"All the forest critters are acting weird, and I'm suddenly getting real bad vibes here...Oh, no, I mean that in a good way! What I meant to say is, I'm getting GOOD bad vibes, if that makes sense.*thump* *thump*"
— Bateau

Bateau is a character in Mother 3. He is notable for his close resemblance to Picky Minch from EarthBound.

He runs a postal service which previously utilized Carrier Pigeons as delivery tools, but after three years he uses more advanced methods for delivery. In Chapter 8, he can be found in front of the arcade in New Pork City.

He lives in the north of Cerulean Beach.


  • His Japanese name uses the letters ハト (pidgeon).
  • "Bateau" means "boat" in French.