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Pungent is the shopkeeper of a hidden store inside the Great Tree in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. During the X-Naut invasion of the Great Tree, Pungent was one of the few Punies not to be captured by the extraterrestrial villains. He hid in his shop, until the entrance was blown away by Mario's ally Flurrie. Recognizing the plumber was there to help, Pungent aided Mario by selling him rare items. Pungry (a.k.a. The Mover) likes to hang out inside Pungent's shop when he is not working at the Pit of 100 Trials.

Tattle information[edit]

  • That's Pungent, the manager of this shop. Weird place for a shop, if you ask me. But since we're here, I guess we could buy something...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プーニン
Based on "Puni".
Spanish Punín From "Puni" and the Spanish suffix "-ín" meaning cute or small.
French Poulignon Pun on "Pouni" (French name for Puni) and "mignon" (French for cute, usually implying small)
German Bubuvicz
Italian Fufuliano


  • Pungent's name is, in addition to being a pun on "Puni", based on the word "pungent", meaning "affecting the senses to a great extent".
  • Pugent is the only known Puni with facial hair, or any hair at all.