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Tingle first meets Barkle at Sunshine Seashore on the First Continent, where he can sell to Barkle all of his bones for two Rupees each and the dog will leave the area to fetch items for Tingle. When Tingle meets up with the skeleton Pirates in Cape Treasure, Barkle shows up and scares the Pirates, giving Tingle access to their Pirate Ship and an opportunity to join them. While later exploring their Pirate Hideaway, Tingle is informed of a vicious monster attacking the cook's assistant in the kitchen. Tingle is sent to deal with the monster, only to find out that it is only Barkle. Barkle leaves the hideout shortly after.
Barkle also appears in the opening scene of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love before Tingle is sucked into the storybook.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Barkle's name is a portmanteau of "bark" and "Tingle". This play on words is also present in other languages. Namely, ワンクル (Wankuru) in Japan ("wan wan" is a Japanese onomatopoeia for barking, "Chinkuru" is Tingle's Japanese name) and "Guagle" in Spain (Guau being a Spanish onomatopoeia for barking).
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Ofuda printable featuring Barkle, from the official Japanese website for Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland