Dry Bones is the fourteenth character in the Mario Party series. His primary color is gray, and his partner in Mario Party 7 is Boo. Dry Bones first became playable in Mario Party 7, then later on in Mario Party 8. In Mario Party DS, he was a boss in Story Mode. Dry Bones turned Donkey Kong into stone. Diddy Kong then asked Mario and friends to beat Dry Bones to revert Donkey Kong back to his old self.
Dry Bones (also known as Skeleton Koopas) are skeletal versions of Koopa Troopas. These undead Koopas will often collapse when attacked, but they will soon revive themselves and become completely normal once again. Dry Bones first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3, in which they were a simple edit of a Koopa. They have since become a very popular character among fans and a staple in Mario spin-off games. Dry Bones is ordinarily a lightweight character in games and is often accompanied by Boo; Dry Bones’ emblem is a side-view of their head.
Quote: “I’m totally starving! Seriously. I mean, just look at me! I’m down to bones over here!”
—Dry Bones, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Friday, February 9, 1990)
First Appearance As A Playable Character: Mario Superstar Baseball (Monday, August 29, 2005)
First Mario Party Appearance: Mario Party 7 (Monday, November 7, 2005)
First Mario Party Appearance As A Playable Character: Mario Party 7 (Monday, November 7, 2005)
Latest Mario Party Appearance As A Playable Character: Mario Party 8 (Tuesday, May 29, 2007)
Latest Mario Party Appearance: Mario Party 9 (Sunday, March 11, 2012)
Latest Appearance As A Playable Character: Mario Super Sluggers (Monday, August 25, 2008)
Latest Appearance: New Super Mario Bros. U (Sunday, November 18, 2012)