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Violent Roach
Clay violentroach mother2
Sprites ViolentRoach ViolentRoach
Relatives Filthy Attack Roach
Metal Attack Roach
Appears in EarthBound
Mother 3
EarthBound
Status Enemy
Hit points 209
Psychic points 0
Offense 30
Defense 26
Speed 35
Guts 29
Experience reward 1757
Wealth $80
Drops Secret Herb (1/128)
Vulnerable to PSI Fire, PSI Freeze, Hypnosis, Insecticide Spray
Location Cave leading from Grapefruit Falls to Saturn Valley
Mother 3
Status Enemy
Level 14
Hit points 88
Psychic points 0
Offense 55
Defense 11
IQ 18
Speed 35
Experience reward 40
Wealth 0
Drops Nut Bread 10%
Vulnerable to Sleep, PK Freeze, PK Fire
Location Osohe Castle, Death Desert
In-battle theme Mambo de Battle Plus
"They might be small, but they pack quite a punch. This can take a toll on your health if you're not careful. Drops Nut Bread (10%)." - Mother 3 Guidebook

The Violent Roach is an enemy found in both EarthBound and Mother 3. In EarthBound, it can be found in the tunnel from the Grapefruit Falls to Saturn Valley, and in Mother 3, it can be found in the Osohe Castle and the Death Desert. It is not much of a threat, but it has an attack where it "spreads its wings," which causes solidification. It may waste a turn by "knitting his brow". As it is an insect enemy, it can be damaged with bug spray. They are fairly weak enemies and can be easily defeated with PK Freeze. There is also a small chance they will drop a Secret Herb in EarthBound.

In Mother 3, its battle sound is Battle Sound 29, a battle sound used exclusively by spud bugs and roaches, which falls under Code Numbers 523 for regular attack, 524 for Smaaaash! and 525 for Miss.

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