|Japanese Name||ゴマキュー, Gomakyū|
|Affiliates||Starfy, Starly, Moe, Bunston|
|First Appearance||The Legendary Starfy|
|Latest Appearance||The Legendary Starfy|
Puplion (Gomakyū in Japan) is a large fat sea lion who lives in Chillydip Cove with his sister Piplion. He is always hungry and keeps a pile of snacks next to him. He first appeared in The Legendary Starfy. His sprite ingame looks as if he was breathing, and in cutscenes his sprite is too big to fit in the shot. He doesn't wear a knit hat and has a white color, while his sister does wear a knit hat and has a light pink color.
In Chillydip Cove's area 4 (stage 3-4), Puplion finds the fourth shard for Starfy, Bunston and Moe at the bottom of his snack bag and gives it to them, but then Moe hears a series of 'flip flap' sounds and discovers that an 'army' of Pinglings are heading straight for them, so they are forced to escape, but the Pinglings a roll a snowball and Starfy gets trapped inside it. The shard then appears on top of the top Pingling (directly on top of the snowball) before 'disappearing' but then when the snowball gets destroyed Starfy, Moe and Bunston are seen with the shard and it is revealed that Starfy hanged on to it. Starfy seems to be in a bad state from rolling around in the snowball, though the shard also helps Bunston remember more about his past.
Puplion has a food addiction consisting of cookies and other snacks. Because of this he is fat, and a little bit forgetful. In Bunston's New Power, after talking to Puplion, talking again resulted in him giving Starfy one of his snacks, but he is too obsessed and cannot hand it over. According to Moe in the Toy section of Moe's Case, Puplion can't stand to be without his snacks for even a moment, and that his interests include cookies, chocolate, cake, and chips. Sometimes he says "Raawwwrrrffff" when he talks, he even wrote it down in his diary once. Puplion says they keep him awake at night. He sometimes asks Starfy to help him out with this problem.
In the Area King Ping (Stage 3-4) after finding the secret door, the player has the choice of helping Puplion out or leaving. This is a Side Quest called "Protect the Treasure". During the Side Quest, Starfy must use the Star Spin to destroy the Mini Pings that are trying to steal Puplion's pile of snacks. The more Mini Pings on the pile means that they carry it faster. Eventually without action they take the pile and the game ends. If Starfy wins, Puplion tells him the location of Area Secret 3. The time Starfy has to protect the pile is one minute. The player can return to this Side Quest at anytime on the map by pressing X on the Area King Ping. (A picture of a secret door and an X is shown to indicate that the player unlocked and beat the selected minigame on that Area.)
- No. 17 - A Strange Stone
I wonder what Starfy and his friends are going to do with all of those stones? If it was me, I would try to find snacks, not stones... Unless it was rock candy! Then I would find all of them!
- No. 21 - His Secret...
Hrrroooooowwww... I figured out King Ping's big secret! He's always wearing that helmet to protect him from the giant icicles. He must have trouble with them falling on his head. Hrrrrooooomm...
In an interview with his little sister, Piplion, Puplion's stomach rumbles, and he melts the snow cone Piplion gave Moe. In his own interview he asks if King Ping's minions are around to eat his snacks. Once Moe verifies that there are no minions around, Puplion comes onstage and starts eating his snacks. It even shows the "numm num" sound effect. However, later, the penguins run away from his snacks anyway while Puplion is sleeping.
"This sea lion can't stand to be without his snacks for even a moment. Puplion's interests include cookies, chocolate, cake, chips, yep... That's about it!" (#116)