Poochy Pup

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Poochy Pup
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Poochy Pups in Yoshi's Crafted World
First appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

Poochy Pups are younger versions of the character Poochy that fulfill supporting roles, first appearing in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. One has pink spots, another has blue spots and the third has a big black spot.


Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Poochy Pup
Three Poochy Pups following Yoshi

Poochy Pups follow Yoshi around the stage in Mellow Mode and help the player find secrets. When a secret is nearby, one will rush to it and start barking and jumping, waiting for the player to either find the secret or walk away (in which case the Poochy Pup will return to Yoshi). Poochy Pups can also be thrown like yarn balls; after being thrown, they come back to Yoshi. Up to three Poochy Pups follow Yoshi at once.

In addition, during the Poochy Dash mode, three Poochy Pups appear in each stage. Collecting a Poochy Pup gives the player a bonus of beads at the end of the stage.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

The three Poochy Pups return in Yoshi's Crafted World, where they are hidden throughout the flip side of each level. Yoshi is required to find all three and bring them to the goal. A Poochy Pup can be heard barking if it is nearby; once a Poochy Pup is collected, it follows Yoshi and can be thrown like a Yoshi Egg and reused as in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. Poochy Pups are also hidden throughout the game's official website, each of which rewards the player with 50 Platinum Points for My Nintendo when found.

Their behavior may be a reference to the behavior of the smaller Poochy from Yoshi's Story.


Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

  • Electronic manual bios:[1]
    • "The Poochy Pups will help you in your adventure."
    • "Poochy Pup Support: Poochy Pups hurl themselves at enemies and reveal the location of knots and Winged Clouds. They can also be thrown like yarn balls.
"♦ When the Poochy Pups are around, eating enemies and hitting Yarn Baskets won't produce any yarn balls."
Picture of Poochy Pups from an article about their role in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
"Name: Poochy Pups
"Occupation: Yoshi’s Mellow Mode helpers
"Special Skills: Sniffing out secrets, like hidden passages and items
"The Poochy Pups are a new (and adorable!) addition to the game. Switch from Classic Mode to Mellow Mode to team up with the Poochy Pups. They can help you find collectibles like Smiley Flowers, Wonder Wool, and beads. These curious li’l fellas will jump on suspicious spots to show you where to look!"[2]

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

  • North American website bio (Characters): "Yoshi’s cuddly companion Poochy will run in whichever direction Yoshi faces. The pint-sized Poochy Pups return for this new adventure, too!" (Shared with Poochy)
  • North American website bio (Explore the world): "Play through the Flip-Side of a stage, and round up all three hidden Poochy Pups. You’ll hear them barking as you get near!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コポチ
Little Poochy

Chinese 小波奇
Xiǎo Bōqí
Little Poochy

Dutch Poochy Pup
Poochy Pup
French Tipoochy
German Schnuffelchen
Little Poochy
Italian Poochy cucciolo
Pup Poochy
Russian Щенок Пучи
Shchenok Puchi
Poochy pup

Spanish Poochito
Little Poochy


  1. ^ Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World electronic manual. Tab 17: "Game Modes". Nintendo-europe.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Meet Poochy & the Poochy Pups. Play Nintendo. Retrieved June 17, 2020.