List of Dry Bones profiles and statistics

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This is a list of profiles and statistics for Dry Bones.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "Some enemies just won't rest in peace! These boney Koopas will pace back and forth endlessly. When you stomp them, they'll collapse into a dusty pile. However, they will rebuild themselves a short while later. Dry Bones are immune to fire power, but you can use ice power to encase them in a cube and throw them aside."

Card Number: 29

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This bunch of bones was once a turtle. Stomping it will make it crumble, but it'll pop back up after a bit."

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Website Bio (Flag of Europe.png): "This crusty Koopa skeleton is a newcomer to the Mario Kart scene, after appearing as Mario's enemy in his many previous adventures. Great handling and acceleration are Dry Bones' strong suits but his low speed lets him down."

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Dry Bones's complete vehicle roster.
  • Size: Small
  • Actual Bonuses
    • Acceleration: +3
    • Drift: +3
    • Mini-Turbo: +6
  • Website Stats:
    • Acceleration: 3/3
    • Top Speed: 1/3
    • Off-Road: 3/3
MKW Dry Bones Trading Card.png
  • Bios
    • Website: "With no natural padding to protect him, Dry Bones feels every bump on the road more than most!"
    • Guide: "He's determined not to fall apart this time. In fact, that's an order from Dry Bowser himself!"
    • Trading Card: "A ghoulish version of Koopa Troopa, Dry Bones is an obvious Light-weight and he graces you with his presence in Mario Kart Wii, but you have to jump through some hoops to unlock him. If you're into boosting your way around the tracks with Mini-Turbos, you can't go wrong with the speedy Dry Bones in your Kart!"

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Dry Bones's emblem from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Driver statistics
Vehicle size Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
Small 1 1 1 1 5 1 8 8 8 8 4 4
200cc staff ghost time
Course Staff Name Country Time Vehicle Combination
Body Tires Glider
Bone-Dry Dunes Nin★Pavel Russia 1:39.330 Pipe Frame Wood Plane Glider

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Dry Bones[edit]

Dry Bones (Gold)[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Except for his piercing teal eyes, Dry Bones (Gold) is almost completely gold from head to toe. Since you can never have enough of that golden glow-up, his special item is Coin Box!"[1]

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

  • Type: Tricky
  • Trick Shots: Scatter Shot (forward), Propeller Shot (side)
  • Special Shot: Bone Crusher
  • Trait: Lobs curve and Backward Trick Shots become lobs

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]


"A bony underling of Bowser. Some mysterious power binds the skeletal bodies of Dry Bones together, but they shatter to pieces when they take damage. Of course, over time, they go right back to the way they were without ill effect. Dry Bones throws cursed balls when he pitches."

Star missions
  1. Drive in a run!
  2. Make a big play!
  3. Win MVP!!
  4. Get 3 strikeouts in a game!

Gray Dry Bones[edit]

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Technique
  • Special Skill: Sliding Catch
  • Batting: 5/10
  • Pitching: 4/10
  • Fielding: 3/10
  • Running: 4/10

Red Dry Bones[edit]

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Technique
  • Special Skill: Sliding Catch
  • Batting: 6/10
  • Pitching: 4/10
  • Fielding: 3/10
  • Running: 3/10

Blue Dry Bones[edit]

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Technique
  • Special Skill: Sliding Catch
  • Batting: 5/10
  • Pitching: 4/10
  • Fielding: 4/10
  • Running: 3/10

Green Dry Bones[edit]

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Technique
  • Special Skill: Sliding Catch
  • Batting: 6/10
  • Pitching: 4/10
  • Fielding: 3/10
  • Running: 3/10

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Dry Bones A Dry Bones who can avoid most tags. Scatter Dive Left Left Pitch 4/10
Bat 7/10
Field 4/10
Run 5/10
Green Dry Bones A powerful Dry Bones with quick feet. Scatter Dive Left Left Pitch 3/10
Bat 7/10
Field 4/10
Run 6/10
Dark Bones A powerful Dry Bones with a good arm. Scatter Dive Left Left Pitch 5/10
Bat 7/10
Field 4/10
Run 5/10
Blue Dry Bones A powerful Dry Bones with a good glove. Scatter Dive Left Left Pitch 3/10
Bat 7/10
Field 5/10
Run 5/10
Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Dry Bones Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Mii (according to color) Luigi, Dixie Kong, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

