Skeleton squire
DQMSL - Grim rider
Japanese name ボーンライダー
Rōmaji Bōnraidā
Family Zombie
Introduced in VII

The skeleton squire, (formerly BoneRider) is an undead monster that appears in Dragon Quest VII.


Skeleton squires are undead nobles riding on top of mad horses. They carry a silver lance and shield, wear an extravagant plumed hat on top of their powdered wig, and wear green cloaks with orange boots and bracers. Their steeds are brown with purple manes. Despite their similarities in appearance to grim riders, they are distinct monsters with subtle differences.



Skeleton squires can be found in the Emberdale region after the Demon King's first defeat and the Burnmont depths.

#160 - Skeleton squire
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PS and Nintendo 3DS
HP 280
MP 30
Attack 129
Defense 79
Agility 77
Experience 155
Gold 93
Dropped Item Iron Spear
Skills Ice Air
Call for Help (Healer)
Spells Snowstorm
Family Undead
Locations Emberdale
The party fights a boss version of the skeleton squire in Al-Balad. It attacks the party while exploring the Temple Palace. It should cause no trouble for a moderately leveled party.
Skeleton squire (Boss)
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX and Nintendo 3DS
HP 515
Experience 100
Gold 270
Skills Two Turns
Spells Kasap
Family Undead
Locations Al-Balad

Monster Meadows Quotes


-"Women from all around come crying out my name in ecstasy! BoneRider! BoneRider!"

-"Hoi! Want to team up with me and pillage the countryside of its women?"

-"Like my hat? The ladies like the feather!"


-"For one who aspires to look as dashing as I, a jaunty feather in one's hat is indispensable."

-"Ah, this is the most marvellous weather! I would be worried about sunburn if I had any skin to burn!"

-"If you should feel like a ride around the paddock, feel free to climb astride my steed."

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