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General information
Full name Pokey Minch
Species Human
First appearance EarthBound (1995) (EarthBound series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (trophy cameo) (2014)
Not to be confused with Pokey.

Porky, originally localized as Pokey, is a character from the EarthBound (Mother) series. He is the secondary antagonist in EarthBound, and is the main antagonist in Mother 3. Porky appears as a boss in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in his spider-bed mech. In The Subspace Emissary, he fights Ness and Lucas and later appears in The Great Maze. His theme for Brawl was first revealed in the Smash Bros. DOJO!!. Several depictions of Porky as a kid appear in the background of the New Pork City, along with his statue. A variation of His Highness' Theme is among the playable tracks in New Pork City.

Though Nintendo of America localised his name as "Pokey" in EarthBound, "Porky" was used in his subsequent appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. His Japanese name, 「ポーキー」 (Pōkī), can be interpreted as either, but with Mother 3's heavier "pig" themes, "Porky" is believed to be the intended name.[1]

Role in The Subspace Emissary

When Lucas walks alone in The Ruined Zoo, a giant statue of Porky appears and begins chasing him through the zoo, attempting to crush him. At the end of the scene, Lucas gets his leg stuck under a root and is about to be hit by the statue, when Ness appears to Lucas's rescue, destroying the statue by using PK Thunder and PK Flash. It reveals Porky inside his spider-like bed machine, and the boys battle him. Ness and Lucas defeat Porky and destroy the machine.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Name Image Game Description
Porky File:BrawlTrophy315.png SNES EarthBound 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.
GBA Mother 3
(Japan only)


Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
File:Porky Sticker.png EarthBound [PK] - Attack +15
Usable by: Ness, Lucas

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy

Name Image Appears in American English Description British English Description
Porky File:PorkyWiiU.png SNES EarthBound (06/1995) 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? In EarthBound, Porky was just a chubby, selfish little boy. But by the time Mother 3 comes around... well, just look at what he's become. It would probably take another two full games just to explain how this remarkable transformation came to pass. Oh, Porky, where in the world did you go wrong...?

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポーキー・ミンチ
Pōkī Minchi
Porky/Pokey Minch
French Porky -
German Porky -
Italian Porky -
Spanish Porky -


  • Of all the bosses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Porky is the only one who only interacts with characters who are from his own series (Ness and Lucas).