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)
Parent Species Shy Guy
Derived Species
Big Lantern Ghost
Metal Lantern Ghost
Notable Members
Big Lantern Ghost
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, which includes an individual who asks the player to show them a Toad Force V figure. 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 地下ヘイホー[1]
Chika Heihō
Underground Shy Guy (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)

Lantern-kun (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3)
Spanish Luztasma[citation needed] From luz (light) and fantasma (ghost)
Italian Lanterasma[citation needed] From lanterna (lantern) and fantasma (ghost)


  1. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド攻略ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Kōryaku Guide Book).
  2. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3かんぺきガイド」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Kanpeki Guide).