Big Lantern Ghost

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Paper Mario Enemy
Big Lantern Ghost
Big Lantern Ghost.png
Max HP 40
Attack 5
Defense 0
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box


Moves Jump (5), Shockwave (2 to Mario and Partner), Darkness (makes the room dark)
Tattle
This is a Big Lantern Ghost. He avoids attacks by hiding in the dark. Your friends, like (ahem) me, will also be damaged when he does the flash attack. The flash attack's power is 2. Hit the Lantern many times to make it brighter, then you'll be able to attack him. As soon as you can see, hit him right in the head!

“So... I'll take you with me... ...to the deep dark...”
Big Lantern Ghost, Paper Mario

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The Big Lantern Ghost is the mid-boss of the Shy Guy's Toy Box from Paper Mario. He is a giant Lantern Ghost with a bandage on its forehead and resides in an extremely dark room.

In battle Mario and his partners should attack the ghost's lantern, which in turn causes the room to brighten. When the room lit enough so the ghost can be seen, Mario and company can attack the Big Lantern Ghost directly. After the ghost is defeated, Mario can shatter the lantern with his Hammer. A Li'l Sparky named Watt will emerge from the lantern. After Mario frees her, Watt becomes Mario's sixth companion.

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A lone Big Lantern Ghost also appears in a cave area in Bandit Valley in the game Yoshi's New Island. It can be swallowed by Yoshi to become a Mega Eggdozer so that the nearby blockade can be cleared.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグカンテラくん
Biggu Kantera-kun
Big Lantern-kun (-kun is a Japanese honorific, used to refer to teenaged men).
Spanish Fantasma Candela Candle Ghost
French Fantô-lampe From fantôme (ghost) and lampe (lamp).
German Jack Laterna Pun on laterne (lantern).
Portuguese O grande Fantasma da lanterna The Great Lantern Ghost