Needles is a pale blue-lilac Malayan porcupine with purple eyes, a lilac nose, and purple quills who belongs to Mulan. He wears an orange bow on his tail.
He met Mulan during the Ghost Festival when Mushu got pricked by his quills, making him think the porcupine is a ghost. But Mulan reassured the little dragon that it was just Needles, the friendly porcupine.
- The Ghost Festival is sometimes referred to as the Chinese Halloween.