"Gets cranky once it's grown tire of acting upbeat, even cursing at the rattling of its own dry bones."
Battle Memory

Cheery Skeletons are enemies in Mother 3, first encountered by Salsa in the basement of Osohe Castle in Chapter 3. Their physical appearance is that of a human skeleton with abnormally large skull and small chest and pelvic bones. In the overworld, they appear as scattered bones of a man. If approached, the scattered bones form into a skeleton.

Its battle sound is Battle Sound 31 which falls under Code Numbers 852 for regular attack, 853 for Smaaaash! and 854 for Miss.


This enemy can

  • Throw a bone, dealing light to moderate damage.
  • Do a dance, possibly solidifying a party member.
  • Tickle a party member, lowering their Defense.


  • Their in-battle theme is Even Drier Guys. They are the first enemies found in the game to have this theme.
  • Even Drier Guys is a faster, louder variant of Drier Guys. It may refer to the Cheery Skeleton's 'dry' appearance.