Porky Minch

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Porky Minch
ポーキー・ミンチ Pōkī Minchi
Pokey.png
Clay model from EarthBound
Gender Male
Appears in EarthBound
Mother 3
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as Subspace Emissary boss)
First chapter Chapter 8
Residence Onett
Relatives Aloysius (father)
Lardna (mother)
Picky (brother)

Porky (Japanese: ポーキー Porky) is Ness's neighbor, making his debut in EarthBound, and later appearing in Mother 3. Porky is the son of Aloysius and Lardna Minch as well as the older brother of Picky Minch. He is the secondary antagonist in EarthBound and the main antagonist in Mother 3.

In EarthBound

Pokey sprite.gif Porky makes his debut in EarthBound where his name is localized as Pokey due to a typo. In EarthBound, Porky initially lives in Onett with his father, Aloysius Minch, his mother, Lardna Minch, and his brother, Picky Minch. Living next to Ness, Porky is often seen as an unruly nuisance, being selfish and cowardly. When a meteorite strikes Onett, Porky is one of the first to investigate. When Picky goes missing, Pokey recruits Ness to help find him. At the meteor, Porky and Picky witness Buzz Buzz retelling of the prophecy to Ness. After this, Pokey seemingly leaves home to follow Ness' travels. At some unknown point, Porky becomes affiliated with Giygas, party due to his jealousy for Ness.

Ness later encounters Porky in Happy Happy Village. Allegedly, Mr. Carpainter gave Porky a major role in Happy-Happyism. Carpainter's defeat only has Porky falsely apologize to Ness (In Mother 2 he was genuinely apologizing, but Ness not responding due to his silent protagonist status falsely gives Porky the impression that Ness is harshly shunning him and dislikes him[citation needed]), and while Ness and Paula continue on their way, Porky follows the trail of the Mani-Mani Statue.

In Fourside, Porky, alongside his father, have achieved power and affluence. Paula's rescue again results in his escape in a helicopter. From here, Porky is not seen again in the present. However, he was known to steal a Phase Distorter from Dr. Andonuts, Apple Kid, and the Mr. Saturns, which he used to travel back in time to prepare for the arrival of the Chosen Four.

In the lair of Giygas, Porky confronts Ness and his friends as Giygas awakes in the Devil's Machine. He states that Giygas is incapable of being comprehensive, and calls him an "all-mighty idiot" as he shuts off the Devil's Machine, revealing Giygas' true form. When Giygas is defeated, Porky escapes in his disintegration, traveling through time and space away from the Cave of the Past.

As a party member

Porky temporarily joins Ness' party during the search for Picky. His in-game actions cause no effects and are determined randomly.

Text Effect
Use Ness as a shield Does nothing
Play dead Does nothing
Apologize profusely Does nothing
Think to himself Does nothing
Act innocent Does nothing
Smile insecurely Does nothing
Complain to Ness Does nothing

Porky also has stats that cannot be seen in game.

Pokey
Offense 1
Speed 5
Luck 1


As an enemy

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Heavily Armed Pokey
じゅうそうびポーキー Heavily Equipped Porky
Heavily Armed Pokey
Appearance in EarthBound
Stats
HP
2000
PP
999
Offense
145
Defense
255
Speed
60
Guts
5
PSI strengths/weaknesses
Fire
50%
Freeze
50%
Flash
0%
Paralysis
50%
Brainshock
99%
Hypnosis
0%
Experience/money yields
Exp.

0

Money

$0

Cave of the Past

Porky appears as a boss toward the end of the game as Heavily Armed Pokey. He battles alongside Giygas in order to stop the Chosen Four.

Text Effect
Discharge a very stinky gas Lowers all party members' offense and defense for the duration of the battle
Charge forward Deals high-level damage to one party member
Tear into target Deals high-level damage to one party member


In Mother 3

Porky later reappears as the main antagonist in Mother 3. He was named "Porky" in the fan translation due to it being his correct name, and also due to a large amount of pig-related puns involving him.

