Characters originating from ''Puchim@s! Petit iDOLM@STER''. A [[Manga/PetitIdolmaster comedic manga]] later adapted into a series of anime shorts with DramaCD support, it contains SuperDeformed personalities of the core ''iM@S'' cast: mysterious lifeforms encountered by the idols while working around the world.

[[{{Characters/TheIdolmaster}} Back to the main character index]]

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[[folder: In General]]
!!Puchim@s provides examples of:
* BirdsOfAFeather: In the manga, many of the Puchidols (that don't live in the office itself) live with their respective core idols, with the exceptions of Takane (who cares for Koami and Komami) and the Futami twins (who jointly care for Takanya).
* BunnyEarsLawyer: While they're all child-like and quirky, many of them show shocking competency in strange areas, especially when they start with the idols' various shoots and shows.
* CatSmile: A common default expression for many Puchidols, though most apparent on Afu.
* CutenessProximity: Takane is the most affected.
** Kotori could give her competition with it as well.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The Puchidols are usually barefoot.
* FormallyNamedPet: Harukasan and Miurasan, who were both named by Haruka.
* FunSize
* GodGuise: Harukasan originates from an unnamed island where the villagers call Puchidols as such. The OVA reveals she has temples and monuments dedicated to her. Chihya and Io are shown to be from the same island (according to Miki), while Koami and Komami are indirectly hinted to be from there as well.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Several Puchidols can produce items as large as their bodies from outta nowhere.
* HeadPet: They love to rest on an idol's head. Special mention for Miurasan, who can teleport the person she's on atop.
* HilarityEnsues: The formula, really.
* PantyShot: No really. Harukasan gets it the most. Because of their little bodies, it has the appearance of a cutesy diaper.
* PowerpuffGirlHands
* PrettyFreeloaders: More 'cute' than 'pretty' though, and a couple do more to carry their share of work, especially in the manga.
* RapunzelHair: Due to their small bodies, several have hair as long (or longer) as they are tall.
* RunningGag: In addition to the standard Idolmaster gags, there are several restricted to this manga, e.g. Chihaya's tendency to give weird names to the petit idols or Haruka's tendency to pour water on Haruka-san to make it multiply.
** HorribleCampingTrip: Every time they go on vacation or travel overseas. Especially when Harukasan is brought or sneaks herself along.
** TheKindnapper: Whenever the Producer is caught alone in public with a Puchidol, he gets arrested by the police for being a child predator, even though he's not.
* SignatureMove: Harukasan's multiplication, Io's laser beam, Miurasan's teleportation, etc.
* SimilarSquad: Each Puchidol exaggerates the character flaws, or incorporates a popular fan meme, of the core idol she looks like.
* SuperDeformed: Though they're treated as "mysterious lifeforms" in-universe, they're really just chibi versions of the idols.
* TalkingToHimself: Each Puchidol is voiced by the same voice actress as the idol she's based on.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Aside from their unusual powers, no one questions the Puchidols' existence. They ride trains, purchase merchandise, visit the neighbors... it's all considered normal. No one questions why they look so much like the idols, either.
* WeirdnessCensor: The surprising antics a Puchidol does will eventually become the new norm.

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[[folder:The Puchidols]]
!!Afu
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* BigBreastPride: Insane as it may be, and much to Chihya's rage, she's one of the better endowed Puchidols. In the second teaser commercial and during Episode 9 she taunts Chihya for being flat. Viewers are told though they can not see a difference, to the Puchidols there is.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In summer, her hair turns brown and becomes short, along with her {{Ahoge}} curling up into a heart shape. This is a result of her mating season, which causes her to cling to every male (and Makoto) in sight.
* FaceHugger: To men (and Makoto) during her mating season.
* FlashStep
* GroinAttack: How she stops the Producer from stopping her.
* JerkAss: She certainly has bouts of this due to her selfishness. It ranges in severity from swiping food (especially onigiri) from other people, to jumping on other sleeping Puchidols and sleeping on them, to trashing the office for no discernible reason.
* PokemonSpeak: "Nano!" and "Afuu!" When her hair changes in the summer, "Hanii!" [[note]]Based on Miki Hoshii's tendency to refer to the producer as "Honey" (or "Hanii"), or sing songs with "honey"/"hanii" in the lyrics or title[[/note]] gets added to her vocabulary.
* SleepyHead
* SpoiledBrat
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Rice balls.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Does it to escape from Ritsuko.

