Operation Puffle Post Game Interface Puffe Image Blue.png
Similar creatures Puffle Creatures
Appeared Club Penguin Island
Predators Unknown
Prey Puffle-O's, O-Berries

Puffles were small furry pets native to Club Penguin Island. Puffles were first discovered in November 2005, and were first adoptable in March 2006, being sold for 800 coins, which had since been reduced to 400 coins. Puffles were small, limbless creatures who ate Puffle-O's and other foods native to Club Penguin.

Over the years, twenty additional species of puffle (including real-world animal counterparts) were officially recognized and discovered. Of fourteen, twelve were permanently adoptable for members, two Puffle Creatures were permanently adoptable at the Pet Shop, two were adoptable for non-members, and six were temporarily adoptable at Prehistoric Party 2014 and Prehistoric Party 2016. The Rainbow Puffle and Gold Puffle were adoptable via quests starting at the Puffle Hotel Lobby and Pet Shop, respectively.

The Blue Border Collie and Orange Tabby Cat became the first two permanently adoptable puffle creatures just prior to the Puffle Party 2014. Snowman Puffles became available at the Frozen Party, and Ghost Puffles became available at the Halloween Party 2014, a Blue Crystal Puffle became available at the Merry Walrus Party, after appearing in the TV special We Wish You a Merry Walrus. Alien Puffles became available for adoption at Operation: Crustacean.

There were Puffle Parties that had been held in either February, March, or April since 2009. Each puffle had their own special area (during the Puffle Parties) and, sometimes, there were discoveries of new species.


Physical Appearance

Puffles originally appeared with rough cut fur and generic facial expressions. They had eyes and a mouth, but did not have noses. In 2011, they were updated with a new look both in-game and on the Puffle Card. In 2013, the puffles were shown in a somewhat mix of their original artwork and the 2011 artwork (when coming out of animations they may occasionally flash back into their original artwork).


Not much was known about puffle language. Their main sound was squeaking, as seen (heard) in Puffle Roundup and by mousing over the puffles in Aunt Arctic's igloo in Secret Mission 1. Puffles also seemed to be able to communicate with each other in some way because in many secret agent missions and/or EPF missions, puffles worked together without making any sounds. In the book The Great Puffle Switch, it was revealed that puffles could speak to each other without penguins understanding. It was also mentioned by Aunt Arctic in the newspaper that she had been trying to figure out the puffle language and that Rockhopper could communicate with Yarr since they knew each other well.

Species Abilities

All puffles had special abilities, mainly involving telekinesis. Each species could summon a toy (varies from species to species) at will from mid-air. All puffles could summon hair brushes, bath tubs, and some puffles could summon color specific objects like a sleeping mask. Puffles also had a keen sense of treasure hunting and could also perform tricks.


Members could adopt up to 75 puffles, with no limit on the quantity of each coloration, while non-members could only buy up to 2 puffles of either red or blue. Former members could keep their extra puffles. Puffles were the only type of pets penguins can own. an additional 10 could be put in your home while the rest were in the backyard.


Main article: Puffle Catalog

When a player clicked on a puffle, a full screen menu would show up with five different tabs. Each tab had corresponding options for the type of care. The options were as follows:

