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Choucream Zoo
動物園/ショークリームどうぶつえん (Choucream) Zoo

Choucream Zoo as it appears in EarthBound Beginnings.

Connected areas
Canary Village

Choucream Zoo[1] (also written as Chou Cream Zoo[2], short for Chou à la Crème, and simply referred to as City Zoo in the English version) is a location in EarthBound Beginnings. Founded in 1985,[3] Choucream Zoo is located north of the town of Podunk, and is also where the third melody can be found. The Zoo is a popular destination spot, and Ninten frequented it as a child, however the events of the game have caused it to be shut down.

In EarthBound Beginnings

During the events of EarthBound Beginnings the zoo was shut down because a strange noise was driving the animals wild and they began attacking people. After Ninten saves Pippi from the cemetery, the mayor of Podunk will reward him with the Zoo Key and $100 after the rescue, before asking Ninten to investigate a matter of chaos at the zoo, hoping that he will bring it back to order again. At the entrance, a monkey will appear and steal the Key from Ninten, running off with it. The monkey uses the key to open the gate of the zoo, making it accessible. When first visited, The zoo's animals are roaming freely and are driven hostile, due to the work of a Starman Jr. emitting a high pitch noise and driving the animals insane. Ninten is sent there to bring it back to its original state. Upon reaching the Superintendent's Office (Japanese: かんり じむしょ Superintendence Office), Ninten encounters the Starman Jr, and upon defeating it, the noise that drove the animals insane stopped. The animals were calmed and no longer attacked people, allowing Ninten to learn the third melody from the singing monkey. The animals were then returned to their enclosures and the zoo reopened.


The zoo consists of eleven boundary fences, a few flowerbeds and several symmetrically placed trees that act as blockades. Animals that can be found within the zoo includes rabbits, monkeys, pandas, penguins and flamingos. The zoo follows a snake-like pattern, which must be followed to get to the Superintendent's Office at the east end of the zoo. A singing monkey will appear within the most northeastern fence after Starman Jr. is defeated and will sing the third melody.

Once inside, The consists of three floors with two rooms each, and the room to the left on the second floor being the only one which doesn't contain a present (excluding the room containing Starman Jr.). The only enemies that are present there are rats, centipedes, flies and the boss of the area. When the capsule-like object on the topmost floor of the building has been checked, Ninten will meet the second boss of the game, Starman Jr..


  • Antidote, found in the left room on the first floor of the office.
  • Bread, found in the right room on the second floor of the office.
  • Life Up Cream, found in the right room on the third floor of the office.
  • Rope, found in the left room on the first floor of the office.


  Enemy name Notes
Alligator.gif Alligator None
BionicCenti.gif BionicCenti None
Centipede.gif Centipede Can only be found in the Superintendent's Office
Elephant.gif Elephant None
Fly.gif Fly None
Gorilla.gif Gorilla None
Hyena.gif Hyena None
Rat.gif Rat Can only be found in the Superintendent's Office
Tiger.gif Tiger None
StarmanJr.gif Starman Jr. Boss - all other enemies disappear after battle


The Ruined Zoo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissarry mode may have been based on the Choucream Zoo, as it is a zoo that has been ruined and primarily features EarthBound characters.


Locations in EarthBound Beginnings
Ninten's housePodunkSouth CemeteryCanary VillageChoucream ZooMerrysvilleTwinkle Elementary SchoolSweet's Little FactoryDuncan's FactoryUnion StationReindeerMislay TriangleSnowmanSnowman ChateauSpookaneRosemary's houseYucca DesertRuins of DesertYoungtownSwampEllayLive HouseLook-Out TowerHarborMt. Itoi
MagicantQueen Mary's CastleMagicant Underground
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