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Thunder Tower

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Thunder Tower
イカヅチタワー Thunder Tower

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Connected areas
Murasaki Forest
This article is about the building. For the chapter of Mother 3 entitled "Tower of Thunder," see Chapter 5.

Thunder Tower is a location in Mother 3. It first appeared in Chapter 4, and played a major role in Chapter 5. It is controlled by the Pigmask Army and is used to punish those who are without Happy Boxes by striking their homes with artificial lightning. It is powered by a giant generator on the top floor.


There are four different sections of the tower: the control rooms, the scaffolding, the playroom, and the generator. The lowest level contains several different rooms used for controlling the lightning. One of the rooms contains several DCMC posters and figures of the band, including Duster under the guise of Lucky. In that room is a ladder leading to the scaffolding which consists of many staircases leading upwards towards the generator room.

Between the scaffolding and the generator is King P.'s playroom. The star shaped pool in the middle can be used as a hot spring. Above the playroom is the generator which consists of ladders which alternate between the left and right sides respectively. Mr. Genetor is on the highest level of the generator who must be defeated to shut down the tower.


Thunder Tower was built sometime during the three year gap between Chapter 3 and 4. It first appeared in Chapter 4 without a name or much background at all. Many citizens of Tazmily had witnessed the strange lightning hit the homes of people without Happy Boxes. Only the Pigmasks knew where this strange, coincidental lightning came from, although they acted as they didn't. Lucas and Boney first see the Thunder Tower up on their trip up to Club Titiboo through binoculars.

Thunder Tower made a major appearance in Chapter 5. Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney storm Thunder Tower toward the end of the chapter, disguised as Pigmasks and the Masked Man. After successfully making it to the front of His Highness's playroom, they are confronted by the Fierce Pork Trooper. Though they defeat him, he maintains his confidence, having exposed their ruse; this prompts Fassad to come after him, with two Pigmasks in tow.

Inside the generator Lucas gets struck by lightning, however in the process he learns PK Flash. They escape to the top floor, where the four must fight Mr. Genetor, who was responsible for powering Thunder Tower. After defeating him, they run to the top from Fassad and some Pigmasks. While cornering the heroes, Fassad orders for Thunder Tower to be destroyed in an attempt to wipe out the party in the process. Not so long after, the Mother Porkship comes to rescue Fassad. Coming over to the ladder, Fassad trips over a banana peel and falls off the tower, changing his life forever. Lucas and company then save themselves by grabbing onto the ladder with Duster's friend, Rope Snake. Hanging on for their lives, they see the Masked Man, standing at the opening in the ship. At this point, Rope Snake's jaw reaches its limits and the four fall and get separated.


Item Location
CowHat.png Cow Hat In the control rooms, being the southern room marked by a lightning bolt on the map
DCMCPamphlet.png DCMC Pamphlet In the northwestern control room
FriendsYo-Yo.png Friend's Yo-yo In King P.'s playroom after defeating Lil' Miss Marshmallow
Made-You-Look.png Made-You-Look In the playroom
PencilRocket.png Pencil Rocket In the northeastern control room
SaltwaterGun.png Saltwater Gun In King P.'s playroom
SecretHerb.png Secret Herb In King P.'s playroom
TriviaCard2.png Trivia Card 2 In the scaffolding

Shops and businesses

Vending machine

Vending machine (entrance)
Item Price Effect
{{{Size}}} Good Stick 1500 DP Weapon for Lucas
{{{Size}}} Rubber Boots 1360 DP Weapon for Duster
{{{Size}}} Brown Collar 1600 DP Armor for Boney
{{{Size}}} Cup of Pork Noodles 80 DP Restores 80 HP
{{{Size}}} Anti-Paralysis 14 DP Heals numbness
{{{Size}}} Fresh Mint 16 DP Heals nausea
{{{Size}}} Paper Fan 12 DP Heals confusion
{{{Size}}} Secret Herb 600 DP Heals all status ailments

Vending machine (playroom)
Item Price Effect
{{{Size}}} Rubber Cape 1200 DP Armor for Lucas, Kumatora, and Duster
{{{Size}}} Cup of Pork Noodles 80 DP Restores 80 HP
{{{Size}}} Luxury Banana 500 DP Restores 120 HP
{{{Size}}} Anti-Paralysis 14 DP Heals numbness
{{{Size}}} Paper Fan 12 DP Heals confusion
{{{Size}}} Eye Drops 10 DP Heals crying
{{{Size}}} Secret Herb 600 DP Heals all status ailments
{{{Size}}} Pencil Rocket 500 DP Bomb element damage to all enemies
{{{Size}}} Made-You-Look 50 DP Turns an enemy to face the other direction
(comparable to the Siren Beetle)


Sprite Enemy name Notes
BatteryManOverworld.png Battery Man None
MinorRobotOverworld.png Minor Robot None
WhateverOverworld.png Whatever None
FiercePorkTrooper2Overworld.png Fierce Pork Trooper Boss
ScrewlooseOverworld.png Screwloose None
SurpriseBoxOverworld.png Surprise Box Optional enemy in a present
LilMissMarshmallowOverworld.png Li'l Miss Marshmallow Optional boss, guarding the Friend's Yo-yo
ShortCircuitZap!Overworld.png Short Circuit Zap! None
MrGenetorOverworld.png Mr. Genetor Boss


Thunder Tower control room.png
The control rooms
Thunder Tower playroom.png
King P.'s playroom
Thunder Tower scaffolding.png
The scaffolding
Thunder Tower generator.png
The generator
Thunder Tower roof.png
The tower roof
Locations in Mother 3
Nowhere Islands

Cities and towns
Tazmily Village (East Tazmily VillageCerulean Beach) • Saturn ValleyNew Pork City
Thomas's BazaarCaroline's BakeryBeauty & Tasty
Areas of interest
Alec's Log HouseTwins' HouseCross RoadForest Prayer SanctuarySunshine ForestYado InnMt. Oriander (Murki CaveDrago Plateau) • Sunset CemeteryOsohe CastleDeath DesertCandrum UnderpassOld Man's ParadiseRailwayFactoryMurasaki ForestRopewayClub TitibooUnknown ValleyClayman FactoryHighway (Dur-T Cafe) • Thunder TowerChimera LaboratoryMole Cricket HoleSnowcap MountainSaturn ValleyFire MountainSea Floor DungeonTanetane IslandArgilla PassChupichupyoi TempleLimousineArcade 1-UpNew Pork City sewersEmpire Porky BuildingEmpire Porky Building Underground
Final area