Dark Bones are the most powerful type of Dry Bones in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Instead of being a pale gray with red shoes, they are a dark blue tint with purple shoes and red eyes. Dark Bones are only seen in the Palace of Shadow; specifically the Riddle Tower. Some pre-battle dialogue reveals that Dark Bones was created to prevent the Shadow Queen from ever awakening. Even then, Mario and co. must defeat him in order to progress.
- Showstopper can KO Dark Bones in one hit.