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!!Chibiki
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Invoked when she returns her summoned monsters home - she sends the penguin to the North Pole and {{Orochi}} to TheAmazon. It's blatantly insinuated she simply doesn't care where they came from, so long as they go away.
* [[CryingLittleKid Crying Little Puchidol]]: She's a crybaby and tears up easily.
* CuteButCacophonic
* CuteLittleFangs: Like Hibiki.
* InconvenientSummons: Happens more often than not, and the main source of humor involving her powers.
* PokemonSpeak: "Dazo!" "Haisai!" "Naissaa!" "Anmayoo!"[[note]]The latter three are Okinawan words/expressions, referencing the fact that Hibiki is from Okinawa.[[/note]]
* {{Portmanteau}}: Her name, which is a cross between "Chibi" and "Hibiki". Also doubles as a [[IncrediblyLamePun pun]].
* ShoutOut: Volvole is from VideoGame/GodEaterBurst, a Creator/NamcoBandai game series.
* SummonBiggerFish: Her crying automatically summons huge animals ranging from the mundane (bears, alligators) to the fantastic ([[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], [[GiantFlyer giant birds]], and ''[[{{Orochi}} Yamata no Orochi]]'').
* SummonMagic: It seems when she's introduced to an animal or supernatural creature, she can summon them afterwards. As the series continues, her stable of {{Mons}} grows larger and larger.
** BearsAreBadNews
** CuteGhostGirl
** EverythingsBetterWithPenguins
* UnreliableExpositor: Claims to be from Okinawa, like Hibiki, but later events - like personal experience with a rare animal that lives nowhere near Okinawa, and unfamiliarity with bitter melon, a feature of Okinawan cooking - suggest she's not being entirely truthful.
** She was originally found in TheAmazon, or the jungle region of [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Puchi Island]], neither of which are near Okinawa.

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!!Chicchan
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* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the corner.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Her love for the Producer.
* GreenEyedMonster: Gets upset when Afu, in her mating season, goes FaceHugger on the Producer.
* HighPressureEmotion: Whenever her feels for the Producer take stage.
* ImplausibleDeniability: What Ritsuko will do, whenever similarities to Chicchan are pointed out.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NeatFreak: Regarding documents.
* NotSoStoic: When placed in a hopeless situation, she will break down and cry.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* PokemonSpeak: "Meh!" and "Moh!"
* RapidFireTyping: Without fingers!
* TheScrooge: Even when the vacation budget allows extra spending, she will fight hard to cut more expenses.
* SeriousBusiness: Her attitude towards just about everything.
* TeamMom: For the other Puchidols.
* {{Tsundere}}: She is tough and strict with nearly all of the other characters (including Ritsuko herself), but absolutely melts when dealing with the Producer.

