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Puffle
Operation Puffle Post Game Interface Puffe Image Blue.png
Information
Similar creatures Puffle Creatures
Appeared Club Penguin Island
Predators Possibly caveguins[1]
Prey O' berries, Puffle-O's, cookies, pizza, etc.

Puffles were limbless furry creatures native to Club Penguin Island, they were discovered in November 2005 and became adoptable in March 17, 2006. Adopted puffles stayed at their owner's home or backyard and could be taken for a walk.

Description

Puffle facts shown on The Penguin Times newspaper

Language

Not much is known about puffle language. Their main sound was squeaking, as heard in Puffle Roundup and PSA Secret Missions, and seen in the Penguin Mail postcard. In the book The Great Puffle Switch, it was revealed that puffles could speak to each other without penguins understanding them. Aunt Arctic mentioned in the Club Penguin Times that she had been trying to figure out the puffle language, and that Rockhopper could communicate with his puffle Yarr since they knew each other well.

Abilities

All puffles had special abilities, like their short range telekinesis, and summoning their favorite toys at will out of thin air. All puffles could summon hair brushes, bath tubs, and some puffles could summon color-specific objects like a sleeping mask. Puffles had a keen sense of treasure hunting and could perform tricks too.

Limitations

While members could adopt up to 75 puffles of all the adoptable species, non-members could adopt up to 2 puffles of limited species (blue, red, rainbow at the Rainbow Puffle Party, gold at the 10th Anniversary Party in the Club Penguin App, and green alien at Operation: Crustacean), however, these non-member limits did not apply to unlockable puffles. Only 10 puffles could fit in an igloo, the rest went to the igloo's backyard.

Care

Puffle Handler in the Puffle Interface

If all the stats of a puffle were empty while its owner is inactive, it would send a postcard to its owner and abandon its owner to return to the wild. That could be prevented by keeping the puffle's stats filled with stat boosts.

As a puffle's owner in its own igloo or backyard, clicking the puffle made a simple menu appear, which showed the puffle's stats and 3 buttons could be picked:

  • Move to Backyard/Igloo button: Sent the puffle to the backyard or igloo. Usable in the backyard and igloo. In the backyard, puffle stats could not be depleted.
  • Walk button: Took the puffle out for a walk. Usable in the backyard and igloo. While out for a walk, puffles could use stations to boost their stats: Eat Stations, Play Stations, Clean Stations and Rest Stations.
  • Comb button: Opened the Puffle Interface. Usable in the igloo and not on Puffle Creatures, however, it contained additional features:

The original 10 puffle species could use Pet Furniture in their owner's igloo to boost their stats themselves when they needed to. Right after a puffle's stats were full while being walked or in the Puffle Interface, it would jump around fireworks.

Species

The original 10 puffle species, in the Adoption postcard

Each puffle had a different personality and style, so players could find the one that fit them best. More than 25 species of puffle, including real-world animal counterparts, were discovered and recognized.

Adoptable

* Indicates a Puffle Creature

Image Color/Name Description Cost Discovery date
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Blue.png Blue Considered trustworthy, loyal, and easy to care for. Their favorite toy is a ball. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Red.png Red The most adventurous, and native to Rockhopper Island. They like being like pirates, bowling, surfing, and eating stinky cheese. 400 coins June 9, 2005[2]
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Pink.png Pink Known for their athleticism, and depicted as cheerful. The best swimmers. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Green.png Green Very energetic and silly, much like clowns, and usually seen with a propeller cap or a unicycle. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Black.png Black The strong and silent type, however, they have a wild side; they love to skateboard, and can fly as a fireball. They rarely smile, but they will smile when pleased. 400 coins November 2005
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Purple.png Purple Love to dance, picky eaters, and portrayed as divas. They can blow incredibly large bubbles by using their bubble wand. 400 coins August 2006
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Yellow.png Yellow Creative, artistic, can sculpt and paint great pieces of art. They love anything that has got to do with the arts, be it art, design, stage plays, and music. 400 coins October 2007
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card White.png White The smallest of all puffles, which fits their shy and quiet personalities. Their ice breath can freeze anything, and they like ice skating. They are connected back to ninjas quite often, especially since white puffles were first spotted at the Dojo Courtyard. 400 coins February 2009
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Orange.png Orange Depicted as goofy and zany, and native to the Box Dimension. 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 The most intelligent puffles, they love experiments. Equiped with safety goggles and a pocket multi-purpose laser shooter. 400 coins January 2011
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Rainbow.png Rainbow Legendary, majestic, can fly, and fart sparkles. Native to the Cloud Forest. Their existence was rumored for years. Free after completing all four Puffle Tasks

