Unconsciousness (sometimes known as faintness) is a status ailment present in all three games in the Mother series. Party members are considered unconscious when their HP drops to 0. In EarthBound and Mother 3, thanks to the rolling health odometer, a character is only rendered unconscious when the meter reaches 0. If the fight ends or if the character is healed before it reaches the bottom, they will survive.
Unconscious characters cannot fight, use PSI or defend themselves, and cannot be the target of enemy attacks. This state could be considered the "dead" state in many RPGs, but due to the series' nature, such a term isn't easily used. PSI Healing γ / Ω can be used to revive an unconscious character, as well as some special items like the Cup of Lifenoodles. In Mother, only Super Healing can revive an unconscious party member. If all characters end up unconscious, however, the game is over.
There is a status ailment known as Diamondization, which is identical to being instantly KO'd, although the Diamondized character retains all HP and PP, and the appearance of a Diamondized character in the overworld is a humanoid statue constructed of orange diamonds, instead of the normal unconscious sprite.
In Mother, there is a status condition called "Stone". "Stone" is almost identical to Diamondization, except in the overworld, the character becomes an unanimated sprite.
If the current party leader is rendered unconscious, the next character in line that is not unconscious will take his/her place. In Mother and EarthBound, unconscious party members take the form of spirits. In Mother 3, fallen characters will follow the rest of the party, but with their heads down in complete exhaustion, making the group unable to dash.
Ways to regain consciousnessEdit
PSI Healing γ or Ω can be used to return an otherwise unconscious character, although it might randomly fail to do so (Ω has a better success rate). Visiting a hospital is also another way to recover fainted characters. In Mother, besides visiting a Hospital, only Super Healing can revive an unconscious character,
The following items can recover a fallen character:
In Mother 3, if a character gets Fever, it'll regain consciousness with 1 HP.