- “These mysterious beings tend to flock around humans, closer to man than beast. They communicate via their network Mognet and their distinctive cry of "Kupo!" and fluffy appearance endear them to all."”
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy CollectaCard description.
Moogles (モーグリ, Mōguri?) are a recurring race in the Final Fantasy series. They first appeared in Final Fantasy III and have appeared in some capacity in every main series game since, with the exception of Final Fantasy IV.
The importance of moogles to the plot varies, ranging from playable characters to cameos. Several — such as Mog, Stiltzkin, Artemicion and Montblanc — have made repeated appearances. Moogles occasionally appear as a Summoned Monster, usually to grant beneficial effects to the party.
Although their appearance has changed they are recognized by the small wings, usually pink or white fur, and a pom-pom hanging from their heads. Moogles are mild-tempered and enjoy eating vines and Kupo Nuts.
Moogles sprout a "pom pom" – a red ball of fur on a thin, wiry antenna – emerging from their heads, which they are sensitive about being touched. A moogle's wings are most often of a dark, Gothic, or bat-like design, as to juxtapose their otherwise harmless appearance and bubbly nature. Moogles resemble small mammals, ranging from rodents to felines or marsupials.
Many games have included color variations for their fur and pom-pom. The proportions of moogles varies - in games set in Ivalice they have larger ears than in other games, and in the Crystal Chronicles series their bodies are rounder with shorter limbs, if any at all. In the earliest games, moogles lacked their trademark pom-pom.
Moogles' size varies from several feet tall to only a foot tall if not less, but in comparison to humans moogles are universally diminutive. In most games moogles do not wear clothes, but they do so in games set in Ivalice, where they are one of the world's primary races. The moogles' favorite food is the Kupo Nut. In some games moogles can fly, Dissidia Final Fantasy explaining they do this by inhaling air to inflate themselves and float, and only use their wings to steer. In the Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy however they use their wings to fly and it is believed they can fly several meters above the ground, but are simply too afraid to do so.
A common theme in moogles' names is based on the word 'Mog'.
Moogles are intelligent and industrious, though in some games they are wary of human contact. Because of their size, the lot of playable moogle characters specialize in gadgetry, tinkering, and engineering. Even in games where moogles do not mind humans, they are known to maintain separate societies. Moogles can communicate across long distances, a feat often attributed to the moogle mail service, Mognet.
In earlier games, moogles spoke only with their trademark cry "kupo" and variations of such. In later games, moogles can speak English but often punctuate their sentences with "kupo," as a verbal tic. In some Japanese versions, they use the pronoun 'mogu' in place of the word "I", such as if a young girl would use 'atashi' and a young boy with 'boku'.
The moogle was initially created for Final Fantasy II as a race called クライオ (Kuraion?, lit. "Clion") that lived in cold regions, but were scrapped along with several other races. Their sprite and race details became the Beaver race in the finished game.
Moogles make their debut in Final Fantasy III as bodyguards for the sage Doga; they are an intelligent race wielding great magical power. A notable moogle is Mog. In the game's DS/iOS/Android remake, talking to moogles can initiate Mognet, where players can transfer letters to friends with Final Fantasy III or send a letter to Final Fantasy III residents.
Moogles did not say "kupo", but instead said "nyaa", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow. In the DS/iOS/Android release, this is changed to "kupo".
A Moogle Village is located in Galuf's World, and after Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris rescue a stray moogle, it leads the party there. Krile owns a moogle, which is the only one to speak the common language.
Moogles in Final Fantasy V use telepathy to keep in touch with each other over distances and are wary of humans. If the party wears a Moogle Costume they can open a treasure chest in the village. This is the first time in the series characters can dress as moogles.
The stray moogle the party rescues takes a liking to Lenna who calms down the moogle, following its misfortune at the Underground Waterway, and becomes able to understand what it wants. Lenna tells the party to follow it to the Moogle Village, and as a penchant of gratitude the party is allowed to take the items in the village's treasure room.
In the iOS version meeting a moogle for the first time earns the player the achievement "Kupo".
Moogles play a larger role in Final Fantasy VI than in previous appearances. Mog is the first playable moogle in the series, and there are ten others who join temporarily. Mog and the moogles live in the Narshe mines and help Locke rescue Terra. They are mentioned by NPCs to keep away from humans, but they sometimes help miners who get lost in the mountain.
