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ピッピ Pippi
Artwork of Pippi from the Mother guidebook
Pippi's official papier-mâché model
Pippi sprite.png
Pippi's in game sprite
Gender Female
Age 7 years[1]
Appears in EarthBound Beginnings
Residence Podunk
Relatives Mrs. Lindgren (mother)
Traveling partners Ninten
Signature weapon Nothing exclusive
Only has access to Slingshot

Pippi (ピッピ Pippi) is a young girl in EarthBound Beginnings. She lives in the town of Podunk with her mother Mrs. Lindgren while Ninten is her neighbor.

Physical appearance

Pippi wears a pink dress, along with long yellow socks and red shoes. She has red hair tied into two braids, and her papier-mâché model depicts her with freckles on her face and yellow bows in her hair.

Pippi is a reference to Pippi Longstocking, as they have the same name, same hair design and both seem to wear unusually long socks.[1] Pippi's immense strength when leveled up also alludes to Pippi Longstocking, as the titular character displays amazing strength in the book series, and is referred commonly as "The Strongest Girl In the World". Another reference to Pippi Longstocking is her mother's last name, Lindgren.


Pippi disappears prior to the events of the game, and Ninten is asked by her mother and the mayor of Podunk to rescue her. After traveling through the South Cemetery, Ninten finds an opening in one of the graves, where Pippi is in the southwestern casket; the others each contain Pseudo Zombies. After opening the casket containing Pippi, she asks Ninten a series of questions, which if answered correctly will yield one of the only two obtainable Franklin Badges. After returning her to the mayor, Ninten is given a $100 prize for rescuing her, and a Zoo Key from Abbott. If Ninten returns to Pippi's home, he can speak to her to obtain any items that were in her inventory when she left, and she will once again ask the questions required to obtain the Franklin Badge if Ninten previously answered them incorrectly.

She makes a second appearance in the swamp on the way to Ellay, residing in a house in the center. Ninten and his friends can speak to Pippi for recovery, where she asks Ninten not to tell her mother that she was there.

For clarity, the player cannot name a character Pippi. Pippi is the only party member who the player cannot name at the start of the game who has a status bar and who can be controlled by the player in battle. Her last name may be the same as her mother's: Lindgren.


Base stat values

25% 25% 25% 25%
HP 32 Based on Strength
PP 0 None
OFFENSE 9 Same as Fight
DEFENSE 9 Same as Speed
FIGHT 9 +4 +5
SPEED 9 +4 +5
WISDOM 2 +0 +1 +1 +2
STRENGTH 6 +2 +3 +3 +4
FORCE 4 +1 +2 +2 +3

Growth rate values

Stat Growth rate Comparison
Offense 8
Defense 8
Fight 8
Speed 8
Wisdom 1
Strength 5
Force 3
Total 41

Formula for stat increase during a levelup: stat gain = (constant + (random number 0-3))/2, rounded down. [1]


  • Pippi is the only temporary party member until Mother 3 who can level up, have her own inventory, and equip weapons and armor like a main party member.
    • The only weapons Pippi is able to equip are the Slingshot and Boomerang, although only the former can be acquired while she is still in the party.
  • Pippi's stat growth rates are identical to Teddy's.
    • As a result, besides PP, Wisdom, and Force, Pippi outranks Ninten in every stat, so many players hold on to her for as long as possible.
  • An unused enemy in Mother closely resembles Pippi, for unknown reasons.
  • If one plays throughout the game without returning Pippi (through hacking), she will not appear in the house at the swamp.
  • A character by Creatures Inc.'s Japanese name coincidentally is Pippi.


Pippi sprite.png
Pippi's overworld sprite.
Pippi ghost sprite.png
Pippi's unconscious sprite.
The casket containing Pippi.
The casket containing Pippi.
Gang Zombie
An unused enemy resembling Pippi


Mother Characters of
EarthBound Beginnings
Main Party
Ninten sprite.png
Lloyd sprite.png
Ana sprite.png
Teddy sprite.png
Mimmie and MinniePippi
Queen MaryFlying MenEve
MickMrs. LindgrenA. GoodmanAbbottMysterious Goods-KeeperMysterious MimickerBenevolent Old ManForgotten ManGoldrich DuncanOld Sawbones BennyMysterious TeacherSuzyBuggerror RosemaryTom GarricksonGarrickson babyLloyd's fatherBla-Bla GangAbleBaker
List of all characters