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“Don't get a swelled head! This doesn't mean I'll accept you as our leader...”
Puniper, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Species Puni
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)

Puniper is an obese Puni that lives in the Great Tree in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He doubts Mario's skills as a hero at first but eventually he sees Mario as a good leader. He does not help initially and will not support Mario until he saves the Puni elder. Puniper's name is a portmanteau of "Puni" and "Juniper".

Tattle information[edit]

  • That's Puniper of the Punies. He sure is big for a Puni. Too bad his head is big, too!
  • That's Puniper of the Punies. He's a little bigger than the others, obviously. So maybe he can help us reach that special area... Hee hee! Just kidding. His only special power is complaining, I think.
  • That's Puniper of the Punies. This guy just needs to stop whining and do what's right. I mean, he's huge! When you got a big bod, you gotta step up and take charge!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プニタ
From "Puni" and「た」(-ta), usually used for masculine name ending
French Pounibo
German Bubulas "Bubu" (Puni) and the name "Nicolas"
Italian Fufurio Portmanteau of "Fufino" (Puni) and the male name "Furio"
Spanish Punilio From "Puni" and the male name "Emilio"