that his purpose must be to find fun things.

Draco

Ecolo's second opponent is Draco, which he tries nicknaming "Tail Grower". Ecolo wants to pull Draco's tail, but Draco refuses. Ecolo battles Draco because she's getting in the way of his fun, but after winning, Draco's tantrum leads Ecolo to lose interest. Sensing that Ecolo is no longer paying attention, Draco runs away.

Witch

Ecolo's third opponent is Witch, which he tries nicknaming "Pointy Hat". Ecolo muses that he wants 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, he comes across Witch, who wonders if he is 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.

Feli

Ecolo's fourth opponent is Feli, which he tries 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 he is a "existence separated from fate". Ecolo asks if Feli has anything she wants. Feli responds that she wants Lemres, so Ecolo decides that he will pack this Lemres-thing into a box and and give it to her as a present, unaware that she is very protective of Lemres. 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.

Ringo

Ecolo's fifth opponent is Ringo. Ringo first accuses Ecolo of causing trouble for other people when she notices that he seems 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 him if he plans to cause trouble, but if it's Puyo matches, he can come to her anytime.

Amitie

Ecolo's sixth opponent is Amitie, which he tries nicknaming "Jumpy Sideburns". Ecolo immediately requests a Puyo match. Afterwards, Ecolo asks if it was fun, and Amitie assents. Excited, Ecolo leaves right after.

Lemres

Ecolo's seventh opponent is Lemres, which he tries nicknaming "Candy Licker". By this time, Ecolo has decided that his 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, he starts thinking that making everyone happy one-by-one is too slow, and leaves to search for a way to make everyone happy in one go.

Rulue

Ecolo's eighth and final opponent is Rulue. Ecolo realizes that he needs 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 he is 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 he needs Satan's power in order to make everyone happy at once.

Other Characters' Stories

Extra Route

Ecolo serves as the main antagonist of this game along with Satan. He asks Satan whether he could use Satan's 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 his identity as a space-time traveler, and leaves to wander space once again. However, due to the nature of being one, he laments that leaving to wander will inevitably wipe themselves out of everyone's memories and no one will remember Ecolo.

Trivia

  • 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 Puyo Puyo 25th Anniversary Book spells his name as Ecoro, as well as some system files in Japanese Puyo games.
    • Internally in Puyo Puyo 7, Ecolo is simply known as BOS, as in "boss".
  • Ecolo's gender is unclear, though is generally referred to as male:
    • In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Ringo begins to introduce Ecolo with a masculine pronoun "かれ", but trails off with a ? before opting to use "あれ" instead, a non-gendered term used for inanimate objects which translates to "that".
    • In the official English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris and Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Ecolo is referred to with masculine pronouns.
    • In fan translations, the Puyo Puyo 7 translation by Puyo Nexus refers to Ecolo with masculine pronouns, while the fan translation group Precise Museum refer to Ecolo with singular “they” in their translations.
  • Ecolo is the only character in Puyo Puyo!! Quest to acknowledge the existence of card frames. He and Ringo are the only ones to acknowledge card rarity being represented by stars.
  • 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)
    • Additionally, while having 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 his 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.
    • In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, his voice is suave and very soft, almost like he is whispering.
      • In the English version, all of his voice clips are played in reverse.

Appearances

Puyo Puyo

Spin-offs

Character profiles

Img270803 l.png See the respective PPQ-namespace card pages of Ecolo for the character's in-game description in Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
Game Profile
PPT2 English Logo.png "The Wanderer of Worlds. He is a being of immense power, who does whatever he pleases!"

Character-specific Mechanics

Puyo Puyo/Tetris

Game Mode
PPT1 English Logo.png PPT2 Puyo.png
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Dropset

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 L.png Dropset J.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset L.png Dropset J.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 4.png Dropset B.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png 7 7 1 1 43

Puyo Puyo 7 only

Identical to Ms. Accord's dropset.

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 L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset J.png Dropset 2.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset B.png Dropset 2.png Dropset J.png Dropset 2.png Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset J.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 4.png 8 6 1 1 42

Quartet

Pieces Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Dropset B.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 14.png Puyo
Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset 4.png Dropset B.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset B.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 4.png Dropset 211.png Dropset 31.png Dropset 14.png Dropset B.png Dropset 211.png 3 3 3 4 3 64

Fusion

Puyo Pieces Tetrimino
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 SP
Dropset L.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 4.png Dropset B.png Dropset 2.png Dropset 2.png Dropset TX.png Dropset TX.png Dropset TI.png or Dropset T1.png or Dropset T2.png

Ice Blocks Nuisance Pattern

Pieces
Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png
Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png
Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock Y.png Iceblock B.png Iceblock Y.png
Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png
Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png Iceblock G.png Iceblock R.png

