Appearance in EarthBound
|Item drop after battle chances|
|Hamburger||16/128 chance of finding|
|Onett Police Station|
A Cop is a member of the police station. In EarthBound, they appear as an enemy as well. They are policemen with smiles on their faces, one hand over their heads in a karate chop, and their eyes obscured by a police cap. They first appear when Ness goes out of Giant's Step cave, but aren't battled until Ness goes to the police station. The police chief will send him into a room, where five are supposed to be fought, but one decides not to at the last minute. They attack Ness by simply using a regular attack and a crushing chop. If defeated, rather being said to become tame, the game says that they were turned back to normal. The controlled cops appear to be very arrogant, claiming that they are more powerful than a superhero. One also calls Ness a fat boy. They are led by Captain Strong. They can be encountered later in Twoson as a regular enemy, and they can be battled alongside two Runaway Dogs.
|Attack with a crushing chop||Deals high-level damage to one party member|
|Bash||Deals low-level damage to one party member|
EarthBound Player's Guide description
"Before you head out of town, you'll have a showdown with five of Onett's finest. Before you set foot in the police station, be sure to stock up on supplies."
- In the police station, a cop is playing EarthBound, the game that the player is playing at that time.
- The Cop was mistaken for the Crooked Cop in the EarthBound Player's Guide.
- The Cop is the only enemy that has two different overworld sprites.