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Magical Pets

Talking Pets play a very important role in Magical Girl Anime in that they serve as a friend, protector, and conscience to the young girl or girls in question. The pets are usually the only ones who know the secret of the magical powers, and are thus the confidants for the Magical Girls when they need someone to pour out their troubles and frustrations to.
The Pets are extremely useful in acting as protectors for the Magical Girls, often realizing that the girls in question are usually very young, and are more likely to make mistakes. The pets bolster the courage of the heroines, and offer their advice and wisdom when needed.
Talking Pets is a general term for this group of characters, however I should make it clear that not all Magical Girls have one, and other Magical Girls have pets that cannot talk.


Magical Girl Pet Name Pet Type Talking?
Sailor Moon Luna Black Cat Yes
Sailor V Artemis White Cat Yes
Saint Tail Ruby Hedgehog No
Magical Emi Topo Flying Squirrel Yes
Nurse Angel Ririka Herb Dog No
Hime-chan Pokota Plush Lion Yes
Creamy Mami Nega & Poji Cat-like Yes
Akazukin ChaCha None N/A N/A
Pretty Samy Ryo-oh-ki Cabbit Yes
Tonde Buurin Tonrariano Yellow Pig Yes
Wedding Peach Jamapi Little Devil Yes
Mama 4’s Natsumi Bobby Dog No
Miracle Girls none N/A N/A
Sweet Mint Papuru Bird-thing 🙂 Repeated sounds
Minky Momo ? ? ?
Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Bouncing White thing limited to “pu!”
Cutey Honey F Unknown n/a n/a
Fancy LaLa Pigu and Mogu Little dinosaur/mice/bunny thingies ^^; yes
Card Captor Sakura Kero-chan (Kereberos) Flying teddy-bear/Lion/Guardian yes (with an Osaka accent)
Kaitou Jeanne Fin Fish Angel in training yes
Jubei-chan Koinosuke 300-year old servant yes