The moogles of Final Fantasy VI differ from the original sprite designs of previous titles; while still maintaining the simple pom-pom unclothed model, the motif of squinted or closed eyes was established and has since been used countless times elsewhere in the series.
Only Mog is accustomed to being around humans, and through a series of telepathic dreams with Ramuh, learns to speak like humans. Following the end of the world, it appears all moogles except Mog died out, and their cave in Narshe is abandoned. Mog has returned to the cavern and dwells there alone when the party finds him.
In the Android/iOS version of Final Fantasy VI, the Moogles appear in the hints provided by the game. When toggled, a hint will appear from the Moogles giving the player directions on what to do next in the story, often finishing their sentence with "kupo!".
Moogles are called "Mogs" in Final Fantasy VII. Mogs appear on various occasions, such as in the backgrounds in Gold Saucer, and in the minigame Mog House. A Mog is featured in the Choco/Mog summon, riding a chocobo. "Snow Mogs", moogle-shaped objects made of snow, block the course on the snowboarding minigame.
Cait Sith rides a giant fat toy Mog, and during his Limit Break, Moogle Dance, a moogle dances in front of the party, healing their HP and MP. Unlike most moogles in the series, Final Fantasy VII Mogs do not have pom-poms, outside of the Snow Mogs, but retain their wings.
The Moogle Girl, one of the many children with Geostigma, carries a moogle doll that has a pom-pom, unlike the "Mogs" featured in Final Fantasy VII. Although Cait Sith was initially missing his toy Mog in Advent Children, it does appear in a brief flashback scene in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.
Various moogle plushy dolls appear during the Kalm festival. As a result, many of the children abducted by Deepground, or saved by Vincent Valentine while in Kalm, carry moogle dolls. Another moogle doll is seen floating on top of the collected Mako in Weiss's headquarters, indicating that at least one of these children from Kalm were among those sacrificed to fuel Omega's return. Moogle-figures exist found by Vincent and sold for additional gil.
A moogle appears as a summon on the Digital Mind Wave after obtaining the Moogle's Amulet, found in mission 8-4-4. Its ability, Moogle Power, casts Regen on Zack, and levels up his Materia the same number of levels as the level of the summon (i.e. a Moogle Power Lv. 2 will raise each of his Materia two levels). The duration of Regen depends on the level as well, up to Level 5 where Regen will last the rest of the battle.
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- Main article: MiniMog
As with Final Fantasy VII, in this game moogles appear to be a work of fiction. The only moogle in the game is the MiniMog, a "pseudo-Guardian Force", summoned with the command "MiniMog". It has a feline appearance, differing from the other canon moogle character designs. The MiniMog is also a Triple Triad card.
A mention on moogles is given by Selphie in Balamb Town harbor when talking to a traveling chef, and mentions liking a dish called "Ms. Moogle's cake", a cake with "lots and lots of fruit on top, covered with fluffy cream". Moogles are mentioned in an alternate answer for the password Squall is supposed to give to the Forest Owls. The correct password is "but the Owls are still around", but one of the alternate choices is "but the moogles are still here". Additionally, a basketball fan in Trabia Garden states he thinks the MogMog Moogle team will make it to the finals and play against the Mach "Chacobos". Another student corrects his pronunciation.
When Toshiyuki Itahana came in to replace Tetsuya Nomura as character designer for Final Fantasy IX, his moogle concept art was meant to echo that of the previous two console generations (which goes along with the game's development concept as a whole, openly considered allusion). Itahana's version incorporates previous designs but in the end renders a completely new moogle, with a balloon-shaped head and a vertically oval nose resembling a koala, vastly different from Nomura's feline MiniMog.
Some moogles sport a full mane of fluffy fur, worn like a mink fur boa around the neck, while others have different colored fur than the usual white. In addition, a moogle's attire may, in most cases, indicate his or her gender. Male moogles are seen bare, with no clothing. Female moogles are seen wearing small, purple coats. The continued evolution of Itahana's moogle design carries on in his many Crystal Chronicle titles with his recurring characters, such as Artemicion, whose first appearance was in Final Fantasy IX.
Moogles play a major role in Final Fantasy IX. They act as save points and can be called with a flute to access the save command on the world map. Each moogle has a name, and most can speak the common language. Many dwell in human settlements and towns, living in peace and providing save services. If the player uses a Tent at a moogle, a cutscene plays to simulate overnight resting, and the crude structure in which the party sleeps sports a moogle pom-pom. Moogles communicate to each other through Mognet, and the player can help deliver letters among moogles as part of a subquest. The player can collect Kupo Nuts and deliver them to a moogle in Gizamaluke's Grotto for items.
