Bony Beetles are skeleton version of Buzzy Beetle that first appears in Super Mario World. They later appear in Paper Mario, and then New Super Mario Bros. U.


Bony Beetle

A Bony Beetle from Super Mario World (top)
and from Paper Mario (bottom)

Super Mario World

Similar to Dry Bones and how they are skeletal Koopas, Bony Beetles are skeletal Buzzy Beetles. These enemies, found within Ludwig von Koopa's castle, are immune to fire-based attacks as well as possess the ability to unleash spikes at Mario or Luigi.

Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, Bony Beetles make a reappearance within the dark cave-like tunnels within the lower levels of Bowser's Castle. During battle, Bony Beetles bring out their spikes every time they are hit by a jump or hammer attack; the opposite if they already have their spikes out when hit.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Bony Beetles return again in this game, except that they hide their spikes for a short period of time.then after a while they emerge from theit shell.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Bony Beetles only appear in the level Rumble Volcano. They attack Mario with the Shell Toss move. They will always act like spiked enemies even sticking out their spikes as soon Mario makes a Jump attack. They must be taken down with any non-Jump stickers.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Bony Beetles also appear in the World-e of the Super Mario Advance 4 version of Super Mario Bros. 3, and they behave just as they did in Super Mario World.

Battle Statistics

Paper Mario Enemy
Bony Beetle
BonyBeetlePM Max HP 8 Attack 3 Defense 4 (standing), 0 (flipped) Type Ground, Top-Spiky (standing, spikes), Ground (flipped or standing, spikeless)
Level 25 Strong None Weak None Moves Shell Toss (3), Spike Bounce (5), Stand Up
Sleep? 60%, -1 Dizzy? 75%, 0 Shock? 75%, -1 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 85%, -1 Fright? 60% (standing); 0% (flipped) Air Lift? 70% Hurricane? 60%
Coins 2 + 2-5 Items Super Shroom Run 32 Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Bony Beetle. They're bony Buzzy Beetles. ...Hence the name. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 4 It's tough to damage 'em. When their spikes are out, their attack power is 5. When they retract their spikes, take the opportunity to flip 'em over. After that, beating 'em will be a breeze.


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