"Can I interest you in ze, 'ow can I say, puff-puff? It feels soooo good!"
The Puff-Puff is a sacred technique bestowed upon mortal-kind by the Goddess on High. Originating in Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga, the act refers to...well, you're bright enough to figure it out.
Outside of humorous scenes, the term also refers to a reoccurring skill used by the silly and the sexy.
Appearances Outside of Battle
A woman will offer the lone Hero a Puff-Puff for 50 gold coins in Rimuldar in the original version of the first game, with the event taking place in the Kol bathhouse in the remakes and the woman charging only 20 gold coins. The original version is less sophisticated than subsequent encounters, with the screen merely fading to black briefly.
The NES localization censored the dialogue so that the woman is selling tomatoes.
A bunny girl in Rippleport will offer her services for 100 gold coins. This rabbit is feistier than most, accusing the princes of being homosexuals if they turn down her services in the original Japanese script.
A dancer in the streets of Asham at night offers a Puff-Puff free of charge. After leading the character upstairs, she turns off the light and begins the massage, only to later reveal the one doing the massage was her father, leaving the character who received the massage at a loss for words.
The original NES localization censored the scene by referring to a Puff-Puff as a powderpuff massage. This change was undone in all subsequent localizations.
She will only offer and give a Puff-Puff if a male character is at the beginning of the party line up.
A dancing girl in the bar of Laissez Fayre will perform a Puff-Puff for free, but only upon male characters. In Chapter 1, Angus' wife Aigneas gives her befuddled husband a Puff-Puff to restore his lost memory in the original Japanese script.
The western releases of IV on the Nintendo DS do not include the puff-puff in the Laissez Fayre bar, nor the one Aigneas gives to Angus. This was most likely to maintain a lower content rating at Nintendo's behest.
The Puff-Puff is more difficult to find than usual in V, and it can only be experienced in the second generation of the game. The player can find the bunny girl in the Coburg item shop at night after defeating the Faux Dowager. At first she will offer her services after saying the Hero is cute, but then retract it on the grounds that he isn't mature enough yet: the player needs to reach Mostroferrato and view the cutscene with Nera Briscoletti before the full Puff-Puff scene will take place. Once that requirement has been met, the bunny girl will tell the Hero to meet her behind Coburg castle the next morning. Humorously, this can be done when the Hero is married and each bride will have very different reactions.
In the western release this scene has been censored, with the bunny girl instead offering to tell the Hero's fortune. All three brides still have distinct reactions.
Buddy's older sister will offer the Hero a Puff-Puff on the night of the mountain spirit festival, but will tease him if he agrees. In Turnscote, there is a bunny girl in one of the two-story buildings on the right side of town who will give a puff-puff so wonderful it actually increases the puffee's Style by 5.
In the localization done by 8-4, all instances of Puff-Puffs have been censored and replaced with Pattycake Princess. This was likely done at Nintendo's behest, who published the game in North America and Europe.
After saving the kingdom of Buccanham in the present, the King will offer the player a VIP ticket at the local casino to receive a puff-puff from a woman in the facility. If the player uses the ticket, she will perform a "Puff-Puff", which in this case is her puffing two notes on a horn.
The most infamous Puff-Puff of the series, players will have to explore the Arcadia region to find the hidden club Le Club Puff-Puff and have the Ultimate Key in possession. All characters can be puffees, though Jessica Albert and Red will have the most distinct reactions in the cutscene.
The puffing is a ruse, however; players will hear the baas of sheep as the screen goes dark, and when light returns their heads will be between two smelly sheep rears. A fitting fate for any sickos expecting a real Puff-Puff from a little girl.
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Various female NPCs offer the Luminary Puff Puff, either for a price, for free or as a reward. The Hero character will get a +5 boost to charm once from the bunny girl in Phnom Nonh. Several of the Puff-Puff scenes in this game allude to previous games (like the father who gives the Puff-Puff in Gallopolis).
Additionally, a bunny girl in The Battleground will offer a free Puff-Puff, lead the Hero to a cliff, ask him to close his eyes and tie his ankles, before pushing him off the cliff only to bungee jump right above the clouds, causing Puff-Puffs of clouds.
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In Builders, one of the Masked Thugs in Kol will offer to perform a Puff-Puff upon the builder, which leads to a humorous scene. Additionally, the game references the Puff-Puff scene of Kol during a flashback the Builder experiences while dreaming.
Appearances in Battle
The Puff-Puff appears as one of the random actions a Gadabout can perform in the remakes. For female clowns it functions similarly to the rest of the series, but for men it will deal 25% of a normal attack's damage.
Puff-Puff is learned by advancing to rank 4 of the Gadabout vocation. For female characters, it incapacitates an enemy for 1~3 turns if successful, while as for male characters it will deal strike damage, being the user's level plus 1~8 rounded up and capping at 50, so the maximum damage range is 51~58.
Jessica can put her feminine assets to use after investing 38 points into her Sex Appeal skill tree. It will attempt to stun a monster for 1~3 turns as usual.
Witchs and Sirens will attempt to immobilize the protagonists with this technique, but it will always fail when used on Jessica. As the game puts it, she wins the battle of the bulges. Furthermore, the enemy loses their next turn out of shame.
A much rarer skill in this title, Puff-Puff is an enemy only ability that is used by Morag to stop a party member for a turn.
Puff-Puff is the final skill in the Gadabout's Play skill tree, requiring 100 skill points. It costs 6 MP and will incapacitate a single enemy for 7 seconds.
The requirements to learn Ahhh are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the MimeSlime.