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"After the alien hits the lights and captures Paula, head to the fourth floor to fight the green fiend. It uses Fire, Freese and Brain Shock. You should use Jeff's Bottle Rockets."
EarthBound Player's Guide

The Dept. Store Spook (or Department Store Spook) is a boss fought in EarthBound.


Allied with Geldegarde Monotoli, the Spook kidnaps Paula by ambushing the party as they try to leave Fourside's Department Store. It then retreats to the manager's office of the department store and taunts Ness and Jeff into confronting him there. Its presence in the store causes a blackout, and the civilian population is replaced by monsters.

In the Dept. Store Spook's pre-battle monologue it nearly states that Ness and Jeff will burn in Hell, but instead goes on to say that they will instead go to Heaven. Once he is defeated, he reveals that Paula is being held in the Monotoli Building, confident that his master, Giygas, will avenge his death. His death turns the lights back on in the department store, and the party can buy items once again.


The enemy's entire moveset are PSI moves. Its most common attack is Freeze α, but it also knows Fire α, Lifeup α, Brainshock α, and Magnet Omega. Its in-battle theme is Battle Against an Unsettling Opponent, as opposed to all succeeding Mooks using Battle Against A Machine.

The battle can be easily finished using a Big Bottle Rocket and PSI Rockin β.


  • The Dept. Store Spook is the only Mook-type enemy in the Mother series that has a unique overworld sprite.
  • It is the only one of the Mook family to not have Mook in it's name.