Obstacles have a negative effect in the game. Here you can find explanations of the obstacles found in Pudding Pop.
These can be cleared by popping Puddings that are next to it.
The butterfly will sit on top of Puddings and move to different a different Pudding after each move taken. Puddings with butterflys on top of them cannot be popped.
The germs can be cleared by popping Puddings that are next to it. When a germ is not cleared on a move, a pudding will be infested and turned into a germ.
The ghost will move one slot each turn, eating the pudding in that block.
The ninja will throw ninja stars to pop puddings.
The cannon will fire after every 3 moves taken clearing all of the puddings in its path.
The thunder cloud will start up a storm clearing all of the puddings around it.
When a pudding that is touching the ink bottle is cleared, the ink bottle will spray out ink turning one pudding black.
When a pudding that is touching the ink bottle is cleared, the jack-o-lantern will shoot out a lollipop.
When puddings touching the snowman are cleared three times, the snowman will freeze the puddings near him.
The gentleman will continue to change colors after each move taken.