At Nintendo’s February 2022 Direct, it was announced that EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings would come to Nintendo Switch Online’s platform of retro games. These games are fan-favorites originally released on the SNES and NES, respectively. There are lots of things for players to learn in these expansive games, especially if it is the first playthrough.

One recurring theme throughout the series is the main character’s favorite food. This is referenced and hinted at several times throughout both games. By default, Ness’ favorite food is Steak. This is a crucial piece of information for players trying out the game for the first time.

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What does the favorite food do?

The character’s favorite food is important because it will heal the HP and PP of the character and all party members. This information can be invaluable and comes in especially handy in a pinch.

In EarthBound, players will have the ability to choose the character’s favorite food themselves, with the options being:

  • Steak
  • Pasta
  • Cake
  • Pie
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Salmon

You can obtain the player’s favorite food from their mother and the character Magicant.

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