Bone Dragon

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Bone Dragon
Artwork of a Bone Dragon from Yoshi's Story
Artwork of a Bone Dragon from Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (sticker cameo) (2008)
“Bone Dragon hates a pounding headache as much as egg on his face.”
Message Block in the Bone Dragon Pit, Yoshi's Story

Bone Dragons are large hydra-like dragon skeletons that Yoshis encounter in the Bone Dragon Pit in Yoshi's Story. Bone Dragons usually block a Yoshi's way, and to get past one, the Yoshi has to either throw eggs at its head or ground-pound it, with either method taking two hits to defeat the Bone Dragon. Bone Dragons are not completely defenseless, however, as they can attack the Yoshis by occasionally spitting a fireball at them. In a couple of cases, a Yoshi encounters a three-headed Bone Dragon, complete with a body. Touching the body does not hurt the Yoshi. Each of the heads takes two hits, and defeating the Bone Dragon earns Yoshi three melons.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl has a sticker of a Bone Dragon that raises the strength of attacks that involve biting by thirteen. It can be used only by Yoshi, Wario, Pokémon Trainer, and Wolf.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 長~い首をのばして、火を吹くぞ!頭のホネは、ちょっともろい。[1](It will stretch out its long neck and blow fire! The skull is a bit fragile.)
  • Nintendo 64 Spieleberater: Die Dr.Pepper-Diät hat gewirkt: Abgemagert bis auf die Knochen, aber immer noch feuriger Atem![2](The Dr. Pepper diet has worked: Emaciated to the bone, but still has fiery breath!)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Bone Dragon
Bone Dragon Sticker in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Artwork from: Yoshi's Story
Effects in The Subspace Emissary: [Bite] Attack +13
Usable by: Yoshi, Wario, Pokémon Trainer, Wolf


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネホネりゅう
Hone-hone Ryū
Repetition of「骨」(hone, "bone") +「竜」(ryū, "dragon" in an on'yomi reading)

Chinese 骨骨龙
Gǔ Gǔ Lóng
Bone Bone Dragon

French Dragondos
Dragon Osseux
From dragon and d'os ("of bones")
Bony Dragon
German Knochen-drache[2]
Bone dragon
Italian Dragosso
Portmanteau of drago ("dragon") and osso ("bone")
Korean 뼈닥뼈닥용
Ppyeodak-ppyeodak Yong
Repetition of "뼈닥" (ppyeodak), which is from a derivation of "뼈다귀" (ppyeodagwi, "bone"), combined with "용" (yong, "dragon")

Spanish Dragón Huesudo
Bony Dragon


An early version of Bone Dragon from Yoshi's Story
Early version