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This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


"HE HE HE HE HE! I’m HUNGRY!"
―The Pudgy Pig's first words upon being created.[src]
"Whoa! Whoa!"
―The Pudgy Pig reacting to the Power Blaster and his final words before his destruction.[src]

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The Pudgy Pig was a ravenous pig monster created by Finster. He possessed an insatiable appetite and wanted to eat food. He served as the main antagonist of the episode "Food Fight."

To this day, Pudgy Pig is considered arguably among the most well known monsters in the whole franchise, alongside others such as King Sphinx and Pumpkin Rapper.

History

The Pudgy Pig was created by Finster after Rita asked him for a pig capable of consuming all of the food on Earth. Finster stated that pig was not his best work before Rita then sent him to Earth where he attacked the Angel Grove Youth Center which was holding a foot festival for charity. Zordon counted that he could eat all food on Earth in forty eight hours. The Pudgy Pig eventually found his way onto a rooftop where he encountered the Rangers. However, they couldn't defeat him and he swallowed their Power Weapons before sending them into a vortex which spat them out unmorphed in the park. Disgraced, the Rangers were worried that they would be unable to kill him but they saw he didn't like spicy food, as he didn't touch it on the Festival when they returned there. They then found out that he had been seen in the industrial district so they morphed and deployed there with an arsenal of food, Trini holding a spicy radish. They tricked him with some regular food before putting the radish into a sandwich which he ate. The resulting reaction made him puke up all of the food and the Power Weapons and also causing his sides to cave in. Now re-armed, the Rangers took down Pudgy with a series of slashes from their Power Weapons, Jason landing the final blow with his Power Sword, and used the Power Blaster to destroy the Pudgy Pig. Food Fight

Some time later when the Rangers were sent to the Island of Illusion, they were assaulted by the illusions of monsters they had already defeated, including Pudgy Pig. But they disappeared and didn't harm anyone. Island of Illusion

Later, Rita decided to create a second version of the Pudgy Pig to distract the Rangers whilst Goldar attacked the city as a giant. A Pig Surprise

The Pudgy Pig was briefly mentioned by Zack in regards to Lord Zedd's own brand of monsters. The exact line was "I got a feeling it ain't Pudgy Pig". Which makes sense, since in Power Rangers he isn't that intimidating. The Mutiny

Personality

The first Pudgy Pig was a ravenous and unsympathetic monster with a massive appetite. The second Pudgy Pig was actually just a friendly pig that was transformed, sharing only gluttonous appetite of the first.

Powers And Abilities

  • Strength: Despite his comical aptitude, Pudgy Pig possess a formidable amount of strength, capable of resisting the Rangers.
  • Durability: Pudgy Pig has clearly thick skin and strong stomach lining as having the Power Weapons within him didn't injure him and it took jump strikes from all five of the Power Weapons just to knock him down.
  • Unlimited Appetite: Pudgy Pig is always hungry and ready to eat anything.
  • Consumption: Pudgy Pig can eat anything, including a bin and the Power Weapons. The only thing he cannot consume is spicy food which makes him vomit up his meals and collapses his sides inwards.
  • Whirling Vortex: Pudgy Pig can fire a white vortex from his mouth that can demorph the Rangers and send them back to the Youth Center.

Arsenal

  • Trotters: Pudgy Pig has razor sharp trotters sharp enough to cleave down all five Rangers.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • The Pudgy Pig is the very first monster in the Power Rangers franchise to make a return appearance in a different episode.
  • Pudgy Pig was the second of several monsters sent by Rita Repulsa to never enlarge. Bones was the first, the Terror Toad was the third, followed by Snizzard, Madame Woe, Rockstar, and the Twin Man.
  • Neither version of the Pudgy Pig or their counterpart used the giant knife and fork seen above. They were only seen when the original was created and then never seen again.
    • Unlike the other monsters, there was a reason in Zyuranger why he wasn't grown. The reason for Bandora wanting to get rid of all food on Earth was because she was not eating and she fell over when she tried to revive Dora Circe, being unable to make him giant.
  • He is one of two Megazord bosses in the Tiger Electronics Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers LCD game. The other is Turkey Jerk. Ironically, neither fought the Megazord in the actual show.

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