Many moogles live in the summoner village of Madain Sari alongside the young summoner Eiko. Notable moogles in the game include Stiltzkin, a traveling moogle who sells merchandise to Zidane; the aforementioned Artemicion, the head of Mognet in need of player assistance; Mene, curator of the Chocobo Forest and Choco's only friend; and Mog, a female moogle who hangs out with Eiko sporting an orange pom-pom. Moogles are the subject of plays in Lindblum's theater district, namely Moogle Wannabe 2, starring the famous actor Lowell Bridges, who dons a Moogle suit to escape from avid fans. The player can collect the Moogle Suit key item from the artist Michael's studio afterward.
The moogle the player calls on the world map, named Moguo, can be annoyed to say the following if the player keeps calling it and canceling:
- "Don't call me if you don't need me, kupo."
- "You're starting to tick me off, kupo."
- "I'm sharpening my knife, kupo."
- "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! KU-PHEH!"
After Garland placed the Soul Divider at the Iifa Tree's base, Terran lifeforms began to revive on the planet of Gaia, as the result of Gaian souls being replaced by Terran ones. Moogles might have been one such lifeform. Or they simply could be a plentiful life form, having naturally occurred in both worlds independently.
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Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of the game features a moogle, as can be seen in the following image.
Yuna is dressed in a moogle suit in Luca while Leblanc performs her concert. She can be found in Chapter 1. Yuna's Mascot dressphere appearance is the same moogle suit. A moogle appears in Chapter 5 in Luca that only Yuna can see. It helps her recall the memories of her and Tidus during their time in Luca.
Moogles serve two purposes in Final Fantasy XI. A moogle will reside in a player's home, known as a Mog House. These moogles watch over the house and allow access to several options, including stored items, gardening, the delivery box and job changing. They resemble the Itahana moogle from Final Fantasy IX, likely because of his collaboration with other character designers for the title.
Secondly, there are many event festivals in Final Fantasy XI that roughly correlate with many real or seasonal holidays in reality in both Japan and abroad (i.e. Tanabata is The Summerfest, Valentine's Day is Valentione's Day, Halloween is The Harvest Festival, etc). Moogles administrate over these in-game events and offer various rewards for completion.
Moogles function as an extension of the game's remaining active development team. As the game is patched and expansions are released, patch notes, updates, special event items, and Bonanza Lotteries are delivered by the Mog House Management Union (MHMU) to the playerbase, sometimes literally. Each zone in Final Fantasy XI was originally coded with data for several NPC targets titled "moogle", some visible in the farthest corners of maps to players using third-party tools, in preparation for such future events.
Moogles play an active role in the story and progress of the core game. Nomad Moogles act as mobile Mog Houses, appearing in secondary and tertiary towns and habitations. One moogle next to Maat in Jeuno is involved with every level cap increase a player must face after reaching Lv.50; furthermore, another moogle has more recently appeared to manage the new Magian Weapon augmentation system. More recently, moogle activity has been on the rise in Vana'diel.
The moogle is a small constellation in the Southern sky; the red star slightly separated from the rest represents the moogle's unique head-piece. According to a folk-tale, this moogle is Kupilfin, and has flown towards Titan out of concern for Daemalus.
An entire downloadable add-on expansion titled A Moogle Kupo d'Etat: Evil in Small Doses was released in 2009, dealing with political turmoil in the moogles' world, culminating in an unforgettable fight against an unlikely combatant.
Moogles appear in almost every city, but are especially plentiful in Skycity of Bhujerba. The design present in Final Fantasy XII is a vast departure from any other in the mainseries, and is a direct result of the Ivalice Alliance title released three years prior: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
Their features are more lagomorphic, with rabbit ears, extended pom-poms, and they are fully garbed for Ivalice society. Moogles can have either off-white or black fur, and their pom-poms come in various different shades. As with the other non-human races, moogles are non-dimorphic; gender can mainly be assumed by the clothing they wear. They range from 80-120 cm in height. Apart from a minority of moogles actually small enough for their wings to support, they generally cannot fly.
