Skeleton squire

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The skeleton squire, also known as BoneRider, is an undead monster that appears in Dragon Quest VII.


Skeleton squires are spooky undead nobles riding atop of mad, manic hellish horses. They carry a silver lance that they use to stab at foes and a sparkly silver shield to match. They wear an overly extravagant plumed hat on top of their powdered wig to hide their boney bald heads and wear glorious green cloaks with bright orange boots and bracers. Their sturdy steeds are brown with preposterous purple manes. Despite their similarities in appearance to grim riders, they are distinct and dangerous monsters with subtle differences.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#160 - Skeleton squire
Grimrider DQVII PSX.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
280 30 155 93
Attack Defense Speed
129 79 77
Dropped Item Iron spear
Locations Emberdale
Skills Ice Air
Call for Help (Healer)
Spells Crackle
Family Undead
Capture Rate Hard
Bestiary # 160
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PS, 3DS

Skeleton squires can be found

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in the Emberdale region after the Demon King's first defeat and the Burnmont depths.

Skeleton squire (Boss)
HP MP Experience Gold
515 100 270
Attack Defense Speed
Locations Al-Balad
Skills Two Turns
Spells Kasap
Family Undead
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

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.


In the PS1 version of Dragon Quest VII, the BoneRider has a Quick Joke, "It's just BoneRider," a reference to a certain sexual act.

Related enemies[edit]