Pookas (プーカァ?) are small balloon-like creatures from the Dig Dug and Mr. Driller series that and live underground. Taizo Hori (Dig Dug) has to pop them with his pump in order for them to get out of his way. These are the most common enemies in the Dig Dug series, and also appeared in several Namco games such as Pac-Man World 2, Pac-Man World Rally, Namco × Capcom and The Quest of Ki.
Variations of PookaEdit
In Dig-Dug Arrangement there is a variation that appears to have a boulder on its head. When this variation is pops up, the boulder will fall off, and fall down the nearest dug tunnel.
- The 21st stage of Battle City is shaped after a Pooka.
- Pookas are common enemies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, seen in the Smash Run game mode.