- “Don't get a swelled head! This doesn't mean I'll accept you as our leader...”
- —Puniper, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
|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".
- 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
|From "Puni" and「た」(-ta), usually used for masculine name ending|
|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"|