Chants

7/20th/Tetris/Chronicle/Tetris 2

Player Chain
Chain Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Chain 1 おう Ou! Oh!
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!
Repeater わはははは Wahahahaha! Wahahaha!
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!
That's a Tetris! (English T2 Alt. Voice)
Enemy Attack
Damage Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Light いたーい… Itai... Ouch... Ow.
Heavy 痛いなぁ~! Itai na! Hey, it hurts! That hurts!
Match Start and Result
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Character Select 一緒に遊ぼうよ Issho-ni asobou yo. Let's play together.
Win あー、楽しかった!
楽しいねぇ~ (until 20th)
Aa, tanoshikatta!
Tanoshii ne!
Ah, that was fun!
This is fun, eh?
Woo, that was fun!
Lose 負けちゃったかぁ Makechatta ka... Aw, I've lost...
Fever Mode and Big Bang
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Entered いいんじゃない? Ii n ja nai? Isn't that great? Hey, that's good!
Succeed いい感じだ
よしよし! (until 20th)
Ii kanji da.
Yoshi yoshi!
It's going well.
Well, well!
Jackpot, haha!
Failed ダメかぁ Dame ka... Not good... Darn, no good.
Big Bang ぼっよよ~ん!
受け止めきれる? (T2 Alt. Voice)
Boyoyon!
Uketomekireru?
Bouncy-bouncy!
Can you stop this?
Are you ready for this? (English T2 Alt. Voice)
Light Attack そーれ! Sore! There!
Severe Attack 痛いかもよ? Itai kamo yo? This might hurt!
Win あはははは! Ahahahaha!
Light Damage うわぁ! Uwaa! Ah! Wow!
Severe Damage 楽しくないよ…
楽しくないなぁ... (T2 Alt. Voice)
Tanoshiku nai yo...
Tanoshiku nai na...
This isn't fun...
Lose ひどいよ… Hidoi yo... Meanie...
Swap
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Match Start ぷよぷよがいいな!
テトリスがいいな!
Puyo Puyo ga ii na!
Tetorisu ga ii na!
I want to play Puyo Puyo/Tetris! Anyone for Puyo Puyo/Tetris?
Swap どっちもいいな! Dotchi-mo ii na! I like both of them! Make up your mind!
Swap while in disadvantage ふぅー Fuu... Whew...
Party
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Power-up item いいねぇ Ii ne! Good! Very nice!
Offensive item あげるよ Ageru yo. I give you this. Here you go!
Getting multiple items at once 楽しくなってきた! Tanoshiku natte kita! This is getting fun!
Topped out 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
遊び足りないなぁ (T2 Alt. Voice)
Motto asobou yo.
Asobi tarinai na.
Let's play more.
I haven't played enough.
Let's play again.
Let's play some more! (T2 Alt. Voice)
Lose おや? Oya? Huh?!
Fusion
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Mix Chain ミックス連鎖だよ! Mikkusu Rensa dayo! Mix Chain!
Tetris Plus テトリスプラスだよ! Tetorisu Purasu dayo! Tetris Plus!
Chaining by a Tetrimino crushing Puyo かなりいいね! Kanari ii ne! Quite good! Not too bad!
Transformation and Pair Puyo Puyo
Results Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
Chain A ぼよよん Boyoyon! Bouncy!
Chain B ぼっよよ~ん! Boyoyon! Bouncy-bouncy!
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
Character Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
With Ringo
Ecolo 以心伝心? Ishin denshin? Telepathical?
Ringo 勝っちゃいました... Katchaimashita... Oops, we won...
Skill Battle
Activated Skill Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
Unused 力になろうか? Chikara-ni narou ka? Need my help?
Crestfall これでどうかな Kore-de dou kana? Does this work?
Color Change そおれ!やっちゃえ!
助けがいるね (T2 Alt. Voice)
Soore! Yatchae!
Tasuke-ga iru ne.
There, go get 'em!
You need help. (JP)
Pair Puyo Change やってあげるよ! Yatte ageru yo! Let ME do it!
System Startup
Result Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
Boot Up 1 セガ! Sega!
Boot Up 2 テトリス! Tetorisu! Tetris!
Title Screen ぷよぷよテトリス!
ぷよぷよテトリス2!
Puyo Puyo Tetorisu!
Puyo Puyo Tetorisu 2!
Puyo Puyo Tetris!
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!
Online Greetings
Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
待ちきれないよ! Machikirenai yo! I can't wait!
あはははは、よろしくね! Ahahahaha, yoroshiku ne! Hahaha! Greetings!
一緒に遊ぼうよ Issho-ni asobou yo. Let's play!
お楽しみはこれからさ Otanoshimi-wa kore kara sa. The fun is about to start!
さあ、どうしたい? Saa, dou shitai? So, what do you wanna do?

Gallery

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