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Not to be confused with Honen.
Artwork of Honebon, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Official artwork of a Honebon
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Cheep Cheep

Honebon[1] are skeletal fish enemies that appear in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, specifically in the Macro Zone level Fiery Mario–Special Agent as well as the second and third Turtle Zone levels.

It is said to be the ghost of a Cheep Cheep[2] and, due to its undead nature, it is nearly indestructible. It appears alone and swims around a small territory, moving in a large upside-down V motion. It usually appears in confined spaces, thus making it difficult to avoid. It can only be defeated using a Star or if Mario is able to strike it with a Koopa Troopa shell.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ホネボーン (JP) / Honebon (EN)
Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ゴースト族 Tribe Ghost clan
性格せいかく 人なつっこい Disposition Amiable
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2 Game appearances Land 2

大きな黒目に口をプクプクさせながら泳ぐ魚の幽霊。尾つぽを振りながらジグザグにゆ っくり泳ぐ。コイツはゴーストなのでファイアでも倒せない。ひたすら逃げちゃおう。[3]

Ghost of a fish with a puckered mouth

A fish ghost swims with big black eyes and a pouting mouth. It swims slowly in a zigzag pattern while moving its tail. This one is a ghost and cannot be defeated even with fire. Let's just get away from it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネボーン[2]
Portmanteau of Japanese word「骨」(hone, bone) and English word "bone"

German Honebone
From the Japanese name
Italian Skelopesce[4]
Skele(ton)fish; same as Bonefin


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ a b Official Japanese Super Mario Land 2 site
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 205.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 76