Pooka

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Pooka
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Pac-Man fighting a Pooka in Smash Run.
Universe Pac-Man
Dig-Dug

Pookas (プーカ, Pooka), are enemies from the Pac-Man universe, originating from the Dig Dug universe.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A Pooka sprite, as it appears in Pac-Man's Namco Roulette taunt, on the top.

Pookas appear as enemies in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. They attack by ambushing fighters from underground or through walls, though their goggles are visible even when they are inside the terrain. When they attack, they do not deal any damage but are capable of disrupting fighters by knocking them over. When attacked they inflate until they pop, damaging nearby enemies. If they are not attacked while they are in an inflated state, they will gradually deflate until they return to normal.

A Pooka also appears in its original sprite form as one of the characters Pac-Man can summon as part of his Namco Roulette taunt.

Trophy information[edit]

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The Pooka trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Pooka
North America These little monsters from the Dig Dug series like to jump around and throw themselves into people. They'll burrow through the ground to protect themselves from attacks as they approach. If you do manage to hit one, it'll puff up, growing with each attack until it explodes. Try hitting enemies with its explosion!
Europe These little monsters from the Dig Dug series like to jump around and throw themselves into people. They'll burrow through the ground to protect themselves from attacks while they approach you. If you do manage to hit one, it'll puff up, then eventually explode! Try using the blast to damage other enemies.


Origin[edit]

Pooka's sprite in Dig-Dug.

Originally, Pookas were enemies in the game Dig Dug, but later became recurring characters in Pac-Man's games. A Pooka made its debut in a Pac-Man title in Pac-Man World, and Pookas first served as enemies in Pac-Man World 2.

Trivia[edit]

  • Though almost never seen, Pooka do have a tumbling animation built into them. They would need to be hit by an extremely weak attack such as Luigi's down taunt or Cloud's Finishing Touch or a cannonball by another small enemy to tumble, and not inflate.
  • Despite Pookas becoming part of the Pac-Man series, they are placed in the Other section of the trophy gallery. This is very likely due to their Dig Dug origins.
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