Onett (オネット) is the name of Ness's hometown in the SNES video game EarthBound. It is also the home of Porky Minch, Frank Fly, Lier X. Agerate, and other important characters as well as the setting of the encounter with Buzz Buzz. Giant Step, the first "Your Sanctuary" location is found in this city as well.
Places of interest
At the northern part of Onett, faraway from the main city, in a landscape full of cliffs, the houses of Ness and Porky Minch are found. It is here where a meteor containing a being from the future lands at the beginning of EarthBound, found by both kids when searching for Porky's brother Picky. This area also contains Lier X. Agerate's house. In addition, though unaccesible directly from the kids' houses, Giant Step lies west of where the meteor landed.
This is where most people live, and where most buildings are found. This part of Onett contains a burger shop, a drugstore, a pizza store, a hospital, a hotel, a casino, a police station, a library and the Town Hall. Near the casino building, members of The Sharks can be found regularly attacking people in the street; their leader, Frank, along with Frankystein Mark II are found in the backyard. There is a locked shack in the northwest which leads to Giant Step. However, it is not allowed to pass it; Captain Strong, leader of the Onett police force, catches Ness when he is coming back from reaching the first "Your Sanctuary" location. The hotel in Onett is also an important place, as it is where Ness first hears a telepathic message from Paula.
Onett is the home of many important characters from EarthBound:
- Ness and his family (Ness's mom, Tracy and King) all live in the north, having Porky, Picky, Aloysius, and Lardna Minch as their neighbors.
- The Sharks, a criminal band, attack the town before Ness beats their leader Frank Fly.
- Lier X. Agerate lives in a house near Ness's, where he first finds the Evil Mani Mani statue after a long time of excavation.
- Captain Strong, the lead of the Onett police force.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee