Elite Dry Bones
|Elite Dry Bones|
|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)|
|Variant of||Dry Bones|
The Elite Dry Bones is an enemy that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. It appears in Teehee Valley on the path to Popple's hideout, and is the stronger counterpart to the common Dry Bones found along Hoohoo Mountain. They share a similar appearance, with the addition of shells and a slightly purple tint all over their body.
In the original English version of the game, it was simply called Dry Bones; it was named differently in other languages, such as Garon in Japanese, which was also the name used by Prima Games. The remake gives the Elite Dry Bones its current name.
Elite Dry Bones use the same head-tossing attack as their counterparts, dealing more damage and possibly poisoning the Mario Bros. if it connects. Its shell also reduces damage from any non-jump attacks to one; they can also use the Troopea's tackle attack, which can still be countered by jumping and used to deflect its shell back at other enemies.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy|
|Dry Bones (2)|
|HP||40||POW||120 (110-120)||Defense||80||Speed||60||Experience||68 (70)|
|Stat down?||100%||Stun?||0%||Burn?||0%||Hand||Weak||Item drop||Ultra Mushroom – 16.13%|
None – 0% (Max Mushroom - 32.26%)
|Level 36||Location(s)||Teehee Valley||Notice||
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy|
|Elite Dry Bones|
|Stat down:||0%||Dizzy:||0%||Burn:||0%||Speed down:||0%||Item drop:||Refreshing Herb (26%)|
Max Mushroom (15%)
Max Mushroom (40%)
|Level: 29||Location(s):||Teehee Valley|
Names in other languages
|Play on「がらがら」(gara-gara, onomatopoeia for heavy things clattering) and「カロン」(Karon, Dry Bones)|
|Dry Bone Monster; from「枯骨怪」(Kūgǔ Guài, Dry Bones)|
|French||Skelexo||From "exosquelette" (exoskeleton) and "Skelerex" (Dry Bones)|
|German||Staubtrocken||Dry as Dust; from "Knochentrocken" (Dry Bones)|
|Italian||Startosso||From "Tartosso" (Dry Bones) with "s-" (a prefix normally used as endorsement)|
|Spanish||Huesotes||Augmentative of "Huesitos" (Dry Bones)|
- Stratton, Stephen, and Levi Buchanan. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 36.
|Characters||3 Musty Fears • Bones • Dead Bones • Kāmenētā • Sphinx Zō|
|Species||Big Dry Bones • Dark Bones • Dark Dull Bones • Dry Bones • Dry Bones 5-Stack • Dull Bones • Elite Dry Bones • Paper Dry Bones • Parabones • Red Bones • Sad Dry Bones • Suppon no Karon • Vomer|
|Related items||Banisher • Dry Bones Dasher • Dry Bones Shell|