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"The wild strain of this Protoplasm escaped from a science lab and now oozes about the forest of Winters. It is an extremely weak foe, easily mopped up."
EarthBound Player's Guide

The Worthless Protoplasm is an enigmatic enemy encountered in EarthBound. They are found in Brick Road's first dungeon, and reappear on Dungeon Man's first floor.

In the overworld, they appear as a Present. In battle, they appear as blue-purple slimy creatures with beady black eyes.


Worthless Protoplasms, true to their names, are weak foes that can easily be beaten, as they have low stats, and they will barely attack.


  • Bash - Rarely, the worthless protoplasm will use the regular attack, dealing low-level damage to one party member.
  • Size up the situation - The Worthless Protoplasm sizes up the situation, making itself feel strange.
  • Call for help - The Worthless Protoplasm may summon another Worthless Protoplasm.


  • In Japanese, the Worthless Protoplasm's name means "What do I matter Anyway".
  • In Mother 3, the Negative Man can waste a turn by saying "I'm nothing but a worthless protoplasm..." making reference to this enemy.