For the Earthbound enemy, see New Age Retro Hippie.
"You could probably plant flowers in his hair and they'd grow."
— In-battle check

Hippies are enemies in EarthBound Beginnings. In battle, they frequently use a bullhorn to affect Ninten and friends's Offense or Fight stat: by claiming that a character's mother is calling them, their Fight either decreases or they realize it 'isn't very convincing' and Offense increases instead. They can also work themselves into a rage and increase their own Offense. Hippies only attacks irregularly and is more likely to waste turns by meditating or do actions that do not have an effect: this is likely because real-life hippies are supposed to be non-violent.

Hippies are well known in EarthBound Beginnings for their battle theme which is inspired by Chuck Berry's song Johnny B. Goode. A remixed version of the battle theme can be heard in EarthBound in fights against New Age Retro Hippies and Frank Fly, and can again be heard in the Mother 3 versions of the song called Rock and Roll (Mild) and Rock and Roll (Spicy).

Oddly, in very rare cases, an enemy named 'The Hippie' can be encountered in Merrysville, which isn't hippies' usual location, namely Podunk. Their name is The Hippie instead of Hippie, though their stats are identical. This is most likely an error by the game developers, as they are rather weak compared to other enemies in Merrysville.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl


The New Age Retro Hippie SSBB sticker

It appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Attaching this sticker to the bottom of Ness or Lucas's trophies in The Subspace Emissary increases their PK attack by 11.

While the sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl claims that it is of the New Age Retro Hippie, the sticker's model is actually that of a Hippie, and it also claims that it first appeared in Mother, implying that the two enemies were confused.