A light indigo Yo-kai with large, heart-shaped ears with a smaller white heart inside to match it's muzzle and dot-style eyebrows. It's eyes are dark purple to match it's fluffy tail and neck fur. It wears a black hat and a white top with dull green skirt-like bottoms. It displays a dark, mischievous expression.
Whenever Pookivil inspirit someone, they turn the person into a wicked schemer and/or prankster, using their better qualities such as a cute exterior, for dark purposes.
Pookivil's skill and characteristics, coupled with its appearance, might be a subtle reference to the shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, whose overly stringent animal protection laws caused Edo (ancient name of Tokyo) to be overrun with stray and disease-ridden dogs. This earned him the despise of his subjects, who would insultingly call him Inu-Kubou ("Dog Shogun").
"Schnuckiwatz" consits of the word schnucki meaning darling.