Ancient Dragon

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Ancient Dragon
Artwork of an Ancient Dragon from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Artwork of an Ancient Dragon from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Variant of Dragon
“Imagine what it would be like for those fossilized dragons to soar freely through the air...”
Super Mario Bros. Wonder loading screen

Ancient Dragons[1] are an extinct species that appears in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. In their living form, they resemble Chinese dragons.

Ancient Dragon fossils can be found in most of Deep Magma Bog's levels as either flat Semisolid Platforms or rotating circular platforms like the wheel lifts of Yoshi's Story. The fossilized dragons can be temporarily brought back to life during Wonder Effects in Dragon Boneyard, Deep Magma Bog Special Solar Roller, and The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage. Living Ancient Dragons travel through the air and through lava on set paths like the dragons from Yoshi's Story, though they have a wider range of motion and may loop on themselves unlike the latter.

In Dragon Boneyard, an Ancient Dragon serves as a platform that the player must ride to locate a Wonder Seed. Three flying Ancient Dragons appear in Deep Magma Bog Special Solar Roller and act as platforms for Spike-Ball Mario to roll on. A single Ancient Dragon appears in The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage to transport the player over a gap. A dark-obscured Ancient Dragon that helps the player touch the names floating by also appears in the end credits.


  • Nintendo Magazine 2023 Winter: "The fossilized dragon is now alive with Wonder power?! Before it became a fossil, it appears to have been soaring through the sky freely."[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 化石ドラゴン
Kaseki Doragon
Fossil Dragon
French Dragon -
Italian Dragone fossile Fossil dragon
Spanish Dragón fosilizado Fossilized Dragon


  1. ^ a b Nintendo Magazine 2023 Winter (Digital English edition). Retrieved November 21, 2023. (Archived November 21, 2023, 15:25:58 UTC via Wayback Machine.)