Ruff Puff

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Ruff Puff
Ruff Puff.PNG
A Ruff Puff as it appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Derived Species
Tuff Puff
Dark Puff
Ice Puff
Poison Puff
Dark Ruff Puff
Notable Members
Huff N. Puff

Ruff Puffs are cloud enemies that appear in the Paper Mario series. They attack by bonking people in the head in the first game and slamming into them in the latter two. A Ruff Puff's signature move is its ability to charge up for electric attacks. Ruff Puffs are the followers of Huff N. Puff, and so along with the giant cloud they invaded Flower Fields in the original Paper Mario. The name "Ruff Puff" comes from a corruption of the word "rough", while the "puff" part of their name refers to the fact that they are puffy clouds.

In the sequels to Paper Mario, Ruff Puffs were simply generic enemies, and were lighter in color. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door they appear inside Riverside Station, and are the only Puff to not also appear in the Rogueport Pit of 100 Trials. Ruff Puffs appeared in the Overthere Stair in Super Paper Mario. Ruff Puffs also appear in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials.


Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Ruff Puff
RuffPuffPM.png Max HP 10 Attack 4 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 19 Strong None Weak None Moves Inverted Thump (4)
Sleep? Fair, 3 Dizzy? Good, 3 Shock? Fair, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3(4) Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 2 + 0-2 Items Thunder Rage Run 30 Location(s) Flower Fields
Tattle This is a Ruff Puff. Ruff Puffs are nasty little cloud henchmen of Huff N. Puff. Max HP: 10, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 0 Ruff Puffs float in the air, so a Jump attack or something similar may be best. Of course, I'd be more than happy to give 'em a Headbonk! It's your call, Mario.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Ruff Puff
Ruff Puff.PNG Max HP 7 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Riverside Station
Sleep? 75% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 70% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 75% Soft? 90% Burn? 100% Freeze? 100%
Fright? 70% Gale Force? 95% KO? 95% Moves Slam (4), Shocking Charge (Electric), Thunder Attack (4 to Mario and Partner, Piercing), Fly to Hover (Moves closer to ground, does not count as turn), Hover to Fly (moves higher in the air, does not count as turn)
Level 23 Exp. points 0 Coins 2 - 3 Items Thunder Rage, Mr. Softener, Super Shroom
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Log A relative of the Dark Puff... or perhaps just a different-colored one. It charges up and shocks you with lightning.
Tattle This is a Ruff Puff. Don't confuse them with Dark Puffs... Although I don't think the world would end if you DID confuse them, but anyway... Max HP is 7, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. They swoop at you or charge themselves with electricity before unleashing lightning. Oh, and if you touch them while they're charged, you'll get a shock!
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Ruff Puff
RuffPuffCard.png Max HP 15 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Overthere Stair, Flipside Pit of 100 Trials
Score 600 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 7-3: Found on the left of cloud 34.
Card Description This little thundercloud is darkening a sky near you! Looks a little like cotton candy, but don't bite!
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Tattle That's a Ruff Puff. It floats in the sky, like a little grumpy thundercloud... Max HP is 15 and Attack is 4. It will shock you if you get too close... You'd better keep your distance until you see an opening to attack... Do you think it's related to the cloud Lakitu rides around on?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモクモーン
From 「雲」 kumo, meaning cloud.
Spanish Ruff Puff -
French Humph Pfff Onomatopoeia reminiscent of someone out of breath
German Schniffi pun on the German word schniefen (means sniffle) or the word schnaufen (means puffing)
Italian Nuvolino