  • Food: This tab had options for you to feed your puffles. Food that appeared on this menu could be bought in the Pet Shop or from the interface. Most of the time, puffles would jump up and down for a food they like. If they didn't jump up and down at all, then they didn't like the food. The best way to feed a puffle was by giving one apple whenever the food bar is at a one-half point and 2 Puffle O's when it was empty.
  • Toys: The toys tab would show a ribbon of the basic toys for all the puffle colors you had. Additional, special toys could be bought in the Pet Shop. A puffle only played with its own toys (example: A red puffle would only play with bowling pins and cannons. It would not play with the white puffle's skates, the brown puffle's plane, etc.).
  • Care: The tab would show the basic care options for your pet. Here, you could give your pet a bath and brush their fur. The bath and brush features would appear in the interface.
  • Rest Tab: The rest tab would only show the Sleep feature. The feature would appear outside the interface.
  • Dress Tab: This tab allowed the penguin to put hats on puffles. You could buy the hats in the catalog or use codes to unlock them. All Puffles Creatures couldn't wear hats.
  • Pet Papers: Although not a tab, the puffle menu would show Pet Papers. Here, you could see your certificate of ownership, tips for Puffle Digging, or send your puffle back to its natural habitat.
  • Walk Tab: Since puffles could dig up food, this tab was created. It appeared at the left side of the interface and had a picture of a puffle on a leash.
  • Puffle Handbook: Although not a tab, the puffle handbook told you how to care for your puffles, information on the puffle color, and told you about their features. This handbook was also at the Pet Shop.
  • Not Caring: If you didn't care for your puffle, it would run away. When it ran away, it sent you a postcard to notify you.
  • If you made all the bars full, then your puffle would perform a special action.

In-Game Care

When a player clicked a puffle in their own igloo, a little menu appeared. You could see the tabs of your puffle and choose from 3 tabs. Here you could choose:

  • Walk Tab: Here you could walk your puffle. This tab could be used at the backyard and igloos.
  • Move to Igloo/Backyard Tab: Here you could move puffles to your backyard or igloo. The tab could be used in the backyard and igloos.

Types of Puffles

With the exception of the Blue and Red Puffles, a membership was required to adopt the puffles. It was possible to unlock a members-only puffle if a toy puffle was bought at a real store. If a penguin was a member and had a Member Puffle, and their membership expired, the penguin would still have the member-only puffles. Each puffle had a different personality and style, so players could find the one that fit them best. These were all the puffles that have been permanently or temporarily adoptable in order of discovery dates.

Adoptable Puffles

* Indicates a non-member puffle.