  • Movement: 10
  • Shooting: 3
  • Passing: 3
  • Defense: 10

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Partner: Boo
  • Website Bio: With Dry Bones at a party, a host can go light on the snacks. More crisps for everyone else.
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: BBQ Ribs
    • Luigi: Cry Bones
    • Peach: Dry Thrones
    • Yoshi: Sky Bones
    • Wario: Dumb Skulls
    • Daisy: Daisy Pushers
    • Waluigi: Boneheads
    • Toad: Short Ribs
    • Boo: Scary Pair
    • Toadette: Double Trouble
    • Birdo: Bone Chokers
    • Blooper: Two-Toned Duo
    • Hammer Bro: What-the-Deuce

Mario Party 9[edit]

MP9 Skull Shell Constellation.png
  • Skull Shell: A constellation that calls to mind a skeletal turtle. Though these turtles crumble when stepped on, their ability to reassemble is truly weird.

Super Mario Party[edit]

  • Website Bio: "Falls apart under pressure but is quick to recover."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Name Image Game Description
Dry Bones BrawlTrophy178.png NES Super Mario Bros. 3 A skeletal member of the Koopa Troopa family. Immune to fireballs, Dry Bones will fall apart when stomped upon, then reassemble moments later. They're typically found in dungeon levels in Mario games but have also been known to participate in various sports and activities such as baseball, kart racing, and soccer. They're likely boning up on the competition.
DS New Super Mario Bros.


Image Game Effect
Dry Bones Sticker.png Mario Party 7 [Aura] - Attack +17
Usable by: Lucario

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]


Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Dry Bones DryBonesTrophy3DS.png They must have a bone to pick with Mario. No matter how many times he stomps them, these guys put themselves back together again. Can't they just rest in pieces? By the way, have you noticed how nimble they are in Mario Kart? Skeletons must be really aerodynamic or something... How these guys are alive when they're just bones is anyone's guess. Jump on one to make it fall apart, but don't expect it to rest in pieces! It'll be back on its feet in no time. These oddly cute little guys also turn up in the Mario Kart series as lightweight racers. Probably because they don't have any skin or muscles weighing them down.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Dry Bones
Bones SMRPG.png HP 0 FP 100 Speed 9 Yoshi Cookie Mushroom
Attack 74 Magic Attack 7 Location(s) Sunken Ship, Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower Defense Up! (20%)
Defense 0 Magic Defense 0 Weak Thunder Items Pure Water (25%), Max Mushroom (5%)
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong None Morph Rate 100%
Coins 5 Exp. points 12 Spells None Sp. Attacks Bone Toss
Psychopath "I'm sick of gettin' hit!"

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Dry Bones
PMDryBones.png Max HP 8 Attack 4 Defense 2 Type Ground
Level 30 Strong None Weak Fire (+10), Explosion (+10) Moves Bone Throw (4), Shake, Reassemble
Sleep? 0%, 0 Dizzy? 0%, 0 Shock? 50%, 0 (normal); 0%, 0 (down) Shrink? 60%, 0 (normal); 0%, 0 (down)
Stop? 85%, -1 (normal); 0%, 0 (down) Fright? 10% Air Lift? 75% Hurricane? 70%
Coins 0 + 0-5 Items Super Shroom Run 36 Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Tattle This is a Dry Bones. Dry Bones are skeletal remains from Koopa Troopas. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 2 Just when you think they're beat, these guys rise back up and attack again! You're going to have to beat them all at once. Or you could use fire attacks. If they become ashes, there's no way they'll recover.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Dry Bones
Paper Dry Bones.png Max HP 8 Attack 5 Defense 2 Location(s) Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 62, 63, 67, 68)
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 30% Confuse? 30% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 75% Soft? 85% Burn? 100% Freeze? 70%
Fright? 0% Gale Force? 70% KO? 90% Moves Bone Throw (5), Multibone (3x3), Build (Summons Dry Bones), Shake (N/A), Get Up (+8HP)
Level 30 Exp. points 0 Coins 2 - 4 Items Boo's Sheet (drop only), Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower (drop only), Fright Mask (drop only), Honey Syrup (drop only), Ice Storm, Mushroom (drop only), Point Swap (drop only), POW Block (drop only), Spite Pouch, Super Shroom, Item Hog (drop only)
Log A skeleton Koopa that sometimes builds friends. Even after it collapses at 0 HP, it will sometimes get back up.
Tattle That's a Dry Bones. It's a former Koopa whose spirit animates its bones. Eeeeeek! That's so freaky! Max HP is 8, Attack is 5, and Defense is 2. When its HP goes down to 0, it collapses into a pile, but it'll eventually rise again. Fire and explosions will put a permanent end to it getting back up, though. A Dry Bones will sometimes build friends if it feels it's outnumbered. If you don't take them all out close together, they'll just keep coming back. Let's wipe them out all at once, and quick! These things totally freak me out!

