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Deep Darkness is a location in EarthBound. It is home to a number of monkeys, as well as the Tenda of Tenda Village. Ness and friends visit the Deep Darkness using Dungeon Man's Yellow Submarine to cross the ocean.

The Deep Darkness area is a combination of marsh and swamp; delving into the deeper parts of the region is hazardous to the party's health. The entryway of the Deep Darkness is where the island's monkeys reside. It is also where a traveling salesman has opened shop, and serves as the location's Drugstore. Deeper into the swamp is a cavern where the Tenda reside. Prior to reaching this cavern, the party is ambushed by Master Belch, now rechristened "Master Barf", however his attack ultimately fails when Poo arrives after his training with the Star Master, and vanquishes Barf using PSI Starstorm.

The Deep Darkness is also where the party discovers Fourside mayor Geldegarde Monotoli's private helicopter, which Pokey Minch had used to flee the city earlier in the game. Pokey however is nowhere to be found.



  • "Deep Darkness"


EarthBound Deep Darkness Map

Deep Darkness Map


  • The Deep Darkness's equivalent in EarthBound's sequel, Mother 3, is said to be Tanetane Island. Both areas require the party to cross an ocean south in order to be reached.
  • Surprisingly enough, if you try to get through The Deep Darkness without using the Hawk Eye, you can get a decent distance into the dark part until the game forces you to use the Hawk Eye before you can continue.