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Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy

In our Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy guide, we take a look at how the creature came to be, his role in the story and his terrifying personality.

Poppy Playtime's Huggy Wuggy waving in front of an evil version of himself

Poppy Playtime’s Huggy Wuggy is one of the most important figures in the Playtime Co. Factory and is one of the leading secondary antagonists, serving as the primary one in the first chapter of the title. In fact, some do consider Poppy Playtime to be the Huggy Wuggy game. But who is this once fluffy and cuddly toy? How did he come to be, and why does he want to kill you? We intend to answer those questions in this guide.

If you need some tips on how to specifically survive your Huggy Wuggy Poppy Playtime encounter in Poppy Playtime Chapter 1 (at the end of which you find Poppy Playtime’s Poppy), make sure you check out our guide. Not only does it cover the antagonist, but it also points out where the collectables are. Then, should you not become toy chow, you can have a look at our Poppy Playtime Chapter 2 guide to try and survive your encounter with Poppy Playtime’s Mommy Long Legs and Poppy Playtime’s PJ Pug-a-Pillar.

Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime’s Huggy Wuggy.

Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy smiling evilly

Who is Poppy Playtime’s Huggy Wuggy?

Huggy Wuggy is one of the most popular toys to come from Playtime Co. As such, he’s a company mascot, one that appears to be oh-so cuddly and loveable. However, the despicable company eventually opts to conduct some truly abhorrent experiments, which result in Huggy Wuggy gaining a vicious human conscience and a true hatred for people (honestly, we get it, Wugster).

To go into a bit more detail, Huggy, also known as Experiment 117, is one of the leading toys that was part of the Playtime Co. massacre, during which he, The Prototype, Boxy Boo, CatNap, Mommy Long Legs, and others killed many members of staff. Beyond that, Huggy worked with Mommy and Boxy to prevent scientists who dare return to the factory from continuing with the Bigger Buddies Initiative.

What is Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy’s role in the story?

Huggy Wuggy is the primary antagonist of Poppy Playtime Chapter 1, in which he continuously stalks the player as they navigate through the factory. The first time you see him, it appears as though he’s a huge welcoming statue, but as soon as you get the key to enter the main part of the factory, he disappears.

Throughout the chapter, you can spot him watching you in impossible-to-reach places. Don’t worry, he has no intention of harming you just yet. It’s not until the penultimate moments of the chapter that the tall and cosy-looking toy emerges from the shadows, bears its teeth, and chases you with the intent of turning you into his dinner.

It’s unclear whether or not he’s set to have a bigger impact on the story as the chapters go on, but given his ending in Chapter 1, we think Huggy Wuggy is done, for the most part.

Poppy Playtimee Huggy Wuggy smiling and waving

Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy’s personality

Before the horrendous experiments by Playtime Co, Huggy Wuggy is a vibrant, full-of-life hugster that loves everyone. However, this all changes when the studies take place, as the jolly toy is now a vicious and hateful soul. However, what’s more terrifying than that is the fact that he’s smart and manipulative, forming strategies to best capture and kill his prey.

Is Huggy Wuggy scary?

If you take a look at our Poppy Playtime age rating guide, you can get a good idea about the spooks you can expect, but can say that some might find Huggy Wuggy scary. He does chase you through vents and what have you with the intent to eat you, after all.

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Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy appearances

So far, Huggy Wuggy’s Poppy Playtime appearance is just in chapter 1, the end of which sees him fall down a giant pit, smack a pipe, leave some bloodstains, and land in a dark abyss that we can’t see. So, while we don’t know for sure whether or not he’s dead. He might show up in a later chapter. You also have to fend off a bunch of smaller Huggy Wuggys in Poppy Playtime Chapter 2.

Is Huggy Wuggy in Poppy Playtime Chapter 3?

Spolier alert, but no, Huggy Wuggy isn’t in Poppy Playtime Chapter 3, and if you had any doubts about his death at the end of Chapter 1, Poppy confirms he’s dead in Deep Sleep. Nonetheless, we stand by one of our Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 theories in that we believe he’s now part of the Prototype. As is Poppy Playtime’s CatNap and maybe even Poppy Playtime’s DogDay.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime’s Huggy Wuggy. If you want to get to know the Wugster’s better half, our Poppy Playtime Kissy Missy guide is a treat. Then, take a look at our Poppy Playtime download guide to get in on the action.

Or, to see what other spooks are out there, you should check out our picks for the horror games (we recommend The Mimic) or our guide speculating on when the Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 release date may arrive. Who knows, maybe Poppy Playtime’s Candy Cat and Poppy Playtime’s Boxy Boo may make an appearance.