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"Yes, I'm Everdred, boss of Burglin Park. When I jumped off the roof, I twisted my ankle. Anyway, I lost and nothing will change that. You know, you're pretty strong. Yeah, I know that you want to find out about a girl named Paula. She went off to a secret hideout in the Peaceful Rest Valley. A chubby boy and a weird guy in a blue outfit have kidnapped her, though. They said that they were going to make Paula some sort of human sacrifice. They were definitely hard-core strange. You know, she might be gone already. You'd better hurry. If you save Paula, be sure to come back here, okay? Don't forget!"
— Everdred

Everdred (トンチキさん) is a character in EarthBound. He looks like a husky, middle-aged man with a small black hat, glasses, and mustache, wearing what looks like an orange Hawaiian shirt.

Main History[]

Everdred is a hustler and thief whom Ness runs into at the west side of Burglin Park in Twoson. He attacks Ness on sight, initiating combat by leaping off the roof of his hideout.

When he loses, Everdred informs Ness that Paula was kidnapped by a "chubby boy and a weird guy in a blue outfit" and is being held in his secret hideout, but not by him. Everdred claims that Paula is to be used as a human sacrifice; but a Happy Happyist claims Mr. Carpainter wants her to be the high priestess of Happy-happyism. Which version is true is unknown.

After Ness rescues Paula, Everdred offers to make Ness his partner, though the criminal knows Ness will turn him down. Instead, he gives Ness the Wad of bills – a total of $10,000 in cash. However, it cannot be sold.

The next time he appears is in Fourside, where he is found lying wounded outside of Jackie's Café. He claims that he was tricked by Fourside mayor Geldegarde Monotoli into giving over the stolen Mani Mani statue, and tells Ness how to reach Moonside. Ness can ask him to repeat what he says twice before Everdred loses his patience and staggers out of sight, while scaring several people in the process after he suddenly veers towards them.

He appears in Magicant later in the game, as a figment of Ness's mind. After Giygas's defeat, most merchants in Burglin Park will state that they believe his death was a hoax. One in particular says that "Even if Everdred has passed on, he'll keep watch over us from... from...wherever he's at." However, after his appearance in Fourside, The Fourside Post - a newspaper read by Hotel porters - mentions the lonely demise of a long-haired man with beard, sunglasses and an aloha shirt that was found in the street on page 23, implying that Everdred had indeed passed away.

Everdred appears to be a fan of haikus, as he tells one in Fourside, calling it "my last Haiku poem". Everdred has an unused ghost sprite. Its purpose is unknown, but it was likely to be used either during the credits or when he is severely wounded outside Jackie's Café.



  • Is attacking - Everdred bashes a party member, giving high damage.
  • Knitted its brow - Everdred knits his brow, wasting a turn.
  • Stole <item> in the confusion of the battle - Everdred steals a item from the party's inventory.


  • Everdred's original name in Mother 2 is "Tonchiki", which means "dimwit" or "numbskull" in Japanese.
  • A minor reference to Everdred appears in Mother 3. The Aloha Coat item bears a striking resemblance to the Hawaiian shirt that Everdred wears. The stats of the item however do not give a further nod towards Everdred.
  • Everdred's Unused sprite is a reference to his offer to being Ness's partner as all other party members, have ghost sprites. Some people believe that this sprite was supposed to be used during his death sequence outside of Jackie's Cafe, where his supposed "angel" leaves his body. Others speculate that Everdred could have been a party member at some point, given the similarities to other party members' ghost sprites. This is further evidenced by the fact that the last party member in EarthBound Beginnings, Teddy, was involved in crime, much like Everdred. This would keep a consistent connection between all four party members between EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings.
  • There is a small mistake when he 'knits his brow'. The description seems to be from the Violent Roach's so the game says Everdred 'knits its brow'.
  • If the player goes back to Everdred after Paula has been rescued, but he hasn't given you the Wad of Bills, if Paula is dead (or unconscious.) before Everdred tells you to talk to her parents, he will say to come back once you have actually accomplished something.
  • It is unsure if Carpainter rented the cabin from Everdred, or simply used it without his permission, even though Everdred is aware that it is being used either way (the original Mother 2 text is much more understandable). Everdred is also aware that it is being used by the Happy Happyists to hold Paula Jones, but seems reluctant to oppose this usage of his cabin - probably because he finds members/people involved with the cult "Hardcore strange" and is intimidated by them. It is also most likely that the cult is responsible for putting in a jail with a lock door inside the cabin, unless Everdred also used the (remote) cabin to interrogate/hold people himself for his own purposes.
  • He somewhat resembles American author and poet Richard Brautigan, specifically with his hat, mustache, and long hair. This could be connected to Everdred's haiku interests, since haikus are considered forms of poems, but this was most likely just coincidental.
  • In the EarthBound Player's Guide, his full name is revealed to be "Al Everdred".