Little Skull Mouser

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Little Skull Mouser
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Artwork of a Little Skull Mouser from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Little Mouser
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A Little Skull Mouser[1], also known as a Little Skull Monster[2], is an enemy found only in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island that is similar to Little Mouser. It jumps aimlessly and, like most enemies in the game, can knock Baby Mario off a Yoshi's back. Unlike regular Little Mousers, Little Skull Mousers are unable to steal eggs.

When a Yoshi jumps on a Little Skull Mouser's head, hits it with an egg, or spits an enemy at it, the skull it is wearing crumbles, turning the creature into a normal Little Mouser. Unlike many other small enemies, a Little Skull Mouser cannot be defeated immediately by a Ground Pound; instead, the attack has the same effect on it as a normal jump, merely destroying the skull on its head.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほねチュー[3][4]
Hone Chū
From Hone (Bone) and Chū-san (Little Mouser's Japanese name)
German Skull Rat -


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 104.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 7.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.