Like all Ocean mascots, the Skeleton Pirate moves across the floor of the Ocean terrain and leaves a fleeting trail of bubbles. He hops as he moves. His hat rises up then returns to his head with each hop. As he moves, percussive sounds like coconut shells are heard, and the Skeleton Pirate randomly shouts “Ahoy!” or “Aargh!” in a pirate voice. When the Skeleton Pirate dies, he shouts a final “Aargh!” and releases a spray of bubbles.
The Pirate Skeleton was introduced in the Ocean update and is currently located with the other Ocean mascots.
If the Pirate Skeleton delays too long or retreats too far, he is swallowed by a large whale. The Pirate Skeleton’s foot and hat can still be seen as the whale swallows him. The whale is accompanied by a whale song sound.
The Pirate Skeleton mascot is most probably based on the undead pirates in The Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Nearly all our popular conceptions of pirates, including their outfits, speech, and “walking the plank”, are from books of fiction, especially Robert Louise Stevenson’s Treasure Island, published in 1881. These fictional books were heavily influenced by Captain Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, a non-fiction book published in London in 1724. It is the prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates of the Golden Age.