''EarthBound'' takes place on Earth in the year 199X in the country of [[Eagleland]]. Throughout the game, there are four playable characters come to compose the party in the game; [[Ness]], [[Paula]], [[Jeff]] and [[Poo]]. Ness remains the lead character, a silent protagonist, for the entirety of the story. He is a young boy from [[Onett]] and is characterized by his love for baseball. He also possesses psychic abilities strong enough to affect cosmic events. Paula is the second main character in the game. She is a young girl from [[Twoson]] where her mother runs a preschool out of their home. Like Ness, she also possesses powerful psychic abilities. Jeff, the third character to join the party, is a young boy who resides at a boarding school in the northern country of [[Winters]] in the region of [[FoggyLand]]. The son of the famed professor [[Dr. Andonuts]], Jeff is a child prodigy who can fix almost anything. The last character to be acquired is Poo. He is the oldest of the group, a residing prince from the distant land of [[Dalaam]] in the far east region of [[Chommo]]. He is presented as a powerful martial arts master.
*'''[[Ness]]''' - The protagonist of ''EarthBound '', who lives in the town of [[Onett]]. Ness uses his psychic abilities to perform [[PSI Flash]] and [[PSI Rockin]] attacks. In addition to [[PSI]], Ness uses various [[Baseball bat]]s as weapons.
*'''[[Paula]] ''' - A girl from [[Twoson]]. She is able to perform [[PK Freeze|PSI Freeze]], [[PK Fire|PSI Fire]], and [[PK Thunder|PSI Thunder]] attacks; she can also use a special ability known as [[Paula#Praying|Pray]], which creates random effects in battle. Paula uses various [[Frying pan]]s as weapons. *'''[[Jeff]] ''' - A boy from [[Winters]]. He is unable to perform PSI attacks -- instead, he relies on his high IQ to help the team. He can also [[Jeff#Spying|Spy]] on an enemy to learn about its stats. Jeff is able to repair certain items that would otherwise be unusable and then use them in battle. To attack, he uses various types of [[Gun]]s. He is the son of the famous scientist [[Dr. Andonuts]]. *'''[[Poo]] ''' - the prince of [[Dalaam]], is the oldest member of the team and a martial arts master. He is able to perform [[PK Freeze|PSI Freeze]], [[PK Thunder|PSI Thunder]], and [[PK Starstorm|PSI Starstorm]], and he can also use his [[Poo#Mirror|Mirror]] ability to transform into an enemy during battle. Poo specializes in a sword known as the [[Blade|Sword of kings]].