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ピッピ Pippi
Pippi's official clay model.
Gender Female
Age 7 years[1]
Appears in Mother
Residence Podunk
Relatives Mrs. Lindgren (mother)
Traveling partners Ninten
Signature weapon Nothing exclusive

Pippi is a young girl living in Podunk in Mother. She disappears prior to the events of the game, and Ninten is asked by her mother and the mayor of Podunk to rescue her. After traveling through the South Cemetery, Ninten finds an opening in one of the graves, where Pippi is in the southwestern casket; the others each contain Pseudo Zombies. After opening the casket containing Pippi, she asks Ninten a series of questions, which if answered correctly will yield one of the only two obtainable Franklin Badges. After returning her to the mayor, Ninten is given a $100 prize for rescuing her, and a Zoo Key from Abbott. If Ninten returns to Pippi's home, he can speak to her to obtain any items that were in her inventory when she left, and she will once again ask the questions required to obtain the Franklin Badge if Ninten previously answered them incorrectly.

She makes a second appearance in the swamp on the way to Ellay, residing in a house in the center. Ninten and his friends can speak to Pippi for recovery, where she asks Ninten not to tell her mother that she was there.

For clarity, the player cannot name a character Pippi. Pippi is the only party member who the player cannot name at the start of the game who has a status bar and who can be controlled by the player in battle. Her last name may be the same as her mother's: Lindgren.


25% 25% 25% 25%
HP 32 Based on Strength
PP 0 None
OFFENSE 9 Same as Fight
DEFENSE 9 Same as Speed
FIGHT 9 +4 +5
SPEED 9 +4 +5
WISDOM 2 +0 +1 +1 +2
STRENGTH 6 +2 +3 +3 +4
FORCE 4 +1 +2 +2 +3


  • Besides PP, Wisdom, and Force, Pippi outranks Ninten in every stat, so many players hold on to her for as long as possible.
  • An unused enemy in Mother closely resembles Pippi, for unknown reasons.
  • Pippi is an obvious reference to Pippi Longstocking, as they've got the same name, same hair design and both seem to wear unusually long socks.[1]
  • Pippi's immense strength when leveled up also alludes to Pippi Longstocking, as the titular character displays amazing strength in the book series, and is referred commonly as "The Strongest Girl In the World".
  • A character by Creatures Inc. shares Pippi's Japanese name, which may be a homage to her.
  • Another reference to Pippi Longstocking is her mother's last name, Lindgren.


Pippi's overworld sprite.
Pippi's overworld sprite.
Ghost Pippi
Pippi's unconscious sprite.
The casket containing Pippi.
The casket containing Pippi.
Gang Zombie
An unused enemy resembling Pippi.


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Mimmie and MinniePippi
Queen MaryFlying MenEve
MickMrs. LindgrenA. GoodmanAbbottMysterious Goods-KeeperMysterious MimickerBenevolent Old ManForgotten ManGoldrich DuncanOld Sawbones BennyMysterious TeacherSuzyBuggerror RosemaryTom GarricksonGarrickson babyLloyd's fatherBla-Bla GangAbleBaker
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