Elite Dry Bones

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Elite Dry Bones
An Elite Dry Bones from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Dry Bones
Troopea

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.[1] The remake gives the Elite Dry Bones its current name.

Battle[edit]

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.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Dry Bones (2)
Elite Dry Bones from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga HP 40 POW 120 (110-120) Defense 80 Speed 60 Experience 68 (70)
Fire Heal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Weak Coins 13 (8)
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
  • 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.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Elite Dry Bones
An Elite Dry Bones from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 98 POW: 96 DEF: 78 SPEED: 54 Experience: 110
Fire: Heal Thunder: Heal Jump: Normal Hammer: Weak Coins: 20
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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガロン
Garon
From「がらがら」(garagara, onomatopoeia for heavy clattering) and a play of「カロン」(Karon, Dry Bones)
Chinese 干骨怪
Gāngǔ Guài
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) and the suffix s-, used normally as endorsement
Spanish Huesotes Augmentative of hueso (bone); from "Huesitos" (Dry Bones)

Reference[edit]

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