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Pompompurin (ポムポムプリン, Pomupomupurin) is a good-natured Golden Retriever dog character introduced by the Japanese company Sanrio in 1996. Purin was born on a sunny day on April 16th. Pompompurin lives in his own basket in the entrance hall of his sister-owner's house. His trademark is his brown beret that is always on top of his head. Pompompurin's favorite food is his mama's pudding.

Pompompurin's interest is collecting shoes, which includes his owner-father's leather shoes, one of his owner-mother's sandal, etc. He likes to hide them. Pompompurin loves drinking milk and eating cream caramel pudding that his mother makes. He also spends a lot of time sleeping (one could say he has a talent for it!), doing 'purin aerobics,' and hanging out with his best friends. He's a laidback dog who loves soft stuff and easily makes friends. He dreams of being even bigger. He perks up when he hears his owners say "Let's go out!" and he'd rather not hear "Stay!"

Pompompurin's best friends include a hamster called Muffin, a mouse named Scone, and a bird named Custard who loves to steal Pompompurin's hat and perch on his head. He secretly likes it when the wind blows Pompompurin's beret off, so he can retrieve it!


Like Keroppi, initially Pompompurin was created through an in-house contest held by Sanrio in 1996 to design a new dog character. His design was the most popular and ended up winning the contest.

Sometime afterwards, he debuted in the 1996 July issue of Strawberry News with his original name being Boku, Pudding, but it got changed later on to his current name. In 1997, the first year he was included in the Sanrio Character Ranking, he won first place.



Macaroon and Pompompurin are very close. Hello Kitty says that "he seems to have a thing for her."[2]

Ranking in the Sanrio Character Ranking

In the 2013 Sanrio Character Ranking, if Pompompurin reaches top 3, Pompompurin pudding will be made.

  • 1997: 1st place
  • 1998: 3rd place
  • 1999: 3rd place
  • 2000: 3rd place
  • 2001: 3rd place
  • 2002: 5th place
  • 2003: 5th place
  • 2004: 8th place
  • From 2005 to 2006, he was below top 10.
  • 2007: 10th place
  • 2008: 8th place
  • 2009: 10th place
  • 2010: 4th place
  • 2011: 4th place
  • 2012: 5th place
  • 2013: 3rd place
  • 2014: 4th place (1st place in Group B)
  • 2015: 1st place
  • 2016: 1st place
  • 2017: 2nd place
  • 2018: 2nd place
  • 2019: 3rd place
  • 2020: 2nd place
  • 2021: 2nd place
  • 2022: 2nd place
  • 2023: 2nd place
  • 2024: 4th place


  • He was voted "Most Popular Sanrio Character" three times for the years 1997, 2015 and 2016 in The Strawberry News, a magazine published by Sanrio.
  • Pompompurin performed in the Sanrio musical - Happiness Land, which toured around Asia in 2007. Pompompurin was portrayed as the The Knight of Happiness Land and is described as humorous, compassionate but careless.
  • He's portrayed as an accidental main villain on the Webcomic Hello Cthulhu, though he retains his good nature.
  • The humans who own Pompompurin (and presumably his parents) are referred to as "father-owner," "mother-owner," and "sister-owner."
  • Pompompurin is represented in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo's Sanrio card pack by the lazy cub villager Marty. He has an entire line of furniture and clothing modeled after Pompompurin.
  • The Japanese Wikipedia article lists Akiko Jii (Credited for creating Keroppi and designing merchandise for MINNA NO TABO) as Pompompurin's official designer, but this has yet to be confirmed.
  • The hacker behind the 2021 FBI E-Mail Hack and the owner of BreachForums used Pompompurin as an alias.