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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Variant of Blargg
Liquid lift
Balloon Bully

A Blarggwich,[1] originally known as a Support Ghost,[2] is a monochrome, Flatbed Ferry-topped Blargg that first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Support Ghosts are rare, appearing only in Sluggy The Unshaven's Fort in their debut game. A Yoshi can jump onto and freely move around atop the Flatbed Ferry carried on a Support Ghost's head. Once stepped on, it moves along a set course, occasionally stopping and stretching upward, leading the Yoshi to both traps and helpful items. A similar creature known as the liquid lift appears earlier in Salvo The Slime's Castle, and it is a water spirit that is thinner, lacks eyebrows, has smaller eyes, and moves in a gentle loop in a big room.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Blarggwiches reappear in Yoshi's New Island under their current name. One is featured as the main gimmick of the third world's special level, Ride the Blarggwich. Another variation between two Flatbed Ferries also appears in Count Fang's Castle. When the player ground-pounds on one, the Blarggwich turns red with angry yellow eyes and stretches. Blarggwiches with yellow Flatbed Ferries are stationary, while those with red Flatbed Ferries are found on a track.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Blarggwiches return in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where they appear in the stage Yoshi's Island. This type perpetually acts as an extra platform over a deep pit, and players can jump onto it to avoid falling. However, it appears only at random moments.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Another spiritual mentor who has taken up residence in Sluggy's Fort, the Support Ghost provides solid footing for Yoshi.[2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウンババリフト[3][4]
Unbaba Rifuto
Blargg Lift
Dutch Blarggwich Blarggwich
French (NOA) Blop Sandwich -
French (NOE) Blargg Sandwich Sandwich Blargg
German Quetsch-Blargg Squashed Blargg
Italian Fantasma Puntello
Blargg Sandwich (Yoshi's New Island)
Support Ghost
Sandwich Blargg
Korean 짜자잔샌드[5] (World 2-8)
짜자잔리프트 (World 3-S)
Blargg Sandwich (샌드 is a shortened version of "sandwich")

Blargg Lift
Portuguese Blargguíche
Russian Студнеброд
From Студень (Jelly) and Брод (Ford)
Spanish Blargüich Blarggwich
Spanish (NOE) Blarggcordeón Blarggcordion


  1. ^ Yoshi's New Island, World 3-S: Ride the Blarggwich
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 14.
  5. ^ "짜자잔샌드는 위에 올라타 충격을 가해 보세요! 슈웅~ 늘어날 거예요." (Get on the Blarggwich and apply force to it! It will stretch.) - Message Block in World 2-8 of Yoshi's New Island