The Dread Skelpion is an enemy in EarthBound that appears in Scaraba. They are the stronger cousins of Skelpions, which appear in the Dusty Dunes Desert. Be careful, as they know PSI Thunder and can poison you, which makes them a threat to your party. Wearing a Franklin Badge will protect one of your party members from PSI Thunder, but won't protect you from poison. Thankfully, they do not have very high stats, and can be defeated easily if you can get past the PSI Thunder and poisoning attacks.