Dry Bones is an undead subspecies of the Koopa Troopa. A driver in a few Mario Kart games, after appearing as Mario's enemy in his many previous adventures. He has appeared in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable driver, and as a Starter Character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, he was confirmed in the reveal trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He usually adds a great handling, acceleration, and mini-turbo boost to his Karts, but as a consequence, they have low top speeds.


Dry Bones is a Koopa-like skeleton, It is a white/grayish color, due to all his bones. He wears white gloves and boots. Very fashionable, right? His shell is all pale and cracked up, and his torso is his rib cage. He also has sharp teeth, and instead of white, lively eyes, he has gaping black eyes with yellow pupils. Ohh, scary. Outside of the Mario Kart series, a variation called "Parabones" can be seen, it's a Dry Bones, but with wings, this variation only appears in 3D games, the normal and winged Dry Bones never appear in the same games besides Super Mario Maker. In the Super Mario Bros. Games, when one stomps on one, they fall apart, only to resurrect and resume their stroll on a platform, however, a superstar can get rid of them for good.



Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart Wii


Staff Ghost Tracks


The moment from the reveal trailer confirming Dry Bones's return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


  • While Dry Bones doesn't appear as a playable character in Mario Kart 8, Dry Bones appear as obstacles in Bone-Dry Dunes. Dry Bones (as a playable character) returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Dry Bones are still there in Bone-Dry Dunes.


Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.