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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Bloat the pufferfish is a member of the Tank Gang, and often inflates himself when agitated (requiring one of the other fish to help deflate him).
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* In the ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and All-Stars Racing]]'' games, the drop-behind-you-to-lay-a-trap item is a blowfish, which deploys with a balloon-like squeak.

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* In the ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and All-Stars Racing]]'' games, Racing Transformed]]'', the drop-behind-you-to-lay-a-trap item is a blowfish, which deploys with a balloon-like squeak.squeak. In the Japanese version however, it's replaced by a [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Garbage Puyo]].

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* Before the boss fight with Kruller in a storage room inn ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'', the ghost frantically searches for a weapon in a cardboard box, and one of the items he pulls out is a pufferfish. Cue Kruller screaming in pain while shaking the fish off.


** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' introduced the Porcupuffer, a gigantic pufferfish-like Cheep Cheep that chases Mario around some levels and provides this page's image. The spikes on its back prevent Mario from jumping on it, as they will damage the plumber. After a long hiatus, they now appear commonly in recent Mario games.
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' has the Puffer Cheeps. They first look like blue Cheep Cheeps, but when damaged by the plumbers, they puff up, revealing their spikes which damage the Mario Brothers when jumped on. Harming them once more will deflate them.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' introduced introduces the Porcupuffer, a gigantic pufferfish-like Cheep Cheep that chases Mario around some levels and provides this page's image.levels. The spikes on its back prevent Mario from jumping on it, as they will damage the plumber. After a long hiatus, they now appear reappear commonly in recent Mario ''Mario'' games.
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' has the Puffer Cheeps. They first look like blue Cheep Cheeps, but when damaged by the plumbers, they puff up, revealing their spikes which damage and poison the Mario Brothers when jumped on. Harming them once more will deflate them.them.
** Spiny Cheep Cheeps are a purple variant of basic Cheep Cheeps with large spikes down their backs. While they damage Mario on contact, all Cheep Cheeps do so -- their main danger comes from the fact that they will actively chase Mario around, which regular Cheep Cheeps don't do.


They are as such often seen in fiction stabbing other people with their spikes. Sometimes they spear others by their own accord, other times they are weaponized by another character. Painful Pointy Pufferfishes are notably common in Main/VideoGames in the UnderTheSea levels. Particularly nasty variants are even capable of [[StandardStatusEffects poisoning]] those who are poked by their spikes. Nastier yet, their flesh contains a fairly strong neurotoxin. Fish bites man is not news. Man bites fish is fatal...to the man.

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They are as such often seen in fiction stabbing other people with their spikes. Sometimes they spear others by their own accord, other times they are weaponized by another character. Painful Pointy Pufferfishes are notably common in Main/VideoGames in the UnderTheSea levels. Particularly nasty variants are even capable of [[StandardStatusEffects poisoning]] those who are poked by their spikes. Nastier yet, their flesh contains a fairly strong neurotoxin. Fish bites man is not news. Man bites fish is fatal...to the man.
man. (Unless you prepare it specially, in which case [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu it's a delicacy]].)


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', "Fire", Grizzly has to save some aquarium fish from a restaurant on fire (which he inadvertently started due to paranoia). One of the fish is a pufferfish, which Grizz juggles due to its spines hurting his paws.

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* In an the ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', "Fire", Grizzly has to save some aquarium fish from a restaurant on fire (which he inadvertently started due to paranoia). One of the fish is a pufferfish, which Grizz juggles due to its spines hurting his paws.


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', "Fire", Grizzly has to save some aquarium fish from a restaurant on fire (which he inadvertently started due to paranoia). One of the fish is a pufferfish, which Grizz juggles due to getting hurt by its spines.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', "Fire", Grizzly has to save some aquarium fish from a restaurant on fire (which he inadvertently started due to paranoia). One of the fish is a pufferfish, which Grizz juggles due to getting hurt by its spines.spines hurting his paws.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', "Fire", Grizzly has to save some aquarium fish from a restaurant on fire (which he inadvertently started due to paranoia). One of the fish is a pufferfish, which Grizz juggles due to getting hurt by its spines.
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* Pufferfish appear in the underwater levels in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped''. Bumping into one while it's inflated will somehow lead to Crash getting puffed up himself, losing a life.


* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'': ''Banjo-Tooie'' features blowfish baddies called Swellbellies that are pretty much expies of the Puftops enemies from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', only orange and lacking the ability to explode.

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'': ''Banjo-Tooie'' ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' features blowfish baddies called Swellbellies that are pretty much expies of the Puftops enemies from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', only orange and lacking the ability to explode.

