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The main character's favorite food (Japanese: すきなたべもの Favorite Food) is a reoccurring theme in the Mother series, appearing on all of the initial naming screens. In all of the games, it is cooked by the respective main character's mother. It is not an actual inventory item, however, and is merely mentioned in text.

In EarthBound Beginnings

The favorite food is referenced very little in EarthBound Beginnings, being served by Ninten's mother and in Magicant, with a couple of NPCs mentioning it. When eaten, it restores the party's HP and PP completely.

Ninten's favorite food is Prime Rib (プライムリブ),[1][2] but unlike the other two games, there is no in-game default for it, and so the favorite food is completely up to the player to choose.

In one of the "Earth Bound" prototype cartridges, the existing save file used Pizza as Ninten's favorite food.[3] However, it is unknown whether this was a save file from Nintendo or from a previous owner. In the eShop trailer for EarthBound Beginnings, the favorite food can instead be seen as Steak,[4] matching the sequel.

In EarthBound

Similar to the first game, in EarthBound it is served by Ness's mother. Paula's mother also learns to prepare it as well, although she mentions that she's only just learning and still needs to practice. When eaten, it restores the party's HP and PP completely. In the letter from Ness's mother at the end of the game, she mentions that they haven't been eating his favorite food as much lately.


English Japanese
  • Steak
  • Pie
  • Pasta
  • Cake
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Salmon
  • ハンバーグ Salisbury steak
  • スキヤキ Sukiyaki
  • もりソバ Mori soba
  • ハニーパイ Honey pie
  • バナーナ Banana
  • きのこごはん Mushrooms
  • いぬまんま Dog food

In Mother 3

FavoriteFood.png In Mother 3, the favorite food is somewhat different. Hinawa makes it for the Lucas and Claus during the Prologue. Many villagers of Tazmily say that it was their favorite food and that Hinawa always made it for the people of Tazmily. It is also possible for a Mystery Metal Monkey to drop Lucas's favorite food, although like the "good experience" it gives, it isn't actually obtained. When hacked into the inventory, the favorite food functions as a restorative item, restoring 300 HP, as well as displaying a proper sprite, implying that earlier in development this item was planned to be usable, or was used for testing.

English Japanese
  • Omelets
  • Pasta
  • Gratin
  • Donuts
  • Stew
  • Gelatin
  • Rice
  • ふわふわオムレツ Fluffy omelettes
  • ペペロンチーノ Peperoncino
  • あつあつグラタン Piping hot gratin
  • コロッケパン Croquette rolls
  • とうにゅうなべ Soy milk stew
  • ももゼリー Peach gelatin
  • ただめし Plain rice


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