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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, who camouflaged the entrance to Pungent's shop, is apparently friends with him and likes to hang out inside his shop.

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
Derived from "Puni"; with elongation symbol and the character「ん」(n) added
French Poulignon Pun on "Pouni" (French name for Puni) and "mignon" (French for cute, usually implying small)
German Bubuvicz
Italian Fufuliano Portmanteau of "Fufino" (Italian name of the Punies) and the name "Giuliano"
Spanish Punín From "Puni" and the Spanish suffix "-ín" meaning cute or small.


  • 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". Furthermore, "gent" is the abbreviated form of "gentleman", which might be a reference to his mustache.
  • Pungent is the only known Puni with facial hair, or any hair at all.