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I feel used!

— Pudding, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Pudding (プリン Purin?) is a main character from the Space Channel 5 series. She is a reporter for Channel 42 and is an ever-persistent rival of Ulala, as well as a recurring savior of the Milky Way Galaxy. Pudding can usually be spotted hovering around on her personal vehicle, the Spacebird 42, or challenging and antagonizing fellow reporters and celebrities.


Pudding is a woman with pale peach skin, light blue eyes and long, teal-green braids held together in a large, blue hairband on the top of her head. She wears light blue eyeshadow and light pink lipstick. For attire, Pudding wears her outfit from the original Space Channel 5, which consists of a short, sleeveless and strapless blue dress. She wears long white gloves that extend halfway up her upper arms, a pair of thigh-high white boots with blue heels, and a set of propulsion canisters on her back that are blue in color. She also wears a pair of blue headphones, as well as a blue choker. On the left side of her chest, Pudding has a pink tattoo that reads "42", signifying her relations with Channel 42.

In Sega Superstars Tennis, when Pudding’s Superstar State is activated, her attire changes to her Space Channel 5: Part 2 outfit. She now wears a blue crop top and skirt set, fishnet stockings, as well as shorter elbow-length gloves and knee-high boots.

Game appearances

Sega All-Stars series

Sega Superstars

In Sega Superstars, Pudding's name appears on the Space Channel 5 mini-game scoreboard.

Sega Superstars Tennis

In Sega Superstars Tennis, Pudding is unlocked at the Space Channel 5 Mission Planet by winning a singles championship. Pudding’s ability-type is Control.

Her Superstar State is Guitar Showdown, where she hits the ball to go in many directions at great speeds, similar to Ulala's Superstar State. During her Superstar State cutscene, Pudding strums her guitar several times, while also changing her outfit from her original to her more recent look. When the opponent hits the tennis ball, after Pudding has hit it during her Superstar State, the opponent will be pushed back at great force. If another opponent activates their Superstar State before hitting the ball after Pudding has unleashed her Superstar State, she has a small chance (20%) to cancel out the ability’s effect, as long as the character is not a Power-Type (which the chance is reduced to 5%).

In Sega Superstars Tennis, Pudding carries a pink and yellow tennis racket with a pink heart printed in the center of the net piece.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Pudding drives a green, futuristic car similar to her hovercraft, the Spacebird 42, with blue and yellow wheels reading "Space Channel 5". She is unlocked for 50 stars (in World Tour, Twilight Engine) on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, but for 64 stars on the Nintendo 3DS version. Also, Pudding, like most other characters in the game, are absent from the 2014 mobile version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Her All-Star Move plays music from her first encounter in Space Channel 5: Part 2, "Guitar Showdown", with her guitar making loud noises that stuns nearby racers. During the All-Star Move, her vehicle is surrounded by purple/pink musical notes.


Pudding is an arrogant reporter who likes to be the best at everything, which is why she started taking up a role as a famous guitarist. She hates the idea of losing, but loves a challenge when she knows, or thinks, she will win. Because of her high ego and short temper, Pudding is very narcissistic and a clear sore loser. Despite this, Pudding is a good ally to those she respects.


"That was too easy!"
—Pudding when she wins, Sega Superstars Tennis
"No match for me!"
—Pudding when she wins a race, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
"The scoop is mine!"
—Pudding when she wins an event, Sega Superstars Tennis
"Watch my report on Channel 42!"
—Pudding in first place, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
"Hurry! Help me!"
—Pudding, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
"Hold on, Ulala!"
—Pudding in first place, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


  • In Sega Superstars Tennis, Pudding uses archived voice clips from both Sumalee Montano and Larissa Murray.
  • Pudding is infamously known (in real-life) for shouting her name in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
    • When Pudding shouts "Pudding" in the game, this is actually a recording from Apollo Smile, where her character, Ulala, shouts her name after Pudding is knocked into deep space in Space Channel 5.
  • Pudding’s eye color changes between gray and blue in Sega Superstars Tennis.
  • In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, two of Pudding's quotes are taken from Ulala.
  • In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Pudding drives a vehicle similar to the Spacebird 42, her hovercraft from Space Channel 5 Part 2 and onwards.
    • Pudding is the only character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, besides B.D. Joe, to use a personal vehicle that originated from their original series/franchise.
  • Both Ulala and Pudding in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed share the same glitches/errors in-game, similar to Reala and NiGHTS.
  • Pudding, alongside Ulala, is one of the two main playable characters in the Sega Superstars series.
    • Pudding is the only antagonist from the Space Channel 5 series that is playable.
  • Some of Apollo Smile's voice clips for Ulala in 1999 were used for Pudding in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed due to limited recordings from Sumalee Montano.
    • The voice clips recorded by Smile and used for Pudding are not re-used for Ulala in the game.

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