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Dry Bones
SPMDryBones.png Max HP 10 Attack 2 Defense 0 Location(s) The Underwhere (7-1), Underwhere Road (7-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 54)
Score 700 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 7-1: Found in a small alcove in 3D to the left of the moving fountains near when Mario found Luigi.
Card Description This resilient revenant won't rest in peace. Maybe it's its undying loyalty to Bowser. Or was it the pie it never got a chance to eat?
  List of Catch Cards  
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Tattle That's a Dry Bones. At one time, it was a Koopa, but now... Max HP is 10. Attack is 2. It will keep getting up no matter how many times you stomp it... Because it's already dead, you may have to use fire to stop it for good...

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Dry Bones
Dry Bones PMSS.png Max HP 13 Location(s) Yoshi Sphinx, Sandshifter Ruins, Rumble Volcano
Attack 7 Moves Bone Throw (7), Bone Transformation (3)
Defense 0 Stickers Bone, Worn-Out Hammer

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Dry Bones
PMCS Dry Bones.png HP 10 Type Shelled 65511
PMCS Dry Bones Card.png
Strong Fire Weak None
Moves Throw Attack (12), Power Throw Attack (12), Group Attack (12), Blowback Attack (12)
Location(s) Marmalade Valley, Vortex Island, Lighthouse Island, Fortune Island, Redpepper Crater
Quotes Usual: "*creak* *creak* *cough*" ~ "Is that the best you can do?" ~ "You can't fire me!" ~ "*click* *clack* *click* *clack*"
Enemy Class
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 0 Red Paint 0 Yellow Paint 0 Blue Paint 0 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King Enemy
Dry Bones
PMTOK Dry Bones.png HP 1 Moves Location(s)
Type Shelled Bone Toss(?), Stacked Bone Toss (?) Scorching Sandpaper Desert, Scorching Sandpaper Minor, Scorching Sandpaper East, Temple of Shrooms
Item Drops None
They'll collapse into a bone heap upon defeat, but not for long. Even the Boot Car can't keep them down.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Dry Bones (1)
MLSS Dry Bones.gif HP 8 POW 20 Defense 26 Speed 16 Experience 6
Fire Normal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 2
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop Mushroom – 32.26%
Mushroom – 32.26%
Level           6 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain 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: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy
Dry Bones
Dry Bones.gif HP 41 POW 59 (54) Defense 54
Experience 32 (24) Coins 7 Speed 26
Location(s) Yoob's Belly Battled by Anyone Item Drop Super Mushroom – 12%
1-Up Mushroom – 3%
Level           11 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Dry Bones
MLSSBMDryBonesBeanbeanIdle.gif HP: 24 POW: 29 DEF: 9 SPEED: 19 Experience: 8
Fire: Normal Thunder: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 5
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Mushroom (16%)
Syrup (14%)
Super Mushroom (50%)
Level:           6 Location(s): Hoohoo Mountain
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser / Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: Their calcium-deficent bodies are weak. They despise losing to Koopa Troopas.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Grants 5%/10%/15%/20%/25% chance of extra capsules (3) when all capsules have been used."
  • Versus mode: "When next capsule appears, grants 10%/12%/14%/16%/18% chance it will be a rainbow capsule."

Play Nintendo[edit]

Dry Bones crumbles into a pile of dust and bones when you stomp on its head, but these skeletal Koopas always manage to put themselves back together.[2]


  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (May 2, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Halloween Theme" section of Play Nintendo's website (accessed 28 October, 2016)