The Puni Elder is an old Puni and the leader of the Puni tribe in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She lives inside The Great Tree in the center of Boggly Woods.


She has a short temper, and whenever she yells at someone, she grows to a tremendous size. During Mario's quest, she gave him the Puni Orb. As she is old and has bad hearing, the Puni Elder often mispronounces Mario's name as "Marty-O." She also once mispronounced Princess Peach's name, saying "Princess Pinch" instead. When Bowser goes to The Great Tree and Kammy Koopa ends up arguing with the Elder. Bowser can say, "Hag VS Hag, Awesome!" or "You guys are BOTH too old. Har...." The Elder will break her back at that point.

The Puni Elder is also involved in a small routing letter quest as a trouble from the Trouble Center. She also has her own request that involves bringing her a Life Shroom.