Artwork of Paula from EarthBound.
|First appearance||EarthBound (1994)|
|MG appearance(s)||Super Smash Flash 2|
|Created by||Shigesato Itoi|
Paula (ポーラ) is one of the main protagonists of the game EarthBound.
Paula is a resident of Twoson in the country of Eagleland, and the daughter of the owners of the local Polestar Preschool, when she joins the adventure. Ness is made aware of her existence when he goes to sleep at any location after visiting the "Your Sanctuary" location at Giant Step, when she contacts him through her telepathy in a dream. She was kidnapped by a masked boy and Pokey Minch, and brought to Peaceful Rest Valley to become the high priestess for Happy Happyism. She gifts the Franklin Badge to Ness so he may challenge and defeat Carpainter, get the key to where she is imprisoned, and free her. After she is freed, she joins Ness's party.
Paula is the first character to join Ness in EarthBound. She usually uses frying pans as her primary weapon, along with many powerful PSI powers. Her special ability is Pray, which triggers a random effect, including restoring a small amount of HP or PP and causing everyone in battle to feel strange. It is generally viewed as having a limited use, but by using it to contact various characters she met on her journey and combine their powers, it is vital in the final battle with Giygas.
In Super Smash Flash 2
In Super Smash Flash 2, Paula appears in Ness's Final Smash, PK Starstorm. When Ness performs the Final Smash, she appears along with Poo using PK Teleport and accompanies Ness to help him use PK Starstorm. When the Final Smash ends, she briefly goes into a praying pose and then disappears using PK Teleport.