(Puffle required)

March 2013
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Golden.png Gold Energetic, hide-and-seek experts, and they shine a lot. Like rainbow puffles, gold puffles had been rumored to exist years before being discovered. They can dig up exclusive golden items when they are walked. 10 coins and completing the Quest for the Gold Puffle

(Puffle required)

November 2013
BlackTRexPuffle.png Dinosaur* There are six variants: Blue Triceratops, Black T-Rex, Pink Stegosaurus, Red Triceratops, Purple T-Rex, and Yellow Stegosaurus. Rescued by time travelers. They can dig up exclusive prehistoric items when they are walked. Free January 2014/Age of the dinosaurs
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Blue Border Collie.png Border Collie* Full of energy, they are always up for a walk or playing fetch. Just watch out for their slobbery kisses. They can dig up exclusive items and exclusive prehistoric items when they are walked. 800 coins April 2014
Puffle 2014 Transformation Player Card Orange Tabby Cat.png Tabby Cat* Always curious, they will get into almost anything. They love high places and being the center of attention. They can dig up exclusive items and exclusive prehistoric items when they are walked. 800 coins April 2014
Snowman Puffle up-close.png Snowman* Artificial puffles made out of snow who resemble Olaf, and were created by Elsa. They can dig up exclusive items and exclusive prehistoric items when they are walked. Free August 2014
DWkiQRl.png Ghost* Supernatural puffles that were lurking in the Puffle Hotel when it was haunted by Skip during the Halloween Party 2014. They can fly, and pass through anything. Free October 2014
Puffle yellow1020 paper.png Yellow Unicorn* Found deep in the Wilderness. They were adoptable in the mobile application Puffle Wild and at the Puffle Wild room. Other variants appeared at the Medieval Party 2013. 800 coins November 2014
Puffle white1014 paper.png Rabbit* Found deep in the Wilderness. They were adoptable in the mobile application Puffle Wild and at the Puffle Wild room. They have large ears. A not adoptable purple variant can be seen in the Puffle Wild loading screen. 800 coins November 2014
Puffle orange1009 paper.png Raccoon* Found deep in the Wilderness. They were adoptable in the mobile application Puffle Wild and at the Puffle Wild room. 800 coins November 2014
Puffle black1017 paper.png Deer* Found deep in the Wilderness. They were adoptable in the mobile application Puffle Wild and at the Puffle Wild room. They were first seen in the first version of another mobile app, Sled Racer. 800 coins November 2014
Blue Crystal Puffle smiling.png Blue Crystal* Magic flying crystalline puffles, brought by Merry Walrus. Six of these puffles pull the Merry Walrus' sleigh, one of them is Enrique, from the We Wish You a Merry Walrus TV special. Free December 2014
Green Alien Puffle.png Alien* Came from outer space. They abduct penguins to their UFO temporarily. Free November 2015

Not Adoptable

Image Name Description Last appearance
Catnewartwork.png Purple Turkish Van Cat A drawing of it was discovered in the Doodle Dimension at the April Fools' Party 2012. A real one is in the video Puffle Trouble among a crowd of puffles. A picture of it could be seen in Jangrah's igloo in the Club Penguin: Monster Beach Party TV special. Club Penguin: Monster Beach Party
Bat Puffle 2013.png Bat One was seen through the Mansion Attic telescope of the Halloween Party 2012. Featured on the Puffle Bat Key Pin, the Puffle Bat Tee and the Halloween Tee. Members could turn into one during Halloween Parties 2013 and 2016 by dancing as a vampire. Club Penguin: Halloween Panic!
Reindeer Puffle laughing.png Reindeer Members could transform into one during the Holiday Party 2012 by eating its magic cookie. Featured on the Holiday Cookies Pin as a cookie, and on the Reindeer Puffle Sweater as a silhouette. A decoration featuring a red-nosed reindeer puffle could be seen at the Dock during the Holiday Party 2013. Two real ones appear on the Puffle Wild loading screen. They are slightly larger than ordinary puffles. Puffle Wild loading screen
Green Puffle Dragon.png Dragon Rumored due to an appearance in a foreign Club Penguin Magazine issue. Members could transform into the green and blue variants during the Medieval Party 2013 by using their respective potion. Club Penguin: Halloween Panic!
Unicorn Puffle artwork.png Unicorn Members could transform into the white and black variants during the Medieval Party 2013 by using their respective potion. The yellow variant was adoptable. Puffle Wild
Chicken Puffle Artwork.png Chicken Members were able to transform into one during the Medieval Party 2013 when failing a potion recipe. During the Muppets World Tour, penguins who joined a member's Salad Tongs act became a chicken puffle until the act ended. It has its own official music video. Muppets World Tour

