|Japanese name||(スンパワ Sunpawa)|
Sunshine (スンパワ Sunpawa) is a blacksmith in Yallam. After Yepp's death, Yallam loses access to his pearls, and hence their prosperity. This leaves Sunshine as the village's next biggest income source, as his skills with the forge are considered to be second to none. His skills are so great that the other vendors in Yallam openly call their goods inferior to Sunshine's works. To most of the citizens, he appears very temperamental, and will do strange things, such as disappearing into the nearby Taopo Swamp for long periods of time and refusing to work when it is not raining. This causes people to believe he is stubborn and eccentric, so many of the townspeople criticise him for wasting his talents. In fact, the real reason is that Taopo Swamp dries up when it does not rain for lengthy periods, meaning that he cannot properly access the area, which contains special raw materials. Without these materials, he lacks the ability to properly work.
Role in gameplay
- It is not known whether "Sunshine" is his real name or merely his nickname.
- A canoe can be found at the entrance to Taopo Swamp. Presumably this belongs to Sunshine, and is his mode of transport within the swamp, which is why he can't work when it isn't raining- there is no water to travel on.
- In the English version of the game, despite alerting the player to the fact that Sunshine charges a fee for his work, Sunshine's wife does not tell you the actual price of the item you are buying. This appears to be a mistranslation, as the price was present in the Japanese version.