Big Dry Bones

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Big Dry Bones
Big Dry Bones NSMB2 Prima.jpg
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker (2015)
Parent Species Dry Bones
Related Species
Big Koopa Troopa

Big Dry Bones[1] (also named Super Dry Bones[2]) are larger versions of Dry Bones that have appeared in all four of the New Super Mario Bros. games.

Jumping on a Big Dry Bones will merely stun it for a second. While stunned, the enemy's head will shake and will make a noise. Big Dry Bones can only be dismantled with a Ground Pound; the collapsing noise they make when dismantled is low-pitched (similar to Dry Bowser). After about five seconds, the Big Dry Bones comes back together. Mini Mario cannot dismantle them.

Like their smaller species, they are immune to the powers of Fire Flowers. The Big Dry Bones is also highly resilient to being frozen by ice balls, as they'll break free from the ice the instant they're frozen. However, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they are defeated upon touching lava, but that weakness is negated in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, where they're unaffected by lava at all (when the ice melts, it comes back to life).

Big Dry Bones also appear in Mario Party: Island Tour. They appear on the second and third Star Stages of the Star-Crossed Skyway board. They give out seven Mini Ztars.

They are set to reappear in Super Mario Maker, where the player can enlarge a Dry Bones with a Super Mushroom, turning it into one.


  • Two Big Dry Bones appear in the World 1-Tower of New Super Mario Bros. near the boss door. However, the player cannot reach them.


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Star Coin Bonus Video
  2. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide, p. 10