Pimbi is a hyrax who lived during the reign of Simba. He appears to be a frequent playmate of Kopa's.
At the start of the book, Pimbi is playing with Kopa. When the cub pounces and misses his target, the hyrax teases him, and Kopa reminds him that he will one day be the Lion King. Pimbi shows no fear at this accusation and continues in his teasing. Shortly after this, Kopa returns to Pride Rock, promising to catch up with Pimbi later.
Pimbi is small and stout with short legs and a broad face. His pelt is colored a very light brown, while his eye rims and muzzle are paler in contrast. His eyes are black.
Personality and traits
Pimbi's personality is not explored, though he appears to be a very teasing character, for he makes fun of Kopa when the cub fails to catch him. He also disregards Kopa's royal stature, thinking nothing of the cub's status as the future king of the Pride Lands.