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A Chewnicorn in the Garden is the fourth episode of the first season of the Viva Piñata television series. It aired in North America on August 26, 2006.


Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail, and Franklin Fizzlybear are relaxing on the beach. A disagreement starts over the existence of the rare and exotic Chewnicorn. Paulie will only believe in chewnicorns if he sees one, so Franklin and Fergy are determined to prove they exist. The group buys a Gem tree, to grow irresistible gems for a chewnicorn to snack on during the middle of the night. Fergy elects to take watch for the night.

In the morning, all the gems have been eaten off of the tree, yet Fergy had fallen asleep and failed to spot the chewnicorn. They decide to plant another gem tree, and this time, all three will take watch for the night. The pinatas fall asleep, one by one. Then Franklin wakes up to the sound of rustling in the gem tree. He carefully climbs the tree, to find Fergy chowing down on the gems!

Fergy pleads with Franklin to lie to Paulie about seeing a chewnicorn. They manage to convince Paulie that a chewnicorn ate them, so one final watch is set. Again, Fergy can't resist but to indulge in the gems. However the clever Preztail has laid a trap for whoever eats the gems, and Fergy is snared. Discouraged, the pinatas begin to think that chewnicorns really might not exist, then start arguing about Dragonaches. But maybe chewnicorns do exist after all...

Gameplay tips

  • Chewnicorns can't resist the aroma of gem tree gems.
  • Chewnicorns are able to climb gem trees.
  • Dragonaches are real.


  • Paulie: Chewnicorns aren't real!
  • Fergy/Franklin: Are so!
  • Paulie: Are not.
  • Fergy/Franklin: Are so!
  • Paulie: Are NOT!
  • Fergy/Franklin: Are SO!
  • Franklin: You want me to lie?! You know I can't lie.
  • Fergy: I know! Look, Paulie's going to make fun of me for the rest of my life, unless he kills me... and he makes fun of me for the rest of my death!
  • Fergy: Don't think of it as lying. Think of it as not telling the truth.
  • Franklin: Fergy, all I can say is...
  • Fergy: But the gems... The succulent crunchiness... The inner embrace of sweet delight.... The flavor that says, "Mouth, I love you!"
  • Franklin: "Mouth, I love you"?
  • Paulie: There are no such things as dragonaches! They're imaginary.
  • Fergy/Franklin: REAL!
  • Paulie: Imaginary!
  • Fergy/Franklin: Real!
  • Paulie: Imaginary!
  • Fergy/Franklin: Real!
  • Chewnicorn: Heh. Everyone knows there's no such thing as Dragonaches!


  • In the beginning a Juicygoose and a Quackberry laugh at Fergy and continue to their game. However, in the Viva Piñata video games they have a conflict and would fight instead.
  • The music that listens to is the Viva Piñata theme song.