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For the artist, see Temmie Chang.
hOI!!!!! i'm tEMMIE!!!!
— Temmie

Temmie (/ˈtɛ.miː/) is a species of monster in the Underground. They appear as a unique enemy in Waterfall, residents of Temmie Village, and the vendor of Tem Shop.

Contrary to popular belief, killing Temmie accrues EXP and is considered a kill by the game, which will cause a True Pacifist Route attempt to fail.

Profile

Appearance

Temmies resemble cats, with dog ears on the side of their heads as well as their normal cat ears, shoulder length black hair, and blue shirts, excluding the Temmie Shopkeeper, who has gray hair and a striped blue and yellow shirt instead.

Temmie Chang says that Betty Kwong designed Tem originally. Temmie liked the doodle so much that she used it as a mascot for years until it made an appearance in Undertale.[1]

Personality

All Temmies share an erratic manner of speech, where they often exclude letters, mix lower and upper cases, make inconsistencies, etc. There are some exceptions, however; Bob always speaks in perfect English, the Temmie Shopkeeper will speak in fluent English when the protagonist denies to sell an item she wants, and regular Temmies in-battle will speak in somewhat proper English when denied Temmie Flakes.

In Battle

Attacks

  • One of Temmie's attacks is a tall Temmie shape that stumbles about on the Bullet Board; the protagonist must remain underneath (or above if out of legs) to avoid taking damage. In the attack, Temmie sluggishly tracks the protagonist's movements, so care must be taken not to move too fast, or she will move off the board entirely, resulting in unavoidable damage.
    • If Temmie is denied Temmie Flakes, Temmie will get annoyed and exclaim "Can't blame a bark for tryin...." Afterward, the SOUL will appear in front of the attack Temmie, and damage can only be avoided by quickly moving to the top of the Bullet Board (the head is harmless; only the legs and body deal damage).
  • Temmie's secondary attack involves elongating one of her legs in an attempt to wrap it around the protagonist's SOUL. This attack can be avoided by tracing the edges of the Bullet Board until the SOUL is in the middle, and the leg will contract.

Strategy

  • To spare Temmie, the protagonist must talk to her or feed her Temmie Flakes.
  • Flexing at Temmie results in her departure and is soon replaced by Aaron. Notably, this Aaron can be spared by flexing once as opposed to thrice.
  • Sparing Temmie using any method will reward yellow text in the True Pacifist Ending Credits.

Quotes

  • fhsdhjfdsfjsddshjfsd [Neutral]
  • hOI!!!!!! i'm tEMMIE!! [Neutral]
  • awwAwa cute!! (pets u) [Neutral]
  • OMG!! humans TOO CUTE (dies) [Feed Temmie Flakes]
  • NO!!!!! muscles r... NOT CUTE | NO!!!!! [Flex]
  • NO!!! so hungr... (dies) [Feed Temmie Flakes, if the protagonist has no Temmie Flakes in their inventory]
  • FOOB!!! [Feed Temmie Flakes, if the protagonist has Temmie Flakes in their inventory]
  • can't blame a BARK for tryin'... [Feed Temmie Flakes, if the protagonist refuses][2]

Flavor Text

  • RATED TEM OUTTA TEM. Loves to pet cute humans. But you're allergic! [Check]
  • Special enemy Temmie appears here to defeat you!! [Encounter]
  • Temmie is trying to glomp you. [Neutral]
  • Temmie forgot her other attack. [Neutral]
  • Temmie is doing her hairs. [Neutral]
  • Smells like Temmie Flakes. [Neutral]
  • Temmie vibrates intensely. [Neutral]
  • Temmiy accidentally misspells her own name. [Neutral]
  • You flex at Temmie... [Flex]
  • Temmie only wants the Temmie Flakes. [Feed Temmie Flakes]
  • You say hello to Temmie. [Talk]

Gallery

Trivia

Temmieconceptart

Betty Kwong's original sketch of Temmie.[3]