The most notable encounter is with the Six Moogle Siblings: Montblanc is the head of Clan Centurio; Nono serves as Balthier's mechanic (and, with Montblanc, come directly from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance); Gurdy runs the chocobo stables, while her twin brother Hurdy and the two remaining brothers, Sorbet and Horne, operate a transportation system called "The Moogling" in Rabanastre that allows players to teleport to other parts of the city.
In certain regions, moogles call themselves with the pronoun "mog", but typically end their sentences with the word "kupo." Their intelligence and lifestyles are similar to humes, which makes it easy for moogles to live among the hume cities. They have dexterous hands, giving them an edge in the field of engineering and playing musical instruments. It is said moogles built the first airship, a masterpiece of technological advancement.
There are moogles so advanced they learn the ultimate technology called Etoria. Most moogles contribute to society with great engineering capabilities. Their center of development is the moogle city of Goug in southwestern Ordalia, considered the capital of technological progress in Ivalice.  Not all moogles become engineers; there are a few who become knights or mages (allusions to the jobs of Tactics Advance). Throughout Ivalice history, moogle technology has been used in hume wars by most of the races.
Moogles appear in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, although the only one of any importance to the story is Nono. The other appearing moogles are enemy sky pirates, who take the jobs of Fusilier, Time Mage, and Black Mage.
Moogles were set to appear in this spinoff installment.
- See also: Mog (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Moogles play a larger role than in Final Fantasy XIII. A moogle named Mog accompanies Serah on her journey, and can transform into a bow-and-sword hybrid weapon for her to use during combat. Mog's appearance differs from the concept of moogles seen in Final Fantasy XIII, which suggests he may belong to a different subspecies, like how chocobos from Cocoon are different from the Gran Pulse variety.
When asked about bringing moogles back in Final Fantasy XIII-2, director Motomu Toriyama said that making a moogle a mascot type character is a kind of fan service and is intended as a symbol for the Final Fantasy series as a whole. Mog performs a number of important roles for the player by acting as a guide in the field sections, making use of its special abilities, such as to search things out. Mog is integrated into the battle encounter system, called Mog Clock, based around the motif of the clock it carries.
In a Brain Blast quiz, it is revealed a baby moogle is called a "moogling". In the "Mog Confidential" fragment entry, it is said moogles can fly because of their magic bobbles made of crystal which conjures an anti-gravity field. The moogles' wings are said to be just for show.
Lightning discovers a village, the last town of moogles. The town is attacked by monsters while Lightning sets out to defend it.
There is a downloadable set of moogle attire, together with a shield in the shape of Mog's face, a Mog Clock weapon with a miniature Mog, and a whole outfit with miniature moogles attached to a bodysuit.
Moogles are a rare race in Hydaelyn. They assist the five races with communication with the elementals, and as such, are most commonly found in Gridania. While they are not nearly as frequently seen as in other games, they are often talked about, especially by the children, who take broken objects to a mushroom ring in the forest in the hopes a moogle will repair them. Moogles speak a different language than the people of Eorzea, and only a few people understand their "Mooglespeak".
In A Realm Reborn, they are set to appear more often; a pair of moogles show up in the Gridanian introduction sequence, where they are only visible to the player (though they are still fully capable of drinking up poor Bernhardt's booze). One of the moogles featured here later assists the player during a main story quest. Their dialogue in the opening states the moogles will be taking a more active role post-Calamity. One of the ways this is expressed is the use of "moogle post"; moogles are now willing to carry letters (and attached items) for players.
The original game featured a boss moogle, the Good King Moggle Mog XII, included in patch 1.20. During battle, he's aided by a zealous band of moogle warriors. The Good King returned as a boss encounter in A Realm Reborn as part of patch 2.1.
According to Tetsuya Nomura, moogles are set to appear in Final Fantasy XV and their design will be similar to their design in Final Fantasy Type-0. It is unknown what role they will play in the game.
Moogles appear in this title, including one in the Peristylium Suzaku who acts as a strategic adviser giving the player missions.
The word "Moogle" is an acronym standing for "Military Operation Organization Guidance/Logistics Expert". There are thirteen moogles within the Suzaku Magic Academy known as the "Cranberry Knights".
- “Kupo! Round and round you go! Moogle!”
- —In-game incantation in the PSX version
Moogle, or Mogri in the original translation, is one of the initial summons available to the player. Its attack is Moogle Charm, which heals all allies slightly, though not as powerful as Faerie. It costs 8 MP, has a speed of 34, and needs 110 JP to learn. In the original PlayStation version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes say, "Kupo! Round and round you go! Moogle!" This was removed from the PSP port, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.
