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"This thing better not have fleas..."
— In-battle check

Stray Dogs are enemies in EarthBound Beginnings. They are first encountered as a regular enemy in Podunk, however one must be faced as a boss in Merrysville, outside of Duncan's factory.

Interestingly, the Runaway Dog enemies from EarthBound are very similar to the Stray Dog.


Its battle theme is Battle With a Dangerous Foe.


  • Bit - The Stray Dog bites a party member, dealing low damage.


  • When appearing, attacking, and being defeated, the Stray Dog's tail seems to be moving and the collar seems to disappear, most likely due to a technical visual error, since the "Up" position seems to be the same tail, but with the end chopped off.