  • Temmie Chang is the name of one of the main artists who worked on the game, who makes a cameo in the game through the character.[4]
  • Temmie was originally a doodle of Temmie Chang, created as a joke by Betty Kwong. Its appearance was based on Temmie's likes, interests, and personality traits.[3]
  • With their strange speech patterns, nonsensical village and alien demeanor, the Temmies seem inspired by Mr. Saturn of the Mother series. It is believed that Temmies speak in broken English out of choice, as they appear to have the ability to talk normally.
Temmm

The maximum distance Temmie's face will vibrate away from her body

  • If one idles long enough without taking any action against Temmie or using any items, Temmie's face will vibrate away from her main sprite. This resets if an attack begins.
  • The Temmies goofy demeanor and pattern of speaking is probably a reference to the "lolrandom" style of humor and stereotypically exhibited speech pattern by young teenagers over the Internet.
  • In the game files, Temmie has unused overworld walking sprites.
  • Temmie does not appear to tell the story of Asriel Dreemurr in New Home.
  • As of patch v1.001, Temmie's ATK and DEF are replaced with "RATED TEM OUTTA TEM."
  • The Temmies speak in a similar manner to how Chip and Dale speak like in the Chip and Dale 2: Rescue Rangers NES game.
  • An unused song in the Undertale Demo named "grandpasemi" was originally going to be used for a cut character named Grandpa Semi. As of patch v1.001, this is used when the protagonist does not give Temmie the Temmie Flakes they have in their inventory when they are fighting her. The name of the song also changes to "grandpatemi."
  • If the fallen human is named "Temmie" Temmie Flakes will heal 5 HP instead of the normal 2 HP.
    • This, however, was removed in a later patch.
  • According to one Temmie in Temmie Village, and the text from checking Temmie, the protagonist is allergic to Temmies. This is contradictory however since the protagonist can interact with them without suffering a reaction.
    • It is also implied that some Temmies are also allergic to Temmies, which explains why the one and only Temmie on the far-right was seen with hives, which the affected Temmie quirkily names "hOIVS!"[5]
  • When Temmie does her attack where she stretches out her arm, if they player were to quickly try to feed her Temmie Flakes, and they say no before her entire arm recoils, Temmie's normal face with her other one will be on her at the exact same time.

References

  1. Temmie Chang's official Tumblr FAQ page.
  2. To whoever says that "Can't blame a BARK for trying" DOESN'T appear ever.
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://temmiechang.tumblr.com/faq
  4. http://temmiechang.tumblr.com/about
  5. p... tem heard human allergics to tem... dat OK... tem understan... tem... ALSO allergic to tem!!!


Characters
Main Characters Flowey • Toriel • Sans • Papyrus • Undyne • Alphys • Mettaton • Asgore Dreemurr • Frisk • Chara
Ruins Enemies Dummy • Froggit • Whimsun • Moldsmal • Loox • Vegetoid • Migosp • Napstablook
Snowdin Enemies Snowdrake • Chilldrake • Ice Cap • Gyftrot • Doggo
Dogamy and Dogaressa • Lesser Dog • Greater Dog • Jerry • Glyde
Waterfall Enemies Aaron • Moldbygg • Woshua • Temmie • Mad Dummy • Shyren
Hotland Enemies Vulkin • Tsunderplane • Pyrope • Muffet • Royal Guards • So Sorry
CORE Enemies Final Froggit • Whimsalot • Astigmatism • Madjick • Knight Knight
Amalgamates Memoryhead • Endogeny • Reaper Bird • Lemon Bread • Snowdrake's Mother
Hard Mode-only enemies Parsnik • Moldessa • Migospel
Vendors Nice Cream Guy • Snowdin Shopkeeper • Gerson • Tem Shop • Bratty and Catty • Burgerpants
Other Characters NPCs • Monster Kid • Annoying Dog • River Person • Eight Humans • Asriel Dreemurr
W. D. Gaster • Lost Souls

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