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 who originated in EarthBound. A self-centered and rotten brat, Porky falls under Giygas's influence and becomes a self-aggrandizing, sadistic monarch in Lucas's homeland after retreating through time from Ness and his party.
Porky Minch first appeared in EarthBound and was Ness's snooty neighbor. In the beginning of EarthBound, Porky temporarily joined Ness' team to find his brother Picky. However, whenever the team encounters an enemy, the cowardly Porky doesn't fight. He later turns against Ness and becomes his enemy by joining the intergalactic destroyer Giygas. Towards the end of EarthBound, Porky 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.
As a background element
Porky's helicopter appears in Fourside, referencing the time he stole the helicopter in EarthBound.
Role in The Subspace Emissary
As the third boss of the 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, OHKOing at simple contact, 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 explode 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.
Like all bosses Porky is controllable with hacks in Boss Battles Mode. The start button will, like all other bosses, self-destruct him. Several of its attacks (86%) can OHKO at least on the higher difficulties, some even in Boss Battles.
HP and damage taken
Like all bosses in Brawl, Porky gains an additional ×0.6 damage resistance modifier when fought in co-op mode, effectively gaining 67% more health. This modifier is applied whenever the second player is in-game, and is no longer applied if the second player loses all their stocks.
In Smash Tour
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.
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...?
As a background element
Returning stage Fourside again features a cameo from Porky's helicopter. The design of the helicopter was changed to more closely match its appearance in EarthBound compared to the Melee version.