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Department store

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Department stores are shops commonly appearing in EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound. They sell various items, including medicines, food, weapons, armors, miscellaneous goods, and teddy bears. They generally have an ATM on the first floor, as well as a payphone, which costs one dollar per use.

In EarthBound Beginnings

In EarthBound Beginnings, department stores are divided into multiple floors specializing in different items. The bottom floor includes an ATM and a payphone, and the clerk at the counter allows Ninten's party to sell unneeded items, while the upper floors vary depending on the town. Department stores are marked by a blue sign. The Podunk department store is vital to finish the game, as the pet store there sells the Canary Chick belonging to Laura, who bears the second melody. Department stores can be found in the following towns:

In EarthBound

Twoson Department Store

There are only two department stores in EarthBound; Twoson's Department Store, and Fourside's Grand Department Store, which plays a major role in the game. Drug stores found in smaller towns serve a similar purpose, with a much smaller selection.


The Merrysville Department store was altered in the English prototype and Mother 1+2 to accommodate the Repel Ring. The Telephone Card originally sold there can instead be obtained from a man outside after taking his survey.

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