|Ambiguously Canon Content|
|Game(s)|| Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland|
Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Tingle first meets Barkle at Sunshine Seashore on the First Continent, where he can sell 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, Barkle shows up and scares the pirates, giving Tingle access to their boat and an opportunity to join them. While exploring the Pirate's Hideout, 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 follows Tingle home and stumbles upon the Rupee Tower, and is transformed into a Tingle version of himself. Barkle then chooses to live with Tingle.
Barkle also appears in the opening scene of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love before Tingle is sucked into the storybook.
- 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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