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!!Chihya
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* ACupAngst: Can be confrontational with big-breasted people, particularly Miki.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Whenever she really likes someone, she'll climb on their head and pat them repeatedly. It also doubles as a form of communication. Chihaya gets the lion's share of this treatment, but Ritsuko gets it as well on rare occassion.
* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Her full day escapade of travelling through town to deliver Chihaya a music sheet.
* FaceHugger: [[AnOddPlaceToSleep How she goes to sleep]] when around others. Usually on Chihaya.
* IdolSinger: She can sing Enka style songs using nothing but a series of "Kuh!"
* InformedFlaw: Said to bite people with [[BuxomIsBetter Boing-Boing]]. Though the only people she ever bit are Miki and Afu, not the other big breasted idols like Takane or Azusa.
** She used to snap and hiss at Ritsuko, but changed nature [[TastesLikeFriendship after she fed her lunch]]. Takane tends to be HiddenBuxom, due to her choice of clothing, but Chihya was openly angry when Takane tried to kidnap her once. She snapped at Azusa when being taught how to swim (due to Azusa's bikini).
* PokemonSpeak: "Kuh!" [[note]](Referencing Chihaya's habit of grunting this when upset)[[/note]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The romanization of her name can either be ''Chihya'' or ''Chihyaa''. Creator/{{Funimation}}'s subs use ''Chihyah''.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Drowns the instant she makes contact with a swimming pool or the ocean.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milk. She seems to drink several cartons of it each day.
** The comedic reasoning behind this is due to a common Japanese urban legend that young girls who drink a lot of milk (or go to sleep early) will grow large breasts.
* WildHair: In winter, her hair grows out slightly and becomes shaggy. It also makes the shape of cat ears on the top of her head.

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!!Harukasan
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: If placed on someone's head, she'll start chewing on their hair. Haruka really loves it.
* AsteroidsMonster: When doused with [[spoiler: fresh room-temperature]] water, she multiplies, or...
** SizeShifter: ... grows in size.
** BeyondTheImpossible: [[spoiler:On very rare occassions, she has multiplied without water. No one knows the exact mechanics of how or why it happens, but fortunately, she doesn't make more than two or three copies in this manner.]]
* TheDreaded: The only Puchidol outright feared by most of the main cast. If at all possible, she is never left unsupervised.
* {{Expy}}: She multiplies when splashed with water, turns wild when fed after midnight. and she is sensitive to sunlight. [[{{Film/Gremlins}} Sound familiar]]?
* FaceHugger: Iori and Haruka are the common targets.
* HappyRain: She loves to play in the rain, and will always attempt to sneak or beg someone to let her out. Because of her unique reaction to water, everyone does everything they can to not let it happen.
* HiveMind: When multiplied all her copies generally have the same objective or target the same person.
* KillerRabbit: Agreed to be the most dangerous of all the Puchidols, for good reason.
* LethallyStupid: While not exactly lethal and not totally dumb, she has a bad tendency to do a lot of damage without meaning to, especially when she multiplies. She's much more intentionally dangerous when she goes wild.
* PerpetualSmiler: Almost always seen with a vacant, open-mouthed smile, especially when she and her multiples rampage. The only time she isn't smiling is when she's being intimidated by Ritsuko.
* PokemonSpeak: "Kakka!" (Sometimes stretched out to "Harukakka!" [[note]]The Japanese name for the "Black Haruka" meme[[/note]]), "Vaai~"
** {{Mondegreen}}: The manga implies Harukasan does not understand what anyone is saying to her. This even includes the other Puchidols.
** SpeakInUnison: Her swarming legion of copies.
* SnotBubble: It's even audible.
* SoulJar: The ribbons on her head. If someone removes them, she becomes lifeless. This action must be performed if [[spoiler:she turns evil upon eating after midnight]], in order to make her normal again.
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide]]: Go ahead and feed her after midnight. If you want to jump start the Apocalypse, spill some water on her after doing it.
** As the manga shows, Yukiho can stop the apocalypse. She'll just be screaming all the while.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Non-evil version.
* ZergRush: Once exposed to water. The only characters who can stop her are Ritsuko, Yayoi, and Yukiho. Ritsuko's method involves YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, scaring Harukasan back to normal. Yayoi's method is something of a NoodleIncident, implied to involve a lot of violence and trauma. Yukiho's method gets played as ForgotAboutHerPowers, due to the fear trauma Yukiho experiences.

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!!Io
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* [[EyeBeams Forehead Beams]]: Unleashed like a WaveMotionGun.
** SuckingInLines: When at full power for cockroach extermination.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Aside from the Producer, she's never actually hit her targets.
* LivingWeapon: Iori has trained Io to target and fire Forehead Beams upon command. Usually to punish the Producer.
* MundaneUtility: Staff eventually harness her [[EyeBeams Forehead Beams]] to use as lighting.
* OneWingedAngel: When truly enraged she creates a HolyHalo above her head and gains the ability of {{Flight}}. Unfortunately her aiming skills actually get worse.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: It was mentioned to Miki that the tribe Io originally came from was found annihilated. Later chapters revealed her [[EyeBeams Forehead Beams]]. Doesn't take much to connect the dots...
* PokemonSpeak: "Kii!" and "Moh!"
* TheQuietOne: She likes listening to others talk and rarely says anything herself. When paired with someone else like this (Yukiho or Yukipo for example), she'll wait awkwardly for them to speak.
* StraightMan: Often takes this role when on adventures with other Puchidols.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Against cockroaches.
* {{Tsundere}}: With a laser beam, no less. Unlike Iori, she's firmly a Type A.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cockroaches?]]: She hates these in a ''big'' way, to the point of firing off her beam at full blast on sight, regardless of any property damage or bystander injury.

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!!Koami
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* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Koami wears yellow and wears her hair up and to the right of her head.
* PokemonSpeak: "Tokaa!" [[note]](Referencing Ami and Mami's FanNickname of "Tokachi")[[/note]]. They'll also say "Niichaa" or "Neechaa" to refer to certain humans.
* SingleMindedTwins
* TricksterTwins
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!!Komami
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* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Komami wears green and wears her hair up and to the left.
* PokemonSpeak: "Chii!" (Komami) [[note]](Referencing Ami and Mami's FanNickname of "Tokachi")[[/note]]. They'll also say "Niichaa" or "Neechaa" to refer to certain humans.
* SingleMindedTwins
* TricksterTwins
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!!Makochii
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* BalloonBelly
* BareYourMidriff: Her default outfit.
* BigEater: Enforced by Makoto and Takane, because they believe she looks cuter when fat. Takane also thinks Makochii will float like a blimp if she's fat enough.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ends up part of a shockingly popular consultation radio segment despite her PokemonSpeak.
* GamerChick: She's proven that in a fighting game, all she needs is one hit to chain an infinite combo. In a taiko game, she's like a machine gun.
* OhCrap: Every time Makoto shows affection or wants to feed Makochii. It's not that she dislikes getting attention, it's because Makoto is ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill with it. She also reacts this way when Takane erroneously believes that overfeeding Makochii with mandarin oranges will grant her {{Flight}}. Takane being Takane, no amount of logical reasoning will discourage her from achieving it. Makochii tries to run and hide whenever it happens.
* PokemonSpeak: "Yaa!" (sometimes stretched out to "Yaarii!") and "Makyo!"
* SuperStrength: Minor version. She's capable of keeping humans in her wrestling holds and throwing them several feet through the air.
** PintSizedPowerhouse
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Despite the fact that Makoto was trying to teach her karate...
** TheCameo: The person teaching her wrestling is Heihachi Mishima from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.

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!!Miurasan
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: If she hasn't seen a Puchidol for awhile, she rushes to do this on them.
* CoolBigSis: To the other Puchidols.
* TheIngenue
* {{Gainaxing}}: As absurd as it may seem. See Episode 0 for the most obvious proof.
* OhCrap: A reaction several of the cast have whenever she appears, due to her RandomTeleportation and the ease with which it can happen.
* PokemonSpeak: "Ara!"[[note]]Azusa Miura's virtual catchphrase[[/note]]
** Also says "Standyby" when she predicts a teleport is coming.
* PowerIncontinence: She cannot use her teleport ability without another person making a loud sound or clapping their hands. When such an event occurs, she cannot prevent from teleporting. The location of where she will appear tends to depend on the surface thoughts of the person making the noise.
* PowerNullifier: Ear muffs.
* RandomTeleportation: She does this when startled, usually by someone else clapping their hands.

