Lantern Ghost

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Lantern Ghost
Lantern Ghost official art
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Metal Lantern Ghost
Notable Members
Big Lantern Ghost

Lantern Ghosts are lantern-carrying specters that closely resemble Shy Guys and Duplighosts. Despite hating the light and loving the dark, Lantern Ghosts can never be found without a lit lantern.

Several Lantern Ghosts appear in the basement of Horror Condo in Mario Party Advance. They are a part of a Toad Force V fan club known as the TFV Fan Club. Lantern Ghosts were also referenced in Super Princess Peach, whose King Boo battle (as well as the background of Shriek Mansion's map) featured lightposts clearly modeled after Lantern Ghosts.

There is a possibility that the light in the lantern is a Li'l Sparky, as it was in Paper Mario where the Big Lantern Ghost carried a Li'l Sparky named Watt in his lantern. Lantern Ghosts look similar to Peepas, sharing the same look and floating instead of walking.

Notable Lantern Ghosts[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンテラくん[1]
Spanish Luztasma From luz (light) and fantasma (ghost)
Italian Lanterasma From lanterna (lantern) and fantasma (ghost)


  1. ^ "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island From Japanese to English". The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved October 7, 2015.