Although not present or mentioned directly for most of the game, Porky's influence is seen through the Pigmask Army that emerges early on in the story. When the game skips forward several years into the future, it is revealed that the Nowhere Islands are controlled by "King P", although the actual Pigmask forces are commanded by the Fierce Pork Trooper, Fassad, and the Masked Man. Porky's presence is hinted at in Chapter 5, when the party goes through his playroom in Thunder Tower. While only referenced as "the King's playroom", it is shown that the most prized possession there is the "Friend's Yo-yo", a reference to Ness's use of yo-yos in the previous game. The fact that Ness is referred to as a "friend" here and that the yo-yo is the most prized possession implies that Porky expressed some positive feelings of his former enemy. Porky is finally confirmed to be the identity of "King P" at the end of Chapter 7, when he invites the party to his home in New Pork City.

When Lucas meets Leder, he learns that Porky didn't end up on the Nowhere Islands from the White Ship like the others. Instead, he came from a Time Distorter, and made people from other times, such as Dr. Andonuts, come to this time period. He also began putting animals together to create chimeras and became dictator of the land. He eventually learned of the secret of the Nowhere Islands' past from Locria, the seventh Magypsy. Porky then tries to have the Seven Needles pulled by the Masked Man to control the Dark Dragon. Lucas tries pulling the needles as well to stop him.

Lucas and his friends confront Porky in the Empire Porky Building. Here, they scale numerous floors to reach him, and throughout he is shown taunting them through an intercom system. When they reach the final floor, he appears to them as a young man in a suit. He tells the party that he wants to be friends with them, and asks them to sympathize with him. However, when he approaches them, he explodes, revealing the "young Porky" to actually be one of many Mecha-Porkies. When these are defeated, the real Porky appears as an ancient man, only able to move through a mechanical spider mech. He escapes down below to the final Needle.

When the party chases him down, his state of madness becomes apparent. He claims to be immortal, stating that he has lost track of his age due to time travel but "is still a kid inside". He expresses a desire to destroy the world with the power of the final needle, simply for the purpose of self-enjoyment. When his spider mech is destroyed by Lucas and his friends, he reveals an Absolutely Safe Capsule built by Dr. Andonuts, which he claims is impenetrable. When he enters it, however, he finds himself unable to escape, as the capsule was built to be impenetrable from both sides when sealed. Porky does not appear to realize the nature of his fate, only sticking his tongue out at the protagonists. Even after Lucas pulls the final Needle, the player can find a large rolling object in the ending that is implied to be the Absolutely Safe Capsule with Porky still inside.

Unused sprites found by hackers show that Porky may have originally been planned to die in the end of Mother 3, though in the end it was modified so that Porky would live on forever in the Absolutely Safe Capsule. Shigesato Itoi has stated that Porky will still be alive in 5.5 billion years when the Earth will be destroyed by the Sun going nova; Itoi says that "the grief of that is incredibly depressing to me. It's amazing... Porky is truly a poem in himself."[1]

Memo description

"A chubby little brat born near the end of the 20th century in a town called Onett, in Eagleland. Before long, he was plotting evil schemes and setting them into motion, one after another, wicked beyond imagination... ...and a far cry from the mere pranks of a childish bully. For those who would like more details... Well, this is by no means an advertisement, mind you, it just boils down to a simple note for your adventure... ...so if you don't mind my saying, you should try playing that one thing called EarthBound, dude!"

As an enemy

PorkyOverworldM3.png
Porky
ポーキー Porky

PorkyBattleM3.png
Normal sprite in Mother 3

Porky2.png
Broken machine sprite in Mother 3

Stats
HP
6569
PP
0
Offense
170
Defense
182
IQ
64
Speed
63
Strengths and weaknesses
Fire
30
Freeze
70
Thunder
60
Bomb
50
Freezing
0
Flammability
0
Paralysis
0
Crying
0
Brainshock
0
Hypnosis
0
Poisoning
0
Wall Staples
0
Experience and money yields
Exp.

