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Pitou is a character in The Messenger. He is a small brown dog, seen in the background during the Music Box cutscene and the Picnic Panic intro cutscene. He is also a supporting character in the text adventure game.



Pitou is a small brown dog.

Main Story[]

Music Box cutscene, depicting Pitou.

Many eons ago, after the flood but before the Curse, humanity gathered together to build a new capital, Forlorn Temple. During the construction of the temple, Pitou can be seen partially basking in the shade of a large crate of materials.

Picnic Panic[]

For the main article, see Picnic Panic.

In the Picnic Panic intro, the Ninja Elder points Ninja towards the west side of Ninja Village. Pitou is seen hiding in a bush near the tea house.


For the main article, see ARG.

November 21, 2018[]


The Messenger received the Version 1.0.4 update, introducing the first iteration of the Money Sink. At this point in time, the Money Sink was completely useless, its only purpose being to waste Time Shards (see video). With this same update, a secret inventory icon called "Icon_MoneySinkReward" was added to the picture files, depicting Pitou.

December 12, 2018[]

In the official The Messenger Discord server, Pitou was added as emote. His name, Pitou, was completely unknown up until this point in time, but the emote revealed his true name.

March 22, 2019[]

In the official The Messenger Discord server, the Clockwork Concierge offered some bonus Time Shards for Pitou emote reactions.

The Clockwork Concierge offers bonus Time Shards.

Clockwork Concierge Friday bonus round! I shall grant you 1 Time Shard for each pitou react on this comment over the next 10 minutes.
  • Pitou.png: 16
Clockwork Concierge Bonus round ends in two minutes!
Clockwork Concierge Time up! This week's bonus round got you 16 Time Shards.

April 4, 2019[]

In the official The Messenger Discord server, the Clockwork Concierge celebrated Sabotage Studio's birthday by holding a quiz with a big Time Shard prize. As a warm-up round, the Concierge offered a community member named Damyon some bonus Time Shards with a question starring Pitou. The Clockwork Concierge described Pitou as "very cute."

After the big quiz was over, Clockwork Concierge offered a lightning round of Pitou reactions for more Time Shards.

The Clockwork Concierge asks Damyon a Pitou-related question.

Clockwork Concierge Ready, Damyon?
Damyon Yes
Clockwork Concierge Serendipitous! So tell me, Damyon, which very cute character's name is contained within the word 'serendipitous'?
Damyon Hmm
Damyon Pitou
Clockwork Concierge We have a winner! That's 50 Time Shards, thank you for playing, Damyon.
Clockwork Concierge I am late for the festivities, so let's do a quick pitou bonus round. For the next 2 minutes, all pitou reacts on this post are worth 2 Time Shards!!!
  • Pitou.png: 16
Clockwork Concierge Scroll up for more pitous! One minute left!
Clockwork Concierge 16 pitous! That's 32 Time Shards. Thank you all for playing, and Happy Birthday, SaboTeam!

April 15, 2019[]

In the official The Messenger Discord server, a community member named VeggieDelphine asked The Shopkeeper if she personally knew Pitou. She confirmed it and called Pitou "the best boy."

VeggieDelphine Hey Shopkeeper do you personally know pitou ?
VeggieDelphine Pitou.png
Gooberbarbarian Pitou.png
DreamHazard Pitou.png
The Shopkeeper I do.
VeggieDelphine Is he a good boy ?
The Shopkeeper Pitou is the best boy.

April 26, 2019[]

During the "Colos or Suses event" in the official The Messenger Discord server, a community member named Babushka had trouble choosing between Colos or Suses for best boy. The Clockwork Concierge stated that Pitou was "the best boy."

The Clockwork Concierge calls Pitou best boy.

Clockwork Concierge Now, for the real thing, the one question that has been on everyone's mind forever!
Clockwork Concierge Colos? Or Suses?
Clockwork Concierge The community will decide! My new module is now online. Send me a DM with the !event command at your earliest convenience to CHOOSE YOUR CAMP!

The event has started!
Babushka how am I supposed to choose between 2 best boys
Clockwork Concierge Babushka, we all know the best boy is Pitou. You are not obligated to vote, but I hope you will.

April 17, 2019[]

Pitou showed up as a supporting character in Chapter 1 of the text adventure game.

May 22, 2019[]

In the official The Messenger Discord server, Suses revealed that he had sort of met Pitou before.

Suses explains he's sort of met Pitou before.

VeggieDelphine Hey Suses, did you ever meet Pitou ?
VeggieDelphine Pitou.png
Suses Yo, that's a complicated question, but sort of, yes.

June 4, 2019[]

Sylvain Cloutier (a.k.a. Sclout/Sabout) drew and released an emote of Pitou doing the thing.

JustDenys1 Do the thing Pitou.png when
Sabout Do the thing Pitou.png now


June 28, 2019[]

Sylvain Cloutier drew and released a 16-bit Pitou due to a request for one during the Live Sabotage Q&A.

The Clockwork Concierge makes a pun involving Sabout's name.

Babushka 16 bit pitou hype
Babushka Pitou.png
Babushka Emote pitouyeah.png
JustDenys1 Pitou.png Pitou.png Pitou.png Pitou.png Pitou.png
Jungle-Fett Emote pitouyeah.png Pitou.png Emote pitouyeah.png Pitou.png
i dont want to be here 16 bit pitou
Sabout 16


Sabout Hey @Clockwork Concierge
Sabout Pitou 16 is ready
Sabout May I post it?
Clockwork Concierge Greetings! What's thi'sabout?
Clockwork Concierge Hold on let me look at the time...
Clockwork Concierge -What time is it?
Sabout So it's all good clocko?
Clockwork Concierge This is more than acceptable. Please proceed, Sabout.
Sabout Pitou16.gif

July 17, 2019[]

Suses revealed that Pitou is actually bulletproof.

Suses makes a passing comment that Pitou is bulletproof.

Suses -I know, but what does that have to do with Pitou being bulletproof?

July 19, 2019[]

Pitou continued his role as a supporting character in Chapter 2 of the text adventure game.

September 18, 2019[]

The Clockwork Concierge brought attention to Pitou's seeming immortality.

The Clockwork Concierge compares Pitou to a clockwork machine.

AA Hey concierge do you have a clockwork computer with clockwork internet or do you use a regular one? Emote ninjaponder.png
Clockwork Concierge Me having a computer would sort of be like a dog having a dog.

When in doubt the answer is always clockwork however.
Spiderbenb So, do you have a Clockwork Pitou?
Clockwork Concierge I must turn your attention towards certain timestamps if you believe Pitou wasn't clockwork all along!

November 22, 2019[]

Pitou continued his role as a supporting character in the final chapter of the text adventure game.


  • "Pitou" is a French word that roughly translates to "puppy."
  • Pitou was originally placeholder artwork drawn by game programmer, Sylvain Cloutier, for the enemy called Bouncing Dogo.
  • According to Sylvain Cloutier, Pitou was born April 11, 2017, 5:38 p.m. EDT.[1]
  • Sylvain Cloutier is seen wearing self-made Pitou merchandise during the "Sabobo Direct - March 2019" video.[2]



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