Image Color/Name Description Cost Discovery Date
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Blue.png Blue* They are considered trustworthy, loyal, and easy to care for. These puffles are available to all players. They are one of the most popular. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Red.png Red* Red puffles are the most adventurous. They were discovered on Rockhopper Island by Captain Rockhopper, who decided to take some back to Club Penguin. The most famous red puffle is Rockhopper's puffle, Yarr. They can play Catchin' Waves with you at the Cove. 400 coins December 2006
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Pink.png Pink They are known for their sportiness. They are also depicted as cheerful. They can play Aqua Grabber with you at the Iceberg. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Black.png Black They are known for their reluctance and shadowiness. However, they have a wild side; they love to skateboard and they are known to catch on fire when they are feeling happy and strong. They rarely smile, but they will smile when pleased. They can play Cart Surfer with you. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Green.png Green They are very energetic and silly. They are also the fastest puffles. They are much like clowns, and are usually seen with a propeller cap or a unicycle. The most famous green puffle is the Keeper of the Boiler Room, which sits on top of a speaker in the Dance Club. They can play Jet Pack Adventure with you. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Purple.png Purple They love to dance, be picky eaters and are often portrayed as divas. They can blow incredibly large bubbles using their bubble wand. This puffle is perfect for Cadence, as she has one named Lolz. Purple puffles can play Dance Contest with you. 400 coins August 2006
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Yellow.png Yellow They are very creative and artistic, and are known to sculpt and paint perfect pieces of art. They love anything that has got to do with the arts, be it art, design, plays or music. There is also a yellow puffle named the Keeper of the Stage, which will appear when you pull the yellow lever on the Switchbox 3000. Yellow puffles used to be able to play DJ3K with you, until the game was removed. 400 coins October 2007
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card White.png White They are the smallest of all puffles, which fits their shy and quiet personalities. They are also known for their ability to turn anything in to ice, or create slopes of ice from thin air. They are connected back to ninjas quite often, especially since the first white puffles were spotted at the Dojo. This puffle seems perfect for Sensei. 400 coins February 2009
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Orange.png Orange Orange puffles have been depicted as goofy and zany, somewhat like green puffles. They are native to the Box Dimension, which was where they were first spotted. Their prominent buck teeth and long tongues make them stand out among other puffles. 400 coins February 2010
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Brown.png Brown Brown Puffles are the most intelligent puffles, as the Brown Puffle Cave where they were discovered is full of complex machinery. They play with rocket ships and dream of equations, complete with a graph paper background. They always wear safety goggles whenever they perform experiments. 400 coins January 2011
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Rainbow.png Rainbow These legendary puffles come from the Cloud Forest above Club Penguin Island. Their existence was rumored in the community for many years before they were seen for the first time in the Puffle Party music video. They are known to be the most majestic puffles. They can fly and fart sparkles. Free after completing all four tasks at the Puffle Hotel. March 2013
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Golden.png Gold Like rainbow puffles, gold puffles had been rumored to exist years before they were discovered. Members can adopt a gold puffle by feeding their puffle a gold O'berry at the Pet Shop and waddling around until they dig up 15 golden nuggets, then activating the golden jackhammer in the Gold Mine. Gold puffles can dig up exclusive golden items while being walked. Free after digging up 15 golden nuggets. November 2013
BlackTRexPuffle.png Dinosaur Dinosaur Puffles were discovered at the Prehistoric Party 2014. There are six variants (Blue Triceratops, Black T-Rex, Pink Stegosaurus, Red Triceratops, Purple T-Rex and Yellow Stegosaurus). Players had to dig up eggs, then hatch them, before adopting them. Free by collecting the respective egg during Dino Dig Prehistoric Party 2014
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Blue Border Collie.png Border Collie Full of energy, they're always up for a walk or playing fetch. Just watch out for their slobbery kisses. 800 coins Puffle Party 2014
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Orange Tabby Cat.png Tabby Cat Always curious, these cat puffle will get into almost anything. They love high places and being the center of attention. 800 coins Puffle Party 2014
Snowman Puffle up-close.png Snowman They are special puffles made out of snow, that resemble Olaf, created by Elsa. Free Frozen Party
DWkiQRl.png Ghost They are special supernatural puffles that were lurking in the Puffle Hotel during the Halloween Party 2014. Their energy was attempted to be used by Skip, but his plan failed. They are the 3rd limited edition puffles. They became available again at the Halloween Party 2015 and 2016. Free Halloween Party 2014
Puffle yellow1020 paper.png Yellow Unicorn These are unique puffles, only found deep in the Wilderness. They appear in the mobile application Puffle Wild. Other variants appeared at the Medieval Party 2013. 800 coins Puffle Wild
Puffle white1014 paper.png Rabbit These are unique puffles, only found deep in the Wilderness. They appear in the mobile application Puffle Wild. They have large ears. 800 coins Puffle Wild
Puffle orange1009 paper.png Raccoon These are unique puffles, only found deep in the Wilderness. They appear in the mobile application Puffle Wild. 800 coins Puffle Wild
Puffle black1017 paper.png Deer These are unique puffles, only found deep in the Wilderness. They appear in the mobile application Puffle Wild. They were first seen in another mobile app, Sled Racer. 800 coins Puffle Wild
Blue Crystal Puffle smiling.png Blue Crystal These are crystalline puffles. They appear at the Merry Walrus Party, and were brought to the island by Merry Walrus. Free Merry Walrus Party
Green Alien Puffle.png Alien These puffles came from outer space. They could be adopted at Operation: Crustacean. The Green Alien Puffle was for everyone while three others could be adopted only by members. Free Operation: Crustacean

