Elite Dry Bones

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Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Elite Dry Bones
Location(s): Teehee Valley
Level: 29
HP: 98
POW: 96
DEF: 78
Experience: 110
Coins: 20
Item Drop: Refreshing Herb (26%)
Max Mushroom (15%)
Max Mushroom (40%)
Fire: Heal
Thunder: Heal
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Weak
Stat Down: 0%
Dizzy: 0%
Burn: 0%
Speed Down: 0%
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.

The Elite Dry Bones is an enemy in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the stronger counterpart to the basic Dry Bones. 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] It wasn't until the remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, that they were given their own name in English to distinguish them from the weaker counterpart.

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, but its attacks are more damaging and will possibly poison the brothers if an attack connects; its shell also reduces damage from any non-jump attacks 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)
Chinese 干骨怪
Gāngǔ Guài
Dry Bone Monster



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