Moogles are playable characters. Notable moogles include the brothers Montblanc and Nono. Unlike most previous moogles, they have rabbit-shaped ears and wear long-sleeved clothing topped with an elaborate pom-pom. This moogle design is specific to the Ivalice Alliance games, and was first introduced here; later, several specific characters would be featured as mainstays in Final Fantasy XII.
Because of their small stature, moogles excel at jobs which involve engineering and dexterity, such as Thief, Gadgeteer, and Juggler, although, while some moogles excel in the magickal arts, others clad themselves in heavy armor as Moogle Knights fighting on the front lines with their hume and bangaa combatants.
- “This short-statured race is distinguished by the pom poms on their heads and bat-like wings on their backs. They have no love for water, and will not venture in the shallowest of pools. Moogles are accomplished machinists, and they boast a great many unique jobs all their own.”
Moogles return as playable characters and have access to ten jobs, including two new jobs not found in Tactics Advance; Chocobo Knight and Flintlock. Most of the moogle jobs' artwork were taken from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Notable moogles include Hurdy, part of the main cast, and Montblanc, appearing as a secondary character. Both are playable.
The pride moogles take in their pom-poms is a point of humor, including the story mission where the player faces Mooglebanes, enemies purported to eat moogle pom-poms.
Moogles can be obtained in these locations during Goldsun or Silversun:
- Bisga Greenlands - Animist, Thief, Black Mage
- Goug - Moogle Knight, Fusilier, Tinker, Time Mage
- Neslowe Passage - Chocobo Knight, Juggler, Flintlock
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The Moogle status, called Moog in the game, will decrease Sumo's defense power to 0. Therefore, even the weakest enemies will deal a lot of damage to him. Sumo will turn into an image of the moogle when afflicted. There is no known items that can cure it as although there is a moogle item, it can't be used during Moog. There are two ways to cure it: The first is to let time pass by, and the second is to Ask chocobo as long as he's in the party.
Moogles live along with other tribes and in various dungeons, where they will place stamps on a special card to enable the player to play a Mario Kart-esque minigame called Blazing Caravans. They appear armless, puffy, and are usually flying around. When playing a single player game, a moogle named Mog will carry the player's Crystal Chalice allowing them to move around in the dungeons. The Moogle Paint feature allows players to paint a mog.
Moogles deliver mail once the player collects a drop of Myrrh. Moogles are not affected by the Miasma which causes the traveling moogle Stiltzkin to worry moogles are like monsters, but his journey leads him to Mag Mell where he finds out moogles have more connections to the Carbuncles than monsters. The moogles Stiltzkin and Artemicion appear in the prequel game that takes places many years before the original game, which could mean moogles can live for a long time, just like the Carbuncles.
Moogles appear through out dungeons to help the party out and give them stamps which once again unlocks Blazing Caravans. Stiltzkin from the original game leads the group of moogles secretly trying to help out the main characters.
They place signs where needed and will appear when a new character joins the party to teach the player about their skills and abilities. Artemicion runs a shop that gives players HP, ATK, DEF, and Magicite/Item Pocket upgrades. The Moogle Paint feature returns with a major upgrade.
Moogles help out Adventurers by putting up signs in dungeons, such as they did in Ring of Fates. They work under Stiltzkin who gives out quests the Adventurers can take.
They help in various ways, such as helping in creating new buildings and inform King Leo on citizens who need help so he can assign a new behest to solve their problem. Stiltzkin helps King Leo figure out the fate of his father.
Moogles' appearances aren't much different than in the past Crystal Chronicles games, but they are slightly taller and have arms. The game's moogles serve many purposes: mail man, garbage picker and a waiter in the Selkie train.
Regular moogles can be met. Moogles man the moogle shops which can synthesize equipment, sell materials and equipment and create new logos to Layle's jacket. The game holds a moogle woods area home to many moogles normally accessible only by the Selkie train (Layle, with the help of his powers, can also access this area through a portal and a hidden path behind a waterfall from the Old Lett Aqueduct area).
It's said the moogle shops started from the moogle village, due to one ambitious young moogle. The game contains three moogles the player can talk to: Stiltzkin, who provides hints and info in the game; Artemicion, who is said to be linked to 188 crimes; and Layle Moogle, who resides between existence and oblivion and the Alfitaria Capital City entrance during a New Game+. Talking to him allows the player to play minigames.
