Puar (プーアル, Pūaru), known as Pu'ar in the Viz manga and Pu-erh in Japanese versions, is a soft-spoken shapeshifting blue creature and the constant companion of Yamcha. The name is revealed to be a pun on Pu-erh tea. He was designed to slightly resemble a cat. He uses his abilities to shapshift into anything to help Yamcha rob passersby in the desert. Afterwards, he travels with Yamcha and Goku during Dragon Ball, and continues to live with Yamcha afterwards. He is voiced by Naoko Watanabe in Japan, Cathy Weseluck in the Ocean Group dub, and Monika Antonelli in the Funimation dub.