Dry Bowser
Dry Bowser M&SOWG
Dry Bowser from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
Appearances New Super Mario Bros.
Mario Kart Wii
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Mario Kart 8
Mario Party 10
Gender Male
Homeland Koopa Kingdom
Kindred Bowser Jr.
Race Koopa Troopa
Dry Bones

Dry Bowser is a bony, skinless, undead version of Bowser, debuting in New Super Mario Bros.. Dry Bowser was accidentally created in the first castle of New Super Mario Bros. After a short battle with Mario, Bowser falls into the pit of lava below, burning off his skin and leaving nothing but bone. Dry Bowser also appeared in Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable racer. He also reappeared in Mario Kart 8. If you did not already know you were fighting Dry Bowser, a hint is in New Super Mario Bros. when you are running down the hallway to fight him. When fighting regular Bowser, red flames are in the hallway, but with Dry Bowser, the flames are blue.


New Super Mario Bros.

Dry Bowser - Throwing a Bone - New Super Mario Bros

Mario fighting Dry Bowser in New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., to defeat the skeletal monster in world 8, Mario must dodge Dry Bowser's attacks, which include breathing small flames and throwing his own bones, and wait for Bowser to make a high jump. Mario must then run under Bowser and hit the Skull Switch, destroying the bridge and throwing Bowser into a very deep pit making his body break to pieces. His fight is similar to Bowser's fight in World 1, except that he lacks the moving platform, much due to the fact that he is the eighth boss. He is also immune to fireballs. The battle is also similar to the battles against Bowser in worlds 6-8 of Super Mario Bros.; however, in that game he throws hammers instead of bones.

At the final battle of the game, the remains of Dry Bowser were thrown in a cauldron (the contents of which were unknown, but most certainly magical) by Bowser Jr. which turns Dry Bowser or the remains of him back into his original form, except his fire is light blue and he himself is much larger, as if he had used a Mega Mushroom.

New Super Mario Bros. 2


Dry Bowser in New Super Mario Bros 2.

He appears in New Super Mario Bros. 2, as the boss of World Star. He is fought in the castle at the end of the world.


Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

After the events of Super Mario 3D Land, Bowser escapes from the lava pit under his castle (albeit skeletal like), and captures Mario's brother Luigi, and proceeds to take him to the Special World.

Other Appearances

Mario Kart Wii

Dry Bowser made his first playable appearance in Mario Kart Wii. He is a Large-sized driver. He has a more terrifying roar than Bowser in this game, mixed in with several bone rattling sounds, which make up his sounds throughout the game. He can be unlocked by beating all new cups on 150cc with at least 1 star ranking or play 4,350 races.

Staff Ghost Tracks

MK8 DryBowser


Mario Kart 8

Dry Bowser reappeared in Mario Kart 8 as part of a DLC package. Dry Bowser is a heavyweight character.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

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Dry Bowser and Dry Bones in ice hockey (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games)

Dry Bowser and a trio of Dry Bones serve as the final team in the ice hockey game.