Dry Bone

Dry Bone
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Species Koopa
Ally Koopa Troop
Debut Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3
Latest Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U

Dry Bones are skeleton version of the Koopa Troopas. They are undead Koopas who will collapse when they are attacked, but revive themselves after a period of time. They would make their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3. They are considered to be a lightweight character in games and usually is accompanied with a Boo.


[edit] Appearances

[edit] Super Mario Series

[edit] Super Mario Bros. 3

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Dry Bones would first appear in Super Mario Bros. 3. Bowser would raid the Mushroom Kingdom with his Airships and kidnap Princess Toadstool, and transform all Mushroom Kings into creatures. These Dry Bones can be stomped on the head and turn into a pile of bones but regenerate after a period of time. The Dry Bones are immune to the tail of Raccoon Mario and the fireballs from Fire Mario but are defeated by a Star or the use of the Hammer Suit. They would appear in multiple fortresses of Super Mario Bros. 3, and are accompanied by Boos and Thwomps. They would make their first appearance in the Fort of World 1.

They could also be defeated by the Cape Feather in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. They are only obtained by scanning the "Cape" card with the e-Reader.

[edit] Super Mario World


They would appear in Super Mario World when Bowser takes Princess Toadstool while she is on vacation in Dinosaur Land. They would have the same abilities as they did in Super Mario Bros. 3 but they could be defeated by the cape, as well as the Star. They would be taller than they were in Super Mario Bros. 3 and are able to throw bones at Mario. This would mark the only appearance of the bone-throwing Dry Bones. They can only be found in various fortresses and castles around the map. Unlike they did in Super Maro Bros. 3, they will turn around when they get to a ledge instead of just falling off.

[edit] New Super Mario Bros.

They would be common in towers and castles in New Super Mario Bros. They would crumble when they are jumped on but their heads will detach and fall away as well. They will regenerate after a time and if their head falls into a pit or lava, it will take longer for them to regenerate. Super Dry Bones would also be introduced in this game as a larger version of Dry Bones. They would only crumble after a Ground Pound and regenerate much quicker. Both versions can be defeated by the use of a Mega Mushroom, Star or a Blue Shell. Super Dry Bones cannot be hurt by Mini Mario and are immune to fire. [{Dry Bowser]] is a type of Dry Bone that makes his first appearance to the series in this game.

[edit] Super Mario Galaxy

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Dry Bones would return in Super Mario Galaxy, when Bowser would kidnap Peach and try to take over the universe. They would first appear in Dusty Dune Galaxy, Bowser's Dark Matter Plant, and Bowser's Galaxy Reactor. They will be able to regenerate themselves after being hit. When they successfully hit Mario or Luigi, they will cackle. They can only be defeated by the Rainbow Star or hitting them with a Bullet Bill, and they will give out three Star Bits. When they are jumped on, spun or attacked with a [[Green Shell], they will crumble and revive after a few seconds. They will fall of the ledge.

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. Wii

They would reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Most commonly found in tower and castle levels as they will act the same way as they did in New Super Mario Bros. They can be defeated by a Star, POW Block, a Koopa Shell, or the Ice Flower/Penguin Suit.

[edit] Super Mario Galaxy 2

Reappearing in Super Mario Galaxy 2, they would stand on their two legs and be as aggressive and resistance to most attacks. They cannot drop into the quicksand or lava. They could be seen in Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla, Bowser's Lava Lair, Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet, Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker, Bowser's Galaxy Generator, and the Slipsand Galaxy.

[edit] Super Mario 3D Land

Dry Bones returns in Super Mario 3D Land in most airship and castle levels of the games. They can be temporarily defeated by most moves from Mario but will put theirselves back together. They would appear alongside many Draglets and Thwomps.

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. 2

Dry Bones will be appearing in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They can be seen in fortress levels of the game.

[edit] The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Dry Bones would make several appearances in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Their role in "Do the Koopa" has them tell King Koopa that Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool have snuck into Dark Land in search of the Doom Dancer Music Box. They would also encounter more of them that are crushed by debris of broken Brick Blocks. They would be later freed by Cheatsy Koopa, Bully Koopa, and Big Mouth Koopa.

[edit] Super Mario World TV Series

Dry Bones would only show up in one episode for the Super Mario World cartoon. Seen in the episode "The Night Before Cave Christmas", it would be seen trying to prevent Mario and Yoshi from entering Bowser's Castle. It would grab a bone out of its throat and toss it at Mario.

[edit] Nintendo Comics System

One Dry Bones would appear in Nintendo Comics System in the story It's Always Fair Weather as the pilot for Bowser's helicopter. When Bowser is outraged about his image being used for a dunking booth, the Dry Bones would respond with a "Gee, I'd be flattered!" They would try to ruin the fair with mini tornadoes but were stopped by Mario.

