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Púca

This brightly-colored pony has soft, cherubic features.

Púca CR 4

XP 1,200
CG Medium outsider (chaotic, extraplanar, good, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +11

AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 45 (6d10+12)
Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +4
DR 5/cold iron

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +10 (1d4+4), 2 hooves +10 (1d3+2)
Special Attacks feed
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +8)

At will—blink (affecting self and rider, if any), levitate, misdirection
1/day—charm monster (DC 16), dimension door (self and rider only), good hope

Str 19, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 14
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 22 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Run
Skills Acrobatics +11, Bluff +11, Diplomacy +11, Handle Animal +11, Perception +11, Sense Motive +11, Stealth +11, Survival +11
Languages Celestial, Common, Goblin
SQ change shape (any Small, Medium, or Large animal or goblinoid, polymorph)

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–12)
Treasure standard

Feed (Su) A púca can devour a nonevil humanoid’s corpse as a full-round action to permanently transform itself into a barghest, in both mind and body. Few púcas choose to use this ability.

Benevolent counterparts of barghests, púcas are pony-like creatures with practiced shapeshifting abilities. Most prefer to spend their time in the guise of a normal horse. The majority of púcas keep to themselves, roving areas frequented by fey and other kindred spirits. A few instead serve unwitting adventurers as steeds, looking to witness heroic deeds and to provide occasional assistance.

All púcas have the potential to go bad. A púca that loses itself in anger or despair can commit itself to a life of evil by feeding upon the corpse of a nonevil humanoid. In a twisted mockery of the púcas normal shapechanging abilities, this depraved act forever transforms the púca into a barghest.

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