Compatible Games

Red puffle wins in Catchin' Waves

Puffles could play games with their owner to earn more coins:

Game Appearances

Puffles appearing in Card-Jitsu due to the effect of the PUFFLE ROUND-UP Power Card

History

The Great Puffle Discovery

  • November 15, 2005: Creatures are spotted at the Ice Rink, Snow Forts, and Night Club.
  • November 20, 2005: One of the creatures is captured, proving they exist, as they were "not taken seriously" before, according to The Penguin Times. The creatures are deemed safe and friendly, and are studied.
  • November 23, 2005: Since the name of the creatures is unknown, a naming contest is held to choose a name for them. Players could submit their entries by email, promising 5000 coins for the winner(s), and a 3 day membership for the non-member winner(s) too.[3]
  • December 7, 2005: The name "puffle" is chosen for the creatures.
  • December 14, 2005: The game Puffle Roundup is released so penguins can help capture all the puffles.
  • March 17, 2006: The Pet Shop is opened, with blue puffles, pink puffles, green puffles and black puffles ready for adoption.
  • April 14, 2006: Love Your Pet is released.
  • August 25, 2006: Purple puffles are adoptable for members.
  • September 29, 2006: Puffles can be taken out for a walk.
  • November 24, 2006: Penguins are able to bathe their puffles.
  • December 8, 2006: Rockhopper brings red puffles from Rockhopper Island to Club Penguin and they become adoptable in the Pet Shop.
  • October 26, 2007: A yellow puffle is spotted at the Forest during the Halloween Party 2007.
  • November 30, 2007: Yellow puffles are adoptable for members.
  • February 13, 2009: Puffles start playing with their Pet Furniture.
  • February 20, 2009: During the Puffle Party 2009, white puffles were spotted at the Dojo Courtyard and Ski Hill.
  • March 6, 2009: White puffles are adoptable for members.
  • February 18, 2010: Orange puffles are seen at the Ski Village during the Puffle Party 2010.
  • February 25, 2010: Orange puffles are adoptable.
  • January 17, 2011: In the Wilderness Expedition 2011, members discover adoptable brown puffles in a cave just off the coast of Club Penguin.
  • March 8, 2011: Pet Shop Rebuild is done, new Puffle Food is introduced, the Puffle Interface is launched, and the puffles have a new look.
  • October 4, 2011: Puffle Hats are released.
  • February 11, 2013: Rainbow puffles make an appearance in the official Puffle Party (Gotta Have a Wingman) music video, confirming their true existence.
  • March 7, 2013: Construction begins on the Puffle Hotel, a building tall enough to get to the cloud where the rainbow puffles are.
  • March 21, 2013: The Puffle Party 2013 arrives with the new Puffle Hotel. The Rainbow Cannon on the Puffle Hotel Roof launches members to the Cloud Forest to adopt rainbow puffles.
  • May 30, 2013: The price to purchase a puffle is dropped from 800 to 400 coins.
  • June 20, 2013: Puffles start digging up treasure around the island, introducing a new way to earn coins.
  • July 11, 2013: Puffles can have full stats in the Puffle Interface. They can also dig up rare items.
  • August 15, 2013: Puffles start digging up for food.
  • October 3, 2013: Puffles can use the Puffle Snack Station to eat 3 types of pizza.
  • November 14, 2013: Members can do a quest to adopt gold puffles.
  • November 21, 2013: Operation: Puffle begins and the Puffle Hotel renovates.
  • January 23, 2014: Members can adopt up to 40 puffles and keep them in their new backyards, just in time for the addition of dinosaur puffles, which are adoptable for a limited time.
  • April 17, 2014: The Puffle Party 2014 starts, along with Border Collie and Tabby Cat puffles adoptable for members, the opening of the Puffle Park, and the inclusion of Puffle Tricks.
  • August 21, 2014 - September 3, 2014: Snowman puffles are available for members to create and adopt for a limited time.
  • October 23, 2014 - November 5, 2014: Members can rescue and adopt ghost puffles for a limited time.
  • December 4, 2014: Penguins enter The Wilds and find many new adoptable puffle creatures.
  • December 18, 2014 - December 29, 2014: Members can be given a blue crystal puffle as a gift from Merry Walrus for a limited time.
  • March 26, 2015: The Puffle Party 2015 starts, and puffle wild creatures can now be adopted by members at the Puffle Wild.
  • April 22, 2015: Snowman puffles return at the Frozen Fever Party 2015, to be adopted by members.
  • May 21 – June 17, 2015: Only on the Club Penguin App, everyone can adopt free rainbow puffles without completing tasks, at the Rainbow Puffle Party.
  • September 30 - October 21, 2015: Only on desktop Club Penguin, black T-rex puffles and the pink stegosaurus puffles return to be adopted by members, while only on the Club Penguin App, everyone can adopt free gold puffles without completing quests, all at the 10th Anniversary Party.
  • October 21 - November 4, 2015: Ghost puffles return to be adopted by members at the Halloween Party 2015.
  • November 18, 2015 - February 3, 2016: Everyone can adopt green alien puffles, while members can adopt all 4 alien puffles, at Operation: Crustacean.
  • December 16, 2015 - January 6, 2016: Snowman puffles and blue crystal puffles are once again adoptable for members at the Holiday Party 2015.
  • January 21 - February 3, 2016: Dinosaur puffles are once again adoptable for members at the Prehistoric Party 2016.
  • March 16 - April 6, 2016: All adoptable puffles species are adoptable for members during the Puffle Party 2016.
  • August 17 - September 28, 2016: Snowman puffles return to be adopted by members at the Frozen Fever Party 2016.
  • September 28 - November 2, 2016: Ghost puffles return to be adopted by members at the Halloween Party 2016.
  • November 30, 2016 - January 4, 2017: Snowman puffles and blue crystal puffles are once again adoptable for members at the Holiday Party 2016.
  • March 29 - March 30, 2017: Everyone could adopt member puffles.
  • March 30, 2017: Puffles became unavailable.

