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Alphys, True Pacifist Route

The Garbage Dump is a region at the low point of Waterfall, where garbage from both the Underground and the Surface accumulates.

Features

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  • Mad Dummy (Glad Dummy on the Genocide Route) is fought in this area.
  • On the True Pacifist Route, the date with Alphys occurs in this area.
  • The following garbage can be found in the area:

Main Story

Neutral Route

Alphys in the Garbage Dump.

After being chased by Undyne along a long bridge in Waterfall, the protagonist is cornered. Undyne attempts to kill them by collapsing the bridge, and they plummet down and black out. While unconscious, they experience a recollection of Asriel's voice speaking to the fallen human. The protagonist wakes up on a bed of Golden Flowers.

As they make their way out of the dump, they encounter Mad Dummy, who is outraged at the protagonist with their interactions with Dummy and comes over to fight them. After accidentally interrupting the battle, Napstablook offers to the protagonist the opportunity to visit their nearby house.

True Pacifist Route

The "date" with Alphys happens in the garbage dump. According to Alphys in the True Lab notes, the Garbage Dump is her element since she felt guilty about the things she has done with the Amalgamates, explaining her confusing point of interest.

Genocide Route

The protagonist’s actions up to that point upset Mad Dummy so much that they transform into Glad Dummy, their ghost having become corporeal with their body. Napstablook does not intervene this encounter, and the dummy must be killed in order for the Genocide Route to progress.

Geography

The Garbage Dump is an area at the base of a waterfall which is covered in garbage. Similar to the rest of Waterfall, it is characterized by dark blue water and purple walls, but uniquely includes colorful garbage piles. There also is a single bed of Golden Flowers.

Trivia

  • Inspecting trash heaps multiple times gives differing messages, similar to the snow poffs in Snowdin Forest.
  • All the trash heaps look exactly the same because Woshua had tidied them up into neat separate piles.[1]
  • If the protagonist has befriended Papyrus or Undyne and uses their Cell Phone while in the Golden Flowers area, they have different comments:
    • Papyrus wonders if any of them talk, and for the protagonist to greet them for him. If called again, he states that the flowers are "OUR BEST FRIENDS!!"
    • Undyne informs that the flowers had grown there one day, and believes that "they have a mind of their own." If called again, she disregards the idea.
  • The Garbage Dump is the location where Undyne met Alphys for the first time, where Alphys was staring into the abyss where the garbage flowed. It was a surprise encounter for them, and both considered it a good place of interest that way.
  • Considering the DVD present in this location is of an anime and has scratch marks engraved on it, it is likely the cover was owned by Alphys. It is unknown what led to its current state, however.
  • Bratty and Catty get their wares from the Garbage Dump.

References

  1. I clean off all of the trash and arrange it into symmetrical piles. It's hard work, but somebody has to do it. - Woshua

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