Dull Bones

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Dull Bones
Dull Bones - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door.png
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Variant of Dry Bones
Dark Dull Bones
Red Bones
Notable members
Dead Bones
“We're gonna take the skin off YOUR bones!”
Dead Bones, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
The Dull Bones army

Dull Bones are enemies found in Hooktail Castle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are a weaker version of Dry Bones and wear green shoes. Dull Bones attack by throwing bones at Mario and his partners. Despite having very low HP, their defense power makes them slightly harder to defeat. Despite this, they are easily taken out by simply using the Hammer. Using a POW Block or Koops’s Power Shell is also very efficient, especially when there are many Dull Bones in battle. Unlike Dry Bones, they cannot reassemble once they are smashed. However, Dull Bones can construct other Dull Bones to help in the fight. Three of them appear in the Glitz Pit called the Dead Bones. They were also in the Riddle Tower as the weakest Dry Bones-esque enemy. They also appeared in the Pit of 100 Trials.

Dull Bones and Dark Dull Bones also appear in Super Paper Mario. Dull Bones can be found in The Underwhere, Castle Bleck and in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. Unlike Dry Bones, however, Dull Bones can also throw bones, they are also very weak against Bowser's Fire Breath, although overall, they are much stronger in this game than they were in the predecessor.

Several Dull Bones make a cameo appearance in the Nintendo Monopoly board game.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Dull Bones
Dull Bones - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door.png Max HP 1 Attack 2 Defense 1 Location(s) Hooktail Castle, Glitz Pit, Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 1, 4-6, 9)
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 50% Confuse? 50% Tiny? 100%
Stop? 95% Soft? 95% Burn? 100% Freeze? 90%
Fright? 10% Gale Force? 90% KO? 50% Moves Bone Throw (2), Build (summons Dull Bones)
Level 9 Exp. points 0 Coins 1 Items Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower, Fright Mask (drop only), Mushroom, POW Block (drop only)
Log A Koopa Troopa that became a skeleton. It throws bones to attack and builds buddies to help it fight.
Tattle That's a Dull Bones. Sort of a skeleton thing. It was a Koopa Troopa...once. Max HP is 1, Attack is 2, and Defense is 1. These creeps throw bones to attack. Oh, and they build reinforcements, too! Attacks that can strike multiple Dull Bones at once are the most effective.
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Dull Bones
SPMDullBones.png Max HP 15 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Underwhere Road (7-2), Castle Bleck Entry (8-1), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 62)
Score 800 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description This undead Koopa walks around with a blank stare. It's not too psyched out about being dead. It mostly throws bones out of sheer spite.
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Tattle This is a Dull Bones. It's a lifeless Koopa that enjoys throwing bones... Max HP is 15 and Attack is 4. No matter how many times you stomp it, it will keep getting back up... I have heard that they are not too fond of fire, though...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネノコ
「骨」 (hone) means "bone", and -noko is taken from 「ノコノコ」 (Nokonoko), the Japanese name for Koopa Troopa.
Spanish Koopa Esqueleto Sketeton Koopa
French Koopa Skelet Pun on "Koopa" and "squelette" (skeleton).
German Knochen-Koopa Bone Koopa
Italian Kooposso Pun on "Koopa" and "osso" (bone).
Korean 좀비와르르
Jombi Wareureu
Zombie Dry Bones