Pokey Mummy

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Paper Mario Enemy
Pokey Mummy
Pokey Mummy.png
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 Fire (+2), Egg Missile (+2)
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 in coffins/sarcophagi in Dry Dry Ruins. Despite their name, they do not resemble mummies or otherwise look obviously undead. In the following game, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Poison Pokeys appear instead, and closely resemble Pokey Mummies in both appearance and fighting strategies, as both have the ability to poison Mario and his friends. Other than their poisoning abilities, they behave exactly the same as normal Pokeys.

Names in other languages[edit]

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


  • 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 Flower Monty Mole and White Clubbas, are found in much later chapters.