Moogles' primary role is centered around facilitating the game's side quest content. This involves providing the player with information on earning the ability to summon the various Eidolons in the game, as well as allowing access to the game's superbosses. Moogles are summonable.
Moogles are responsible for the every day Mognet. There is a moogle summonstone, using artwork of the Final Fantasy XI version, which when summoned randomly copies the effect of any other summon in the game, save for Shinryu. Moogle can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Destiny Odyssey III storyline in the Japanese version, and found on the first stage of Inward Chaos in the English version.
A new cutscene in the North American, European, and Universal Tuning releases plays when the player acquires the moogle summon, with the moogle presenting itself to the player's character and agreeing to help them. If Terra is the player character, the scene will be extended to show her cuddling the moogle. The moogle appears to be based on the Kingdom Hearts depiction of moogles, albeit with comically proportioned body parts. After viewing the scene with Tidus he will sometimes use a Moogle Ball for his attacks that use blitzballs.
The Summon Compendium expands on the species, explaining their ability to fly and says moogles saying "kupo" and those saying "nyaa" may be different species altogether.
Moogles return in Dissidia's prequel with a larger role. They run shops on the new world map, and players can purchase equipment and skills from them in exchange for "KP" (Kupo Points) earned in gateways. The moogle summonstone returns, found on the fifth floor of the "Chasm of the Rotting Land" gateway in Confessions of the Creator.
In Confessions of the Creator, Cid of the Lufaine takes on the form of a moogle. It is mentioned that in this hypothetical world where all others have been destroyed, moogles are the only lifeform remaining.
As an easter egg, a trio of moogles sometimes appear in the photos in the Theater.
Moogles appear as NPCs that give treasure to players during field events. The ability Sight increases the player's chance of encountering one.
- “We moogles look different in almost every FINAL FANTASY game. I wonder why, kupo...”
Moogles are guides to new players. Physically resembling moogles from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, these moogles offer advice and tips throughout gameplay. A moogle helps walk a beginning player through the initial tutorial as well as running a Mog's Advice section, offering rewards should the player take quizzes on gameplay information, or perform various tasks designed to acclimate the player to the game's mechanics. A moogle appears when a player finds a Gate Crystal to take them to the realm of the Espers.
- “These weird little creatures are best known for saying "kupo" a lot, and not much else, really.”
Mog is an exclusive character available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses the Stardust Jitterbug ability during battle. A moogle also explains the gameplay in the tutorial and appears and tells the player they are "wiped out" when all of one's units die.
- Main article: Mog (Chocobo Series)
Mog is always out to steal the spotlight from Chocobo. In Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, Mog (left) calls himself Dueler X and Dungeon Hero X, respectively.
Later on in the anime, Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Kaze finds his old partner, a moogle called Moogle Kupo. Moogle's pompom is yellow and possesses various powers, glowing when he activates them. He uses it to both seek out Kaze and to fix his Magun. He indicates in "Moogle: Nostalgic Memories" that it gives him a shock when he becomes confused, though he may just be joking. Moogle has the ability to power up Kaze's Magun, letting him summon more powerful versions of previous summons. Moogles were common in Kaze's homeworld, Windaria.
In the final episode Moogle Kupo sacrifices himself and changes into a soil sample, Soul Gun Metal, to help Kaze summon Bahamut. In one English dub his name was Mogli though in the official English dub released on DVD by ADV films, he is still Moogle Kupo.
In the English dub, he is listed in the listing for the Japanese cast under the name "Moogle Kupow". Additionally, in the English subtitles, he is shown using "kupo" at the end of each sentence, like the majority of the moogles in Final Fantasy IX, though this is not reflected in the audio, although he does use "kupo" in his speech during the episode "Kaze: The Glory of Life".
Moogles are represented by several cards. Some are generic moogles, others are specific characters. The moogle cards rely on drawing cards, and otherwise have various effects that increase in potency the more moogles the player controls. To differentiate them, all but one moogle bears a title after their name.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
The Moogle appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special as an unlockable playable character. It is Rank B (Often invests 99 in stocks, 999G in shops and buys out if necessary).
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Dragon Quest XEdit
A moogle from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will give Dragon Quest X players a quest. Complete this and they can get a Cactuar Mask.
Moogles make cameos in the Japan-exclusive Hanjuku Hero series, along with many other Final Fantasy mascots and characters.
Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit
- For more information, see Kingdom Hearts Wiki: Moogle
In Kingdom Hearts, moogles wander around Traverse Town, and own a synthesis shop there. Another moogle in Cid's accessory shop speaks about the tournaments in Olympus Coliseum, though later on in the game when the tournaments have been beaten, he begins to suspect Sora of being the champion (which is undoubtedly true).
In Kingdom Hearts:Chain of Memories, moogles appear in "Moogle Rooms", a special room generated by a map card of the same name. Inside, Sora can cash in his unwanted cards for "moogle points" and spend accumulated moogle points on purchasing new card packs. There is a chance the moogle will give Sora a free card pack when the player first speaks to it in an area. The moogle(s) in Chain of Memories are not given a name other than the collective "Moogle".
In Kingdom Hearts II, the moogles run synthesis shops. However, unlike Kingdom Hearts, only holograms of the moogles appear. According to the game's journals, this is because the moogles are tired of people touching their pom-poms and started doing business this way. The only moogles that do not appear as holograms are Mog in Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden and Elmina in Twilight Town. All the moogle shop owners have names related to Final Fantasy moogles (e.g. "Stiltzkin's Synthesis Shop"). There is a Gummi Ship the player can win and a clip in Selphie's purse in the shape of a moogle.
In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, a single moogle, wearing the black coat akin to those worn by Organization XIII, can be found in The World That Never Was and in Twilight Town in front of the Train Station appearing after Roxas has left Organization XIII (claiming that Roxas is too good of a source of income to abandon). Like other moogles, it runs a shop and synthesizes items. It may either be a Nobody moogle, or hired by the Organization. However, it is most likely simply an artistic choice to emphasize the adorable nature of said moogle.
In Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, a moogle awards the player with medals won in Multiplayer Mode, and they continue running shops via holograms. A real moogle appears in the Mirage Arena, trading rare items and commands for medals won in the arena challenges, and in Radiant Garden.
Moogles continue their role as shopkeepers in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, and run the Flick Rush minigame and medal shop in Traverse Town. They are the only representatives of the Final Fantasy series in this game (outside the usual dash of attack and item names).
Courtesy of the game's developer, Square Enix, the moogle appears as a secret character in the Mario sports game, Mario Hoops 3-on-3. The moogle's special shot is "Moogle Dance". It resembles the moogles from the Crystal Chronicles games, which have only been released for Nintendo systems.
Although the game predated The Crystal Bearers, it most resembles the design of moogles as they appeared in that game, having visible arms and a smaller-looking body overall.
Moogle reappeared in Mario Sports Mix for the Nintendo Wii alongside the same four unlockable Final Fantasy characters with which it debuted. Moogle is Unlocked by Beating The Mushroom Cup.
In Secret of Mana, There's a Moogle Village in Upperland. Weapons named Moogle Claw and Moogle Belt are also present in the game. If the player gets Primm's Sylphid level to 8, and cast the Balloon spell there is a chance its normal red balloon animation will be replaced by a moogle balloon. There is also a status ailment named Moogle.
In Seiken Densetsu 3, Moogles are non-playable characters in the third game from the Seiken Densetsu series. Like the previous title, it is also a status ailment brought upon by certain enemy attacks.
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The "Moogle Theme", originally known as "Critter Tripper Fritter!?", first appeared in Final Fantasy V and has served as the leitmotif of the race ever since.
- While there are no moogles in Final Fantasy IV, the Hummingways appear to be their equivalent. They live on the Red Moon, isolated from humans, and in the DS/iOS/Android release look similar to the moogles of Ivalice, but lack the iconic pompom. This carries into their appearances in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. In the same game the Hummingways operate shops via holograms of themselves, similar to the moogles of the Kingdom Hearts series.
- The Pig enemies from Final Fantasy Tactics resemble traditional moogles without pompoms or wings.
- In Japan, the moogle Mog from Final Fantasy VI is known to have stated that his blood type is Black-footed Duck type (黒足アヒル型, kuroashi ahiru kei?). This suggests moogles have different blood types with their own moogle terminology.
- In Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, the enemy "Teeny Sanguini" resembles the Crystal Chronicles moogles, due to the shape of its ears and body and wings and coloring.
- A moogle appears in the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary logo for the series.
- In Disney's movie Wreck-it Ralph, two moogles fly in the background above a crowd in Game Central Station.
- Square Enix's cafe Artnia serves pancakes with a moogle motif.