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This article is about a friendly polar bear affiliated with Crash Bandicoot. For information on the enemies of the same species, see Polar Bear.
Polar Bear N Sane screenshot.jpg
Polar as he appears in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
First appearance Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)
Latest appearance Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (2020)
Species Polar bear
Voice actor(s) Debi Derryberry (Crash Nitro Kart)
Misty Lee (2019-present)
Satomi Koorogi (Japanese dub)

Polar is a polar bear cub who made his debut in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. He is a pet owned by Crash Bandicoot, who often rides on him while traversing through ice levels. Polar shares some traits with puppies, such as barking.


He appears in some of the arctic levels, where Crash would ride him in the same manner he did on the boar in Crash Bandicoot. He was also used in a certain level where Crash had to escape from an exceptionally large polar bear. In the second world of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, he is in the warp room and can be jumped on to earn extra lives.

Polar appears in Crash Bandicoot: Warped in the opening cinema, where it is revealed that he now lives with Crash.

Polar is a playable character in Crash Team Racing. His kart is light blue, and is in the beginners category of karts, which are low in speed, average in acceleration, and great in turning prowess.

A group of polar bears resembling like Polar appear in Crash Bash, though none of them were revealed to be Polar.

Polar is also a playable character in Crash Nitro Kart. He was brainwashed alongside Pura and Dingodile by N. Trance, and joined the N. Trance Team, whose karts were green in color. He was also seen in the end cinema for team Bandicoot, where he, Coco, Crash and Crunch are at the beach.

Polar appears again in Crash Twinsanity at Crash's "birthday party", where he wears an angry expression and wields a baseball bat. According to Crash Twinsanity concept art, Polar has apparently joined the villains for unexplained reasons.

Polar appeared in Crash Boom Bang!, where he stood upright and wore jeans, a la Pura in the same game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポーラ