Moogles are creatures that appear in every game in the Kingdom Hearts series. They made their first appearance in Kingdom Hearts and have been present in different numbers since. In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Moogles sell various cards to Sora in Moogle Rooms, and in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance they sell Commands that can be installed on to the Command Deck in holographic versions of their shops. In the majority of Kingdom Hearts series games, Moogles are in charge of running Moogle Shops, however, they appear in the form of medals and plot characters in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ.
Moogles in general share a uniform appearance. They are small, white creatures resembling plush toys, with large, spherical heads, small ears sprouting out of the sides of their heads, and stubby hand and feet that lack distinct digits. Their eyes are constantly narrowed into brown slits and their noses are bulbous and pink. Moogles also sport tiny, purple wings like those of a bat on their backs and, perhaps their most distinctive traits, large, red, spherical "pom-poms" on attached to the tops of their heads by a thin, brown, antenna.
In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the only Moogle to appear dresses in its own Black Coat. Its ears are visible poking through the hood, as is its pom-pom. Its hood covers its eyes, and it seems to wear black gloves over its hands.
Moogles are small creatures and a race that originally spawned from the Final Fantasy video game series. They appeared as early as Final Fantasy III, and have appeared in nearly every game afterwards. The Japanese name is a portmanteau of the Japanese words mogura (mole) and kōmori (bat). They are known for ending many of their sentences with "kupo."
- The Moogles are also one of the only Final Fantasy characters who appear in the Kingdom Hearts series not to be designed by Tetsuya Nomura himself.
- The Moogle is one of the five characters to break the series' fourth wall. the others are Genie, Smee. Donald, and Mushu.
- The Moogle is the only Final Fantasy character to have appeared in every single game in the Kingdom Hearts series thus far.