Drugstores (Japanese:くすりや Drugstore, alternatively Drug stores) are shops in EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound, commonly found in towns. They usually offer weapons, armor, and medicines, and contain an ATM and a payphone.

Onett's Drug store.

In EarthBound Beginnings

Drugstores are the secondary places where players can buy items. In particular, drugstores are found in smaller, more rural towns while other cities have department stores. Drugstores have a simple selection of items consisting of weapons and medicine. There are only two drugstores found in the game, those being in:

Both drugstores are indicated by a sign outside which reads "JACK", who is implied to be the owner of the drugstore chain. A middle-aged woman (possibly Jack's wife) whose husband died in a war runs Snowman's drugstore. [1]

In EarthBound

While department stores were the main stores in EarthBound Beginnings with drugstores being a secondary, this is reversed now with drugstores being found in the majority of towns. Much like in Beginnings, drugstores feature weapons, armor, and medicine, as well as food and battle items on some occasions. Drugstores are found in:

In the Super Smash Bros. series

The drugstore as seen in the Onett stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee

A drugstore is featured in the Onett stage first appearing Super Smash Bros. Melee, and later games. The drugstore is the centermost building with two awnings that function as platforms. After being stepped on enough times, the drugstore sign falls causing the awnings to collapse, and are unusable for a certain amount of time.


  1. One of a chain of small grocery stores. The name "JACK" is on the sign, but Jack isn't exactly there: a middle-aged widow who lost her husband in the war runs it herself. -Encyclopedia MOTHER (source)
Locations in EarthBound Beginnings

Cities and towns
Areas of interest
Ninten's houseSouth CemeteryCanary VillageChoucream ZooTwinkle Elementary SchoolSweet's Little FactoryDuncan's FactoryUnion StationMislay TriangleRosemary's houseSnowman ChateauYucca DesertRuins of DesertSwampLook-Out TowerHarborIslandLive HouseMt. Itoi BaseCave of Mt. ItoiMt. Itoi
Special locations
MagicantMagicant UndergroundQueen Mary's Castle

Locations in EarthBound

Cities and towns
OnettTwosonThreedFourside (Moonside) • Happy Happy VillageSaturn Valley
Areas of interest
Ness's houseOnett Public LibraryBeak PointBurglin ParkPunk-SurePolestar PreschoolPeaceful Rest ValleyChaos TheaterGrapefruit FallsBelch's BaseDusty Dunes DesertGold MineMonkey CaveTopolla TheaterMonotoli Building


WintersSnow Wood Boarding HouseBrick Road MazeLake TessStonehengeSummersScaraba Cultural MuseumTotoStoic Club


DalaamMuScarabaPyramidDungeon ManDeep DarknessTenda Village

Special locations
Lost UnderworldMagicantSea of EdenCave of the Past

Giant StepLilliput StepsMilky WellRainy CircleMagnet HillPink CloudLumine HallFire Spring