Dry Bones (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)

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Superstar Saga Enemy
Dry Bones (2)
Location(s) Teehee Valley
Level 36
HP 40
POW 120 (110-120)
Defense 80
Speed 60
Experience 68 (70)
Coins 13 (8)
Item Drop Ultra Mushroom – 16.13%
None – 0% (Max Mushroom - 32.26%)
Fire Heal
Thunder Critical
Jump Normal
Hammer Weak
Hand Weak
Stun? 0%
Burn? 0%
Stat Down? 100%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Dry Bones is an enemy in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. In English, it shares its name with the Dry Bones species it is based on, but was named differently in other languages, such as Garon in Japanese. Prima Strategy Guides incorrectly used Garon as the enemy's English name.[1]

These Dry Bones can be battled in Teehee Valley; they are an upgraded version of the common Dry Bones found along Hoohoo Mountain and, unlike their weaker cousins, have purple shells and a purple tint all over their body. This stronger variation has the same attack pattern as the weaker, but its attacks are more damaging and will possibly poison the Brothers if an attack connects; its shell also reduces damage from any attack that's not a jump to one. Furthermore, they can use the Troopea's tackle attack, which can be used to deflect its shell back at other enemies in the same way.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガロン
Derived from "garagara", the sound of clattering.
Spanish Huesotes Augmentative of hueso (bone)
French Skelexo Pun on "exosquelette" (exoskeleton) and "Skelerex" (Dry Bones)
German Staubtrocken "Dry as Dust"
Italian Startosso Fusion of the English word "Star" and "Tartosso" (Dry Bones)


  1. ^ Stratton, Stephen, and Levi Buchanan. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 36.