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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars promotional artwork: A Reacher
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Reachers are skeletal ghosts who inhabit the Sunken Ship in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. They resemble large, sad, humanoid skeletons whose bodies are obscured by tombstones. Reachers attack by reaching towards a party member (hence the name) with their long skeletal arms. They can also attack by hurling a large bone (similar to Dry Bones) or by singing Elegy, which prevents a party member from using magic.

Like most powerful enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, only one Reacher appears at a time in battle. Reachers are aided by other ghouls in combat like Greapers.

An unused enemy that appears in the game's programming seems to be a relative of a Reacher, but then with a blue chest. This look-a-like is known as Juju. It was stronger and had a better variety of special attacks such as Silver Bullet and Knock Out, and its Thought Peek thought is 'K-9 is after my Bones!'.

The original artwork for Reacher has blue eyes, while in the game, it has green eyes.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Reacher from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 184 FP 100 Speed 3 Yoshi Cookie Pick Me Up
Attack 95 Magic attack 8 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower Defense Up! (60%)
Defense 75 Magic defense 0 Weak Thunder Items Pick Me Up (25%), Royal Syrup (5%)
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong None Morph rate 100%
Coins 8 Exp. points 30 Spells None Sp. attacks Strong Bone Toss, "Bone Toss", Elegy
Psychopath "Hope you'll stay close."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Image of a Reacher from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 184
Exp. 30
Weak Elements Lightning
Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute
Drops Pick Me Up
Rare Drops Royal Syrup
Found In Sunken Ship
Monster List profile
The way they throw dreadfully big bones, with their dreadfully long arms, is so dreadful that one might think of them as otherworldly.
Thought Peek
More and more, I've been thinking about returning to the soil.
  • Thought Peek quote in other languages:
    • Japanese:
      Lately, I've been thinking: maybe I should just go back into the ground.



  • In the Japanese version of the remake, and the English translation thereof, Reacher's Thought Peek quote has been switched with Straw Head's from the original game.

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese グレイビー
From "grave" and diminutive "-y"
Chinese 墓碑怪
Mùbēi Guài
Tombstone Monster
French Tontombe Portmanteau of "tonton" ("uncle" in familiar way) and "tombe" (tomb)
German Greifer Grasper
Italian Lapidio Pun on "lapide" (tombstone) and "lapidare" (to stone)
Korean 그레이비
Gravy; from the Japanese name
Spanish Lapidario Lapidary; also includes "lápida" (gravestone)


Language Name Meaning
Japanese グレイバー
Agent nouns of "grave"