Trivia

A chart listing most 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".[4]
    • The penguins that came up with the winning name were Yolam08, Wafflepye, and Gronnie.[5]
  • Screenhog created the original puffles.[6]
  • Postcards sent by puffles and Adoption postcards were sent by sys, along with the rest of automatically sent postcards.
  • Most puffles are about half as tall as a penguin,[7] although white puffles are shorter than other varieties of puffles.
  • Puffles had their own trading card game.
  • Players could see the names of other players' puffles in the igloo of their owner; however, this feature was removed.
  • Yarr, The Keeper of the Boiler Room, The Keeper of the Stage, and Aunt Arctic's puffles went missing in January 2010, they were rescued during the Cave Expedition.
  • On most of the Puffle Party logos, the letters had the colors of the original 10 puffle species (red, blue, green, yellow, purple, pink, black, white, orange, and brown). The 'Y' in 'Party' was formerly 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 buried saber-tooth puffle skull.
  • Red puffles were only for members until 2007.
  • When puffles used Pet Furniture, their old look would be briefly used.
  • It is unknown if they inhabited Club Penguin Island before penguins.
  • Puffles could not be adopted without full stats, all adopted puffles started with full stats.
  • Screenhog was originally not going to give them a mouth, but Billybob and Rsnail convinced him to add a mouth.[8][9]
  • 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 April 2014, if a player logged off while walking a puffle, the puffle would stay being walked, instead of returning to the owner's igloo or backyard automatically.
  • There were versions of puffles as hand items, although these were not obtainable. They functioned similarly to how Flare did in-game.
  • When puffles first came out, there were signs telling where to go to get puffles and puffles around the island.
  • At one point, elemental variants of puffles were considered, but were ultimately scrapped. They had the working name "Gloopies" and appear to have resembled a water droplet, snowball, and fireball.[10]
  • Puffle Parties were held in either February, March, or April since 2009, at said celebrations, each puffle had their own decorated area and/or new species were discovered and/or it had puffle themed exclusive items.

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