Big Lantern Ghost

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This article is about the boss from Paper Mario. For the enemy from Yoshi's New Island, see Mega Kantera.
Paper Mario Enemy
Big Lantern Ghost
Big Lantern Ghost
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 40
Attack 5
Defense 0
Moves Heavy Jump (5), Light Beam (2, Mario; 2, Partner), Lantern Extinguish
Type Ground
Items N/A
Coins N/A
Misc. stats
Level 42
Run N/A
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 40%, -1
Dizzy? 50%, -1
Shock? 60%, -1
Shrink? 0%, 0
Stop? 60%, -2
Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 0%
Hurricane? 0%

This is a Big Lantern Ghost. He avoids attacks by hiding in the dark. Max HP: 40, Attack Power: 5, Defense Power: 0 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... 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 his forehead who resides in a dark room.

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

Super Mario-Kun flavor text[edit]

  • 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、やみの攻撃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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグカンテラくん
Biggu Kantera-kun
Big Lantern Kun
Chinese 大灯笼鬼
Dà Dēnglóngguǐ
Big Lantern Ghost
French Fantô-lampe From fantôme (ghost) and lampe (lamp).
German Jack Laterna Pun on Jack-o'-lantern
Portuguese O grande Fantasma da lanterna The Great Lantern Ghost
Spanish Fantasma Candela Candle Ghost