[edit] Nintendo Adventure Books

If Mario decides on sticking to the main road in the Koopahari Desert in Double Trouble, he will have to stomp on some Dry Bones along the way.

During Koopa Capers if Luigi finds a pit full of Dry Bones in Bowser's Fortress, he will have to fight several of them if he tries to reach for the door at the bottom of the hole. The powdered toes is also one of the ingredients for Wendy O. Koopa's magic potion.

In Flown the Koopa, if Mario can avoid being frozen by a Majikoopa, it will create a Dry Bones out of anger to attack the Mario Bros. Mario will be able to trick the Dry Bones into charging into a broom closest and lock the door behind it, or smash the skeletons but fail when they regenerate, combine and knock them out.

[edit] Hotel Mario

They appear as enemies in the CD-i game, Hotel Mario. It would appear in Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel and can be revived when they are knocked. This would be the first time in the series where the Dry Bones can be defeated by a Fire Flower. This would be shown throughout the Paper Mario Series.

[edit] Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Dry Bone
Locations Sunken Ship, Bowser's Keep
HP Infinite
Attack 74
Defense 0
Magic Attack 7
Magic Defense 0
Weakness Thunder
Items Pure Water, Max Mushroom, Royal Syrup
Coins 5
Experience 12

Dry Bones would first appear on the Sunken Ship in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. They wouldn't be seen until the midsection of the ship. While in battle, they cannot be defeated by regular attacks. Instead a special attack like Jump would be needed to instantly defeated the enemy. When they are defeated in battle, they will crumble on the overworld map and revive after a short amount of time. There would be a sub-species introduced in the Barrel Volcano called the Vomer.

[edit] Psychopath Thoughts

"I'm sick of gettin' hit!"

[edit] Paper Mario Series

[edit] Paper Mario


Dry Bones would make their first appearance in Paper Mario in Bowser's Castle. They are considered to be one of the strongest enemies in the games and can be encountered halfway through the castle. These Dry Bones will walk upright and throw bones similar to the Dry Bones in Super Mario World. They can also build more Dry Bones during battle and regenerate when their health runs out. They can be defeated by a fire move or explosion.

[edit] Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door would introduced three new variations of the Dry Bone enemy as well as the Dry Bone itself. The first type would be the Dull Bones seen in Hooktail Castle. It is considered the weakest variation in the game and can't come back when it is defeated. It can build more Dull Bones during battle and many can be seen around Hooktail's Castle. It is mentioned that they are towns member of Petalburg.

Another variation seen in the castle is the Red Bones. They are more powerful than a Dull Bone. In the first battle against the Red Bones, it will be accompanied by four Dull Bones. It can create more Dull Bones and revive itself when it's defeated. It would later appear in Palace of Shadows as well.

The regular Dry Bones is can be encountered in the Palace of Shadows or the Pit of 100 Trials. They will retain some abilities as they did in Paper Mario and are considered the second strongest variation in the game. It is able to throw multiple bones to damage Mario and his partner. They can only be defeated permanently with fire moves.

Dark Bones would also be introduced in the Palace of Shadows are considered the strongest variation in the game. They will build Dry Bones for their reinforcements and are only seen twice in the palace.

All four types are encountered in the Palace of Shadows and will have to be defeated from weakest to strongest: Dull Bones, Red Bones, Dry Bones, and Dark Bones to obtain a key to gain access to another area of the palace.

[edit] Super Paper Mario

They would return in Super Paper Mario, though they will recover much quicker after they collapse. They will throw bones at Mario and are only found in The Underwhere and the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. The Dark Dull Bones would be introduced in the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials, where all of the enemies are dark variations. It is considered to be stronger than the regular Dry Bone.

[edit] Paper Mario: Sticker Star


Dry Bones would make a return in Paper Mario: Sticker Star with their regular look in the Paper Mario series. They could be found in World 2 of the game, as well as during the boss fight with Petey Piranha in Rumble Volcano. Petey would spit them out in order to fight Mario. Dry Bones will use two methods to attack. The first is to throw a bone at Mario, and the other is to fold itself into a bone and throw itself at Mario. When defeated, they will turn into a pile of bones on the overworld and revive after a small period of time.

[edit] Mario & Luigi Series

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga


They would appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and take on a different appearance from other games. They walk on all four legs, similar to that of Super Mario Bros. 3 and found in Hoohoo Mountain. They will try to hit the Mario Bros. by throwing their heads at them. If they twist their head clockwise, it will throw its head at Luigi, if it's counterclockwise then it will be at Mario. Once defeated, they may drop a Mushroom.

