Porky Minch

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Porky
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A boss in Brawl
Universe EarthBound
Article on WikiBound Porky

Porky Minch (ポーキー・ミンチ, Porky/Pokey Minch), also known as Pokey Minch, The Pig King, or King P, is a character that originated in EarthBound. He is described as a self-centered, rotten, and spoiled brat, as well as a bully.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Porky's indirect cameo in Melee.

Porky's helicopter appears in Fourside, referencing the time he stole the helicopter in EarthBound.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

New Pork City is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Also, Porky's Theme is, as the name implies, Porky's signature music piece in Brawl.

Role in the Subspace Emissary[edit]

As the third boss of the Subspace Emissary and a general of the Subspace Army, Porky sends Primids to divert Lucas before deploying his giant statue, The Pig King Statue, that soon starts to hunt Lucas down. This statue is indestructible, so Lucas has no choice but to escape; the giant statue destroys containers, barrels, enemies and even metallic buildings. Lucas finally comes to a small water marsh, which seems to save him as the Pig King Statue sinks into it, but the Statue soon respawns. The Pig King Statue can even damage Lucas as it is respawning.

Lucas then stumbles after catching his foot in a grass knot, and just as the giant statue has him, Ness appears and uses PK Thunder which causes the statue to tip over. The statue once again recovers and flies into the air, this time to crush Ness. However, Ness uses a PK Flash and the statue explodes, revealing Porky Minch himself (in his bed-mecha from Mother 3), who immediately challenges Lucas and Ness.

Porky Minch attacks by moving around and by using a variety of lasers, as well as small Porky-bot enemies. Porky moves by facing towards the screen, and walking side-to-side like a crab. Despite appearance, the player can actually step on the glass vial on top of Porky's Bed-Mecha and avoid some attacks, while other times, it leaves the player perfectly open to damage, but at this position, the player is capable of attacking the whole time standing up there. Snake can plant mines on Porky that will explode next time he attacks. However, most of the times the characters will slide off quickly. This can, however, cause the Earthquake Glitch to occur, defeating him quickly. The edge of Porky's cage is sloped, despite appearance. This can be held as strategic value, and fast-falling attacks (Aether, Stone, Final Cutter) can land on Porky, then slide off, out of range of his legs.

Porky is eventually taken down, making his machine blow up and fall into the background, twitching. His condition after the explosion is unknown. He is brought back by Tabuu to distract the heroes in The Great Maze.

Porky's attacks[edit]

First move[edit]
  • Porky's walker does a flurry of stabs, inflicting heavy damage if all blows hit. It is possible to DI out of it by approaching towards him and jumping above. Some characters can crouch under this attack.
  • Porky's walker walks around, which does minor damage. Difficult to see coming (the walker speeds up a little and its eyes glow), but easily avoided by staying away or jumping over the mech.
  • Porky's walker hops slightly before rapidly charging at the player and off-screen. This attack is very powerful, and has a lot of knockback, KOing at about 20%. Jumping over the walker is advised over other methods of avoiding it.
Second move[edit]
  • Porky's walker sends out six Porky-Bots from Mother 3 that try to self-destruct on the player. If they are attacked with a projectile, they trip and explode. In Boss Battles, the robots can still deal damage to the player even after Porky himself has been defeated.
  • Porky's walker creates a ball of energy, which shoots a laser towards the player. In the air, it is a multi-hit attack and on the ground it is a powerful one-hit attack that does upwards of 50 damage. At higher levels, it is fast enough to circle around for a second (and even third) hit.
Third move[edit]
  • Porky's walker jumps up high and tries to land on the player.
  • Porky's walker hovers up, and tries to attack the player with a lightning bolt. At low HP, he does this two or three times (depending on whether or not he's on turbo). Standing on Porky will not dodge the attack, instead increasing the player's chances of a KO, being so close to the upper blast line. If Porky is at low health, doing enough damage to KO him will end the attack early (although his walker will land before entering the animation of his defeat).

Damage taken[edit]

  EffectIcon(Normal).png EffectIcon(Slash).png EffectIcon(Electric).png EffectIcon(Freezing).png EffectIcon(Flame).png EffectIcon(Grass).png EffectIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Darkness).png EffectIcon(Aura).png Specials: Direct Specials: Indirect
Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×1.0

Moveset gallery[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

The Porky trophy from Brawl.
Porky
A self-centered, rotten brat who lives next door to Ness. As the events of the game progress, he's rapidly led astray and becomes Giygas's right-hand man. Afterward, he goes missing in time and then reappears in the Nowhere Islands of Mother 3. He leads the Pig Mask Army invasion but is eventually defeated by Lucas and friends.
SNES: EarthBound (Japan and US Only)
GB Advance: Mother 3 (Japan Only)

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Characters
Porky EarthBound TypeIcon(PK).png Attack +15 NessHeadSSBB.pngLucasHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Porky (EarthBound).png
Porky
(EarthBound)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Porky appeared as a smash tour item in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and mentioned in the Porky Statue trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In Smash Tour[edit]

Porky appears as a green Smash Tour item, once again in his Mother 3 mech. When selected, he allows the user to steal the effect of an item used by another player.

Trophy information[edit]

The Porky trophy from Wii U.
Porky
ntsc Porky was just a chubby, selfish little boy in EarthBound. When he next appeared, in Mother 3, look what he'd become! We might need another two games just to explain how this occurred. Oh, Porky, what in Eagleland (or beyond?) happened to change you so?

pal In EarthBound, Porky was just a chubby, selfish little boy. But by the time Mother 3 comes around... well, just look at what he's become. It would probably take another two full games just to explain how this remarkable transformation came to pass. Oh, Porky, where in the world did you go wrong...?

SNES: EarthBound (06/1995)
GB Advance: Mother 3 (2006 -- JP)

Origin[edit]

Porky in his Heavily Armored Machine, as seen in Mother 3.
The Mecha-Porky in Mother 3.

Pokey Minch, first appeared in EarthBound and was Ness's snooty neighbor. In the beginning of EarthBound, Pokey temporarily joined Ness' team to find his brother Picky. However, whenever the team encounters an enemy, the cowardly Pokey doesn't fight. He later turns against Ness and becomes his enemy by joining the intergalactic destroyer Giygas. Towards the end of EarthBound, Pokey is fought alongside Giygas in a "Heavily Armored" machine. His attacks involve charging at Ness' party, tearing into them (probably with the machine's legs,) and unleashing a very stinky gas which lowers stats. After unleashing Giygas's true form, he flees from the scene by time traveling, leaving Ness and his companions to fight Giygas.

Porky later appears in Mother 3 as the main antagonist and leader of the Pigmask Army. He appears in a machine similar to the Heavily Armored Machine in EarthBound. The attacks he does, however, are not specified (For example, "What did Porky do?") though they look like certain moves (such as Fassad's Bombs). In this game, he has ordered robots designed after him to be created, which are used in some of his attacks in Brawl.

Trivia[edit]

  • Porky can damage the player after he has run out of HP.
    • If the player defeats Porky before he jumps, he will show the first part of his defeat animation, jump, and land, still inflicting damage. Then, he explodes and flies into the background.
    • Additionally, any Porky-bots on-screen while Porky is KO'd retain their hitboxes.
  • Porky is the only Boss who never comes in contact with a character outside of his own series.
  • The sound effect heard when Porky is defeated is similar to the sound effect used for the Ultimate Chimera's roar in Mother 3.
  • Porky is the only boss whose trophy is different than his official profile picture.
  • Porky is the only Boss to have a weakness to the darkness effect.


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