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Tengu
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Appeared in Series 1
2006 Series
Number 9
Point Value 20

Tengu is monster #9 from Series 1. He was also redesigned for the 2006 relaunch series.

Series 1

Tengu is a twenty-point monster and comes in purple and red for the original colors. The figure is also available in all four later neon colours, plus the rarer premium colours of pine green and blue. The figurine keeps the dog-like qualities of the Tengu, and seems to have reptilian arms.

Trading card text

Species: Humanoid Bird

Size: 8 Feet Tall

Born: 2000 Years ago in Japan

Habitat: Lives in Japanese mountains and forests

These mischievous monsters live inside hollowed out trees throughout the forests of Japan. The Tengu likes to believe he knows everything, but in reality he can easily be fooled. However, he has a nasty temper, and if you get caught tricking a Tengu, he will sneak up to you in his coat that makes him invisible, and either eat you or pick you up in his powerful claws and throw you into a volcano! The Tengu can often be seen "sushiing" just above the ocean off the Japanese coast in search of his favorite food - raw fish and seaweed... yuck!

2006 Series

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Tengu is a monster in the class "The Ancients." He is monster #14. In this remake Tengu lost many of his canine-like qualities. Instead, he is depicted as a bird humanoid, wearing a long, purple robe and wielding a spiked staff. His trading card points value is 165.


Official Card Biography

Tengu is a winged creature that is part human and part bird. He is mischievous character who enjoys playing pranks that range from setting forest fires, to more grave offences like eating people (though this is rare!.)

In other media

Comic Book Series (1991)

In the Monster in My Pocket comic series, Tengu is a servant of Warlock. Along with Karnak, he spies on the heroes and returns back to Warlock to tell the evil monsters their progress. He was used for comedic effect, often mistaking Tengu for "Thank you," replying with "You're welcome."

Video Game (1992)

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Tengu appears as an enemy monster in the Monster in My Pocket video game. He resides in the Bamboo Garden (Stage 5, Area 1), flying and attacking the player as he or she is walking by.

His entry in the instructions manual reads: "Jumps in front of you and tries to punch you."

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