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PK Love
PK LOVE PK Love
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PK Love Ω in Mother 3
Ranks α (Alpha)
β (Beta)
γ (Gamma)
Ω (Omega)
Target All enemies
PSI category Attack
Appears in Mother 3
Learned by Lucas

PK Love is Lucas's signature PSI attack, only appearing in Mother 3. It does a large amount of damage to all enemies, with the power varying between ranks.

PK Love's name is determined by what is chosen as the "favorite thing" at the beginning of the game. Interestingly, "Love" is among the available defaults for Ness's favorite thing in EarthBound as part of a set of The Beatles-based defaults, likely referencing All You Need Is Love.[1]

Overview

PK Love is Lucas's signiture PSI attack which when used, psychedelic waves target the enemy then spread out in hexagons (starting with β) as it attacks the enemy. Lucas first learns the move when Ionia awakens his PSI powers by dunking his head under the hot spring, then he learns PK Love α along with other PSI moves.When Lucas first learns the move, it shocks Ionia as he says not even the Magipsys can learn it. Unlike other PSI attacks, PK Love is only learned through special events instead of during level-up, with α being learned when Ionia initally taught Lucas the move, and the rest are learned each time Lucas successfully pulls the Needles. In Chapter 1 Aeloia reveals he taught Claus PK Love when he went missing.

While its primary usage is as an attack, it also has a very special secondary ability; the power to pull the Seven Needles and awaken the Dark Dragon. The person who can use PK Love is destined to pull the Seven Needles when the time is right, and is supposed to pass their heart onto the Dark Dragon and recreate the world. The Masked Man also has the ability to use PK Love.

PK Love Ω is one of the strongest PSI attacks in the series, rivaled by PSI Rockin, PK Freeze and PK Starstorm's Ω forms, and to an extent, PK Ground. As an attack, PK Love is the successor to Ness's PSI Rockin, as they are both named after the player's favorite thing and only few are able to learn the move (In this case Lucas and Claus). Both PSI attacks are sometimes considered the successor to PK Beam as well, as they are all non-elemental PSI attacks (and one can name their favorite thing "Beam" at the beginning), with the only difference being, as with Rockin, PK Love attacks all enemies instead of one for each of its levels.

In Mother 3

Rank Effect PP Characters Level learned
α 130-150 points of damage to all enemies 10 Lucas Special event
β 230-250 points of damage to all enemies 20 Lucas Special event
γ 450-480 points of damage to all enemies 35 Lucas Special event
Ω 800-820 points of damage to all enemies 50 Lucas Special event

Lucas learns PK Love through a variety of special events, learning PK Love α when he first realizes his psychic abilities in Chapter 4 with Ionia's assistance. He later learns the other three variations after pulling Doria, Phrygia and Ionia's needles in Chapter 7, respectively.

Gallery

Gallery
Alpha
PK Love α
Beta
PK Love β
Gamma
PK Love γ
Onega
PK Love Ω

Default names

English Japanese
  • Love
  • Home Run
  • Mach
  • Top Spec
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Camera
  • Watering
  • LOVE Love
  • ホームラン Home Run
  • マッハ Mach
  • フルスペック Top of the line
  • フジヤマ Mt. Fuji
  • キャメラ Cameras
  • みずまき Watering

References


PSI in the Mother series
Attacks
PK BeamPK FirePK FlashPK FreezePK GroundPK LovePSI RockinPK StarstormPK Thunder
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