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天才写真家 Genius Photographer
The Photo-Man as he appears in EarthBound.
Gender Male
Appears in EarthBound
Occupation Photographer
The Photo-Man taking a picture of Ness for the first time.

The Photo-Man[1] is a character in EarthBound. He appears at various points throughout the game, taking pictures of Ness and his companions to preserve their memories of their adventure. When Ness walks onto a set area, the Photo-Man will gracefully fall down to take a picture, saying "Pictures taken instantaneously! I'm a photographic genius if I do say so myself!" Instead of the commonly used "Say, cheese!", the Photo-Man exclaims, "Say... fuzzy pickles!". At the end of the game after bringing Paula home, when Ness arrives at his home, his mother will tell him that a man dropped by a photo album. During the credits sequence, the player can see all of the photographs taken by the Photo-Man.

Photo Locations

The Photo-Man takes a total of 32 pictures throughout the game. Below is a list of locations:


  • In the Japanese version of EarthBound, the Photo-Man says to say "cheese sandwich", as opposed to "fuzzy pickles".[2]


  1. "The photo-man brought an album by. I'd like to look at it with you..." - Ness's mother
  2. EarthBound Central: "MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound: Onett"

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