Ruff Puff

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Not to be confused with Rough Puff or Tuff Puff.
Ruff Puff
Ruff Puff
A Ruff Puff as it appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Dark Puff
Dark Ruff Puff
Ice Puff
Poison Puff
Tuff Puff
Lakitu's Cloud
Notable members
Huff N. Puff

Ruff Puffs are cloud enemies that appear in the Paper Mario series. The name "Ruff Puff" comes from a corruption of the word "rough", while the "puff" part of their name refers to them being puffy clouds.


Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, Ruff Puffs serve as the minions of Huff N. Puff, who they resemble a miniature version of. They appear only in Flower Fields, though a weaker variant, the Tuff Puff, is fought alongside Huff N. Puff in Cloudy Climb. Their primary method of attack is to ram into Mario.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, they appear inside Riverside Station. They attack by ramming into Mario or the active partner. They can also electrify themselves, at which point on the next turn they will attack both Mario and the active partner with lightning bolts. They cannot be attacked directly while they are electrified. Additionally, they are the only type of Puff to not appear in the Pit of 100 Trials.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Ruff Puffs appear in the Overthere Stair and in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. They attack by firing electric balls at the heroes.


Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Ruff Puff
Battle idle animation of a Ruff Puff from Paper Mario Max HP 10 Attack 4 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 19 Strong Electric Weak None Moves Inverted Thump (4)
Sleep? 50%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 40%, 0 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 80%, -1 Fright? 40% Air Lift? 90% Hurricane? 90%
Coins 2 + 0-2 Items Thunder Rage Run 30 Location(s) Flower Fields
Tattle This is a Ruff Puff. Ruff Puffs are nasty little cloud henchmen of Huff N. Puff. Max HP: 10, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 0 Ruff Puffs float in the air, so a Jump attack or something similar may be best. Of course, I'd be more than happy to give 'em a Headbonk! It's your call, Mario.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Ruff Puff
Ruff Puff Max HP 7 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Riverside Station
Sleep? 75% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 70% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 75% Soft? 90% Burn? 100% Freeze? 100%
Fright? 70% Gale Force? 95% KO? 95% Moves Slam (4), Shocking Charge (Electric), Thunder Attack (4 to Mario and Partner, Piercing), Fly to Hover (Moves closer to ground, does not count as turn), Hover to Fly (moves higher in the air, does not count as turn)
Level 23 Exp. points 0 Coins 2 - 3 Items Dizzy Dial, Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower (drop only), Mr. Softener, Mushroom (drop only), POW Block (drop only), Super Shroom, Thunder Rage, Volt Shroom (drop only)
Log A relative of the Dark Puff… or perhaps just a different-colored one. It charges up and shocks you with lightning.
Tattle This is a Ruff Puff. Don't confuse them with Dark Puffs... Although I don't think the world would end if you DID confuse them, but anyway... Max HP is 7, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. They swoop at you or charge themselves with electricity before unleashing lightning. Oh, and if you touch them while they're charged, you'll get a shock!

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario enemy
Ruff Puff
Sprite of a Ruff Puff from Super Paper Mario. Max HP 15 Items
Attack 4 Location(s) Overthere Stair (7-3), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 75)
Defense 0 Card type Common
Score 600 Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 7-3: Found on the left of cloud 34.
Card description This little thundercloud is darkening a sky near you! Looks a little like cotton candy, but don't bite!
  List of Catch Cards  
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Tattle That's a Ruff Puff. It floats in the sky, like a little grumpy thundercloud... Max HP is 15 and Attack is 4. It will shock you if you get too close... You'd better keep your distance until you see an opening to attack... Do you think it's related to the cloud Lakitu rides around on?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモクモーン
Deriving from repetition of「雲」(kumo, cloud) or anagram of「もくもく」(mokumoku, Japanese onomatopoeic word for rising clouds), with「ン」(-n, a common suffix for monster names)
Chinese 云雾怪
Yúnwù Guài
Cloud Monster
French Humph Pfff Onomatopoeia of someone out of breath
German Schniffi From "schniefen" (to sniffle) or "schnaufen" (to puff)
Italian Nuvolino Li'l Cloud
Korean 운운
Spanish Ruff Puff -