Skeletons can be found commonly in the Squid Coast, the Creeper Woods, the Creepy Crypt, Soggy Swamp, Soggy Cave, the Pumpkin Pastures, the Arch Haven, the Redstone Mines, the Fiery Forge, Cacti Canyon (Desert), the Desert Temple, the Lower Temple, the Highblock Halls (Outside), the Underhalls, the Dingy Jungle, the Overgrown Temple and the Panda Plateau. It can also be summoned by the Necromancer.
Skeletons in Minecraft Dungeons are different in color unlike their original counterparts, with their bones being marble-colored and parts near its legs or joints being darker.
Skeletons harm the player by shooting arrows with bows from a distance. They flee when the player gets near them.
Skeletons also have a rare behavior when idle, where they will spin their skull very fast as if playing their heads. They have a sound file named "Novelty Spin" which plays when this behavior occurs. They have 10% more HP than the zombie but their damage is less than half.