Talk:Dry Bones

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RIP, Koopa[edit]

So, wait, these ARE dead Koopas? Because in previous games they seemed to have been born that way.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wariofett4242 (talk).

Yep. C???
Yes they are dead Koopas.

aren't they in super mario world, too?[edit]

aren't dry bones in Super Mario World, also? InfectedshroomInfectoicon.png 18:35, 26 June 2007 (EDT)

Yes. -- Sir Grodus

then i'll put that in there.InfectedshroomInfectoicon.png

I added that they can be defeated permanently with the cape in SMW. It's my first edit! :) CD Santa

super Mario Galaxy[edit]

They aren't on four legs, they're leaning over lik emaybe a zombie would. GrodenE T C El

You're right, you can see that they have hands not 4 feet because they're clenched into fists.--Kamek101 09:36, 9 December 2007 (EST)

I don't think that's what he or she means, they are standing on two feet ( or hands ) and the ones in the front aren't really touching the ground, it just appears that way because dry bones is slouched. Never mind actually, I think I was the one who didn't understand what you said, well typed anyway.


I really don't think that they are. They're just Koopa Troopas who came back from the dead.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hammer (talk).

Yeah, I think we are a bit generous around the wiki in giving the Sub-Species status to creatures. A Paragoomba, for example, is arguably a sub-species of Goomba, it can become a Goomba easily when you jump on them. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:06, 24 December 2007 (EST)


I NOMINATE THIS PAGE AS A FEATURED ARTICLE (or if im doing it wrong could some1 do it 4 me?)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wiki443556 (talk).

Sigh. Gramurz r gud man. All caps prove n00bishness. IIRC, this article has been featured before. Using numbers instead of phrases is bad. Sign your edits.... blah blah blah.... brush your teeth.... GreenKoopa - Comments or questions?

It has been nominated before, not featured. For how to nominate an article, please see MarioWiki:Featured articles. But please remember to give a good reason for your nomination (don't ask me what a good reason would look like), otherwise the community might decide to remove your vote. Time Questions 17:23, 27 May 2008 (EDT)


This may be a dumb place to say this, but thanks, Sir Grodus, for the source. I was looking everywhere for it yesterday. X_X BLOC PARTIER.

Am I Missing Something, Or Do I Have..........AMNESIA?![edit]

It says that chronologically, they first appeared in Partners in Time. Then the next paragraph says their true debut is in Super Mario World, which is what I thought. So, how is it that they first appeared in Partners in Time? That can't be right, can it?

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They first appeared to us in Super Mario Bros. 3, as far as I know. However, their first appearance in the history of the Mushroom Kingdom (hence the word "chronologically") was in M&L:PiT. —Soler (talk · edits · edit count) 08:07, 25 June 2008 (EDT).

Japanese Name[edit]

In japanese, karakara means bone dry, not clattering. Garagara means clattering.--Bowser the Second 00:26, 12 March 2009 (EDT)

Go ahead and change it then. :) If you have trouble navigating the non-English names template, let us know. Stumpers! 12:36, 12 March 2009 (EDT)


Ok. Mario Party DS Said Dry Bones Turned Donkey Kong to stone with MAGIC! Since when did Dry Bones Learn MAGIC? I mean he didn't have magic in any other game! - User: Thirsty for Power

Dry Bones' trophy explains that it was learned from Kamek. - 2257(Talk) BbQbf6g.png 20:26, 18 March 2009 (EDT)

And, correct me if I'm wrong, didn't they have magic in Mario RPG? User: Mecha-Boss Unit

The boss Dry bones used magic in Mario party DS. I'm pretty sure Kamek was comanding/controlling him. Dry & Dull bones both might use magic in the Paper mario series to bring back partners. Also, aren't their bones held together by magic? I mean there aren't Dry Goombas... It has to be Kamek! - Doopliss rocks (talk)

That Explained a Bunch. Thanks! but woulbn't it be cool if there WERE dry goombas? User: Mecha-Boss Unit

There were Zombie Goombas FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey

Excuse me[edit]

Will someone please explain to me where Dry Bones was in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games? I've searched the article ten times over yet I haven't seen the word Sonic in the whole thing except as the title of a (misplaced) navbox. I think it should be removed from that navbox and the navbox removed from the page.

P.S.Sorry about the sig problems, I've fixed it--Marioguy1 My talk page (haha, no link for you ) 00:10, 4 July 2009 (EDT)

Also, where is Super Mario Galaxy 2 section? I'm thinking this should be unfeatured. 22360415-149x149-0-0 ++The+SpongeBob+SquarePants+Movie.jpg Boo der dash 180px-MaskedDedede.png

Skeleton (Species)?[edit]

Is it allowed if I create a Skeleton (species) article to describe the species origin of skeleton enemies like Dry Bones and Fishbones?--Prince Ludwig 23:36, 16 June 2011 (EDT)

Seems it's okay then. I'll try.--Prince Ludwig 15:22, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
I suggest not, skeletons aren't really a species just meatless remains of the dead or undead. -Four Paper Heroes FourPaperHeroes.jpg 15:34, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
I agree with Four Paper Heroes Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
Just when anybody would really agree with me, especially you Goomba's Shoe15? Hmph. Whatever. If that's the case, let's not do it until the time is right.--Prince Ludwig 18:28, 12 July 2011 (EDT)

Origin of Name[edit]

My guess is that the English name comes from the African-American spiritual "Dem Bones," itself based on Ezekiel 7:1-14 from the Hebrew Bible, although in that tale, the bones regained their sinews, flesh, and skin, while the Mario enemy is a collection of disconnected bones held together by magic; the only reason I don't add this to the article is that I haven't found a source at or about Nintendo that said so. Julyo (talk) 00:56, 15 February 2013 (EST)

Missing Paper Mario Infotrmation[edit]

This article is missing the Bestiary Info Boxes for Paper Mario, Paper Mario TTYD and Super Paper Mario. Hellmasterbg (talk) 02:04, 12 June 2014 (EDT)

Sure you haven't checked here? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 02:05, 12 June 2014 (EDT)


Who in the WORLD redid the page in italics? 21:51, 21 January 2015 (EST)

Super Mario World[edit]

Is Mario World the only game which they throw bones? -- 13:13, 29 March 2016 (EDT)

Your answer would be right in this article: they throw bones in Paper Mario games, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Super Princess Peach, Mario Party DS, and Mario Party 9. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:39, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
They also throw it in Super Mario Maker. Only in Super Mario World style.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 20:53, 30 March 2016 (EDT)

Koopa or Koopa Troopa[edit]

Right now, the leading sentence calls Dry Bones "skeletal versions of Koopa Troopas," and they are listed as a subspecies on both Koopa Troopa's page and Koopa (species) under the Koopa Troopa section. However, right now, the infobox labels their parent species Koopa and they're not listed on Template:Koopa Troopas (despite Koopa Paratroopas being listed). So, which is it? Are they Koopas or Koopa Troopas? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:32, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

Both because Dry Bowser. Note the lack of Bony Beetle in the category, I was about to ask about that myself. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:43, 2 August 2017 (CT)
For convenience's sake, let's set aside any subspecies or individual characters. If we were looking only at Dry Bones, would it be a Koopa or a Koopa Troopa? To me, the obvious answer is that Dry Bones are derived species of Koopa Troopas (never mind the oddity of a necromanced skeleton being called a species), but perhaps there's something obvious that I'm missing. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:13, 2 August 2017 (EDT)
It would be considered a Troopa, yes. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:14, 2 August 2017 (CT)