After reading multiple articles here, I noticed a paradox in Undertale. Yes, there are no bathrooms in the underground as evidenced by the ruins and new home house...but both Jerry AND Papyrus state they have to go to the bathroom...How can this be?! Papyrus could be joking but not Jerry! The fact that Papyrus still says that as an excuse puts three question mark over my head because how would he even know what that means? What are your thoughts?
There is one particular monster that speaks about monster food and bathrooms in Grillby’s – Big Mouth. (The monster’s sprite name is spr_bigmouth.)
Hmmm… Isn’t human food different from monster food?
It does things like “spoil.”
And when you eat it, it passes all the way through your whole body.
I’d love to try it sometime.
And I’ve heard they have things called bathrooms.
BIG MOUTH (after Undyne’s battle):
To a human, monster food would be very interesting.
As soon as you eat it, it converts perfectly into energy.
…that makes me wonder. How do humans do it?
Eat during battle…?
Ice cream in one hand, sword in the other.
That’s the way of the monster warrior…
BIG MOUTH (after Asriel’s battle):
Soon, I’ll be able to try some human food…
And then I guess I’ll try a human bathroom, too.
Toby didn’t cover his bases very well, though. Despite this monster never hearing of a “bathroom” before, bathrooms are mentioned a few times in Undertale.
Jerry tells everyone it has to go to the bathroom.
WHOOPSY DOOPSY! I JUST REMEMBERED!
I HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!!
Now we’re officially friends! Ehehehe!
I’m going to the bathroom.
I’m going to the bathroom, so I’ll be MIA for a bit.
I’m… I’m sure you can handle this puzzle yourself!
It’s possible the monsters use the phrase “I have to go to the bathroom” as an excuse to leave the situation. However, considering “shower” is mentioned three times, chances are these bathrooms are literally just for bathing or showering. Alphys even has a bathtub in the True Lab.
he’d only take that thing off if he absolutely had to.
oh well. at least he washes it.
and by that i mean he wears it in the shower.
Oh. My god.
I didn’t expect you to show up so soon!
I haven’t showered, I’m barely dressed, it’s all messy, and…
ONI (after Mettaton is killed):
One thing I can say…
I respect Mettaton for not putting any puzzles here.
At another hotel, I had to find 12 magic keys just to unlock the shower.
Since the monsters’ food “converts perfectly into energy,” there is no need for toilets. Considering Papyrus’ phone call, toilets don’t seem to exist at all in the underground.
WHERE ARE YOU? I HEAR WATER.
ARE YOU IN THE TOILET?
ALSO, WHAT’S A TOILET?
However, “toilet” is mentioned one more time.
NARRATION (during Shyren’s battle):
Sans is selling tickets made of toilet paper.
It’s unclear where Sans acquired toilet paper in a supposedly toilet-free underground. It may have come from the dump where other human items can be found, but that would not be very hygienic.