Onett

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Eagleland (EarthBound in Brawl and SSB4)
Onett
Onett
EarthboundSymbol(preBrawl).svg
Universe EarthBound
Appears in Melee
Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Home stage to Melee:
Ness
Brawl:
Ness
Lucas
SSB4:
Ness
Lucas (DLC)
Availability Starter (Melee, Brawl, and SSB4)
Crate type Presents (Brawl Only)
Maximum players 8
Tracks available In Melee and Brawl:
Mother
Mother 2 (Alternate)
Bolded track must be unlocked in Brawl
In SSB4:
Onett
Magicant / Eight Melodies (Mother)
Onett Theme / Winters Theme
Smiles and Tears
Pollyanna (I Believe in You)
Snowman
Mother 3 Love Theme
Porky's Theme
Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise
Bolded track must be unlocked
Tournament legal (SSBM)
Singles Banned
Doubles Banned
Tournament legal (SSBB)
Singles Banned
Doubles Banned
Article on WikiBound Onett

Onett (オネット, Onett) is a stage available in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It was first announced at E3 2001.

In All-Star mode in Super Smash Bros. Melee, this stage is played on when the player face Ness and any of his teammates. In Brawl, Ness is fought here when being unlocked.

Stage layout[edit]

The center of the stage is occupied by a building with two awnings which act as soft platforms. Stepping on the awnings makes the sign tilt, and stepping on them two more times makes them drop and become unavailable; they get automatically restored after a short time.

On the right there is a light blue house with a festoon, which acts as a soft platform, over it. On the left there is a yellow house: the tree over it provides two soft platforms which react to the weight of fighters and items.

Several more buildings appear, but, as they're beyond the lateral blast lines, they can't be acessed during gameplay. There is also no lower blast line.

Wario, Mario, Lucas and the black Runaway Five van in Brawl.

At times a warning sign appears near the side of the screen, signifying that a car or van will pass by the bottom of the stage. The vehicles can hit and damage fighters, as well as destroy or activate items like crates. Every vehicle deals 30% damage, but their other properties differ:

  • The Taxi Cab (Yellow car) and Teal Coupe deal exactly the same amount of damage and knockback. The coupe is most likely to spin out whenever it hits an opponent, and the larger the opponent, the more likely.
  • The Magenta Coupe deals reverse knockback, meaning that it sends the victim flying behind it, like a much more poweful version of Dr. Mario's down tilt.
  • The Runaway Five's Tour Bus spikes any character it hits. Thus, since it's on the ground, it sends donwards airborne fighters in the middle of a short hop and sends upwards grouded fighters. The spike is so powerful, it is capable of star KOing any character above 90%.

The background features several more elements: a hospital, a hotel, a backhoe, and a hill with some houses (including Ness's) and a meteorite on top. On the foreground, outside the normal camera view, there are a white canopy and some bicicles. On the right of the stage, slightly beyond the blast line, there is a sign with a warning about the black van.

Ω mode[edit]

The Omega version takes place on a much bigger version of the roof of the drug store.

Changes from Melee to Brawl[edit]

Eagleland: Onett returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as EarthBound: Onett. One change in the stage is that the right edge of the left building's roof can no longer be grabbed. Also, there are slight lips on the both sides of the house on the right. This prevents characters against these walls from jumping to avoid cars. However, the cars in this version of Onett deal highly reduced knockback, lacking KO ability at realistic percentages unless very close to the walk off edges, although their damage output has not been decreased and they can still disrupt gameplay. Another slight change to this stage is that the red cross on the building of the Hospital has been removed, most likely due to issues about the Red Cross emblem.

The warning sign on the right side of the stage is only readable in Brawl when the Devil assist trophy moves the stage to the right or when the unrestricted camera hack is in use. In Melee, it can be read simply by standing close to it, pausing and moving the camera.

Tournament Legality[edit]

The stage is banned in both Melee and Brawl, though it saw use as a counterpick in the former game. The reasons for banning are the same in both games; the walls allow for infinite combos, and the stage hazards of the cars can disrupt gameplay and easily allow for early kills (this problem is more prevalent in Melee). The lack of a lower blast line also removes the edge guarding component of characters; the low ceiling at the top of the stage and the walk-off blast lines also can allow for very easy and early KOs.

Gallery[edit]

Origin[edit]

Onett as it originally appeared in EarthBound.

Onett is Ness's hometown in EarthBound, though its actual layout is different from this stage's version.

Drug Stores, which unlike in this stage feature only two floors, act as item shops, as well as places where Ness can withdraw and deposit money with an ATM and save the game with a payphone.

The Runaway Five's tour bus as it originally appeared in EarthBound.

Cars, including Taxis, drive along the streets in the cities, but unlike in this stage they stop when in front of Ness until he gets out of the way. The black van, which in EarthBound never appears in Onett, belongs to the Runaway Five, a band with debts that Ness and his friends help repay. To show their gratitude, they offer Ness a ride from Twoson to Threed. The bulletin board which warns players about the van is inspired by similar bulletin boards in EarthBound which feature miscellaneous messages.

Some of the buildings in the background and outside the stage's bounds are the Onett arcade, where Ness defeats the Sharks and their leader Frank Fly, a Hospital, where in EarthBound status aliments including unconsciousness can be healed, a Hotel, where the party's HP and PP can be fully recovered. The backhoe could be a reference to the one in Dusty Dunes Desert. The canopy in the stage foreground could refer to the similar-looking shops of Burglin Park in Twoson, where a bicycle shop is also located.

The very back of the stage depicts the steep cliffs at the north of Onett. These feature Ness's house, Porky's house, the entrance to the cave which leads to Giant Step and the meteorite which crashes on the top of the hill at the beginning of EarthBound, kickstarting the plot. However, their positioning is different with respect to the source game.

Ω Mode, which takes place on top of a wider version of the drug store featuring some flowers and a trash can, is likely a reference to the first meeting between Ninten and Lloyd in Mother, when Lloyd is hiding in a trash can on the roof of Twinkle Elementary School.

Trivia[edit]

The rice ball, as seen when the bush textures are removed from the stage.
  • If the player stands just to the right of the blue house and pauses, zoom out to see the "Onett Message Board" to the right. It reads "Caution, A black van driven by this guy (seen in the picture right of the message - he is one of the main Runaway Five band members) has been spotted racing recklessly through town. Be careful!".
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there is a glitch involving the Soccer Ball. If the ball is hit and lands on one of the bushes suspended in the air above the left house, it will bounce continuously, causing the bush to bounce, until a player or another item steps onto it.
  • Using the unrestricted camera hack, a rice ball can be seen behind some flowers. This can be seen in both Melee and Brawl, and it is currently unknown if it is in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • Two mailboxes are missing in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.


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