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| Paper Mario Enemy
| Big Lantern Ghost
| Max HP
|| Shy Guy's Toy Box
|| Jump (5), Shockwave (2 to Mario and Partner), Darkness (makes the room dark)
|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
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.
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.
Super Mario-Kun flavor text
- "「大きなおしりでヒップドロップとかカンテラフラッシュとかいろいろ攻撃してくるけど,暗やみの攻撃は少しひきょうじゃないですか。だから,かぶりものをとってピカピカにしてやったのだ。」" (He'll Hip Drop you with his big butt or use the Lantern Flash attack, but the Darkness attack is a little unfair isn't it? That's why his headdress was taken away and he was made sparkly.)
Names in other languages
|Big Lantern-kun (-kun is a Japanese honorific, used to refer to teenaged men).
||From fantôme (ghost) and lampe (lamp).
||Pun on laterne (lantern).
||O grande Fantasma da lanterna
||The Great Lantern Ghost