0

Money

0 DP

Master Porky's Theme
Below New Pork City

Porky also makes an appearance as an enemy in Mother 3. Lucas and company battle him towards the end of the game, underneath New Pork City.

Battle Memory descriptions

  • Normal: "Believe it or not, this is Porky in the flesh. He is simultaneously an old man and a young boy."
  • Absolutely Safe Capsule: "Porky had a tantrum and made Dr. Andonuts and the Mr. Saturns create an Absolutely Safe Capsule."
Gallery
The Absolutely Safe Capsule
The Absolutely Safe Capsule
Unused graphic
An unused graphic from Mother 3


In Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Official artwork of Porky and a Porky robot from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Porky is a boss in the game's adventure mode, Subspace Emissary. Here, he appears after the King Statue fight, and will fight Lucas and Ness. He appears as he does in Mother 3, inside his spider-like mecha. He can use various missiles and bombs. He eventually is defeated. Porky then makes an appearance with the other bosses in The Great Maze. Also, like the other bosses, he has his own trophy and appears in boss mode.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A self-centered, rotten brat who lives next door to Ness. As the events of the game progress, he's rapidly led astray and becomes Giygas's right-hand man. Afterward, he goes missing in time and then reappears in the Nowhere Islands of Mother 3. He leads the Pig Mask Army invasion but is eventually defeated by Lucas and friends.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Porky was just a chubby, selfish little boy in EarthBound. When he next appeared, in Mother 3, look what he'd become! We might need another two games just to explain how this occurred. Oh, Porky, what in Eagleland (or beyond?) happened to change you so?


Trivia

  • An unused graphic in Mother 3 depicts the upper half of Porky shown in a manner similar to that of the Status menu. [2]
  • Another unused graphic depicts the glass on a machine Porky is inside cracking.

References


EarthBound Characters of
EarthBound
EarthBound
Main Party
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Ness
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Paula
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Jeff
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Poo
Allies
Buzz BuzzTracyRunaway FiveApple KidTonyBubble MonkeyDr. AndonutsMr. SaturnTendaFlying Man
Antagonists
FrankCaptain StrongEverdredMr. CarpainterGeldegarde Monotoli
Villains
Master BelchMani-Mani StatueNess's NightmarePokey MinchGiygas
Others
Ness's motherNess's fatherKingPicky MinchLardna MinchAloysius MinchLier X. AgeratePhoto-ManB.H. PirkleRuffiniPaula's familyOrange KidMr. PoochyfudGonzaresMaxwellTessieBrick RoadSebastianGeorge MontagueGerardo MontagueSanchez BrothersSesame seedPenetella GiovanniMiss FakeVenusMr. SpoonElectraJackieWarp ManTalah RamaMan K. ManMonkonnaRisosha RichmondeMr. ForkPoo's MasterStar MasterRed SnakeAy-go StikkeNicoMr. PrettymanEnrich Flavor
List of all characters


Mother 3 Characters of
Mother 3
Mother 3
Main Party
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Lucas
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Kumatora
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Duster
Boney sprite.png
Boney
Allies
FlintHinawaClausAlecMagypsiesWessSalsaDragosDCMCMr. SaturnLeder
Antagonists
Pigmask ArmyFierce Pork TrooperFassadMasked ManPorky
Others
AbbeyAbbotAngieBateauBetsyBiffBobBrendaBronsonBudButchCarolineDonaEdFuelIsaacJackieJillJonelLighterLisaLouMattMapsonMikeNanNanaNippolyteOlliePusherReggieRichieSebastianTessieThomas
List of all characters


