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Zuma is one of the main protagonists in the TV series PAW Patrol. He is a male Chocolate Labrador pup and the water rescuer of the PAW Patrol. His primary purpose is to rescue sea animals and people from underwater emergencies.


Zuma is a chocolate Labrador retriever puppy, with a slight speech impediment where he can't pronounce his r's correctly, though he loses it after the third season. His main duties, as a PAW Patrol member, is anything aquatic (anything that's related to water). His main color is bright orange, given that he normally wears an orange helmet on duty, his jacket and pup-pack are orange as well. His vehicle is a kind of speedboat called a hovercraft. Other characters who have been in Zuma's hovercraft are Ryder and Chase, Marshall ("Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone"), and Julius and Julia Goodway ("Pups' Adventures in Babysitting").

Nick Description

Zuma is all about the water! This Chocolate Labrador loves to laugh and surf. He lives in his boathouse and dives into action in his hovercraft. Zuma has lots of energy for any adventure in store for him!


Zuma is very laid-back and calm, though he's not as serious about duty as Chase. He is relaxed and his own fears tend to be more subtle than the rest of the pups' phobias. He is always loyal and has an abundant liking for Ryder. He is playful and always ready to have a good laugh. He's usually sunny and optimistic. He's shown to be rather good with ocean animals.

He has a competitive side; he and Skye have a friendly rivalry at times, but it's all in good fun. Once, in "Pups Fall Festival", they even argued about who got to the elevator first. They're often shown to have a close friendship and they've been seen doing things together.

In "Pups Save the Carnival", Zuma is shown to be upset because he is unable to win prizes in a carnival game. He loses his confidence briefly, but later regains it as the episode resolves.

In "Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Windsurfer", it is revealed that his idolizes is Hurricane Harrigan.

He sometimes speaks like a surfer and uses slang like "dude", fittingly for the water rescue pup. He's even an expert at kitesurfing.


Zuma is a Chocolate Labrador puppy. He has brown fur, floppy ears, and amber eyes. His collar is dark blue and has a tag that's orange with a silver anchor symbol on it representing the sea. His gear is a bright orange water helmet along with scuba gear on his back.

In PAW Patrol: The Movie, Zuma's standard uniform was given a visual redesign, his suit having armored plating with cyan lights, which are also present on his pup pack. His helmet was also slimmed down, with twin spotlights fitted in front of the forehead. He also features a visor without a frame. Much like all of the pups sans Chase, Zuma's movie uniform features sleeves, though unlike the others, his uniform covers his rear as well, much like the Air Rescue flight suits.


Here is a gallery of Zuma's attires throughout the series.

Equipment and Gadgets


Like all the PAW Patrol pups Zuma has his own personalized pup-tag which he can use to communicate with Ryder and the other PAW Patrol pups. His pup-tag has a shape of an anchor with orange background to represent his job of underwater missions. When in use it flashes its light. The pup-tag also has special mechanism, which allows the PAW Patrol pups to make video calls to Ryder's pup-pad. His Mighty Pup pup-tag resembles a wave symbol on it with orange background.

Scuba Gear

Zuma has scuba gear he wears on his back like a backpack. It features with a flashlight as well. This valuable kit is used on underwater missions (such as "Pups Save a Goodway"). Zuma usually scuba-dives alongside Ryder, though he did so on his own in "Pups and the Trouble with Turtles".

In "Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown", he was given a pup-pack with a super sonar ability to see things underwater. The pup-pack is also equipped with an "aqua drone" that can grab objects.


Zuma's hovercraft can be ridden on water and land, including sand. Zuma uses his hovercraft in missions he gets picked in. In "Pups in a Fog", Zuma gave Chase a ride to the Lighthouse. The vehicle number is 07. During later missions in the jungle, Zuma's hovercraft has been painted in camouflage colors, sports push bars on the front, and the engines extend further out from the main body.


As of Season 2 it has been shown that Zuma's hovercraft can transform into a submarine. This was first shown in "Pups Save the Diving Bell".

Sea Patrol Vehicle

Following the opening of Adventure Beach and the PAW Patrol being assigned as lifeguards for it, Zuma was given a new boat to use to help protect the beach from trouble. Zuma's new boat is designed after a catamaran, with dual robotic arms, and also able to convert to an underwater mode, and a land mode for when on the beach.

Adventure City Vehicle

Zuma's vehicle in Adventure City is an upgraded version of his normal hovercraft. It can transform into a submarine as the bottom can detach and turn into a rescue raft.


In "The New Pup", Zuma uses a buoy launcher from his pup-pack to launch a buoy and get Jake's frozen back pack. Other than that, he mostly uses it for scuba diving due to it carrying his oxygen tank and a pair of engines for rapid movement underwater.

Sea Patrol Pup-Pack

With the creation of the Sea Patrol to protect Adventure Beach, Zuma was granted a pup-pack similar to the other pups, equipped with a rescue buoy to pull people to safety from the water.

Skills and Abilities

Zuma is an excellent swimmer and diver, with scuba gear that support him in his underwater missions, as seen in "Pups and the Ghost Pirate", "Pups Save a Goodway", "Pups Save a Walrus" and "Pups Make a Splash". Even without his breathing apparatus, he can hold his breath for a long time, like when he let Wally breathe through his oxygen mask in "Pups Save a Walrus". He can also stand on his hind legs as shown in "Pups and the Ghost Pirate".

