Ruffians are characters seen in Viva Pinata video games and the TV series.
Ruffians are dimwitted, short-tempered minions of Professor Pester. They rampage pinata garden and will not leave unless the player bribes them with money, sends a BarkBark to chase them off, or uses a Captain's Cuttlass. A Mallowolf can scare them away with its howl. They will fill up ponds, break things and spit out toxic candy!
Ruffians are outlaws and are thought to be quite disgraceful in the pinata world.