is a fictional
character that appears in Nintendo's Yoshi
series of video games
. Poochy's name is sometimes spelled "Poochie" or "Poochey".
Not too many Mario players notice that although Poochy is similar to a dog, he has no visible ears or nose, the main assets of any dog. He looks very little like a dog, and even a little like a duck. It should also be noted that Chain Chomp
is also similar to a dog, with no dog like qualities except for his leash and his barking. According to the bio provided for him in Tetris Attack
, Poochy likes monkeys.
Poochy first shows up in level 1-9 of Yoshi's Island
"Extra 1: Poochy Ain't Stupid". After that, he shows up in subsequent levels throughout the game. Poochy is an excitable little dog
who looks quite happy to see Yoshi
and Baby Mario
. Yoshi can hop on Poochy's head and allow Poochy to transport him through whatever section they happen to be in. Controllable in a sense, Poochy will run whatever direction Yoshi faces. By jumping onto higher-up platforms, Yoshi can also make Poochy jump. Riding around on Poochy is preferable because he can walk on surfaces Yoshi can't — spikes, for example — and also because Poochy can plow through many enemies that Yoshi would otherwise have to fight himself. A developer favorite, Poochy even gets his own stage: an unlockable and especially difficult one called "Poochy Ain't Stupid". This is the first secret map of Yoshi's Island.If... Read More