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Partners in Time Enemy
Internal ID
Location(s) Toad Town / Star Shrine
HP 84 (90)
Power 74
Defense 77
Speed 100
Experience 100
Coins 10
Related Pokey
Notice Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions of the game if they differ from the original American stats.[1]

The Skellokey (a portmanteau of "skeleton" and Pokey) is a skeleton Pokey found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They live Toad Town and in Star Shrine. Like other Pokeys in the game, the Skellokey starts out with one head segment but gains more body segments when engaged in battle.

In a fight, a Skellokey has a few attacks. It can eat its own body segments and spit them at its enemies. It rolls toward the one it was meaning to attack before it attacks. However, if the Skellokey does a flip before spitting its segments, it spits them at the opposite brother. This attack can be blocked with the Hammer. However, if the body segments are not deflected, they rejoin with the Skellokey head. Skellokeys can also spit fireballs at enemies. This projectile attack can be jumped over. A Skellokey may also launch its body segments at an attacker. The individual body segment spins towards the Bro. it wants to attack. The body segments can be jumped over.

Unlike Pokeys, Skellokeys have spikes on top of their heads instead of flowers, meaning jumps are ineffective against them. Thus, each body segment must be eliminated if the head is to be attacked.

Toothy from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is similar to Skellokey.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネサンボ Bone Pokey
Spanish Esquelopokey From esqueleto (skeleton) and Pokey.
French Pokeyrex Mix between "Pokey" and "Skelerex", which is the French name of Dry Bones.


  1. ^ TMK Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. Some stats were changed from the original American version of the game to the Japanese and European versions.