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Instant Revitalization Devices

The device's EarthBound and Mother 3 sprites.

Broken IRD

A broken Instant Revitalizing Device in Mother 3

The Instant Revitalizing Device is, as its name implies, a machine which instantly and completely heals whoever is using it for free. It also cures Homesickness. It was invented by Dr. Andonuts and appears in both EarthBound and Mother 3.



The device is first seen in Dr. Andonuts's laboratory in Winters during Jeff's reunion with him, and can be used anytime the party visits the laboratory. Later in the game, another can be found in Dungeon Man, which is another of Dr. Andonuts's creations.

Mother 3[]

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The device has been modified slightly (it is taller, colored differently, and has the Pigmask symbol on the front) and adopted by the Pigmask Army. It is first seen in-game by Flint and Alec near Drago Plateau in Chapter 1, and is used extensively in facilities controlled by Porky Minch (such as Thunder Tower).

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  • In Mother 2, the Instant Revitalizing Device is known as the "Instant Energy Machine".
  • The device is briefly referenced in the Homestuck webcomic, where it merely produces revitalizing coffee.

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