Bonehead Island

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Bonehead Island
Bonehead Island in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Toads 1
Not-Bottomless Holes 5
Collectible Treasures 1
? Blocks 1
Enemies Crowbers
Bone Goombas
Sea Chart icon from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Sea Chart icon for Bonehead Island

Bonehead Island is one of 11 accessible islands in the Great Sea in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is found around the southeastern corner of the sea, just outside the reach of fog, and is one of the few islands not restricted by fog. It can only be explored after retrieving Captain T. Ode and his submarine from Musée Champignon in Toad Town. When Mario enters the Great Sea with Captain T. Ode, Bonehead Island is already charted in territory G-5 on the Sea Chart with a skull icon, allowing Mario to reach the island without getting lost in the fog. Aside from several Not-Bottomless Holes to be filled, there is only one Toad, one Collectible Treasure, and one ? Block on the island. A coffee shop is also found on the island, as well as a Snifit vendor from Fun, Funky, and Functional. This island shares similarities with Fortune Island from Paper Mario: Color Splash, such as a giant skull-shaped rock and a puzzle involving lighting torches.


Mario and Captain T. Ode arrive at Bonehead Island.
The Sea Captain Toad's boat approaching the island

When Mario, Olivia, and Captain T. Ode arrive on the island, Olivia describes it as spooky, noting that the large, hollow skull in the middle of the island appears to be staring at them. The captain tells them to explore the island, claiming there are secrets within. Mario must get off the boat onto the dock and head toward the skull. There are two Not-Bottomless Holes in the base of the skull, as well as one in the wall to the left and one in the ground to the right. Heading left, there is a Snifit vendor who sells the Gold Time Plus and Coin Step Counter accessories, a Fire Flower on the campfire, and two barrels containing confetti. Off to the right and down on a ledge, there is a ? Block containing a Shiny Ice Flower and a Not-Bottomless Hole in the wall. Patching it reveals a door to a coffee shop, where Mario can purchase a "Morbid Mocha" to initiate a conversation between a Dry Bones and a Bone Goomba.

To get into the skull, Mario must enter a hole on either the right or left side of it. If he uses the left hole, he can drop down onto a ledge to find a crumpled Toad that he can hammer to restore. As thanks for rescuing him, the Toad marks a spot on the Sea Chart where a treasure is to be found before joining the Snifit. Inside the skull, there are three rooms. The two rooms on either end have a nearly identical setup, while the middle room simply has a small skull in the middle with a flame in its left eye. This indicates Mario must hit the pillars in the other rooms to make them symmetrical. Doing this makes a button appear in the middle room, which Mario must hit to raise the skull and reveal a set of stairs.

Upstairs, there are a few barrels and crates containing confetti, as well as a treasure chest containing the only Collectible Treasure on the island: Submarine "Marino" (No. 74). Mario can then head south to exit this area and reach the outside, at the top of the skull. If he slides directly down, he will reach a small niche with a backwards Toad statue. Hammering the statue turns it forward to reveal a message: "If you seek paradise, gather the three orbs on Diamond Island". As Olivia ponders what this means, a massive, realistic fan appears in the background, blowing away the fog, allowing them to easily access the surrounding islands. The statue then reads, "Seek and ye shall find... Come, follow me to paradise...", prompting them to head out to follow the purple streamer.


Hidden Toads[edit]

Form Description Image
1 Hidden Toad
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King On the westside of the island near the earhole of the giant skull, there is an alcove with a crumpled Toad on the ground. The only hidden Toad at Bonehead Island, crumpled and resting in a secluded area above the campfire.

Not-Bottomless Holes[edit]

Description Image
5 Holes
4 holes seen right away from the ship as it arrives on the island. First 4 Not-Bottomless Holes on Bonehead Island of The Origami King.
Going right until a screen changes, there is another hole next to a lone ? Block. When filled in, this hole becomes a door to the café. Last Not-Bottomless Hole on Bonehead Island of The Origami King. Also contains only ? Block on the island.

Collectible Treasure[edit]

Treasure Description Image
1 treasure
Collectible Treasure #74: Submarine "Marino"

Submarine "Marino"
After solving the torch puzzle in the huge skull, the small skull in the middle room raises up to reveal a staircase. In this next room, the chest is found near its end. Only Collectible Treasure on Bonehead Island of The Origami King.

? Block[edit]

Hidden Item Description Image
1 block
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Shiny Ice Flower
Down a ledge to the east of the island is a local café with a ? Block nearby. Last Not-Bottomless Hole on Bonehead Island of The Origami King. Also contains only ? Block on the island.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドクロ
Skull Island
Chinese (Simplified) 骷髅岛
Kūlóu Dǎo
Skull Island
Chinese (Traditional) 骷髏島
Kūlóu Dǎo
Skull Island
Dutch Schedeleiland Skull Island
French Île du crâne Skull island
German Knochenkopf-Eiland Bonehead Island
Italian Isola Teschia Skull Island
Korean 해골 섬
Haegol Seom
Skull Island
Spanish Isla Calavera Skull Island