EarthBound Wiki
EarthBound Wiki

"While Fobby is one of the weakest foes, he is capable of discharging a deadly Brain Shock attack."
EarthBound Player's Guide

Fobbies are enemies in EarthBound. They are stronger variants of the Foppies found within Lumine Hall and the Spiral of Magicant as enemies useful for experience-grinding due to their high experience-over-challenge ratio. They are one of the few enemies in the game that need to concentrate to use PSI, making them even more harmless.



Similar to the Foppies, Fobbies have a orange oval body, with two dot-like eyes in the middle of it and two small feet under its body.


Groups with[]


  • Bash - The Fobby bashes an enemy, dealing low-level damage to one party member.
  • HP-Sucker - The Fobby uses the HP-Sucker, draining HP from one party member and adding it to its own.
  • Brainshock α - The Fobby tries Brainshock α, making one party member feel strange, however, three turns need to pass in order for the Fobby to concentrate and be able to use it.
  • PSI Magnet α - The Fobby tries PK Magnet α, draining PP from one party member and adding it to its own.



  • These enemies were the base for the phrase: "Foppies are Pink, so Fobbies are Borange," which dubbed a quite famous radio series based off of EarthBound named Fobbies are Borange.
  • Oddly, Some Fobbies are unable to fight in groups, and have a different background when fought.
  • This enemy is the namesake of, a web hosting site.
  • Its battle theme is Battle Against a Mobile Opponent.