Dull Bones

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Dull Bones
Dull Bones - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door.png
Max HP 1
Attack 2
Defense 1
Location(s) Hooktail Castle, Glitzville, Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Floors 4, 9)
Log A Koopa Troopa that became a skeleton. It throws bones to attack and builds buddies to help it fight.
Items Mushroom, Fire Flower
Moves Bone Throw (2), Build (summons Dull Bones)
That's a Dull Bones. Sort of a skeleton thing. It was a Koopa Troopa... once. These creeps throw bones to attack. Oh, and they build reinforcements, too! Attacks that can strike multiple Dull Bones at once are the most effective.
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“We're gonna take the skin off YOUR bones!”
Dead Bones, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Dull Bones are enemies found in Hooktail Castle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are a weaker version of Dry Bones and, as their name implies they are duller in color. They also wear green shoes. Dull Bones attack by throwing bones at Mario and his partners. Despite having very low HP, their defense power makes them slightly harder to defeat. Despite this, they are easily taken by simply using the Hammer. Using a POW Block is also very efficient, especially when there are many Dull Bones in battle. Unlike Dry Bones, they can't reassemble once they're smashed. However, Dull Bones can construct other Dull Bones to help in the fight. Three of them appear in the Glitz Pit called the Dead Bones. They were also in the Riddle Tower as the weakest Dry Bones-esque enemy. They lastly appeared in the Pit of 100 Trials.

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Dull Bones
27. Dull Bones Card.PNG
Max HP 15
Attack 4
Defense 0
Location(s) The Underwhere (7-1), Castle Bleck, Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 62)
Card Type Common
Card Description
This undead Koopa walks around with a blank stare. It's not too psyched out about being dead. It mostly throws bones out of sheer spite.
This is a Dull Bones. It's a lifeless Koopa that enjoys throwing bones... Max HP is 15 and Attack is 4. No matter how many times you stomp it, it will keep getting back up... I have heard that they are not too fond of fire, though...
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Dull Bones and Dark Dull Bones also appear in Super Paper Mario. The former can be found in The Underwhere, Castle Bleck and in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. They were very weak against Bowser's Fire Breath. Oddly enough, they're much stronger in this game than they were in the second Paper Mario title. Additionally, in this game Dull Bones have higher stats than regular Dry Bones.

One of Dry Bones alternate color schemes in Mario Superstar Baseball resembles a Dull Bones, possessing darker coloration and green shoes. Also a bunch of Dull Bones make a cameo appearance in the Nintendo Monopoly board game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネノコ
「骨」 (hone) means "bone", and -noko is taken from 「ノコノコ」 (Nokonoko), the Japanese for Koopa Troopa.
Spanish Koopa Esqueleto Sketeton Koopa
French Koopa Skelet Pun on "Koopa" and "squelette" (skeleton).
German Knochen-Koopa Bone Koopa
Italian Kooposso Pun on "Koopa" and "osso" ("bone" in English).