The Fish Bone (or Fishbone or Wet Bones) is an undead variation of a Cheep-Cheep, similar to the relationship between a Koopa Troopa and Dry Bones. They reveal that living Cheep-Cheeps actually have large teeth and a singular rib cage. One of their unique characteristics is their hollow, glowing yellow eye sockets that shine in the dark. They seem to be ruled by a skeletal shark known as Kingfin.

Appearance and Behavior

Unlike Cheep-Cheeps, Fish Bones will purposely go after the player and attack them. Once the player is within their view, their eyes turn red as a sign that they have locked onto you. They are immune to fireballs.

Appearances

Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, they will explode upon impact. In its other appearances the Fish Bone will simply continue going the path they started even after the player has gone out of the way until the get destroyed by crashing into another object, such as a wall. Otherwise the only other way for a Fish Bone to be destroyed is to be attacked with a spin attack from Cape Mario/Cape Luigi or Raccoon Mario.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Fish Bones only appear in the level Jungle Rapids where they charge and bite on Mario's raft attempting to break off a piece. Mario has to hammer them away in order to get rid of them. Note that Fish Bones are the only enemy in this game where Mario can physically attack but doesn't get into a battle with them.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker 2

Fish Bones appear in both installments of Super Mario Maker. In Super Mario Maker, Fish Bones are not directly accessible from the parts menu. Instead, a Dry Bones must be placed in an underwater course, and it will turn into a Fish Bone when you play the level. Fish Bones behave the same as in Super Mario World. Because of Fish Bones having to be placed underwater, they are not accessible in other course themes in the first game. In Super Mario Maker 2, however, the Fish Bones have their own slot in the parts menu, and therefore can be used in all course themes. When placed on land, they will immediately be defeated when they hit the ground, and can also be stomped on to defeat them. Fish Bones can also be defeated by the Cat Suit's Claw Swipe, the Boomerang Flower's boomerangs, and the Cannon Box's cannonballs. Fish Bones will not lock onto the player if they are wearing a Goomba Mask.


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