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Death Desert

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Death Desert
デスさばく Death Desert

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Salsa and Samba at the desert's oasis.

Monkey's Love Song
Connected areas
Candrum Underpass

}} Death Desert is a region in Mother 3, accessible only in Chapter 3. Salsa is first seen here where he is witnessing his girlfriend being captured by the Pigmask Army and forced to do Fassad's bidding.


The desert is not very large compared to other locations. The starting point is in the northernmost part of the desert near the oasis. Wan Sum Dung is located here, who upon being given dung will give EXP points to Salsa. From there there is a path leading south to another open area with several branching paths. One of the paths will lead up north to the northern section of the desert with a white dome, being the entrance to the Candrum Underpass.


The chapter begins with Fassad kicking Salsa out of the Mother Porkship. Salsa is forced to follow his commands and do tricks to add to their guise as a performance duo in return for his girlfriend, Samba's safety. Using the Punishizer to reinforce his dominance over Salsa, Fassad escorts him through the desert. At the ends of the desert, the two find the entrance to the Candrum Underpass, guarded by the Cactus Wolf. After defeating the Cactus Wolf, the two enter the Candrum Underpass, rendering the desert inaccessable for the remainder of the game.


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Item Location
AquariusBracelet.png Aquarius Bracelet Northwest of the entrance to the Candrum Underpass
BeefJerky.png Beef Jerky ×2
  • Northwest of the oasis
  • Southern edge of the desert
BugSpray.png Bug Spray In the southern area of the desert east of the Running Bomb
FleaCharm.png Flea Charm After defeating the Great Antlion trapping a Save Frog in Cul-de-sac
LuxuryBanana.png Luxury Banana
NutBread.png Nut Bread South of the oasis
RunningBomb.png Running Bomb ×2
  • Southwest of the oasis
  • Next to a pile of bones in the southern end of the desert


Sprite Enemy name Notes
DungBeetleOverworld.png Dung Beetle None
SandLizardOverworld.png Sand Lizard None
Sara-Sara-SaharaOverworld.png Sara-Sara-Sahara None
GreatAntlionOverworld.png Great Antlion None
CactusWolfOverworld.png Cactus Wolf Mini-boss


Starting area of Death Desert
Map of the area
Locations in Mother 3
Nowhere Islands

Cities and towns
Tazmily Village (East Tazmily VillageCerulean Beach) • Saturn ValleyNew Pork City
Thomas's BazaarCaroline's BakeryBeauty & Tasty
Areas of interest
Alec's Log HouseTwins' HouseCross RoadForest Prayer SanctuarySunshine ForestYado InnMt. Oriander (Murki CaveDrago Plateau) • Sunset CemeteryOsohe CastleDeath DesertCandrum UnderpassOld Man's ParadiseRailwayFactoryMurasaki ForestRopewayClub TitibooUnknown ValleyClayman FactoryHighway (Dur-T Cafe) • Thunder TowerChimera LaboratoryMole Cricket HoleSnowcap MountainSaturn ValleyFire MountainSea Floor DungeonTanetane IslandArgilla PassChupichupyoi TempleLimousineArcade 1-UpNew Pork City sewersEmpire Porky BuildingEmpire Porky Building Underground
Final area