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"Summers, being a resort and all, has lots of interesting sorts hanging out near the beach. One of the beach bumbs you'll meet is a guy in a Hawaiian shirt. he doesn't hava anything to do other than get into trouble."
EarthBound Player's Guide

The Tough Guy is a rare enemy in Earthbound. It can be found on Carrilon Beach in Summers.

Its main attacks consist of "coming out swinging", which deals moderate damage to a party member, and losing its temper, which raises its Offense. It appears on the beach, can be paired with the Over Zealous Cop, and yields absurdly high EXP. However, it is just as absurd in terms of rarity, to the point where one can play through the game several times over and never encounter a single Tough Guy.

Trivia[]

  • The Tough Guy's fingers indicate a classic taunt, when people antagonize challengers, usually saying "Come on", or "Prepare yourself".
  • Tough Guys's in-battle sprite resembles the jock NPC. For example, they teleport Ness and Jeff around Moonside.
  • The Tough Guy bears a resemblance to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and may be a reference to him.
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