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EarthBound is a Japanese RPG released in 1994 by HAL, Ape, and Nintendo for the SNES. It is known as Mother 2 in Japan (part of the Mother series) though each game is unrelated. The game stars Ness, a young psychic, who acquires the help of three friends in his journey collecting sounds from natural wonder/sanctuary locations in order to defeat the evil Giygas. It is known for its quirky style, cult following, and "rolling counter" hit points system.

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What is this well?

In Earthbound Beginnings, there's a well or something in Magicant. But I just walk over it. I Can't interact with it. See this screenshot: What is this?
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Are Ninten and Ness related in anyway in the Mother series?

I wanted to know, is there was any relation to Ninten and Ness? Are they the same character or related in someway or is there no relation at all?
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Should I call my mom?

Calling my dad lets me save my game and lets me know how much money is in my bank account. Calling my mom didn't seem to do much of anything. Why should I bother calling her?
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Why am I feeling funky?

When I am in battle, before I attack, it keeps saying I am feeling funky. What does that mean? Does it have any effect on my character?
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How can I carry more stuff?

I feel like I am constantly running out of room for items. Is there a way I can carry more stuff or something? I know I eventually add more characters to my party, does that give me more room for ...
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How do I refill my PP?

Sleeping in a hotel seems to refill my HP but not my PP. How do I refill my PP? Do I have to sleep in a certain place or use a certain item?
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Is there any reason not to empty my bank account?

My dad keeps putting money in my bank account. Is there any reason not to take all of it out of the ATM at once?
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Is there any point in buying the shack next to Onett?

There is a shack you can buy next to Onett which costs $7,500. On the inside, there's not much to do. You can't even rest. The only thing is a magazine in the upper-right cabinet. It says it's ...
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Where did the Mani Mani statue come from?

It's never quite explained in-game where the Mani Mani statue comes from. It is 'found' underground, appears to have an evil power eminating from it, and also seems to be able to go to and from ...
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What is the original reference to Ness' entrance in Super Smash Bros.?

When starting a game, Ness enters the battle in an explosion where he appears a little charred. I have not played Earthbound a lot, but I have read and watched quite a lot about that game. What is ...
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Do my favourite food and favourite thing matter?

When you start a new game of Earthbound, it asks you what your favourite food and favourite thing are. Does this actually matter for anything? (I suspect not, considering it is a open-ended question ...
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In Earthbound what triggers the photographer?

Been playing Earthbound a lot more recently and this play through I've had a lot more encounters with the Photographer (Fuzzy Pickles). Is there ways to trigger him to appear/avoid him?
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What are all the differences between Mother 2 (JP) and EarthBound (US)?

From reading this post I found that what appears to be a significant amount of content was changed when Mother 2 was localized as EarthBound for Western audiences. The article focuses on (possible) ...
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