|First Appearance||Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998)|
|Affiliation(s)||Aku Aku, Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot (Owner), N. Trance (Crash Nitro Kart while brainwashed)|
|Latest Appearance||Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2(2010)|
Pura is a tiger cub who was first introduced in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. In the levels of Orient Express and Midnight Run, Coco Bandicoot can ride him like Crash rides Polar in Crash Bandicoot 2, meaning he is Coco's pet. He helped Coco during her fight against N. Gin, making her spaceship more powerful as well.
Crash Bandicoot 3: WarpedEdit
Pura was first found in two various levels of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Coco rides him through levels of Orient Express and Midnight Run, back when the Great Wall of China was being built. He then helps in the battle against N.Gin on the moon, backing up Coco and making Coco's ship more powerful. He can also be seen in the ending inside Crash's house with Coco.
Crash Team RacingEdit
In Crash Team Racing, Pura is seen resting with Coco, when Nitros Oxide came to Earth. Pura's grey-purple coloured kart has one of the best turning abilities, and is classed as beginner in the difficulty mode.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of CortexEdit
Pura made a small cameo in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. He is seen building a sandcastle while Aku-Aku was resting. He is also seen at the bandicoots' house in the end. His appearance has changed slightly, as he seems a bit smaller.
Crash Nitro KartEdit
Pura would later be a racer in Crash Nitro Kart. But, N. Trance kidnapped and brainwashed him along with Polar and Dingodile. Pura can be unlocked as a playable character. In order to unlock him, the player needs to perform 50 turbo boosts in adventure mode with Team Bandicoot. In the GBA version, he is replaced with Spyro.
Crash Tag Team RacingEdit
There would have been a costume for Coco in Pura's likeness.
Crash Boom BangEdit
Pura made an appearance in Crash Boom Bang. In the game, he is now an anthropomorphic animal, and wears pants similar to Crash along with Polar.
Crash of the TitansEdit
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2Edit
Pura made his latest appearance in Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2, where he is a playable character.
- Contrary to popular belief, Pura is male.
- Pura was originally intended to be a panda bear in Crash 3, but he was too similar to Polar who is a polar bear, so Pura instead became a tiger.
- In CTR, if the player selects an unlockable character in arcade mode, Pura gets taken out of the race (whilst all other characters race).
- Pura has a voice box in Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2.
- Pura's name may come from the word "pura", meaning temple in Indonesian.
- Pura originally had green eyes. However, in Crash Boom Bang, his eyes were changed from green to blue.
- Pura has a purple kart in the European version of CTR and indigo in the American version.
- Even though Pura is a tiger, he meows and makes noises like a cat just like Polar barks like a dog.
- Although it's never been recorded in anyway the name "Pura" may be a play on "Puar" - a similar cat-like-creature from Dragon Ball Z.
|Crash Bandicoot Racing Series Playable Characters|
|Crash Team Racing||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Neo Cortex | Fake Crash | Komodo Joe | Nitros Oxide | Papu Papu | Penta Penguin | Don Pinstripelli Potorotti | Polar | Pura | Ripper Roo | Tiny Tiger|
|Crash Nitro Kart||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Neo Cortex | Emperor Velo | Fake Crash | Geary | Krunk | Nash | N. Trance | Nitros Oxide | Norm | Polar | Pura | Velo | Spyro the Dragon | Tiny Tiger | Zam | Zem|
|Crash Tag Team Racing||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Neo Cortex | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Nina Cortex | Pasadena O'Possum|
|Crash Bandicoot Party Series Playable Characters|
|Crash Bash||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Dingodile | Doctor Neo Cortex | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Fake Crash (Japanese version only) | Koala Kong | Rilla Roo | Tiny Tiger|
|Crash Boom Bang||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Fake Crash | Pinstripe Potoroo | Pura | Tawna Bandicoot|
|Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Pura|
|Antagonists||Doctor Neo Cortex • Crunch Bandicoot • The Elementals (Rok-Ko, Wa-Wa, Lo-Lo and Py-Ro) • Uka Uka • Doctor Nefarious Tropy • Doctor N. Gin • Tiny Tiger • Dingodile|
|Items||Crates (Basic Crate, ? Crate, ! Crate, Activation Crate, Outline Crate, Crash Crate, Locked Crate, Invisibility Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Arrow Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, TNT Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem • Relic|
|Super Powers||Tip Toe • Double Jump • Death Tornado • Fruit Bazooka • Crash Dash (Super Power) • Super Belly Flop|
|Levels||First Chamber (Arctic Antics, Tornado Alley, Bamboozled, Wizards and Lizards, Compactor Reactor) • Second Chamber (Jungle Rumble, Sea Shell Shenanigans, Banzai Bonsai, That Sinking Feeling, H2 Oh No!) • Third Chamber (The Gauntlet, Tsunami, Smokey and the Bandicoot, Eskimo Roll, Fahrenheit Frenzy) • Fourth Chamber (Avalanche, Droid Void, Crashteroids, Coral Canyon, Weathering Heights) • Fifth Chamber (Crash and Burn, Gold Rush, Medieval Madness, Crate Balls of Fire, Cortex Vortex) • Boss Levels (Rumble in the Roks, Drain Damage, Crashes to Ashes, Atmospheric Pressure, Crunch Time) • Sixth Chamber (Knight Time, Ghost Town, Ice Station Bandicoot, Solar Bowler, Force of Nature) • Cut levels (Cut Chinese harbour level, Cut scooter level, Cut Glider level, Cut oriental level, Fire Island)|
|Enemies||Seal • Penguin • Narwhale • Lab Assistant • Bat • Fish • Koi Fish • Crane • Salmon • Robot • Monkey • Parrot • Crab • Donkey • Inflating Cactus • Scorpion • Knight Lab Assistant • Ninja Lab Assistant • Skiing Lab Assistant|