Whenever he's a Mighty Pup, he can spray water through his paws and can control the ocean. While charged-up, he can create energy bubbles to trap things.


  • "Let's dive in!" (main catchphrase)
  • "I'm ultimately ready to dive in!" (Ultimate Rescue)
  • "Dude!"
  • "Ready, set, get wet!"
  • "Get wet!" (UK only)
  • "Ready when you are, Ryder."
  • "Awesome!"
  • "Ready set, let's jet!" (from "Jet to the Rescue")
  • "Let's drive in!" (Only "Pups Save a Space Toy" and Moto Pups)
Original PAW Patrol members
Chase | Marshall | Rocky | Rubble | Ryder | Skye | Zuma
Secondary/occasional PAW Patrol members
Al | Cap'n Turbot | Ella | Everest | Liberty | Rex | Robo-Dog | Tracker | Tuck | Wild
Cat Chase | Cat Marshall | Cat Rocky | Cat Rubble | Cat Skye | Cat Zuma | Mayor Humdinger | Meow-Meow
Ruff-Ruff Pack team members
Dwayne | Gasket | Hubcap
Cat Pack team members
Leo | Rory | Shade | Wild
Other animals
Apollo the Super-Pup | Arrby | Baby bat | Baby dolphin | Baby goats | Baby hippos | Baby mer-pup | Baby snakes | Baby stegosaurus | Baby Triceratops | Baby walrus pup | Baby whale | Bats | Bayberry | Bears | Benny | Bessie | Bettina | Bettina's calf | Big Bill | Big Hairy | Blizzy | Blue-beaked albatross | Blue-footed booby bird | Brachiosaurus | Buddy | Bullfrogs | | Bunnies | Butterflies | Cali | Captain Blackfur | Cassandra the Cruelest Kitten | Catfish | Chickaletta | Chipmunks | Chompy the Beaver | Claw | The Copycat | Crocodile | Crows | Daisy | Delores | Dolphins | Draco | Ducks | Ebenezer | Edwena | Emma and Corny | Eunice and Ellie | Father wolf | Flame | Friendly snake | Fuzzy | Garbie | Giant baby octopus | Giant octopus | Giant sea slug | Gilda | Gilda's brother | Gilda's mother | Gophers | Henry and Elizabeth | Hops | Jade | Jenny | Joey (kangaroo | turtle) | Jumpy Jumper | Lambs | Leo | Little eagle | Little Hairy | Little Hootie | Mama eagle | Mama Hootie | Mama mer-pup | Mamma Dragon | Mandy | Mandy's father | Mandy's mother | Marley | Matea | Maverick | Maynard | Mice | Mindy | Mindy Moo | Mother whale | Mother wolf | Mula Terca | Myrna | Narly | Narwhal whale | Olivia | Oscar | Penguins | Piglets | Polar bears | Precious | Precious' brother | Priscilla | Pupaletta | Queen bee | Randy | Roostario | Rubble-Double | Ruby | Rumbletop white tigers | Rusty | Scorch | Seagulls | Sheep | Skunk | Smiley | Snake | Songbirds | Sparks | Speedy Steve | Spider King | Squeak | Squirrels | Star | Stegosaurus | Sweetfoot | Sweetie | Sylvia | Terry | Triceratops | Tropical fish | Turtles | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Tyrese | Unnamed baby deer | Unnamed black cat | Unnamed brown cat | Unnamed female deer | Unnamed male deer | Unnamed gray cat | Unnamed worm | Velociraptors | Waddle | Walinda | Wally | Water snakes | Whiskers | White tiger cub | White tiger mom | White wolf cub | Xander
Adventure Bay residents | Arizona Goodway | Butler of Barkingburg Castle | Cake judge | Cap'n Turbot | Cassie | The Cheetah | Chili and pizza judge | Cletus | Cowgirl Beryl | Dierdre | Dr. Tammy Turbot | Earl of Barkingburg | Farmer Al | Farmer Yumi | Francois Turbot | Grover Goodway | Gustavo Goodway | Hailey Daily | Helga Humdinger | Hurricane Harrigan | Jake | Ladybird | Lionel Lightspeed | Luke Stars | Mailman | Mayor Goodway | Mayor Humdinger | Mr. Hudson | Mr. Porter | Mr. Wingnut | Mrs. Wingnut | Ms. Marjorie | Otis Goodway | Precious' owner's father | Precious' owner's mother | Raimundo | Riff Rockenbock | Roger | Ron Rapidfire | Santa Claus | Sid Swashbuckle the Pirate | Spud | Suzie | The Great Wendini | The Whoosh | Toodles | Traveling Travis | Wild Wilbur | Willy Widewheels Jr. | Winnie Winnington
Kids and teenagers
Ace Sorensen | Alex Porter | Carlos | Danny | Duke of Flappington | Eddie | Emmy | Foggy Bottom Boomers | Harold Humdinger | Jeremy the Genie | Julius Goodway | Julia Goodway | Katie | Precious' owner | Princess of Barkingburg | Ryder | Taylor Turbot
Adventure Bay Snow Monster | Busby | Dragon | Earl | Jim Gaffigan | Seabee | Space Alien | Space Alien's mother | Waiter Bot