天才写真家 Genius Photographer
The photo-man as he appears in EarthBound.
The photo-man 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!" ("cheese sandwich" in the Japanese version). 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.
The photo-man takes a total of 32 pictures throughout the game. Below is a list of locations:
- In front of Ness's house after the sun rises.
- Inside the $7500 house in Onett.
- In front of the Bike Shop in Twoson.
- Northern Peaceful Rest Valley.
- In front of the cabin Paula was locked in.
- In front of the Chaos Theater in Twoson.
- In front of a tent by the coast of Lake Tess in Winters.
- After checking a sign ironically pointing out caution towards falling objects in the Brick Road Maze.
- The graveyard in Threed.
- In front of the waterfall in Grapefruit Falls.
- In front of Milky Well caves in Saturn Valley.
- In front of the circus tent in Threed after clearing out the zombies.
- After talking to the black sesame seed in the Dusty Dunes Desert.
- The Gold Mine entrance after clearing it out of all five Guardian Diggers.
- On the bridge to Fourside.
- Outside the Dinosaur Museum in Fourside.
- Inside the Dinosaur Museum in Fourside.
- Behind the Monotoli Building in Fourside.
- The top floor of the Fourside department store.
- In front of Poo's throne in the palace in Dalaam.
- In front of the palace in Dalaam.
- Below the entrance to Stonehenge Base.
- In front of the hotel in Summers.
- Inside the restaurant in Summers.
- Next to an umbrella on the beach in Summers.
- On one of the docks in Toto.
- Beside the bazaar in Scaraba.
- In front of the Pyramid.
- Near the trees in southern Scaraba.
- Near a present in Deep Darkness.
- After talking to the Tenda chief after loaning them "Overcoming Shyness".
- Saturn Valley after defeating Giygas. (The Photo-Man does not appear, but the picture is seen during the credits.)
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gulliver may describe himself as being in "a fuzzy pickle", in reference to Photo-Man's commonly used phrase "Say... fuzzy pickles!"
- "The photo-man brought an album by. I'd like to look at it with you..." - Ness's mother
- EarthBound Central: "MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound: Onett"