Enemies in EarthBound
Onett
Coil Snake • Runaway Dog • Spiteful Crow • Starman Junior • Pogo Punk • Skate Punk • Yes Man Junior • Frank • Frankystein Mark II • Cop • Captain Strong • Ramblin' Evil Mushroom
Giant Step
Black Antoid • Attack Slug • Rowdy Mouse • Titanic Ant
Twoson
Annoying Old Party Man • Cranky Lady • Mobile Sprout • New Age Retro Hippie • Unassuming Local Guy • Everdred
Peaceful Rest Valley
Li'l UFO • Spinning Robo • Territorial Oak
Happy Happy Village
Insane Cultist • Mr. Carpainter
Lilliput Steps
Mighty Bear • Mole Playing Rough • Mr. Batty • Mondo Mole
Threed
Handsome Tom • No Good Fly • Putrid Moldyman • Smelly Ghost • Smilin' Sam • Trick or Trick Kid • Urban Zombie • Zombie Dog • Zombie Possessor • Boogey Tent • Mini Barf
Winters
Cave Boy • Gruff Goat • Mad Duck • Worthless Protoplasm
Grapefruit Falls
Armored Frog • Farm Zombie • Plain Crocodile • Red Antoid • Violent Roach
Belch's Base
Foppy • Mostly Bad Fly • Slimy Little Pile • Master Belch
Milky Well
Ranboob • Struttin' Evil Mushroom • Tough Mobile Sprout • Trillionage Sprout
Dusty Dunes Desert
Bad Buffalo • Crested Booka • Criminal Caterpillar • Cute Li'l UFO • Desert Wolf • Skelpion • Smilin' Sphere
Fourside
Annoying Reveler • Crazed Sign • Extra Cranky Lady • Mad Taxi
Gold Mine
Gigantic Ant • Noose Man • Thirsty Coil Snake • Guardian Digger
Grand Department Store
Musica • Mystical Record • Scalding Coffee Cup • Dept. Store Spook
Moonside
Abstract Art • Dali's Clock • Enraged Fire Plug • Robo-pump • Evil Mani-Mani
Monotoli Building
Sentry Robot • Clumsy Robot
Return to Winters / Rainy Circle
Mighty Bear Seven • Arachnid! • Elder Batty • Strong Crocodile • Shrooom!
Summers
Over Zealous Cop • Tough Guy • Shattered Man
Magnet Hill
Deadly Mouse • Filthy Attack Roach • Stinky Ghost • Plague Rat of Doom
Pink Cloud
Conducting Menace • Kiss of Death • Tangoo • Thunder Mite • Thunder and Storm
Scaraba
Kraken • Beautiful UFO • Dread Skelpion • Great Crested Booka • High-class UFO • Master Criminal Worm • Marauder Octobot
Pyramid
Arachnid!!! • Fierce Shattered Man • Guardian Hieroglyph • Lethal Asp Hieroglyph • Petrified Royal Guard • Guardian General
Deep Darkness
Big Pile of Puke • Demonic Petunia • Even Slimier Little Pile • Hard Crocodile • Hostile Elder Oak • Manly Fish • Manly Fish's Brother • Pit Bull Slug • Zap Eel • Master Barf
Invaded Winters
Lesser Mook • Whirling Robo • Wooly Shambler
Stonehenge Base
Atomic Power Robot • Military Octobot • Mook Senior • Starman • Starman Super • Starman Deluxe
Lumine Hall
Conducting Spirit • Fobby • Hyper Spinning Robo • Uncontrollable Sphere • Electro Specter
Lost Underworld
Chomposaur • Ego Orb • Wetnosaur
Fire Spring
Evil Elemental • Psychic Psycho • Major Psychic Psycho • Soul Consuming Flame • Carbon Dog/Diamond Dog
Magicant
Care Free Bomb • Electro Swoosh • French Kiss of Death • Loaded Dice • Mr. Molecule • Ness's Nightmare
Invaded Onett
Evil Eye • Ghost of Starman • Mechanical Octobot
Cave of the Past
Bionic Kraken • Final Starman • Nuclear Reactor Robot • Squatter Demon • Ultimate Octobot • Wild 'n Wooly Shambler • Heavily Armed Pokey • Giygas
See also
Crooked Cop
List of EarthBound enemies by battle song


