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|Japanese Name||テンカイガクシャ, Tenkai Scholar|
|Species||Unknown, same as Starfy and his family|
|Affiliates||Starfy, Starly, Moe|
|First Appearance||Densetsu no Starfy 3|
|Latest Appearance||Densetsu no Starfy 3|
The Pufftop Scholar is a character who only appears in Densetsu no Starfy 3. He only appears after defeating Ogura for the first time. He is an old, wise scholar resembling both a star and a starfish who wears purple robes, a purple scholar hat, and sports a large white mustache and beard. He is a cutscene exclusive character who does not appear in the Trading Cards.
In the first ending of Densetsu no Starfy 3, Ogura was powered up by Evil, which altered his appearance by giving him large red eyes, sharp teeth, metal claws and large spike-like features protruding from his back. Despite these adjustments, Ogura was defeated once again by Starfy, collapsing on the floor, with Starfy, Starly, and Moe extremely tired after the battle. However, Altered Ogura rises up again to the horror of the three. Still tired from their skirmish beforehand, Moe exclaims that they can't win in their current state, saying that they need to retreat in order to find out how to beat Ogura. After telling Papa Star what happened, Moe says that he was right about not being able to beat Ogura without the Jar (in reference to Starfy 3's opening). Papa Star then says that even without the Jar, there is a way to defeat villains/evil beings, and tells the group to talk to the Pufftop Scholar for more information.
In a lecture, the Pufftop Scholar discusses the Evil Crystals, explaining that with all 42 Evil Crystals in their possession, they would be able to defeat villains/evil beings. Before sending them off on their search, the Pufftop Scholar gives them the Evil Crystal in his possession. While Moe initially finds the search to be a pain in the neck, after the Pufftop Scholar tells him that the Evil Crystals would sell for an extremely large price, Moe is much more enthusiastic. The Pufftop Scholar additionally makes a minor appearance in the true credits of Densetsu no Starfy 3, where he is seen with the Pufftop Guards, indicating he may be affiliated with them.