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Image of Zombone from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Zombone from Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
Species Lava Babble
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Zombone is the skeletal counterpart and second form of the Czar Dragon in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. When Czar Dragon is damaged enough, it falls in the lava, loses its skin, and becomes its other form, Zombone. Zombone has plenty of dangerous attacks, such as sending out boulders to attack Mario, Mallow, Geno, Bowser, and Peach, or headbutting them. After the gang defeats Zombone, Zombone explodes and collapses into the lava, never to be seen again.

While Zombone has stronger attacks than the Czar Dragon, it has less defense and a weakness to Jump and Thunder, so regular attacks, as well Mario's Super Jump or Mallow's Shocker can do decent damage. It also loses the power to use fire attacks or summon Helios. Being an undead enemy, Zombone is also vulnerable to the Pure Water item. However, Pure Water only causes a fixed damage of 130 points to Zombone instead of defeating the enemy entirely, like other non-boss undead.

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 Zombone from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 1800 FP 100 Speed 6
Location(s) Barrel Volcano Attack 190 Magic attack 80
Role Boss Defense 60 Magic defense 100
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 0% Magic evade 10% Spells Blast, Storm, Boulder
Weak Jump, Thunder Strong Fire, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Critical Sp. attacks Scream
Coins 0 Exp. points 50 Items None
Psychopath "Hey! We're not done yet!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Image of Zombone from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 1800 Weak Elements JumpLightning Drops N/A
Exp. 50 Weak Statuses Mute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Barrel Volcano
Monster List profile The character designer's reasoning for giving it tattered clothing only after it becomes zombified is because it didn't look like a zombie without it.
Thought Peek "I'm not as dead as you might have thought."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドラゴンゾンビ
Doragon Zonbi
Dragon Zombie

Chinese (simplified) 龙丧尸
Lóng Sàngshī
Dragon Zombie

Chinese (traditional) 龍喪屍
Lóng Sàngshī
Dragon Zombie

Dutch Zombiedraak
Zombie Dragon
French Dragon Z
Dragon with the first letter of zombie ("zombie")
German Klapperdrache
Rattling Dragon
Italian Zar Zombone
Portmanteau of Zar Dragone ("Czar Dragon") and zombi ("zombie")
Korean 드래곤좀비
Deuraegon jombi
Dragon Zombie

Spanish Dracozombi
Dragon Zombie


  • In the Final Fantasy series by Square, Dragon Zombie is a recurring type of enemy. This enemy was localized as Zombone in the SNES release of Final Fantasy VI (renamed Final Fantasy III in the west), although it was retranslated as "Zombie Dragon" in Final Fantasy VI Advance. The name of its first form, Czar Dragon, is also derived from Final Fantasy VI.
  • Zombone shares, and may have inspired, the transformation undergone by Bowser in New Super Mario Bros., who becomes Dry Bowser after being dropped into a pool of lava.