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!![=PiyoPiyo=]
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* BeautyMark
* BreakThemByTalking: She gives two hour behavior lectures whenever someone does something stupid. Kotori is her most common target.
* {{Flight}}
* HypercompetentSidekick: To the 765 staff in general, and to Kotori in particular. She's far more capable at doing office work than Kotori is.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Piyo" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound a little bird makes (translates into "chirp" in English). It's a play off Kotori's name, which means "little bird".
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: It's most obvious when she use her flying abilities for racing and pull-up contests.
* PokemonSpeak: "Pii!"
* SleepMask
* TeamMom: Though less frequently than Ritsuko and Chicchan, she does help maintain order.

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!!Takanya
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* AbsurdCuttingPower: When she throws a sheet of paper or cardboard, it can slice through any substance.
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: Suspended upside-down from the ceiling.
* BigEater
* CryCute: For all of her composure and acts of CrazyAwesome, she gets terribly lonely and being left alone or shunned causes her to break down into tears.
* PokemonSpeak: Semi-averted. She is capable of saying more than a handful of things, but nothing longer than two syllables. However, more often than not she tends to default to saying "Shijo".
* TheSmartGal: Shown to be highly intelligent. Sometimes the other Puchidols seek her advice for their problems.
* TalkingWithSigns: She is capable of reading and writing, thus she uses this as a form of communication.
* TugLoverWar: Being in the care of twins has this disadvantage from time to time.
* TheUnfavorite: Seems like it with Takane who doesn't get overexcited over her and even tries to pawn her off to Chihaya.
* WalkOnWater

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!!Yayo
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* FertileFeet: A variation; she grows bamboo shoots on her head every spring.
* HairDecorations
* MoneyFetish: She doesn't spend any of the money she collects, just chews on it.
* PokemonSpeak: "Uu-uu!"
* [[TheyHaveTheScent She Has The Sound]]: Is very sensitive to sounds. [[UpToEleven Especially the sound of money]]. Thus she gets [[SuperSenses used as a bloodhound]] whenever somebody needs to find something.
* WildHair: Her hair grows out every winter.
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!!Yukipo
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* AnOddPlaceToSleep: She likes to sleep in tight closed spaces, which is a major reason for her digging holes in the floor. The main cast keep empty boxes for her, so she stops doing it.
* [[HandSignals Flag Signals]]: She knows how to communicate using signal flags.
* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: Can communicate with others by playing a Puchidol sized bugle.
* LittleBitBeastly: Grows a fluffy, raccoon-like tail in winter.
* NiceGirl: She is frequently seen comforting other characters who are angry or depressed.
* PokemonSpeak: "Poe~"
* TheQuietOne: To the point where even though she was the first Puchidol introduced in the manga, it took almost three real world years before she actually started speaking.
* ShovelStrike: Her shovel can burrow through any substance. [[TheAllSolvingHammer It's also used as a solution for most problems Yukipo encounters]], like opening doors or turning on a stove.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Though she is very helpful with chores and spends time comforting the main cast, Yukipo spends a large amount of the day sleeping. Afu tends to be a jerk and steal her favorite sleeping spots.

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[[folder: The Producer]]
!!Traits unique to the Producer of Puchim@s:
->'''Voiced by:''' Junji Majima
* ButtMonkey
* TheFaceless: His head is shaped like a giant yellow letter "P".
* HeroicBuild: Loves to show it off, but the idols largely ignore him.
* ItAmusedMe: The reason for several of his dumbest schemes. Usually gets beaten-up by Ritsuko or Iori when they learn of it.
* LargeHam: '''[[HeroicBuild TRIPLE BICEPS!]]'''
* MasterOfDisguise: According to the ''Puchim@s!'' manga, the Producer's actual head is shaped like a giant yellow P. The reason why various incarnations of ''iM@S'' have different looking Producers is because he wears several human looking masks with different appearances. No-one knows why he bothers.
* OfficeRomance: Ritsuko, Chicchan, and Afu during her mating season. Producer seems to prefer Ritsuko.
* TheOtherDarrin: Junji Majima.
* ShipTease: Ritsuko, Chicchan, and Afu during her mating season.

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