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For the animated character, see Porkrind/TCS.

"You gots to equip those new purchases if you want to use them. Look at your equip card, ya bums!"
Porkrind, after Cuphead and/or Mugman buys something.

Porkrind pic

A love interest


Cuphead OST - 35 - Porkrind's Shop

Porkrind is the shopkeeper throughout Cuphead. He sells charms and weapons to aid the player in boss fights and run and gun levels, and appears in every overworld of the game except Inkwell Hell.

Character Description[]

Physical Appearance[]

Porkrind resembles a pig-headed man who has light orange skin and a black moustache between the nose and mouth. He wears an eyepatch over his right eye, indicating that something either caused him to lose that eye or his right eye has an astigmatism. His outfit consists of a grey short-sleeved short and a brown dungaree. It is unknown what shoes Porkrind wears in the game, but in The Cuphead Show! and the advertisement for the XBox Black Friday Sale, he is shown with black boots.


While little is known from his personality in the games, Porkrind is shown to be a greedy miser in The Cuphead Show!, particularly in his appearance in Dangerous Mugman. Additionally, Cuphead and Mugman tend to bug him with their antics, making their relationship with Porkrind similar to the relationship between the SpongeBob SquarePants characters SpongeBob (Mugman), Patrick (Cuphead), and Squidward (Porkrind). However, despite his dislike towards them, Porkrind still is willing to conduct business with the Cup brothers. He is also shown to be concerned after the duo make their way to Mount Eruptus in an attempt to deliver a package.


Porkrind can be found in four different locations:


  • Porkrind bears a resemblance to the shopkeeper from Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, who is also a pig with an eyepatch. He also resembles Porky Pig in the character's early appearances, where he was fatter and had a smaller, rounder head.
  • His name is based on the term "pork rind", which is a type of snack food made by deep-frying the skin of pigs.
  • He has an eyepatch, which means he may be missing an eye.
    • However, it is also possible that he wears it because he merely has an astigmatism.
  • His gravelly voice and greeting may be a reference to The Merchant from Resident Evil 4.
    • ​It also may be meant to sound like a recording from an old worn-out gramophone.
  • On the right side of the emporium, there is a picture of a female pig that could possibly be Porkrind's wife or girlfriend.
  • Porkrind is the only non-boss, non-playable character who is heard actually speaking; when you enter his shop, he says "Welcome", and when you leave, he says "Good-bye", whilst waving his hand.
  • Porkrind can be seen checking a pocket watch if you stay long enough.


Recurring Characters
CupheadMugmanElder KettleKing DiceThe DevilPorkrindAnnouncerThe Legendary Chalice (Ms. Chalice) • Chef SaltbakerKing of Games