VAN Pookin (VAN・プーキン VAN Pūkin?) is a set of three robots themed after jack-o-lanterns and is fought as the sub-boss to Shade Man in the video game Mega Man 7. The three robots sit one inside another, in a style not unlike a matroyshka doll set. VAN Pookin leaps around its arena, attempting to land on its target, and occasionally opens up to the miniature pumpkin inside which will spit green bullets. The robot can also lift itself into the air in order to fire many of these same green shots at once.
Depending on how Mega Man destroys VAN Pookin determines which path through the stage he will take.
- Mega Man 7 (first appearance)
- Mega Man 8 (cameo)
- Mega Man: The Power Battle
- Mega Man 7 Famicom