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* In the ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and All-Stars Racing]]'' games, the drop-behind-you-to-lay-a-trap item is a blowfish, which deploys with a balloon-like squeak.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', member of the [[FantasticRacism New Fish-men Pirates]] Harisenbon is a porcupinefish Fishman: normally lean and unassuming, he can bloat himself up and turn into a ball of sharp spikes before bodyslamming his enemies. He leads a patrol of Fish-men armed with spiked shells.
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They are as such often seen in fiction stabbing other people with their spikes. Sometimes they spear others by their own accord, other times they are weaponized by another character. Painful Pointy Pufferfishes are notably common in Main/VideoGames in the UnderTheSea levels. Particularly nasty variants are even capable of [[StandardStatusEffects poisoning]] those who are poked by their spikes.

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They are as such often seen in fiction stabbing other people with their spikes. Sometimes they spear others by their own accord, other times they are weaponized by another character. Painful Pointy Pufferfishes are notably common in Main/VideoGames in the UnderTheSea levels. Particularly nasty variants are even capable of [[StandardStatusEffects poisoning]] those who are poked by their spikes.
spikes. Nastier yet, their flesh contains a fairly strong neurotoxin. Fish bites man is not news. Man bites fish is fatal...to the man.


SubTrope of SpikesOfDoom. Related to TheSpiny. If wielded as a weapon by another character, it is a SubTrope of ShamuFu. See also SeaHurtchin for another spiny animal used in a similar way.

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SubTrope of FiendishFish and SpikesOfDoom. Related to TheSpiny. If wielded as a weapon by another character, it is a SubTrope of ShamuFu. See also SeaHurtchin for another spiny animal used in a similar way.


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* Implied through the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series, as every quote the villager speaks when catching a pufferfish is an cry of pain instead of the {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s the other fishes elicit.

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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': Implied through the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' the series, as every quote the villager speaks when catching a pufferfish is an cry of pain instead of the {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s the other fishes elicit.



* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'': ''Banjo-Tooie'' features blowfish baddies called Swellbellies that are pretty much expies of the Puftops enemies from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', only orange and lacking the ability to explode.



** ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'':
** Porcufish-like baddies called Puftups appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' as common aquatic enemies. Some Puftups explode after inflating, causing them to unleash spikes in four directions. They could be defeated only when deflated. They made a reappearance in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' where they act more like hazards rather than enemies: remaining stationary and exploding like aquatic mines if approached by a Kong. A boss version called Pufftoss appears as the guardian of Gloomy Galleon in the same game.

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** * ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'':
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'': Porcufish-like baddies called Puftups appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' as are common aquatic enemies. Some Puftups explode after inflating, causing them to unleash spikes in four directions. They could be defeated only when deflated. They made make a reappearance in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' where they act more like hazards rather than enemies: enemies, remaining stationary and exploding like aquatic mines if approached by a Kong. A boss version called Pufftoss appears as the guardian of Gloomy Galleon in the same game.



* Pufferfishes in ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' and its sequel regularly inflate their bodies to sting the fishes trying to eat them. Touching one in their inflated state will send the fishes backward, and it is the only way the player can lose points in both games.

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* ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'': Pufferfishes in ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' and its sequel regularly inflate their bodies to sting the fishes trying to eat them. Touching one in their inflated state will send the fishes a fish backward, and it is it's the only way the player can lose points in both games.games. A deflated pufferfish, however, can be eaten as normal.



** In the 1.13 update, mob versions of fish were added, including the pufferfish. It starts out small, but if a player gets near, it inflates and will cause CollisionDamage or [[StandardStatusEffects inflict the Poison status]] if the player comes too close to them in this state.

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** In the 1.13 update, mob versions of fish were added, including the pufferfish. It starts out small, but it inflates if a player gets near, it inflates near and will cause CollisionDamage or [[StandardStatusEffects inflict the Poison status]] if the player comes too close to them in this state.



* In the ''VideoGame/YoshisCraftedWorld'' level "Many Fish in the Sea", Yoshi has to ride on a variety of papercraft fishes, which serve as platforms. Some of the fishes are pufferfishes, which Yoshi has to avoid unless he wants to get damage.
* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' featured blowfish baddies called Swellbellies that were pretty much expies of the Puftops enemies from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' only orange and lacking the ability to explode.

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* ''VideoGame/YoshisCraftedWorld'': In the ''VideoGame/YoshisCraftedWorld'' level "Many Fish in the Sea", Yoshi has to ride on a variety of papercraft fishes, which serve as platforms. Some of the fishes are pufferfishes, which Yoshi has to avoid unless he wants to get damage. \n* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' featured blowfish baddies called Swellbellies that were pretty much expies of the Puftops enemies from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' only orange and lacking the ability to explode.

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