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After an encounter with some hostile gang members, Ness reaches the first sanctuary on a mountain above his hometown. He then proceeds to the next town, Twoson, where he rescues a girl named Paula from the Happy Happyist Cult and discovers that [[Pokey Minch|Pokey]] (who has been the high priest of cult) is working against him. Together, Ness and Paula discover the second sanctuary. With the help of the [[Runaway Five]], a band that Ness and Paula free from debt, the two arrive in [[Threed]], where they are ambushed and captured. While in captivity, Paula sends a telepathic message to a boy named Jeff, who resides at a boarding school. Jeff responds to the message and acquires his father's [[Sky Runner]], a flying vehicle, in order to reach Threed. After crashing the Sky Runner, Jeff rescues Ness and Paula and joins their group. The three of them travel to [[Saturn Valley#In EarthBound|Saturn Valley]], a land populated by a strange race of creatures called [[Mr. Saturn]]s. There, the party learns that [[Master Belch|a monster has been kidnapping the populace]]. Ness and the group proceed to defeat the monster and reach the third sanctuary above Saturn Valley. The party then travels through the desert to reach the next city.
[[File:Mother 2 Summers.
jpg|left|thumb|200px|Screenshot depicting Ness, Paula, Jeff and Poo as they travel through Summers]]
Upon reaching [[Fourside]], the group again helps the Runaway Five out of debt and visits a department store only to have Paula kidnapped. Ness and Jeff proceed to find her, and along the way, destroy a hallucination-projecting relic called the [[Mani-Mani Statue]]. The two boys continue their search only to discover that Pokey and the Mayor have taken Paula. However, because Ness and Jeff defeated the Evil Mani-Mani, the mayor returns to normal. Pokey escapes in the Mayor's helicopter and Paula rejoins the group. After returning to Threed, Jeff repairs the Sky Runner, and they set flight for Winters to discover the fourth sanctuary. The group then cross the ocean and arrive in Summers where Ness falls unconscious and dreams of a far-off land known as Dalaam. There, a young prince named Poo has completed his training and is instructed to join the party on their journey. The group then returns to Fourside and are able to discover the fifth sanctuary.
==Virtual Console re-release==
On March 20, 2013, ''EarthBound'' was re-released in Japan for the Wii U Virtual Console, and on July 18 of the same year in North America and Europe. The re-release was highly publicized, with [[Shigesato Itoi]] himself doing a live stream of playing the game. The game received some minor edits from the original SNES release: a line of text in [[Burglin Park]] was slightly tweaked, and the [[PSI]] animations were softened to reduce the risk of seizures.
==Music Sampling Controversy==