Fleas is a status ailment specific to Mother 3. While affected, characters are unable to use Sound Battles when attacking. In addition, it occasionally causes the victim to be unable to use special abilities, like PSI or Thief's Tools. There is no warning prior; when it is the victim's turn, they will be presented with the message "Name's fleas prevented him/her from using special techniques!".This status ailment especially effects Boney more than the other characters. It can be cured by Flea Powder.
Enemies which can cause fleas: