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Official papier mâché model of Jeff from EarthBound.

Universe EarthBound
Debut EarthBound (1994)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB

Most recent non-Smash appearance Mother 3 (cameo, 2006) Japan
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Winters, FoggyLand
Created by Shigesato Itoi
Article on WikiBound Jeff

Jeff Andonuts (ジェフ・アンドーナッツ, Jeff Andonuts) is a character originally appearing in EarthBound, as one of Ness' friends and a party member. He is the only playable character in EarthBound to lack PSI powers, so he uses guns and rockets instead. He appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as an Assist Trophy in Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Jeff first appeared in EarthBound. In EarthBound, Jeff is an intelligent kid who is the same age as Ness and is attending a school in Winters, but escapes in the middle of the night when he heard Paula's telepathic call for help. He arrives in the Sky Runner to save Ness and Paula from the underground cell in Threed, and joins them on their adventure.

Artwork of some Bottle Rockets from the Mother 2 instruction booklet.

Bottle Rockets are battle items found throughout the EarthBound series. In EarthBound they are Jeff's signature weapon, which only he is capable of using. There are three types of bottle rockets in EarthBound: Bottle rockets, Big bottle rockets, and the Multi bottle rocket. Bottle rockets are one of the most effective items in EarthBound due to the large amount of damage they deliver to a single enemy. Starting with Brawl, Jeff appears as an Assist Trophy and uses the Big bottle rocket (known as Pencil Rocket ×5 in Japan), which launches four small bottle rockets and one large one. The design of the bottle rockets are directly based off of their appearance in the Japanese instruction manual for Mother 2. The side of the big bottle rocket in Smash reads "EAGLELAND" on its side, which is the name of Ness and Paula's home country in EarthBound.

Jeff appears to be sweating whenever he appears as an Assist Trophy. This is likely based on him sweating nervously on the naming screen of EarthBound while awaiting the player's choice of name for him.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Ness' 1P Game ending picture. Jeff is third from the right.

Jeff appears on the congratulations screen upon completing the 1P Game with Ness.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Jeff appears as a trophy in Melee.


Jeff trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Jeff's trophy in Melee
Another of Ness's close friends in EarthBound, Jeff is the only son of the famous scientist, Dr. Andonuts. Jeff is a mechanical genius, able to turn common, broken tools into complex weapons like the Hungry HP-sucker and the Slime Generator. He's a bit on the shy side but incredibly intelligent and brave in the heat of battle.
EarthBound (6/95)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Jeff launching missiles at King Dedede in Brawl.

In Brawl, Jeff appears as an Assist Trophy. Once he sets it up and nervously takes cover, Jeff launches four bottle rockets and one big bottle rocket, all of which home in on the nearest opponent. The number of times he does this is dependent on his summoner's standing in the current match; the lower their overall standing, the more volleys of rockets that Jeff will fire off. Regardless, there is a small chance Jeff will fire a second volley normally.


Jeff trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Jeff's trophy in Brawl
Dr. Andonuts's son, who attends a boarding school in Winters. He receives a telepathic message from Paula saying that she and Ness have been captured, and he sets out to rescue them. He's Ness's age but has the knowledge of an established scientist. He repairs broken items and makes them into other things. As his IQ increases, so does the number of things he can create.
SNES: EarthBound
SNES: EarthBound


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Jeff Earthbound TypeIcon(PK).png Attack +11 Ness Lucas NessHeadSSBB.pngLucasHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Jeff (EarthBound).png

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Jeff reprises his Assist Trophy role in both versions of SSB4. In addition, on the Magicant stage, Jeff appears in his original 16-bit sprite form in two of the background scenes that can appear in a rip in the sky.


NTSC One of the main party members in EarthBound, he attends Snow Wood Boarding School in Winters. Jeff takes after his inventor father, Dr. Andonuts, creating devices in his free time. One of these is the bottle rocket, which fires one large missile and four smaller ones. And sometimes one extra!
SNES: EarthBound (06/1995)
PAL This boy from EarthBound is the same age as Ness and goes to Snow Wood Boarding School. His dad, the genius scientist Dr. Andonuts, was the brain behind Jeff's weapon: the big bottle rocket. It's made up of four small missiles and one large one. And...who knows? Maybe you'll even get some extra firepower out of it!
Super Famicom: EarthBound (1994 (JP))

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Jeff as shown prior to release.

Jeff returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His small rockets now have smaller explosions, launch at a lower angle, and have high base knockback and low knockback scaling, rather than the other way around. A similar knockback change was made to his large rockets, but their damage has been upped from 18% to 25%, and thus while not as effective at KOing as before, they still possess KO potential.

Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy as: Fires a volley of five bottle rockets. Can't be KO'd. He can't appear on Arena Ferox, Brinstar, Corneria, Duck Hunt, Magicant, Pac-Land, Spiral Mountain, Spirit Train, and Wrecking Crew


Jeff also appears as a Legend-class support spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Jeff is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Jeff's spirit is located in the northern town section of The Light Realm.

Jeff's Spirit Battle uses three Inkling puppet fighters starting off with different Shooting Type items, and is fought on the Onett stage. During the battle, Jeff appears as a hostile Assist Trophy while the Inkling puppet fighters' shooting power increases, referencing Jeff's usage and proficiency with firearms.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
★★★★ 2 Jam FS Charge EarthBound Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ジェフ・アンドーナッツ, Jeff Andonuts
UK English Jeff
France French Jeff
Germany German Jeff
Spain Spanish Jeff
Italy Italian Jeff
China Chinese Jeff
South Korea Korean 제프, Jeff
Netherlands Dutch Jeff
Russia Russian Джефф


  • On x1.5 speed in Training mode, Jeff will always only shoot five missiles, four small and one big.
  • Oddly, neither Jeff or his bottle rockets cast a shadow in Ultimate.