Enemies in Mother 3
Prologue
Mole Cricket
Chapter 1
Mr. Batty • Yammonster • Firefly • Flying Mouse • Mighty Bitey Snake • Baked Yammonster • Mischievous Mole • Reconstructed Caribou • Praying Mantis • Greedy Mouse • Beanling • Soot Dumpling • Walking Bushie • Spud Bug • Agitated Boar • Crag Lizard • Titany • Balding Eagle • Tree • Mecha-Drago
Chapter 2
Zombie Man • Zombie Lady • Zombie Dog • Mobile Grave • Detached Leech • Spineless Lobster • Stinky Ghost • Arachnid! • Big Bro • Barrel Man • Ghost Armor • Artsy Ghost • Violent Roach • Strawberry Slime • Carpet Monster • Ghost Sword • Ghost Shield • Ghost Knight • Rockin' Ghost • Pseudoor • Mr. Passion • Clayman • Pigmask • Recon Mech • Lingering Spirit • Osohe Cape • Oh-So-Snake
Chapter 3
Dung Beetle • Sand Lizard • Sara-Sara-Sahara • Great Antlion • Cactus Wolf • HUGE Pillbug • Gooey Goo • Cheery Skeleton • Li'l Big Bro • Pork Tank
Chapter 4
Ramblin' Mushroom • Slitherhen • Really Flying Mouse • Grated Yammonster • Black Beanling • Big Spud Bug • Squawking Stick • Muttshroom • Reconstructed Mole • Cattlesnake • Pigtunia • Batangutan • Dogfish • Top Dogfish • Ostrelephant • Slimy Slug • Greedier Mouse • Arachnid!!!! • Elder Batty • Gently Weeping Guitar • Beaten Drum • Jealous Bass
Chapter 5
Parental Kangashark • Reconstructed Lion • Mecha-Turtle • Wound-Up Road Hog • Fierce Pork Trooper • Scrapped Robot • Road Block • Bright Smile • Wobbly Robot • Atomic Power Robot • Rhinocerocket • Forlorn Junk Heap • Whatever • Minor Robot • Battery Man • Screwloose • Surprise Box • Li'l Miss Marshmallow • Short Circuit Zap! • Mr. Genetor • Lord Passion
Chapter 7
Cleocatra • Bro Team • Squawking Boomstick • Horsantula • Einswine • Almost Mecha-Lion • Zombidillo • Pigmask Captain • Nice Poser • The Squeekz • Ten-Yeti • Chilly Dog • Frosted Bun • Steel Mechorilla • Security Robot • Naughty Mushroom • Filthy Attack Roach • Frightbot • Pigmask Major • Sky Titany • Mrs. Lava • Pyrefly • Magman • Scamperin' Mushroom • New Fassad • Navy SQUEAL • Carefree Jellyfish • Rooound Fish • Rock Lobster • Fish Roe Man • Master Eddy • Zombieshroom • (Eerie Smile) • Monkalrus • Ancient Dragonfly • Titanian • Unwelcome Gust • Barrier Trio • Blue Balding Eagle • Tender Loving Tree • Mystery Metal Monkey • Mecha-Mole! • Cuddle Bomb • Negative Man • Sticky Slug • Heftyhead • Pigmask Colonel • Masked Man
Chapter 8
Metal Attack Roach • Putrid Moldyman • Miracle Fassad • King Statue • Hippo Launcher • Men's Room Sign • Boa Transistor • K9000 • Rhinocerocket Mark II • Love Walker • Mecha-Lion • Return of Octobot • Upgraded Robot • Nuclear Reactor Robot • N.K. Cyborg • PORKY 01 • Minerali • Fenomeno • Porky
See also
Alkaline Man • Tiny Forest
List of Mother 3 enemies by battle song
List of glitch enemies in Mother 3


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