Ellay is the last settlement of Mother. It is infamous for the Bla-Bla Gang, and is the hometown of Teddy, the leader of the gang. The city has a couple of attractions to offer, namely a live house and an observation tower. Ellay has a population of 32 individuals, an average temperature of 16°C, and its main industries are industrial manufacture and dairy.
In contrast to the other settlements of the game, Ellay has a police station, a harbor, an observation tower, and a bar-like building known as the Live House. Excluding Teddy, a total of seven Bla-Bla Gang members can be found throughout Ellay, six of whom automatically are battled when interacted with. Outside of the Live House, an individual offers the party a Live House ticket for $1200; it can however be purchased for $350 in the city's department store. An NPC in the city's hotel also kicks the fourth wall by mentioning that she has heard of a game called "EARTH BOUND", being the English name of Mother.
If the player answers yes when a girl inside the Live House offers to buy Ninten a drink, a policeman will enter the building and take the party to the police station due to underage drinking. The weapon that the leading party member currently has equipped will then get confiscated by the police officer; it can however later be purchased from another policeman inside the station for the same price offered in stores.
Ellay is the third biggest settlement in the game, featuring an area of 12,062 square meters, and is surpassed by Reindeer and Podunk. The city consists of sixty-nine buildings, twelve multi-storied ones and fifty-seven more house-like ones. While none of the house-like buildings can be entered, six of the multi-storied buildings are accessible, being the city's department store, hospital, hotel, police station and a building called the Live House. The city is situated near a coastline that borders the Pacific Ocean, and it does as a result have both a harbor and an observation tower. Due to being located so close to the ocean, the city is surrounded by water streams, and can because of that only be accessed by bridges from the south and the east.
After leaving Youngtown and traversing the swamp, Ninten, Ana and Lloyd reach Ellay. Several members of the Bla-Bla Gang roam around the city, and fight the party if interacted with. The party purchases a ticket, in order to access a building called the Live House, from either an individual nearby the building or from the city's department store. When entering the Live House, the party gets to perform on-stage. After their musical performance is over, the leader of the Bla-Bla Gang, Teddy, enters the building and confronts the party, accusing them of beating up on some of his fellow gang members. After a short battle between him and the party, Teddy interrupts the match, calling it a draw, as he gets impressed by Ninten's ability to fight. He thereafter explains that he wants to avenge his dead parents, instructing them to set off toward the mountains, and then joins their party.
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|Antidote||$20||Recovers from poison|
|Asthma Spray||$148||Recovers from an asthma attack|
|Life Up Cream||$194||Completely restores HP|
|Insecticide||$300||Kills insect enemies instantly|
|Orange Juice||$5||Restores 10 HP|
|Bread||$30||Restores 20 HP; if Used instead of Eaten, it will turn into Bread Crumbs|
|Sports Drink||$75||Restores 100 HP|
|Strawberry Tofu||$975||Restores 10 HP; can be given to Able or Baker in exchange for the Swear Words or Words of Love respectively|
|Ticket||$350||Allows entry into the Live House|
|Butter Knife||$580||Weapon for Teddy|
|Rope||$600||Binds a single enemy|
|Survival Knife||$1200||Weapon for Teddy|
|Orange Juice||$5||Restores 10 HP|
|French Fries||$20||Restores 20 HP|
|Hamburger||$25||Restores 50 HP|
|B.B. Gang||May drop a Flame Thrower|
|B.B.'s Boss||Boss - the battle will break off after a couple of turns|
|Red Snake||May drop a Magic Coin|
|Starman||May drop a PSI Stone|
|UltraBarbot||May drop a Plasma Beam|
- Ellay's name may be a pun on the common abbreviation for the real-life city Los Angeles, "L.A."
- Excerpt from Valentine's (Ellay's) Encyclopedia Mother Entry
- "This game I heard of was titled "EARTH BOUND"... don't know exactly why... because it really doesn't matter. So if you shouldn't judge a book by its cover... Don't judge a game by its title." - NPC
- Map of the Overworld of Mother from Encyclopedia Mother
|Locations in EarthBound Beginnings|
Ninten's house • Podunk • South Cemetery • Canary Village • Choucream Zoo • Merrysville • Twinkle Elementary School • Sweet's Little Factory • Duncan's Factory • Union Station • Reindeer • Mislay Triangle • Snowman • Snowman Chateau • Spookane • Rosemary's house • Yucca Desert • Ruins of Desert • Youngtown • Swamp • Ellay • Live House • Look-Out Tower • Harbor • Mt. Itoi
Magicant • Queen Mary's Castle • Magicant Underground
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