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

They would return in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. First seen in Yoob's Belly, they will try to throw bones at Mario and Luigi. When they stay still when throwing the bone, it will only hit one Mario Bro and to dodge it, is to jump over the bone. Though if the Dry Bones jumps before it throws the bone, then it will bounce over the brothers head and will only cause damage if the Bro jumps. It also has another attack to hit both Bros. If it gnashes its teeth, then it will attack Mario first, but if it twirls its head, then it will attack Luigi first.

Large Dry Bones statues would appear in Gritzy Desert.

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

They could be seen in Fawful Theater in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. One could be found in the lobby, while the rest will be seen during Fawful's show.

[edit] Mario Baseball series

Dry Bones would appear as a playable character in Mario Superstar Baseball. He would be a technique character for the Bowser team and would have four colors of white, red, green, and blue. His strength is pitching and fielding, has an average running and low average hitting.

He would appear in the sequel Mario Super Sluggers and is a power hitter in this game unlike his appearance in the first game. He would have good chemistry with a Koopa Troopa and Bowser, his chemistry is neutral with Boo.

[edit] Super Princess Peach

They would appear in the Shriek Mansion and Bowser's Villa in Super Princess Peach. They will try to hurt Princess Peach by throwing bones at her though they can be blocked by a swipe from Perry. They will crumble when they are hit, though they revive in three seconds. They can be defeated for good but an attack with her Rage vibe. A new sub-species called the Sad Dry Bones would be introduced and would weep when it is seen. It will throw bones at a faster pace.

[edit] Mario Party series


Dry Bones would appear in three of the later titles of the Mario Party Series. It would first appear as a playable character in Mario Party 7 after being purchased for 1000 Cruise Mileage Points at the Duty-Free Shop. The Magic Orb is Dry Bones' special orb and it will double the number on the dice block and turn him invisible.

It would return in Mario Party 8 as a playable once more and available from the start.

They would have a bigger appearance in Mario Party DS as it was a non-playable boss character. During the story mode, it will take over the DK's Stone Statue board and turns Donkey Kong into stone. Diddy Kong would ask for help from Mario to help rescue Donkey Kong and the Party begins.

While on the board, Dry Bones is seen sleeping in a coffin. When a player lands on a Green Space near the coffin, then he will wake up and open the coffin a little bit before shutting it with a lot of force to send the player back to the start or near the Star. Once the player completes the story mode, there will be a boss fight with Dry Bones starts in the mini-game Hexoskeleton. He will attempt to attack the characters by crushing them and the only way to harm it, is by Ground Pounding a switch that will shock it.

Dry Bones would be one of the bosses in Mario Party 9. He would be the mid-boss for the Boo's Horror Castle board where he was summoned to assist King Boo in taking down Mario and his friends. His mini-game would be called Deck Dry Bones and he would leap from platform to platform and players would have to guess correctly which one he was on.

There would be three Dry Bones in Ruins Rumble. They would have to be defeated in order to win the mini-game. They would also be in Smash Compactor, where they will raise the compactor each round.

[edit] Mario Kart Series

[edit] Mario Kart DS


They would first appear in Mario Kart DS as a playable character. It could be unlocked by winning the gold trophy of the Nitro Grand Prix of 50cc. His karts would be the Standard DB, the Banisher, and the Dry Bomber.

[edit] Mario Kart Wii

He would return in Mario Kart Wii as a playable character once more. Dry Bones can be unlocked by getting the Gold Trophy in Leaf Cup in 100cc. Dry bones is a lightweight character in the game with a low top speed and good acceleration and off road ability. His best is the mini-turbo though it has a small acceleration and drift bonus.

[edit] Mario Strikers series

Dry Bones would be sidekicks in Mario Strikers Charged as defensive player, he is good in his speed and defense so he can react quickly and run fast to the ball. He can tackle very well in a short time though he has a bad passing and power.

His Skillshot is the Shocker. Dry Bone will electrify the ball and if the Goalkeeper or other competitor touches the ball, then they will be unable to move or react for a short period of time. When he avoids an opponent, he can turn around and disappear to become temporary invincible.

[edit] Mario & Sonic series

Dry Bones would be an exclusive referee character on the Wii version of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. They would return in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, as rivals. On the Wii, three will follow Dry Bowser as final rivals for the Ice Hockey even in Festival Mode. Dry Bowser would act as the goalie, while the Dry Bones act as the field players. They would also appear in Curling with four Dry Bones.

[edit] Mario Sports Mix

Dry Bones would be found on Ghoulish Galleon in Mario Sports Mix. They will hide in boxes sometimes and try to stun players if they come to close.

[edit] Sub-Species

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