Pokey Mummy

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Paper Mario enemy
Pokey Mummy
Battle idle animation of a Pokey Mummy from Paper Mario
Location(s) Dry Dry Ruins
Max HP 4
Attack 2
Defense 0
Moves Body Shot (2, Poison - Poor, 3), Head Dive (2, Poison - Good, 3)
Type Ground, Spiky
Items Tasty Tonic
Coins 1 + 1-2
Misc. stats
Level 10
Run 24
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 80%, 0
Dizzy? 90%, 0
Shock? 100%, 0
Shrink? 90%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0
Fright? 60%
Air Lift? 90%
Hurricane? 85%

This is a Pokey Mummy. Pokey Mummies are Pokeys that dried out and became mummies then went to live in the ruins. Max HP: 4, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 Careful! They have spikes on their heads! Trust me--it'll hurt if you jump on 'em. The mummification also made 'em poisonous. If you get poisoned when they attack you, you'll take damage for a while. What do you say we beat 'em before they can poison us?

This article is about the enemy from Paper Mario. For the boss encountered in New Super Mario Bros., see Mummipokey.

Pokey Mummies are undead Pokeys that appear in Paper Mario. They "sleep" in sarcophagi that line the walls of some rooms in Dry Dry Ruins, but will emerge from them whenever Mario draws near. Despite their name, they do not resemble mummies. Aside from being teal in color and being able to poison Mario with their attacks, Pokey Mummies have identical attacking and moving animations to regular Pokeys.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario, Poison Pokeys are their visual and functional equivalent, with the only real differences being that they are stronger than normal Pokeys due to being encountered later, and the lack of textual "Egyptian" theme.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボマミー
Sanbo Mamī
Pokey Mummy
Chinese 木乃伊刺球
Mùnǎiyī Cìqiú
Mummy Pokey
French Pokey Momifié Mummified Pokey
German Pokey-Mumie Pokey Mummy
Spanish Momia Pokey Pokey Mummy


  • Pokey Mummies are the only enemies in Paper Mario that are palette-swaps of previously encountered enemies (Pokeys, in this case) to be found within the same chapter and have the same stats as their counterparts. Other alternatively-colored enemies, such as the Monty Moles found in Flower Fields and White Clubbas, are found in much later chapters and have higher stats.