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For the Mother enemy, see The Hippie.
New Age Retro Hippie
New Age Retro Hippie Clay
Sprites New Age Retro Hippie NARHBattleSprite
Appears in EarthBound
Status Common
Hit points 87
Offense 19
Defense 14
Speed 5
Guts 10
Experience reward 160
Wealth $23
Drops Ruler (1/16 chance)
Vulnerable to PSI Fire, PSI Freeze
Location Twoson
"The Hippie hangs out on the streets of Twoson, and his only purpose in life appears to be making the going less than easy for everybody else"
Battle Memory

The New Age Retro Hippie is an enemy in EarthBound. He can first be encountered by Ness in Twoson and the Two-Three Tunnel. These hippies have a huge red afro and red beard with a mustache, and are dressed with an open blue shirt, red pants, and blue shoes. His in-battle pose has him with crossed legs. This enemy can be most analogous to the Hippie in the beginning of Mother near Podunk.

He attacks by using tools in-battle. He uses the toothbrush, an item that can somehow inflict solidification on an opponent. He can use the ruler, which helps him figure the length of things, and waste a turn. He can lose his temper like Captain Strong, which increases his offense by 1. His standard attack can deal low to moderate damage.

He has the same battle music as an early boss, Frank Fly, and when encountered, always appears alone. The in-battle theme for the New Age Retro Hippie is a parody of the song "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry. The tune was also incorporated into the Animal Crossing song, "Rockin' K.K."

NPCs with the same sprite as the New Age Retro Hippie can be seen in the crowd watching the Runaway Five or operating a condiment selling stand in Burglin Park. One is seen outside a red house in Happy-Happy Village, where a Mr. Saturn lives.

In Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit


The New Age Retro Hippie appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. Attaching this sticker to the bottom of Ness or Lucas's trophies in The Subspace Emissary increases their PK attack by 11. While the sticker is called "New Age Retro Hippie", however, it actually uses the clay model of Mother's Hippie enemy and states that the New Age Retro Hippie appears in Mother, which is incorrect.


  • In the Japanese version, they are called Carefree Guys.

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