Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh, known to his friends as Pooh Bear, is a character in the 100 Acre Wood. He is based on his appearance in Disney's Winnie the Pooh franchise.
Kingdom Hearts χ
Pooh's power is channeled by the Book of Prophecies to create the Winnie the Pooh A, Winnie the Pooh B, Pooh & Piglet, Pooh & Tigger & Rabbit, and Pooh Bear medals.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
In Traverse Town, Cid asks Sora to deliver a very special book that he had repaired to his friend, Merlin. Upon delivering it, Merlin reveals that the book has special properties, and suggests that Sora takes a closer look at it. Upon doing so, Sora finds himself inside the book. Sora ends up in a meadow, where Pooh sits on a log talking to himself. Once Sora introduces himself to Pooh, the bear explains that his friends and various locations have disappeared, leaving him alone.
As Sora journeys to other worlds, he finds additional pages of Pooh's book, which the Heartless had torn out. When Sora adds the last page to the book, the book is complete once again, reuniting Pooh with all of his friends. As Sora departs the book, Pooh declares that he'll always be in the 100 Acre Wood if he ever comes to visit.
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Pooh appears as a facsimile made of Sora's memories.
Kingdom Hearts II
Upon Sora's arrival in Hollow Bastion, Merlin apparently lost Pooh's book, but later finds it in one of the districts of Hollow Bastion. Sora eagerly jumps in to visit Pooh while Merlin is away, leaving Goofy and Donald Duck to watch over the book from the outside world. As Pooh asks Sora to join him in his exercises, he suddenly freezes in mid-action, leaving Sora momentarily confused before he is summoned out of the book by Donald and Goofy, as they need his help since they were under attack by the Heartless. As Sora exits Merlin's house to assist his friends, a group of Soldier Heartless steal Pooh's book, ripping pages out in the process and leaving slash marks on the book's cover. However, Sora manages to take the damaged book back from the Heartless.
When Sora returns to check on Pooh, he discovers that the traumatic forces that had been imposed on the book had given Pooh amnesia. To remedy this, Sora once again collects the scattered pages of the book and assists Pooh's friends in helping Pooh regain his memories of them. Certain actions in each area triggers Pooh's memories, but he does not remember Sora until nearly all the pages were recollected. After his memories are returned, Pooh begs Sora to stay with him, and Sora explains that he had to leave, but tells him that he and Pooh would always have a special connection through their hearts.
Kingdom Hearts III
As a side-effect of Sora nearly being forced to be a member of the real Organization XIII, Sora's connection with Pooh is weakened, causing the illustration on the 100 Acre Wood book to vanish. When Sora visits 100 Acre Wood to investigate, Pooh happily welcomes Sora "home" and explains that everyone was helping Rabbit harvest. After helping Rabbit with collecting his fruits and vegetables, Pooh is rewarded by his friend with a jar of fresh honey. Once done, Pooh explains to Sora about what happened, but Sora assures Pooh that he will never leave his heart, strengthening their connection.
Winnie the Pooh is a small, rotund bear with golden fur. He has a black nose, beady black eyes, and black eyebrows. His feet lack visible toes, and the only distinct digits on his hands are his thumbs. Pooh's only article of clothing is a small, red shirt.
Pooh is extremely innocent, having never been exposed to the harsher realities of life outside of his world in the Hundred-Acre Wood, and also due to being a product of Christopher Robin's imagination. He is very forgetful, being "a bear of very little brain", and can often be found at his "thinking spot" muttering "Think, think, think!" in an attempt to remember what he's forgotten. Pooh often allows his stomach to guide him, letting his hunger for honey (spelled as "hunny" by the forest's residents) get the best of him in many situations.
Despite some of his more uncomplimentary qualities, Pooh is extremely well-liked by his friends, who seem to consider him their leader; the closest and best of his friends is Piglet. Pooh is very loyal to all of his comrades, and forms very close attachments to almost anyone he comes across, including Sora, who he treats as a sort of Christopher Robin character in the Kingdom Hearts series.
Pooh has no apparent abilities, which is probably a result of the Heartless' inability to invade his world. However, he seems to have some level of "invulnerability", as he can take a fall from several stories up and be unharmed (which is probably a result of his being stuffed with fluff).
The version of Pooh used in the Kingdom Hearts series is based on his appearance in the 1966 film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and all of the Pooh adventures that followed. Pooh was originally voiced by Sterling Holloway. Pooh was originally a character created by the real life Christopher Robin; the character was expanded upon by Christopher's father, A. A. Milne, and Pooh made his first appearance in London's "Evening Post" in 1925, going on to appear in the books Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.