Not Adoptable

Main article: Puffle Creatures
Image Name Description Last Appearance
Catnewartwork.png Purple Turkish Van Cat Purple Turkish Van Cat Puffles were first seen in a drawing in the Doodle Dimension at the April Fools' Party 2012. One later appeared in the video Puffle Trouble among the other puffles in the cave. Puffle Trouble
Bat Puffle 2013.png Bat It was seen in the Mansion Attic telescope during the Halloween Party 2012. There is also a Puffle Bat Key Pin. They first appeared at the Halloween Party 2013 as part of the vampire's dance. Club Penguin: Halloween Panic!
Reindeer Puffle laughing.png Reindeer Reindeer Puffles were first spotted at the Holiday Party 2012 exit page, then on the homescreen; then confirmed to be able to become one. These puffle species are slightly bigger than ordinary puffles. Holiday Party 2012
Green Puffle Dragon.png Dragon Dragon Puffles were rumored due to an appearance in a foreign Club Penguin Magazine issue. Their variants so far are blue and green. They appeared during the Medieval Party 2013. Club Penguin: Halloween Panic!
Unicorn Puffle artwork.png Unicorn Unicorn Puffles are mythical puffles. You could transform into them at Medieval Party 2013 by mixing potions. A yellow variant is adoptable in the Puffle Wild. Puffle Wild
Chicken Puffle Artwork.png Chicken Chicken Puffles appeared at the Medieval Party 2013. Members are able to transform into them. It's a result of a backfired potion, which happens when you mix the ingredients in the wrong order. Medieval Party 2013



Type Location Interaction Puffle
Health Hidden Lake, Cove, Puffle Hotel Roof, Water Dojo Jumping in water causes the puffle to jump up and splash. All
Food Puffle Hotel Lobby, Puffle Hotel Roof Clicking on a table causes the puffle to drink a smoothie. All
Sleep Puffle Hotel Lobby, Puffle Hotel Roof Clicking a bed or sleeping chair causes the puffle to take a nap. All
Play Puffle Hotel Spa Clicking the weight benches causes the puffle to lift a small weight. All
Health Puffle Hotel Spa Clicking a grooming chair causes the puffle to be groomed. All
Health Puffle Hotel Spa Clicking a washing chair causes the puffle to be washed. All
Play Puffle Hotel Spa Clicking a treadmill causes the puffle to run. All
Play Puffle Hotel Roof, Cove (Puffle Party 2014 only) Clicking on the diving board results in the puffle jumping off of it into the pool. All
Neutral Pet Shop Adopting a puffle causes it to jump from the pet house and come to your side, color of rug changes depending on the puffle you walk. All but rainbow or gold
Neutral Cloud Forest Adopting a rainbow puffle causes it to jump from the cloud cave and come to your side. Rainbow and all (if you have a Puffle with you)
Neutral Gold Mine Adopting a gold puffle causes it to spring forth from the golden flow and come to your side. Gold and all
Food Pizza Parlor Clicking the puffle snack station results in the puffle jumping up to eat a slice of pizza. All
Health Puffle Park Clicking the fire hydrant results in the puffle being sprayed with water. All
Food Puffle Park Clicking the o-berry trough results in the puffle eating a bowl of o-berries. All
Play Puffle Park Clicking the scratch post results in the puffle scratching up against it. All
Sleep Puffle Park Clicking the tree results in the puffle sleeping inside it. All
Play Puffle Park Clicking the tire swing results in the puffle swinging on it. All
Play Puffle Park Clicking the zipline results in the puffle and player sliding down, with the penguin on the seat and the puffle in the puffle ball. All
Play Puffle Park Clicking the slide results in the puffle sliding down it. All
Neutral Any room Puffles will randomly dig around the island, and can find one of four things: coins, items, puffle food, or gold nuggets All

Playable/Main Game Appearances

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Some puffles can help you play games.

All puffles, even those which didn't have a specific game, could participate in Puffle Launch and Pufflescape, whether you were a member or not. You also did not need a puffle to play; red puffles were default for Puffle Launch and white ones in Pufflescape. The Rainbow Puffle, Gold Puffle, as well as all Puffle Creatures, couldn't participate in either game.

Cameo Appearances

  • Some of the power cards in Card-Jitsu involved puffles. There was a Card-Jitsu deck themed on puffles, which was called the Puffle Deck.


Famous Puffles

Main article: Famous Puffles


  • "Almost 3000 submissions" were received from players suggesting a name for these creatures in the "Name That Critter!" contest in issue 7 of The Penguin Times. The Club Penguin Team eventually decided the winning name, "Puffles".[1]
    • The penguins that came up with the winning name were Yolam08, Wafflepye, and Gronnie.[2]
  • Screenhog created the original puffles.[3]
  • When players adopted a puffle, they would receive a postcard from sys saying "Thank you for adopting (puffle's name). It needs a lot of attention. Puffles will return to the wild when they are left alone for too long".
  • Most puffles were almost exactly half as tall as a penguin. The only exception was the White Puffle.[4]
  • There was a Card-Jitsu deck of trading cards with all cards about puffles.
  • Players used to be able to see the names of other players' puffles in their igloo; however, this feature was removed.
  • Puffles might have had telekinesis, because they seemed to be able to make items appear and pick them up without arms or hands.
  • If a member bought a puffle, but their membership expired, some puffles that were not red or blue would stay, which meant non-members could own member puffles.
  • Yarr, The Keeper of the Boiler Room, The Keeper of the Stage, and Aunt Arctic's puffles went missing during early/mid January 2010 due to the Cave Expedition. They could soon be seen in a rock slide, but soon they returned due to the new game Puffle Rescue where penguins saved puffles from the seas and in caverns.
  • On most of the Puffle Party logos, one could see that the letters had the colors of all the puffles (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Black, White, Orange, and most recently, Brown). The 'Y' in 'Party' was a Magenta/Fuchsia color.
  • It was likely that puffles were mammals, as they had fur and other features that made them mammal-like.
    • However, real life dinosaurs were reptilian, likely meaning Dinosaur Puffles were also reptilian.
  • In the 2010 Coins for Change results video, as the coin is traveling through the pipe, there is a Pre-Historic Puffle with two large teeth at the front of its mouth; however, this is just a statue.
  • When the Red Puffle was first released in the Pet Shop, they were only for members, but in 2007, Club Penguin let the Red Puffles be for Non-Members as well.

The Puffle power card.

  • When puffles tried to use Puffle Beds, Puffle Igloos, etc., their old look would be used in the animation briefly.
  • It was unknown if they inhabited Club Penguin Island before penguins. Sensei might have brought puffles to Club Penguin, because he was supposedly the first penguin on the island.
  • There was a Card-Jitsu power card that featured every puffle released before White Puffles. The owner of the card rang a Bell which then caused a stampede of puffles onto the opposing player.
  • On September 29, 2006, penguins were able to walk their puffles for the first time.
  • Screenhog was originally not going to give puffles mouths, but Billybob and Rsnail convinced him to add them.[5][6]
  • Since Red Puffles came from Rockhopper Island, and Blue Border Collies and Orange Tabby Cats came from an unnamed island, it was possible that puffles were also found on islands nearby Club Penguin Island.
  • In May 2013, the price to purchase a puffle was changed from 800 to 400.
  • On June 20, 2013, Puffle Digging was added, which allowed puffles to dig for coins. Later, in July 2013, puffles could also dig up certain items and furniture.
  • 2013 was the first time multiple puffles were discovered in one year since 2006.
    • Multiple puffles were discovered again in 2014.
  • Before, puffles counted as a hand item so the owner could not hold a hand item while walking a puffle; however, a few years before Club Penguin shut down, it became possible to walk puffles and carry a hand item at the same time.
  • As of January 2014, if a penguin had more than 10 puffles, they could move the rest of them to the Igloo Backyard. If a puffle was in the backyard, their stats remained the same.
  • As of April 2014, if you logged off on Club Penguin while walking with a puffle and login again, your puffle would be with you, and would not go to the Backyard or to the Igloo.
  • There were also versions of puffles as hand items, although these were not obtainable. They functioned similarly to how Flare did in-game.
  • As of May 2014, owners could've made their puffle dig anytime. After digging once, the player had to wait for roughly two minutes before a puffle could be made to dig again.
  • When puffles first came out, there were signs telling where to go to get puffles and puffles around the island.
  • The Snowman Puffle was the first puffle to be artificially created by penguins themselves by finishing quests.
  • New puffles were discovered every year except for 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2017.


Regular Puffles

Puffle Creatures

Famous Puffles



See also


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